World Wide Technology Welcomes David L. Stevens as New Chief Strategic Advisor for State and Local Government and Education
Stevens joins WWT’s Public Sector Team, serving SLED West
World Wide Technology (WWT) has appointed David L. Stevens as Chief Strategic Advisor (CSA) for State and Local Government and Education (SLED) West, joining WWT’s Public Sector Team.
In this role, Stevens will engage with state and local clients on strategy, innovation and transformation to develop and deliver solutions that are tailor-made for business in government and education.
He is a trusted subject matter expert with extensive judiciary and legislative experience and particular expertise with topics including the alignment of business and technology strategy, cybersecurity, managed services, smart cities and digital transformation. David is passionate about relationships, earning trust, building successful and culturally diverse teams that focus on execution, and providing technology solutions that deliver business value with first-class customer service.
“David is a nationally recognized business and technology leader who continually demonstrates the ability to lead, grow, and foster profitable businesses, all while supporting the community,” said Matthew Jenkins, WWT Area Vice President, SLED West. ”He has a proven track record of establishing a culture of excellence, profitability and growth, and successfully leading companies and key initiatives—while mentoring and establishing a highly talented team of executives. This is precisely the type of industry leadership and expertise that WWT needs to impact the SLED market and expand our presence in this space."
Prior to joining WWT, Stevens served in a variety of public and private leadership positions, including prominent roles as the President of GMI (nVision); Executive Vice President of Valor Global; and the Chief Information Officer for Maricopa County, AZ, the fourth largest and fastest growing County in the Nation. During his service with Maricopa County, he managed an information services platform that served a population larger than 23 states combined and spanned 9,000 square miles.
WWT’s SLED capability is dedicated to helping state and local governments, as well as educational institutions, implement new technology to improve the lives of citizens and students of today, while developing the communities of tomorrow. The SLED team’s experience spans a variety of agency functions and missions, including transportation, health and human services, student success, public safety, administration and information technology.
“I believe that people make the greatest difference in ensuring success and that culture matters,” said Stevens. “I am thrilled to join a company like WWT that shares in the importance of this belief and actionably demonstrates it.”
To demonstrate the return on investment to potential customers, WWT leverages their state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Center (ATC), and Washington, DC-based Innovation Center, along with their integrated bench of industry experts, to build a proof of concept that best suits specific agency solution requirements—including data centers, automation, cloud, mobility, collaboration, security and big data—allowing customers to visualize and experience the solution in practice.
David has proven experience as a technology executive and SLED subject matter expert, serving on numerous industry boards and committees.
In 2017, Stevens was selected to be part of Business Transformation 150 (BT150), an elite list of the top global executives leading innovative business transformation efforts across their organizations. Each executive demonstrates proficiency in establishing and building new business models, implementing emerging technologies and leading in an ethical and humane manner.
In 2015, he was selected as a Premier 100 Leader by Computer World for his leadership and strategic vision to meet the needs of technology and business. David regularly presents at national conferences, is published in a variety of magazines, and serves on several advisory boards and committees.
Stevens currently holds a security clearance with the FBI through the Department of Justice and was able to attend the Center for Asymmetric Warfare FBI Information Sharing program through the Naval Postgraduate School in California. He is a native of Arizona and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.
“I am excited to bring my passion and experience to an industry-leading company that is already well known for developing and delivering innovative, game-changing solutions,” said Stevens. “I look forward to further expanding WWT’s impact on the SLED industry in this role.”