Steven Inchcoombe is Chief Publishing and Solutions Officer at Springer Nature. His responsibilities cover all Springer Nature’s research publishing and editorial activities, all its platforms, products, tools and services. Previously Steven was CEO at Nature Publishing Group and President of Scientific American. Prior to that Steven was Publisher at the Financial Times, led ft.com and spent 10 years in a variety of roles at financial database business IDC ultimately responsible for the company’s strategy. Steven was awarded a scholarship to Merton College, Oxford, where he read Physics and later qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC.