Mr. Canepa is responsible for the P&L of a market-leading Global organization working with firms in the Entertainment, On-line, Games, Advertising, Broadcast, Cable, Publishing, Satellite, Sports, Music, Search, & Social marketplace. Under Steve’s leadership, the Division has grown into one of the largest providers of solutions, services and technology to the M&E Industry and one of IBM’s top performing Industry teams. He has deep expertise in business transformation in the Digital era.
Steve has led sales, strategy, marketing, consulting, and product and services organizations and has a strong commitment to employee development. He has a proven experience developing and scaling organizations, creating new lines of business, as well as leading multi-billion dollar global organizations to consistent and profitable growth.
A member of IBM’s Global Leadership Team, he has significant experience in the unique characteristics of markets around the world. He is also a member of IBM’s Industry Academy and is IBM’s Senior Location Executive for Los Angeles. Steve has held a number of significant leadership positions in IBM’s Sales, Product and Services divisions. Over his career, he has worked in the M&E, Finance, Electronics, Retail and Telecommunications marketplace.
Steve has received two EMMY awards for innovation and is recognized for his insights in digital transformation: Frost and Sullivan has recognized IBM M&E as the Digital Media Company of the year and Steve has been named a key Industry influencer by AlwaysON and Digital Media.
Steve earned two BA degrees from UCLA, in Economics and Political Science (with national honors), and also a MBA in Corporate Finance from UCLA’s Anderson School (with highest honors). He has also completed studies in the Wharton School’s financial management program and Harvard University’s executive curriculum on strategy formation.