Mark Gibbs has been a CTO, consultant, and journalist in the information technology industry for over 30 years. He has written four books, co-founded half-a-dozen startups, as well as advised and consulted with dozens of companies from startups through growing businesses to Fortune 5000 enterprises. Gibbs co-founded Novell UK, and created NetRatings, a leader in on-line audience measurement and now a wholly owned subsidiary of The Nielsen Company. He also had a 24-year career as an IT industry journalist writing for IDG.
Gibbs has the ability to drive innovation, define and communicate strategies, and keep projects on the rails. He believes in accuracy, clarity, quality, and speed. A staunch proponent of ethical business practices, responsive and effective management, and value-driven decision-making, Gibbs will provide clarity and direction in your business technology.
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Chief Technology Officer • 2014 to 2017
Advisor then Chief Technology Officer. Managed outsourced development and supported marketing of an email and document security product suite. Developed technical and marketing materials and designed next generation product lines.
Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer • 2012 to date
Co-founder and CTO of a product data registry and digital labelling firm. Designed and implemented database-driven online services.
Chief Technology Officer • 2001 to 2002
Board director and acting CTO for one of the leading television newsroom automation platform vendors. Responsible for technical due diligence of potential acquisitions.
Consultant • 2000 to 2003
Analyst and presenter of Webcasts and podcasts for various corporate clients including Cisco, Sun, and Apple. Responsible for customer liaison to determine needs and set schedules. Wrote and scripted presentation material and was "talent" for both live and pre-recorded videos and audio content.
Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer • 1999 to 2001
Co-founder, chief technology officer, and creator of an early SaaS-based brand support and marketing platform. Led an outsourced development team and worked with customers to determine customization requirements and implementation goals.
Consultant•1998 to 2009
Creator, presenter, and host of more than twenty seminar series sponsored by major IT industry vendors including Cisco, IBM, Symantec, Microsoft, and Sun covering enterprise security, Internet technology, and network management.
Creator & Co-founder • 1996 to 2000
Creator and co-founder of one of the leading Internet and digital media measurement and analysis companies. Successful IPO in 2000 and wholly acquired by Nielsen Co. in 2007.
Contributing Editor • 1993 to 2017
Co-Principal • 1990 to 1992
Co-principal of a consulting firm specializing in networking products and enterprise strategy and services. Provided technical analysis, development strategy, and execution planning to Fortune 5000 companies.
Director of Strategic Planning • 1989 to 1990
Director of Strategic Planning liaising with European major accounts and resellers.
Co-founder & Technical Director • 1986 to 1989
Co-founder and Technical Director of Novell's U.K. operation in charge of all technical, service, and education operations for the UK and advisor to Novell International (Europe). Responsible for reseller and major account technical liaison with U.S. headquarters technical operations.
Development Manager • 1985 to 1986
Development manager for an optical character recognition system. Project managed an outsourced development team, developed sales, marketing, and training materials.
Technical Support Manager • 1979 to 1985
Technical support manager for the U.K. and Europe, responsible for building and running technical support, pre-sales support, and service for HiNet, one of the earliest networking systems.
Data Processing Manager • 1977 to 1979
Civilian manager of naval exercise data analysis team and mainframe and minicomputer systems programming. Responsible for workflow scheduling, software maintenance, and performance optimization.
Diploma in Architecture (BSc) •
One of the most fortunate things to have happened in my career, and one of the best things that happened to Network World, was to join forces with Mark Gibbs. He's a fantastic, funny, insightful writer, and he continues to deliver smart and valuable commentary to Network World readers in print and online. He's also great on stage and has helped our conference business. On a personal note, Mark's a great advisor and a good friend. I highly recommend him.John Gallant, Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications U.S.
Mark is one of the most energetic and thoughtful leaders that I have encountered in my career. He has an insatiable appetite for new and bold technologies and a solid appreciation for talent. Although he comes to the table with deep (think Mariana's Trench) technical experience, he knows how to communicate well regardless of who is in the room. His most valuable skill is his ability to consistently think outside the box - no one is better at thinking big.Bob Cagle, CEO, productOps
Mark Gibbs is truly at the leading edge of where technology, business and new paradigms emerge. He uncannily discerns where and when next-generation concepts are going to 'hit' and break into the mainstream - in order to take advantage of the opportunities represented by these, you have to act in advance of their popularization: That's where Mark is an incredible sage and asset to any organization desiring to be "in the know." ... Wholehearted Recommendation.David Knight, Founder & CEO, Terbine
Mark Gibbs and I were columnists together at Network World in the late '90s. I was relatively new to technology journalism at the time, and Mark's generous advice and insights were invaluable to my career. Mark actually knows what he's talking about, unlike the vast majority of tech journalists, and backs up his often-provocative opinions with impeccable analysis and a keen wit. As a columnist and technology thinker Mark consistently sets a standard to which I continually aspire.Chris Nerney, Technology & science writer
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