Steve Whittaker

Program Director


Phone: (617) 710-3110
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Steve Whittaker has almost 40 years’ experience in R&D, innovation and strategy. He has a background in computer science and AI, coupled with very broad interests in emerging technologies and their impact on individuals, organizations, and society.

Before joining MIT, Steve was responsible for BT's partnerships with US research universities and business schools. He recently awarded the inaugural MIT CSAIL Connector Award for industry partnerships, and he was a resident visiting scientist/research affiliate at the MIT Media Lab for more than a decade.

Prior to relocating to the US, Steve held various research, research management, strategy and business development roles at BT's Adastral Park research labs.