Steve joined Microsoft almost 20 years ago and in this TEDx talk reflects on the journey from Liverpool to role of Chief Storyteller at Microsoft's HQ in Seattle. Using story, cartoons form his pal Hugh MacLeod and 3 short lessons, Steve shares insights from the journey with his home town crowd in Liverpool.
Steve’s personal journey takes him from Merseyside to Microsoft, Seattle. He rose to international fame when he became the very first person to conduct a public interview with the newly appointed CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella. He is now Chief Storyteller at Microsoft and General Manager of Microsoft’s Image & Culture team.
The team is responsible for Microsoft’s company storytelling both internally and externally with a mission to change the perception of Microsoft through stories. Steve was the architect of the acclaimed “88 Acres” story that heralded a new direction for Microsoft’s corporate storytelling and led to the creation of microsoft.com/stories
He has worked at Microsoft for over 18 years in a range of sales and technical roles - always with a passion for technology and its potential impact on the world. Steve has been awarded the coveted Microsoft Circle of Excellence Award three times during his career.
Outside of work he’s a fan of Liverpool Football Club.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx