Steven Sprague is the president and CEO of Wave Systems Corp., a leading provider of client and server software for hardware-based security, enabling organizations to know who is connecting to their IT infrastructure, to protect corporate data, and to strengthen the boundaries of their networks.
Since taking the helm as CEO, Steven has played an integral role driving the industry transition to embed stronger, hardware-based security into the PC. He has guided Wave to a position of market leadership in enterprise management of self-encrypting hard drives and Trusted Platform Module security chips.
As a popular speaker and IT security thought leader, Steven speaks at dozens of conferences and events each year - educating global audiences about the latest PC hardware security advancements and industry standards (both on behalf of Wave and in his leadership role with the Trusted Computing Group). His expertise lies in leveraging advancements in hardware security for strong authentication, data protection, advanced password management, enterprise-wide trust management services, and more.
Steven's background is built upon more than 20 years of executive and technology developer experience in computer security and e-commerce - with a primary focus on addressing critical security issues facing businesses and government today.
Before being named president and CEO, Steven was vice president of Wave from 1992 to 1995, involved in technology development and marketing. In June 1995, he founded Wave Interactive Network, a division of Wave, to pursue opportunities in the multimedia marketplace. Prior to Wave, Steven's management experience included positions as president of Tech Support Inc., and vice president of Engineering for Krofta Inc.
Steven received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.