Steve Tout is obsessed with helping transform business by delivering disruptive insights, reducing risk and enabling safer online experiences with innovative identity & access management strategies and solutions. He has worked in a variety of roles related to global enterprise IAM projects with a focus on program management, enterprise architecture and operational excellence at some of the world’s largest companies in telecommunications, financial services, high tech and Big 4 consulting.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Tout was a Sr. Advisor at Optiv, the largest holistic pure-play cybersecurity solutions integrator in North America as well as being start-up CEO of a seed funded Seattle company, VeriClouds, where he led the overall product vision, go to market strategy and enterprise sales globally. Before joining VeriClouds, Mr. Tout held consulting and leadership positions at PwC, VMware and Oracle. Prior to that, he was involved in hands-on solution architecture and systems integration at US Bank and AT&T Wireless.
Mr. Tout is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has presented numerous times at Kuppinger Cole’s Consumer Identity World including on the topic of Building World Class Security Products with Privacy by Design (2018) and delivered a keynote on Risk Aware IAM (2017) in Bellevue, WA. In 2018, Mr. Tout moderated a panel of industry experts on the topic of Risk Informed IAM, Compromised Credentials and the Future of Authentication at Identiverse 2018 in Boston, MA. He is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and a blogger at CSO Online.
As an advisory board member, Steve helps founders and executives with business development, nonconformist innovation and strategic marketing. Startups he has helped include Seattle based VeriClouds and Palerra, the leading cloud access security broker and pioneer of the API-based CASB solution. (Palerra was acquired by Oracle in October 2016)