Steven Stewart is Director, Market Access and Trade, in IBM’s Governmental Programs office in Washington, D.C. Since 2001, Mr. Stewart has had global responsibility for the management of public policy issues that affect IBM’s ability to operate effectively in the globally integrated economy. His responsibilities include policy development and advocacy covering a broad range of issues in international trade policy, market access, service delivery and global supply chain operations. In this role, he leads IBM’s global market access policy strategy with colleagues in over 30 capitals around the world. He represents IBM’s public policy interests in numerous trade associations and industry groups.
Mr. Stewart serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Information Technology Office (USITO), which represents the U.S. IT industry in Beijing, and he chairs the Information Technology Industry Council’s Trade Policy Committee. He served as chairman of the U.S. Department of Commerce Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Information and Communications Technologies, Services, and Electronic Commerce (ITAC-8) from 2004 to 2010, and is a former member of the Board of Governors of the National Center for APEC, the business advisory group to the U.S. government regarding Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation issues.
Mr. Stewart joined IBM’s Federal Systems Division in 1981, where he held a series of technical and managerial positions working on large-scale systems integration projects for government customers. He moved to IBM’s Governmental Programs office in 1993. His previous responsibilities in Governmental Programs included telecommunications policy, Internet and electronic commerce issues.
He holds a master’s degree in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.