Xerox appoints Steve Hoover as CTO
Steve Hoover currently serves as chief executive officer of PARC, a Xerox company
Xerox has named Steve Hoover as chief technology officer, effective 1 January 2017.
At present, Hoover currently serves as chief executive officer of PARC, a Xerox company. In his new role, Hoover will be responsible for research and product development and oversee Xerox's global research centres, including Palo Alto Research Centre (PARC), the Xerox Research Centre Canada and the Xerox Research Centre Europe, as well as Xerox's globally distributed product development and engineering capabilities.
Hoover joined PARC in 2011 after serving as vice president of the Xerox Research Centre of Webster. He has helped transform PARC from Xerox's flagship research laboratory to an R&D organisation in the business of open innovation, providing technologies and custom innovation services to enterprises, start-ups and government agencies.
Since joining Xerox in 1994, Hoover has held a variety of roles in both product development and research, leading long-term technology investments in analytics, digital manufacturing, intelligent systems, distributed and cloud computing, nanotechnology, mobile, the future of work, and advanced printing and mass customisation technologies.
Reporting to Jeff Jacobson, CEO of Xerox, Jacobson said: "Hoover's experience at PARC provides a great foundation for building on Xerox's strong innovation heritage. His leadership will help drive new, cutting-edge technologies that redefine how work gets done for our customers - leading the way to enhanced productivity, efficiency and profitability."