Santa Clara University

MSIS Board of Advisors: Steve O'Connor

Founder and Vice President, Software Products
ITM Software

Steve O’Connor is a founder of ITM Software and serves as Vice President for Software Products; he is responsible for product management, product development, and marketing.

Before launching ITM Software, Steve spent several years at Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), a $2.3 billion computer systems company, where he served as Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Services. In this capacity, he was responsible for the architecture, planning, and operations for all Information Services provided to the corporation. He managed a staff of 700 IT professionals who were deployed in 23 countries around the world. While at SGI, Steve was also Vice President of Professional Services. The Professional Services business generated $150 million in revenue and provided critical consulting and end-user solutions for its customers. In this role, he managed an organization with 450 employees in 15 countries. As the executive accountable for SGI's Professional Services, Steve was responsible for all sales, marketing, solutions, and service functions for that business unit.

Prior to joining SGI, Steve held various IT leadership and management positions within Sun Microsystems and Cullinet Software. Over the span of his IT career, he has managed all major IT disciplines including Applications Development, Applications Support, Desktop Computing, Data Centers, Networks, and Telecommunications. Steve earned a BS from Boston College, School of Management, where he majored in Computer Science. He also holds a JD from Suffolk University, School of Law.

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