Throughout his career, Stephen Couchman (Couch) has been an innovative marketer. Following George Patton’s philosophy of: “Lead me, follow me or get out of my way”, Couch has marketed a wide range of products and services from motorcycles to highly sophisticated computers. By 1994, Couch qualified as a Certified Adobe Partner and entered the world of digital marketing including digital signage. For Couch, it was the beginning of a career expansion that led him to start LivePicture, LLC a company that delivers experiential marketing to trade-show exhibitors. Beginning with a nine-foot video wall displaying easily changed content, LivePicture reached deeper into technology to include VR, AR and even AI.
Under Couch’s leadership, as President/CEO, LivePicture became partners with an ever-expanding number of technology companies such as Microsoft, NVIDIA, Adobe. Supermicro and more. He was elected Vice President of VRARA of Michigan, a regional branch of a global organization of the best minds in virtual and augmented reality. Realizing the potential in emerging technology, Couch began pursuing another dream: using technology to develop a 21st Century educational program called STEAMBOX™, a patent pending state-of-the-art employee training system. STEAMBOX™, uses curated online assets, mentoring and financial incentives to educate students and displaced workers in high-value technologies satisfying future-stage workforce demands. Training disciplines will include Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, 3D, Virtual and Augmented Reality and Advanced Web and Programing Technologies. Couch is President/CEO of STEAMBOX™, using some members of LivePicture as well as select experts from the educational, business and technology communities.