Over 30 years of Engineering leadership in Software & Systems Development, Infrastructure, Quality Engineering, Agile Transformations, Process Improvement, DevOps, & Project Management. Steve Halzel joined Sungard Availability Services as Senior Director of Infrastructure Engineering in 2016. He has led transformations of the engineering organizations and companies that include delivering new product to market, streamlining development operations, driving enterprise class quality while achieving consistency, scalability and sustainable profitability. Steve has a unique blend of Fortune 500 and early stage companies, primarily in the data storage and systems infrastructure space. He is an accomplished senior technology executive with a proven track record of successfully delivering enterprise class products to market on time with predictability, generating revenue growth from inception to $250 million in products & services. Steve’s strength is execution and delivery while implementing the appropriate amount of process to build world class organizations for repetitive success. Steve is responsible for driving the modernizing and transformation of the legacy infrastructure to a Software Defined Data Center by building consistent, scalable and reusable architectures for SGAS services in both the private and public clouds. He is also driving the delivery of the highest levels of hardware agnostic automation to drive lifecycle, quality, operational efficiency and rapid time-to-delivery, while implementing an end to end agile DevOps practice. Steve has built and led global teams of over 300 people while fostering teamwork, collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. He has a passion for excellence, continuous learning and customer satisfaction for today & tomorrow’s needs. While Steve can roll up his sleeves when he has to, he enjoys technically leading and inspiring talented people to do great things! Steve is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He holds 1 patent in “Instantiating Virtual Appliances” and 1 patent pending in “Unified Test Automation System”. Steve is also a graduate of Boston Latin School.