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Steven Tiell

Sr. Principal, Data Ethics + Technology Vision - Accenture


Steven leads data ethics at Accenture while also playing a leadership role for the Technology Vision, Accenture’s premier thought leadership that is used to direct Accenture’s R&D investments and guide growth strategies for Accenture and its clients. In this role, he built an External Advisory Board comprised of executives from public and private sectors, academia, venture capital, and start-ups. Steven began working on data ethics in 2013, leading a portfolio of stakeholder-intense research projects. As a result, he established Accenture’s positions on data ethics and digital trust; this work is being used to strengthen internal and client strategies, policies, and processes.

As a strategy and technology executive, Steven is passionate about creating scalable and positive impact through strategic business model innovations that position companies to disrupt existing markets and enter new ones. Throughout his career, he’s leveraged technology for impact in the public sector. To feed his passion for technology and data-driven impact, he serves as an advisor to The Data Guild, which tackles some of the world’s toughest challenges through strategic engagements in the fields of health, energy, environment, and agriculture.

Prior to Accenture, Steven led western hemisphere operations for the Smart+Connected Communities Institute at Cisco Systems, a role that gave him a platform to share the thought leadership his team produced while he was Global Program Manager for Cisco’s Connected Urban Development Program, part of Cisco’s public sector strategy consulting practice. While there, Steven championed the adoption of water metrics on urban technology platforms which allowed entire regions to have granular metrics on water use for the first time; he also advised public sector clients to use freemium business models for public service delivery, simultaneously improving outcomes and reducing costs—a strategy adopted for a bike sharing program in Seoul, South Korea with great success. Before joining Cisco, Steven consulted with the Environmental Agency of Abu Dhabi and built a public policy framework for a life cycle approach to ICT resource management, which became a model for the United Arab Emirates.

Much earlier in his career, Steven was a founding volunteer at one of the nation’s first non-profit ISPs. He continues his non-profit service today as a board member of his community organization, Bayview Residents Improving Their Environment. He’s also the founder and board chair of the Bayview Land Trust, a program of Tides Foundation that uses innovative private funding models to build permanently affordable housing in San Francisco.

Steven lives in San Francisco with his family and holds an MBA in Sustainable Management and a BS in Computer Science Engineering, Information Systems.

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