Biography

Marcus East is an international technology and product executive and CDO/CIO/CTO with over 20 years experience of working in the Information Technology, specialising in, Digital Product, 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, a Member of the Institute of Directors and holds the IoD Certificate in Company Direction.

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, Apple and National Geographic.

Today, he is in the board of a number of organisations acting as a technology and digital adviser, helping them to harness the power of technology for business and social benefit.

Some of the other highlights of his career include:

  • Executive Vice President of Product & Technology / CTO: National Geographic
  • Global Digital Director: Marks and Spencer
  • WW Head of eCommerce Solutions PMO & Technical Product Delivery: Apple
  • Head of eCommerce Systems (EMEIA): Apple
  • CIO / Head of Future Media & Technology: Comic Relief
  • 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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