Steve Sakoman is an American computing executive. He retired from Apple Computer in 2005 and is now an independent consultant.
Sakoman moved to Apple Computer in 1984 where he would oversee the hardware groups responsible for the Apple II and the Macintosh product lines. In 1987 he formed the team behind the Apple Newton to realize his vision of the world's first PDA.
Sakoman left Apple in 1990 before the Newton shipped to set up Be Inc. with former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée. At Be, he led development of the original BeBox, personally developed BeOS's support for Brooktree video-capture devices, and eventually worked as the company's Chief Operating Officer. During this time, he ran a webcam inside Be's offices using the CodyCam application.
Sakoman rejoined Apple in 2003 as Vice-President of Software Technology, reporting to Avie Tevanian.
- Steve Sakoman's GutenTalk eBook discussion site
- (humour) Steve Sakoman is a Shape-Shifting Reptilian Alien
- Sakoman (re)joins Apple
- Head of OS Development Leaves PalmSource