Steve Horowitz, Vice President of Technology, Snap Inc.

Steve Horowitz is currently Vice President of Technology for Snap Inc. in Venice, California. He brings vast technology expertise including the development of world-class products at Google, Apple and Microsoft.

Prior to joining Snap, Mr. Horowitz led global software engineering for Google’s Motorola Mobility, formerly a Google company, as Senior Vice President of Software Engineering. While at Motorola, he was responsible for software strategy and development of the best-selling smartphones in Motorola history including Moto G, Moto X and the Droid franchise.

From January 2009 through November 2012, Mr. Horowitz was Chief Technology Officer at Quotient, where he oversaw worldwide engineering and technology strategy. Prior to Quotient, he was at Google and led the engineering team responsible for the creating Android. He introduced Android along with Google cofounder Sergey Brin via the Android Developer Challenge and gave the world’s first public demonstration of Android at Google I/O.

Prior to Google, Mr. Horowitz was at Microsoft and spent nine years in leadership roles shipping a series of consumer products including AT&T U-verse, Windows Media Center Edition, UltimateTV and WebTV. He was also one of the earliest employees at Be Inc., where he played a key role in developing and then introducing the BeOS at the Agenda 95 conference to a standing ovation.

Mr. Horowitz began his career at Apple where he spent six years working on Macintosh products and technologies, including the first extensible Macintosh Control Panel, which he developed at Apple during a summer internship while attending college at the University of Michigan. He holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.