Steve is responsible for managing a select group of CenturyLink’s technology alliances. He is responsible for engaging key cloud technology companies to align and develop joint go-to-market plans around emerging hybrid cloud, platform as a service, cloud native software platforms and big data opportunities. His extensive IT experience began with CompuServe and he later rose through the ranks of Ciber where he delivered solutions to Fortune 500 clients for more than eleven years. His leadership and collaboration at Centurylink has lead to the delivery of many complex solutions helping countless companies move their business forward from need identification to installation. Egart holds a degree in Finance from Missouri State University and an MBA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.