Welcome

I've spent over 25 years leading product and technology development, deployment, and operations for some of the worlds best companies. Shaw Communications, Charter Communications, Comcast, Johnson & Johnson, ARCO Chemical, SmithKline Beecham, and others with products in over 50 countries. I pride myself on efficient progress and as one company president said:
"Dennis gets things done."

ALM

Harvard University

MTS

Palmer Seminary

BA

Eastern University

I AM A LEADER

US Marine, Harvard Graduate, Theologian, I've never shied away from a challenge, whether of body, mind or spirit. I believe you lead from the front. You give good people sufficient direction, then get the hell out of their way. That's a formula we used in the Marines and it works equally well in the private sector.

Highly motivated and experienced technology executive capable of meeting tactical goals while directing the organization to a strategic vision; Capabilities are proven by a long list of international planning and project successes and 25+ years of technology and operational experience.

May 2017 to Present, Board of Directors

Denver Philharmonic Orchestra

September 2014 to Present, Shaw Communications, Inc.

Senior Vice President, Product Development & Strategic Programs
Responsible for strategic product planning and delivery for all residential and commercial product development. This includes video, voice, data, satellite, digital and mobile. Manage the Shaw Technology Center in Denver and major key programs to ensure delivery.

Vice President, Architecture & Product Development
Responsible for strategic product planning and delivery for all residential and commercial product development. This includes video, voice, data, satellite, and associated infrastructure. Responsible for overall technical architecture for all network and systems to deliver these products and services. Manage key propgrams to ensure delivery. Manage a team of Product Directors, Architects, Program Directors and supporting business and technical staff.

February 2013 to September 2014, Charter Communications, Inc.

Vice President, Service Delivery Systems
Responsible for the Service Delivery System functions for both Residential and Commercial customers, responsible for a department of 100+ engineers, developers, and operators. This position reports to the EVP, Network Operations and is responsible for email and portal infrastructures, application operations, cyber security and security operations, Law Enforcement Response teams, OSS/Tools operations, provisioning systems, national Data Center Operations and implementation functions. These infrastructures are traditional server environments, virtual machine environments and cloud based AWS environments.

October 2007 to December 2012, Lifescan, Inc; A Johnson & Johnson Company

Vice President, Digital Solutions & Insulin Delivery
Responsible for planning and developing worldwide diabetes products for physicians and patients that include web based tools, blood glucose meter user interface and connectivity options, and insulin delivery pumps. Responsibilities include oversight of 100+ engineers, developers, designers and operational support staff in a fully regulated environment. These include electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software design and development for web and embedded systems, mobile application development and all content management and provisioning system infrastructures for North America, Europe, Asia and emerging markets.

Chief Technology Officer, SymCare Personalized Health Solutions
Responsible for planning, developing and operating a Global Integrated Biometric Network for Johnson & Johnson beginning with diabetes while planning for other diseases. This internal venture established the basis for connecting JNJ’s medical devices and creating new tools for patients, physicians, and health care professionals in order to automate disease management.

February 2001 to October 2007, Comcast, Inc.

Vice President, Development
Responsible for corporate development, acquisitions, and technology integration for a portfolio of Internet related companies and their respective technologies in excess of 100 million dollars. Reporting to the EVP, Strategy & Development, duties also include product and business development for Comcast Interactive Media.

Vice President, Product & Technical Research
Responsible for research and analysis of major industry and technology trends and preparing briefings and recommendations for product and business plans to the executive management team. Reporting to the EVP, Business Development, duties also included working with multiple technology and joint venture partners to align and oversee plans, technologies, and development efforts.

Vice President, Implementation
Responsible for an organization of 100+ engineers, planners and project managers in providing implementation and engineering for multiple Comcast products including IP network support for high-speed data, Video on Demand and Voice services. This department acted as the intermediary between design engineering and network operations and implemented all computer and network, provisioning, and operational components for 23 million subscribers nationwide.

April 2000 to February 2001, i-Open, Inc.

Vice President, Technology
Responsible for the technology department of an Internet startup company. The company used large screen plasma displays in retail spaces connected to the Internet to play multimedia promotional content at the point of purchase. The technology organization was responsible for product planning and development, infrastructure development, product deployment and operation, office computing, and all business applications. The company exhausted series “A” venture capital funding.

August 1998 to April 2000, SmithKline Beecham

Director Web Based Services, Director Infrastructure Project Management


United States Marine Corps

LT Stevens enlisted in the Marine Corps in September of 1981 and graduated from PENN High School in June of 1982. Upon graduation from Platoon 3079, India Company, 3rd Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, MCRD San Diego, he attended the Basic Electronics Course at the Marine Corps Communications and Electronics schools in 29 Palms California where he was selected to be a graduate assistant for an additional six months.
USMC
Next he was assigned to the Marine Detachment Fort Gordon, GA where he attended the Telephone Central Office Repair course and was promoted to Corporal. He spent the next two years with Base Telephone, Support Company, Support Battalion, MCB Camp Lejeune where he was responsible for inside plant maintenance and was promoted to Sergeant, meritoriously by the Commanding General, MCB Camp Lejeune. He was selected as the Battalion NCO of the Quarter and received a Meritorious Mast. In 1986 he transferred to the Inactive Ready Reserve and in 1988 received an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps.

United States Navy Reserve

After the events of 9/11 he sought military service again and in 2004 he was commissioned an Ensign through the Navy’s Direct Commission Program. He completed the Direct Commsion Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, RI. and served as an Information Warfare Officer with the Naval Security Group, Fort Dix, NJ. After a brief period in the Inactive Ready Reserve, LT Stevens affiliated in 2009 with the Operational Support Unit Fort Dix, serving as the XO for the Cargo Terminal Company of NCHB-8. In December of 2009 he received orders as the Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer for 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines. LT Stevens completed the Amphibious Warfare Indoctrination course at the Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic located at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story, in Virginia Beach, VA. He then completed the Naval Gunfire Liaison Officers course and the Fire Support Center Course at the Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific located at the Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, Ca in 2011. He served as a Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer supporting multiple 155MM Howitzer firing batteries while assigned to Battalion Operations for 3/14 4th Marine Division. In 2011 LT Stevens received orders to 10th Fleet, Cyber Warfare Command where he again served as an Information Warfare Officer until affiliating with the Individual Ready Reserve in 2012. He was honorably discharged from service in February of 2015. LT Stevens’ personal decorations include the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terroism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Rifle Expert Medal and Navy Pistol Expert Medal.

Harvard University

My Masters in Liberal Arts from Harvard is in Information Technology. Harvard's programs are intense and I learned more than I could have imagined when I began.
HES
I learned things I didn't know I didn't know. Not just about technology, but also about myself. The faculty are world class and they push students not only to learn, but to think about how they will make the world a better place with that learning. They really encourage entrepreneurship and expect alumni to change the world. My expectations for myself have truly been raised.

Palmar Seminary, Eastern University

My Masters in Theology was primarily a personal journey. After I finished my bachelors degree I wanted to pursue graduate studies and debated whether or not to go right into an MBA program or do something I was more personally interested in. I decided the later and it was truly eye opening. I learned how to translate and read Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek and worked with biblical scriptures from multiple traditions and translations.
Palmer Seminary
The disciplined study of scripture, religion, and most importantly spirituality, led me to a new openess. I've gone on to read the teachings of Buddha, the Bhagavad Gita, as well as many others. Modern day thought leaders such as Wayne Dyer and David Hawkins are also on my bibliography, and I must say my view of life will never be the same again.

Eastern University

Eastern College, now Eastern University is a small Division III school located in St. David's, PA. Eastern was founded in 1925 as Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The collegiate division began in 1932 and was chartered as a four-year college in 1952.
Eastern University
The college became Eastern College in 1972 and Eastern University in 2001. The Seminary was renamed Palmer Theological Seminary in 2005. I really enjoyed my time at Eastern. The organizational management curriculum really resonated with my natural tendency to want to accomplish things.

Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business Administration
Earl Freight “Excellence in Project Management” Award
Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Global War on Terroism Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Navy Rifle Expert Medal
Navy Pistol Expert Medal



9 RULES

A few things I've picked up along the way that you may find interesting...

Rule #1

The path is straight and narrow, waste no time.

Every moment experienced is gone and will not return. Enjoy every minute you have.

Rule #2

Half the people you meet are crazier than average.

It's just math.



Rule #3

You cannot manage crazy.

Logic does not apply, reason does not apply. You might be able to contain it or avoid it but you cannot manage it.

Rule #4

Half the people you meet are dumber than average.

That means 1 in 4 are both dumber than average and crazier than average.

Rule #5

If they are dumber than average, you want them dumb and lazy.

Dumb and lazy people generally keep to themselves. Dumb and motivated people wreak havoc.

Rule #6

Life is too short to drink bad booze.

Drink good wine, good scotch, good vodka. Whatever your preference, drink the good stuff.
If you don't drink alcohol, you're ahead already...

Rule #7

Be nice.

It doesn't cost you anything.




Rule #8

Hang out with good people.

They make you a better person too.



Rule #9

"Put no mind
before your own"

The Buddha.







Get in touch

I'm always interested in making new contacts. Drop me a note when you have a minute.


Office

Shaw Cable Systems, G.P.
630 3rd Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P4L4

Email

dennis.stevens@sjrb.ca
dennis.stevens@alumni.harvard.edu

Phone

+403.536.7975

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