November 6

Designing Residential Digital Cities for Humans

Digital city technologies have developed into a definable platform creating not just a data-driven social framework but a new way of architecting an urban environment. The new city architecture is now comprised of layers of connected data, smart infrastructure, and citizen networks with the potential to transform the quality of urban living for all of us.

mediaX Distinguished Visiting Scholar Mike Steep explores a new way to think about how the digital city is likely to evolve showcasing current examples of design and implementation of systems in London, Seattle, and China. We’ll also explore the human ramifications including how the social network will evolve to include neighborhoods, interest groups, and city government.

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Mike Steep

Mike Steep is Senior Vice President of Global Business Operations, overseeing PARC’s commercial business development, sales, strategy, and marketing. He manages PARC’s global strategic relationships for clients in diverse focus areas including networking, novel electronics, human-centered innovation services, energy, intelligent systems, contextual intelligence, and more.

Mike has over two decades of operating experience serving in key roles managing global P&L's, country and global sales organizations, digital marketing, corporate strategy, business development, innovation, and strategic alliances for companies including Microsoft, Lexmark (IBM), Apple, Xerox, and HP. As Vice President of Business Development for Lexmark, he started company operations in Japan, China, and Korea and also served as President of the Japan KK. While at Apple, he managed the company's product marketing organization, which launched the first consumer digital camera and other imaging products. He has also served as EVP and COO of a public company he turned around and sold. He also served as CEO and founder of a venture-financed startup earlier in his career.

Mike’s other interests include blue water sailing, biking, TRX training, photography, and squash.