Steve is a classically trained strategy, sales and marketing executive. He began his career with a decade of consumer products experience at Procter & Gamble and Energizer, where he received numerous sales and marketing awards. In 2009, Steve moved into the digital world, first spending five years as Senior Marketing Leader for Ubisoft, the world’s third largest video game publisher. He then was named Global Head of Strategy for Gaming at Facebook, where he drove the global strategic vision for the company’s multi-billion gaming business.
In 2015, Steve joined SoftBank as Chief Strategy Officer and President of SoftBank Robotics America. He turned the acquisition of a French personal robotics company into a 70-person enterprise in North America, overseeing all operations and commercial activity and developing global strategies.
Steve is a sought-after speaker, author, and thought leader. He sits on the Consumer Technology Association’s Board of Industry Leaders and advises numerous young companies in the Bay Area and abroad. Steve holds an MBA (with Honors) in Marketing and International Business from Goizueta Business School at Emory University where he was showcased as one of only 100 alumni for the school's centenial, and a BA in Geology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
From his days as a competitive tennis player, Steve has always sought to reinvent himself and build on his passions. A self-taught single digit handicap golfer, he has most recently taught himself to play guitar and bass.
Smart banks know that the future generation of growth depends on a very specific group of consumers - Millennials.
Ironman isn’t Ironman without the suit, but the suit has no power without the man. That is the future of robotic development, people and robots, working together hand-in-hand to accomplish more than we ever thought would be possible.
Store clerks could soon be spending more of their time monitoring stock replenishment and less time assisting customers, thanks to robots.
Steve Carlin (SoftBank Robotics) talks about the science of advertising and store lay outs, teaching robots emotions andPepper The Robot. They then talk about the technical issues of building robots, the differences between AR and VR and how robots are evolving!
Adoption of new technology won't necessarily cause jobs to disappear ー even if that technology is a humanoid robot, said Steve Carlin, the chief strategy officer of SoftBank Robotics America.
The physical and digital are converging, and nowhere more so than in retail. Amazon’s astonishing inroads are daunting. Yet retail will not be exclusively digital. From browsing, to purchase, to delivery—how do retailers balance the in-store and online experience?
Panel discusion with Julie Bornstein
Former Chief Operating Officer, Stitch Fix
Co-Founder, ReD Associates