Steven Fraser is based in Silicon Valley (California, USA) and consults for Innoxec on open innovation strategies, university relations, tech transfer, and agile best practices. Previously, Fraser served as the Lead for HP’s Global University Programs, Director of the Cisco Research Center, Senior Staff at Qualcomm’s Learning Center, and as a Senior Manager in Nortel’s Global External Research program. Prior to transitioning with Nortel to Silicon Valley, Fraser was a member BNR’s Computing Research Lab in Ottawa and served as a Visiting Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in Pittsburgh. With a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering (Software Engineering) from McGill University (Montréal, Québec), a Masters from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) in Engineering Physics, and Bachelors from McGill in Physics and Computer Science, Fraser is a senior member of both the ACM and the IEEE, and has recently co-authored a book with E.E. Gaertner “From the Heart of Europe to the Wonders of Canada – A Story of One Woman’s Century.” Fraser has contributed to over 100 corporate, ACM, IEEE, and Agile Alliance conferences and panels (https://dblp.org/pid/75/1446.html).