Dr. Stephen Hoover

ENDOWED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Global Center for Cybersecurity at RIT

Biography

As of September 16th 2019, Steve is the endowed executive director of the recently announced Global Center for Cybersecurity at RIT. Steve has a long history in research, innovation and product development in areas ranging from 3D & digital printing to AI, transportation, healthcare, energy and cybersecurity. For 25 years and until April of 2019 Hoover had a variety of technology leadership roles at Xerox which included CTO for the entire corporation and CEO of PARC, a Xerox company. In those roles he helped to not only deliver multiple products and technologies for Xerox’s core business but enabled Xerox’s growth in new areas ranging from document management and services to transportation analytics and IoT to digital packaging and 3D printing. 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 and spinouts. 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.