Steve Klos is an ITAM Subject Matter Expert at 1E. He has been striving to automate and improve the accuracy of software related processes since he joined Hewlett Packard in 1986. While at HP, Steve developed procedures and tools allowing development labs from around the world to send their software to Cupertino electronically rather than via physical shipments. He also established a network based software distribution and installation processes and tools for HP’s midrange business server computers.
Steve was a founding member in an Australia based spin-off from HP that eventually became ManageSoft which created software distribution and software asset management utilities, Steve established the first US offices for ManageSoft and is a co-author of electronic synchronization patents created for the software distribution technology that was eventually acquired by Flexera.
Steve recognized that the industry as a whole needed an industry standard for software identification and relationships, making him an ideal fit as the convener of the ISO/IEC standard 19770-2 – the SWID tag standard (initially published in 2009 and revised in 2015). When a non-profit organization, TagVault.org was created in 2009 to evangelize SWID tags, the founding organizations asked Steve to run the program as the executive director. Steve continues his work in the ITAM ISO standards community with the singular goal of making software asset management efforts more automated and accurate.
Steve is happily married and he enjoys cycling (both road and mountain), radio controlled airplanes, reading and skiing.