STM US Annual Conference 2020
With the theme of ‘Future proofing your society through transformation‘, the 6th Annual STM Society Day conference is dedicated to helping the scholarly society publisher community come together to discuss their opportunities, challenges, and common issues.
We are delighted to announce that Steve Leicht, COO for Digital Science will be speaking at the event in the panel session ‘Framework for the Future’ taking place on Tuesday 28 April at 3.30pm. Steve will be discussing how society publishing business models are evolving, and technology-driven community engagement and education are increasingly critical for Societies to stay financially viable. So, if you are attending the event, please join him to find out more.
Steve serves as the President and a Board Director of Digital Science Research Solutions Inc., based in Cambridge Massachusetts. He is a Board Director and Officer of Digital Science Research Solutions Limited based in London, and he is a Board Director and co-founder of the Dimensions business, now Digital Science GmBH, based in Cologne Germany.
Prior to his current role, Steve served as acting CEO of 52Inc, a mobile software company where Steve is a co-founder and investor. Prior to 52Inc., Steve was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Collexis Holdings, which was acquired by Reed Elsevier in 2010. While at Collexis, he had a leadership role in private fundraising, two acquisitions, the public offering of the company, the expansion of Collexis into Latin America and Asia, and the reorganization of Collexis European businesses.
Prior to Collexis, Steve served in roles of continually increasing responsibility with IBM Corporation in sales, business development, emerging technology, and general management. Prior to IBM, Steve started, ran, and sold International Telecommunications Distributors and served as Chairman and CEO of the company. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business, where he served as President of his class. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bucknell. Steve serves on boards and committees for several companies and industry groups and is a regular speaker on semantic and mobile technologies in discovery and social collaboration. He lives with his wife and two children in Lexington, South Carolina.