International Advisory Board

Steve Phillpott
Board Member and President
SIM San Diego

Steve brings 20+ years of leadership experience across multiple industries and companies such as Qualcomm, Gateway, Western Digital, Illumina and Intel spin-off, Solidigm.

Steve led a one of a kind, complex simultaneous integration of 3 Fortune 500 companies, Western Digital, Hitachi Global Storage(HGST) and SanDisk.  He used this opportunity to completely transform the technology foundation of the company and deploy one of the largest cloud ERP applications helping to modernize business processes and streamline application support.

He has continually deployed diverse technologies achieving better business outcomes including running the world’s largest commercial Cloud based High Performance Computing (HPC) simulation, leveraging 1 million cores across 3 of Amazon’s Data Centers, improving performance of an engineering product simulation from 30 days down to just 7 hours driving improved product time to market.

In his role as Chief Data /Analytics Officer, he drove the 5+ year vision and deployment of a big data analytics/AI platform architecture that led to the consumption of over 100 trillion manufacturing data points per day while delivering near real time information used to make important business decisions and drive improved product quality and saving over  $ ½ Billion.

A recognized industry expert, Steve has received numerous awards including 2020 CIO Hall of Fame. He is a frequent speaker on IT innovation, transformation, Data/Analytics/AI and cloud optimization strategies at many leading industry events.