Marco Antonio Cavallo

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Marco Antonio Cavallo is a technology/digital transformation evangelist and expert when it comes to the strategic role of CIOs, technology strategy and trends, FinTech, InsureTech and technology applied to business in many different countries and cultures, providing cross-border strategic orientation for different industries and executives. Given his corporate experience of almost 20 years, he brings a variety of insights, trends and market perceptions about different technologies and their usages in the Digital Economy.

Marco is the Founder and Chief of Research of the CGN Research & Advisory Group and has a successful professional history in many well-known international companies, such as Gartner, SAP Ariba, Comarch Systems, Volkswagen Financial Services (LeasePlan) and Lexmark International. He is also the founder of the CIO Global Network Group that gathers 7.500+ CIOs and other IT senior executives around the world, advisory board member for the Innovation and Technology Committee at the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA), advisory board member for the Innovation and Technology Committee at Federación Latinoamericana de Bancos (FELABAN), author of many articles about digital transformation, technology trends and the role of the strategic CIO, among other IT-related topics and an active member of the IDG Influencer Network. Marco is an international keynote speaker for many different themes and conferences, such as Cl@b/Felaban 2017 (USA), Gartner CIO Summit (México), Mondato LATAM Summit (Argentina), APICON 2017 (Brazil) and Data Science Forum 2017 (Brazil).

Marco graduated in business administration by ESPM-SP University, MBA in Corporate Finance and Economics by FGV-SP University and has been through different specializations in many international renowned institutions such as Northwestern University/Kellogg School of Management (U.S.), McGill University (Canada), Florida International University (U.S.) and Erasmus University (the Netherlands).

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Marco Antonio Cavallo and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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