For over twenty years, Steve has focused on the interaction between human beings and technology: how we adapt and work with new technologies, and how this affects work, productivity, and interpersonal relationships. A specialist in organizational psychology and project management, Steve works from a career's worth of experience in change management, project management, time management and business technology across a wide range of industries.
His company, The Bristall Group, regularly collates the best and worst practices of employers around the world and matches that up with technological and social change.
Some of the offshoots of this research include:
- advising a major technology firm on implementing a culture of change within the world of software development and testing
- advising on deployment of point of sale technologies in retail stores and B2B commerce
- working with a major global supply chain organization on preparing for blockchain technology
- assisting an international developer of industrial compliance and incident management software on successful cross-cultural deployment
(and that's just in 2018!) A more detailed summary is downloadable here.
Steve has a long list of well-known client companies, is a twice-published author and has ghost written ten books for other corporate leaders. His book, Cool Time, briefly became a best-seller and was noted for its innovative approach to time management using influence, project management and human physiology as core principles.
He is a regular lecturer at the Management Development Centre at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), and is regularly called on for commentary by media outlets and industry journals.
Academically, Steve graduated from Concordia University in Montreal in 1989 with a B.A. in Communications Studies and was valedictorian of the 1989 graduating year. Steve attended Law School in Toronto between 1989 and 1991 and was the official Rhodes Scholarship Candidate for York University for 1990. He returned to York University 10 years later and obtained a B.A in Psychology.
He has three daughters and two huskies.
Steve is a passionate musician, having played professionally and semi-pro since the 1990’s. He's always looking for great musicians and corporate bands.