Steven Wolk is the CTO for PC Richard & Son. Founded in 1909, PC Richard is a family owned and operated chain of over 66 appliance, electronics, and mattress superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Steve's deep background in retail began on the sales floor while in college, and he's applied those lessons learned to many roles in IT throughout his 33+ year career with PC Richard. As CTO, Steve feels fortunate to lead teams of very talented and dedicated people who are collectively responsible for all phases of technology development, acquisition, deployment, and support throughout the company.
Always looking to the future, Steve enjoys speaking about the evolution of retail at conferences and events, along with subjects ranging from leadership and personal success to a wide variety of technical topics. Steve is passionate about applying technology to create business value, along with a world-class experience for PC Richard's customers. He's driven to teach and finds it very rewarding to help others reach their full potential.
Steve is an IBM i zealot and advocate, and is deeply involved in the IBM i community. Steve is proud to be a long-standing speaker at COMMON conferences, speaking at IBM i related conferences globally, a subject matter expert, a member of COMMON’s Strategic Education Team, and especially to be part of COMMON’s speaker mentoring program. Steve recently joined The LUG (Large User Group), a group of over 100 of the world’s largest users of IBM technology, and is excited to be a LUG board member and architecture officer. Steve is also a board member of LISUG, the Long Island Systems User’s Group, and enjoys his role as emcee of LISUG’s monthly educational and networking events.
Steve and his wife live in Commack, NY, and enjoy travelling as a family with their two daughters. If you’d like to strike up a conversation with Steve, mention anything related to Disney or Star Trek, and you’ll have his undivided attention.
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