For over twenty years, I have 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. As a specialist in organizational psychology and project management, I have extensive experience in change management, project management, time management and implementation of business technology across a wide range of industries.
My company, The Bristall Group, regularly pulls together the best and worst practices of employers around the world and matches that up with technological and social change.
My passion is performance. I speak, write and record words during the day, and then play my guitar and sing tunes in a 1970's corporate events band called Absolutely Jack. We play 1970's soft rock and dance rock. Performance is my happy place.
Qualifications & Experience
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Steve is a specialist in organizational psychology, with his focus being the junction where people and technology interact. He helps the various branches of an organization (C-suite, IT, HR, and employees) understand each other as well as the technologies they face, and the changes that these present.
He works as a speaker, author, consultant and writer, with clients ranging from Cisco and SAP to branches of government, healthcare, occupational health and safety, startups and entrepreneurs. He is regularly called upon by media to explain issues dealing with cybersecurity, AI, blockchain and the future of work.
He is a regular lecturer at the Management Development Centre at Ontario Tech University, where he teaches Project Management, Workplace Innovation, Excellence/Continuous Improvement and SixSigma.
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. He then studied law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, between 1989 and 1991, where he was the official Rhodes Scholarship Candidate for York University for 1990.
He returned to York University to complete his post graduate degree in Psychology.