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Steve Latham is a forward-thinking technology entrepreneur with a history of building successful hardware and software solutions for Fortune 500 companies and small private firms. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of technology, he is regarded as an expert in cloud-based software and the Internet of Things.
Latham is the founder and CEO of Banyan Hills Technologies, an Internet of Things company that provides businesses with end-to-end IoT services. Banyan has a team of experts focused on IoT and is committed to understanding how businesses can leverage the Internet of Things to reduce costs and grow profitably. Banyan’s cloud-based IoT platform, CanopyTM, is a comprehensive software solution for operators of self-service devices and on-premise control systems.
Since its founding in 2013, Banyan Hills Technologies has been named to Connected World IoT Innovations and, in 2018, it was ranked number 1,203 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Banyan recently doubled the size of its Atlanta-area headquarters and experienced 95 percent year-over-year growth in 2017.
Prior to Banyan, Latham served as CTO for the Entertainment division of NCR, where he led the planning, architecture, implementation and delivery of NCR’s Blockbuster Express kiosk business. Prior to that, Latham held various technology leadership positions at Harland Clarke and led the consolidation of their e-commerce platform to a unified product offering for its customers.
In addition to his work at Banyan Hills Technologies, Latham is committed to helping accelerate innovations in the Greater Atlanta tech arena through his involvement in the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce and at Georgia State University. He also serves on the board of trustees for Beacon College, a private college in Lakeland, Florida that is one of the first to award bachelor’s degrees exclusively to students with dyslexia, ADHD and other specific learning disabilities. In other nonprofit work, Steve is most proud of the annual donations Banyan makes to a variety of charities for its employees’ anniversary milestones. Employee donations have been directed to a variety of charities including programs to provide disadvantaged families with opportunities to shop during the holidays for gifts at significantly reduced costs, a food bank gardening project and a program to provide job training to prison inmates.
Latham is a graduate of Portland State University with degrees in computer science and business.