Steve Green

Steve Green

Chief Digital Officer
Wirestream
Kansas City
@stephenpgreen

Over the last decade, Steve has focused on exploring digital craftsmanship and innovative disruption. He has spent time with organizations of various sizes, in numerous industries, maximizing business value by employing the artistry of technology. Throughout his career, Steve has accepted a variety of leadership roles, each focused on multiple aspects of application architecture and digital transformation. This experience has provided him with a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities of constant innovation. Currently, Steve serves as the Chief Digital Officer and a Managing Member of Wirestream, an interactive consultancy headquartered in Kansas City. With its roots in business analysis and marketing technologies, Wirestream has a passion for helping clients fill gaps within complex digital ecosystems. Whether engaged for their specialized talents or combined to meet complex project needs, his team excels at delivering exceptional service around evolving digital landscapes.

Steve's Sessions

  • Agile Architecture

    In this session we will discuss the use of Agile constructs within the domain of software architecture. This will include an exploration of how to balance emergent designs with intentional planning. Additional ancillary topics will also be addressed including: common architecture principles, guidelines for measuring good architecture, and an evaluation of agile techniques. By the end of the session, attendees will have a new perspective on architecture that will empower them to create flexible software solutions.

    Speaker: Steve Green

    Level: Intermediate

    Tracks: Next Generation Process and Tools 

    Topics: Agile  Architecture Practices  Development Practices 

  • Hacking Technical Debt

    Often as developers we are stuck evaluating only the negative artifacts of technical debt. However, what if we looked at the debt metaphor from the point-of-view of our business executives. Would we reach the same conclusions?

    In this presentation, I demonstrate that technical debt is not always something to be avoided. In fact, when debt is incurred responsibly, it can become a powerful tool that improves the communication between stakeholders and technologists.

    As we inspect this concept, I offer rules and guidelines for evaluating when debt is good and when it is toxic. Once we have a firm understanding of this framework, I present strategies for prudently measuring, paying, and using debt. At the end of the presentation, both developers and business stakeholders will gain a new vocabulary for describing project decisions that will maximize the collaboration between both teams.

    Speaker: Steve Green

    Level: Intermediate

    Tracks: Next Generation Process and Tools 

    Topics: Agile  Development Practices  Project Management