Steven leads stakeholder engagement and external relations at the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), promoting the availability and use of open Earth observations (EO) data. He has worked across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors with a focus on policy, strategy and innovation related to geospatial tools and technology. He has worked on open data since 2006 through work with ePSI plus, Ordnance Survey Great Britain, the World Bank and the United Nations activities on Global Geospatial Information Management. He is a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Future Cities at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and a SASNet Fellow at the Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Global Advisory Council of the Open Geospatial Consortium (international location standards). He is a mentor for DisruptSpace.