Steve Waldon ​- Quantum AI and Non-computable Creativity

Steve Waldon has worked in the technology business for more than 20 years and has held multiple senior management positions from Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer to VP of Marketing. His management experience spans corporate environments ranging from small, high-growth startups to some of the world's largest institutions.

Steve is currently the Director of the Center for Quantum Aritificial Intelligence and the CTO for Sg2 a healtcare analytics and intelligence business where he oversees the development and operation of the EDGE Analytics platform that provides support for strategic decision making to healthcare leadership teams.

In 2006 Steve joined CarePages, an Internet company focused on helping friends and family communicate during the serious health event of a loved one. While at CarePages, Steve managed numerous aspects of the business from product strategy and development to consumer marketing and audience acquisition. His efforts were central to the company's exponential growth and successful sale to Revolution Health in 2008. After the sale of CarePages Steve started Algorithmyx an algo-trading firm and spent the next three years developing and implementing automated equity trading strategies.

Prior to CarePages, Steve was the Chief Technology Officer for ACS's State and Local Government division. ACS is the world's leading business process outsourcing company and one of the largest service providers to US states and local governments. In his role as CTO Steve oversaw the operation of the central IT group that provided services to seven lines of business. In addition to his operating responsibilities, Steve directed the creation of a common vision for technology and architecture that enabled higher quality and lower cost solutions across all lines of business. Before joining ACS in May 2001, he was the COO and CTO for Netgov, a venture-backed startup focused on developing Internet software solutions for state and local government. During his tenure as COO Steve managed most corporate functions.

Before the launch of Netgov, Steve worked as a technology strategy consultant for a boutique IT consulting firm focused on financial services and early-stage Internet companies. In addition to developing strategy for clients, Steve managed the Internet and E-commerce Practice for the Chicago office and co-authored a Microsoft Press book on e-commerce technology.

Earlier in his career, Steve held several technology management positions for GE Medical Systems. While at GE, he was responsible for developing a common technology platform for CT and MR scanners, Internet-enabling digital radiology reading solutions, and providing the technology strategy behind an M&A-focused growth initiative.

Steve was born in a small ski town in British Columbia and completed his undergraduate education in engineering at the University of Calgary and Hofstra University. After a brief stint developing real estate in lower Manhattan, Steve returned to graduate school to obtain master's degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and Drexel University. During his academic career, he spent significant time performing research in the areas of artificial intelligence and computer vision and has published several papers in the field. Steve currently resides in Chicago.