Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Steve Hoover is the chief technology officer for Xerox Corporation. He was appointed a senior vice president of the corporation and to this position effective Jan. 1, 2017.
Steve is responsible for the global research, development, and engineering organizations that deliver Xerox’s award-winning products and services to the market. In this role, Steve is committed to driving innovation across the company, enabling expansion into new growth markets, and creating more value for Xerox’s customers and partners.
Previously Steve was the CEO of PARC, A Xerox Company, where he helped broaden the research and innovation agenda to support an ever-changing technology landscape including advancements in IoT, analytics, healthcare, transportation, energy and digital manufacturing. As PARC CEO for six years, Steve helped PARC not only develop highly relevant innovations for Xerox, but also transitioned PARC to be a leader in open innovation while creating multiple strategic innovation partnerships and collaborations.
Joining Xerox in 1994, Steve eventually became the vice president of the Xerox Research Center of Webster, N.Y. In this role he delivered core and next-generation research and development for new services and products for all of Xerox’s businesses. Steve later led the global product development organization responsible for the company's software and electronics development. In these positions, he delivered to the market products and technologies in grid and cloud computing, nanotech, mobile, analytics, transportation, the Future of Work, and the advanced printing and mass customization technologies that underlie many of Xerox’s offerings today.
Steve earned his Ph.D. and Masters of Science from Carnegie Mellon University as an AT&T Bell Labs fellow and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. He has seven patents.
Hoover serves on the Dean’s advisory council of the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and has served on the Board of Directors for the Rochester Museum and Science Center, including leading its K-12 STEM Education Task Force; and has been a regional Board Member of FIRST Robotics, an organization which inspires young science, technology, and engineering leaders through mentor-based programs.