Biography

Marcus is a professional technology leader with over 20 years experience of working in the Information Technology, specialising in Digital Transformations and Electronic Commerce.

He has two degrees: a Bachelor’s with honours in Management & Information Technology (Modular) from London Guildhall and a Master’s in Management from the University of Cambridge.

He is also a full member of the Chartered Management Institute,  a Fellow of the British Computer Society Chartered Institute for IT, and a Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Professional and Certified Scaled Agilist qualified to lead SAFe implementations.

Marcus started his career with IBM where he spent six years honing his consulting and strategy skills, before joining Omnicom’s agency.com where he spent two years learning about the importance of user experience, and further developed his management skills.

Since then, he has held senior digital leadership positions for a number of major brands, including Comic Relief and Apple.

Today Marcus works for Marks and Spencer where he is the Global Digital Director responsible for driving the company’s digital transformation.

Some of the other highlights of his career include roles as:

  • WW Head of eCommerce Solutions PMO & Technical Product Delivery: Apple
  • Head of eCommerce Systems (EMEIA): Apple
  • CIO / Head of Future Media & Technology: Comic Relief
  • Chief Executive Officer: Breathe
  • Managing Director: Inspired Technology
  • Vice President: agency.com
  • Global Client Consultant: IBM

He is passionate about the potential for digital technology to transform society for the better, and is particularly interested in ‘social tech’, where people and organisations are using innovative technology to tackle difficult social problems.

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