Mike Steep is the Executive Director of the Digital Cities Program at Stanford University and an adjunct professor. He works in the field of disruptive technology where he analyzes innovation in the tech industry and its ability to change and improve life in urban centers. He got his B.A. in American Civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School in the late ‘70s and then went on to receive his M.B.A. in General Management and Finance from the University of Virginia Darden Business School. After graduating, he worked at Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, Apple, Microsoft Corporation, PARC, and a variety of other tech companies and startups. In the late ‘90s, Mike participated in an Executive Program at Harvard University called the Odyssey Program and a decade later, he participated in a different Executive Program at the University of Cambridge that specialized in Digital Business Entrepreneur Studies. Impressive degrees and work experiences aside, Mike Steep is not just a seasoned professional, he’s a voice from the future hoping to enlighten Java Junkies about the changes they need to be ready for right around the corner. Plug in your ear buds and enjoy the show as Mike tells you all about the exciting world of disruptive technology!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- How your being able to ‘adapt’ is a critical attribute to cultivate
- How networking without a specific purpose is a critical skill to gain information and knowledge
- What is the Churchill Club and why you should become a member
- What are the incredible innovations to the food industry that may be realized in the near future like actually programming your food to meet your specific health needs!
- What are the college courses that can get you into the ‘disruptive’ technology mindset
- Why being forward thinking and open-minded is essential in the technology field
- How extracurricular activities in college can shape your future career
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