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Stephen Leicht

Collexis, South Carolina, USA)

Steve joined Collexis in early 2006 and is responsible for the management of the company’s three industry business units and the overall execution of Collexis Worldwide operations. Prior to Collexis, he worked at IBM in increasing roles of responsibility in Territory and Emerging Technology management and executive positions for the IBM sales and distribution organization.

In his early career, Steve founded, ran, and eventually sold International Telecommunications Distributors, acting as the Chairman and CEO. He has an MBA from The Pennsylvania State University and a Business Degree from Bucknell University. Steve currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the University of South Carolina Engineering and Computer Sciences School, and the iAdvantage Software Company, and he is a committee member for the United Way of the Midlands. He is a noted speaker on text analytics, competitive intelligence, and professional social networking.

Contributions

Web 2.0 and the Future of Competitive Intelligence - Text Analytics, Portfolio Analysis, and the Real-Time Value of Digitised Content (ICIC 2008)