Satnews Editor, Hartley Lesser is joined by Kevin Steen, CEO at ST Engineering iDirect as part of the ‘Video Perspectives’ series. During the interview, they discuss the combination of iDirect and Newtec and progress of the merger; the impact of COVID-19 and how the company is supporting its customers; current areas of growth and opportunity; new products and services and the overarching need for satellite and its ubiquity and resiliency at a time when communications are more critical than ever.
Kevin Steen is the Chief Executive Officer of ST Engineering iDirect, a global leader in IP-based satellite communications. Steen joined ST Engineering iDirect in 2010 and has served as a key member of ST Engineering iDirect’s leadership team, where he has been responsible for charting the company’s strategic growth across sales, operations and business development.
Steen has led a major effort across ST Engineering iDirect and its global partner base to advance the role of satellite technology in the end-to-end telecom network; identify new market opportunities for satellite communications, and collaborate with ST Engineering iDirect’s ecosystem to co-develop industry-leading technology.
Steen has more than 20 years of experience in technology business development and operating executive positions. Prior to joining ST Engineering iDirect, he was Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at SAP Americas, where he participated in strategic M&A activities.