This is my personal website – the Official Marcus East website – and has been my little corner of the Internet since 1995 when I launched the first version – long before most people had even heard of the Internet.

I was born in North London, and lived in London for most of my life before relocating to Silicon Valley in California to pursue my passion for technology and social change. Today, I’m Technical Director in Google's Office of the CTO & Certified Professional Cloud Architect based in Google Cloud HQ.

As well as being the home of my blog, my photos, videos and other potentially interesting pieces of information about me and my life, this site is also a tool that I use to reconnect with lost friends, contacts, and new acquaintances and I hope that you find it both stimulating and entertaining!

Feel free to get in touch with me using the contact form if you’d like to talk to me.

Marcus East

“Digital” is a term that is used many people to mean many different things; in reality, there is no consistent definition of what it really means, or what the impact of a digital transformation will be on an organization or society.

In my forthcoming book, ‘Working with Dinosaurs‘, I explore how organizations can better drive digital transformation and position themselves for the future by embracing the power of the cloud…


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,National Geographic, and now Google.

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.

He is part of Google's Office of the CTO, which is a team that sits at the intersection of Google technology and its largest customers' challenges. Marcus acts as a 'virtual CTO' for them to help deepen their understanding of technology, while bringing customer insight back into Google to aid product development with a particular emphasis on Google Cloud.

If you would like to know more, or require a copy of his résumé or detailed biography please contact him using the form at the bottom of the page or by visiting his LinkedIn profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcuseast/ LinkedIn

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Go eCommerce Quote July 2016 Tel Aviv
Dark Technology April 2016 Manchester
European Communication Summit June 2017 Brussels
Go eCommerce July 2016 Tel Aviv
The immigration journey of Marcus East, CTO of National Geographic

From a very young age I was taught about the importance of charity, and it has become an increasingly important part of my life.

I believe that we all have a responsibility to ensure that we take into account the needs and desires of those in society who are less fortunate than ourselves – and to then do what we can to help them.

I have actively supported a number of charities – both through donations and through volunteering my time – and I continue to support a wide range of charitable and social enterprise activities.

Today, I am a trustee of both MyBnk and FoodWorks and I support a number of other charities through monthly contributions and volunteering my time.

If you don’t already do so, I encourage you to devote some of your free time to charitable activities; it is incredibly rewarding and there are many, many organisations and individuals out there in need of additional support.

I’d be particularly grateful if you supported one of my two favourite charities, and you can use the links below to find out more:

Food Cycle MyBnk
Nominet Trust