Steven F. Owens
Steven Owens is Vice President of TechX Foundry with over 28 years of executive and practicing experience in medical device research and development, and IT systems experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Steve is concurrently an active advisor to Rutgers University Center for Innovative Ventures and Emerging Technologies. Steve is supporting and managing programs with TechX Foundry corporate partners and will be directly involved in the Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles – Air, Sea, Land, & Space, Smart Cities and other TechX competency centers.
Steve has previously held the positions of: Director of Innovation and Technical Application Services at Forest Research Institute, Chief Information Officer at RadPharm, Head of the Center for Imaging and Innovation at Siemens Healthcare, and Senior Director of Engineering at Siemens Medical Systems.
In his most recent role as Dir. of Innovation at Forest Research Institute, Steve was responsible for the technical enhancement and operational excellence of a portfolio of 130+ applications, providing capabilities that support the full range of pharmaceutical research. Prior to Forest Research Institute, Steve was Chief Information Officer of RadPharm, The Imaging Core Lab. Prior to his CIO role with RadPharm, Steve worked for Siemens Healthcare for over 22 years. In his last position as Senior Director and Head of R&D at the Center for Imaging and Innovation in Princeton, he provided leadership to product development teams and internal consulting operations that explored product concepts and strengthened the overall patent portfolio of Siemens. Steve has a passion for innovation and has several patents in the areas of MRI imaging, hearing aid manufacturing, and image analysis.
Steve also has a strong passion, beyond his technology career, as a Maker. Steve started a family business selling small craft items. Together with his sons, this educational entrepreneurial adventure began with making pens turned on a 1951 Shopsmith 10ER lathe, and has evolved to explore new materials and methods such as carbon fiber clipboards and stained glass panels.
Steve holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers Graduate School and an undergraduate in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering.
Steve regularly participates in several professional societies including HIMSS, BioNJ, DIA, and the Technology Council of New Jersey. He enjoys camping in the mountains, kayaking at dawn, and spending time in his workshop.