Marc.Wilczek

Marc.Wilczek

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Marc Wilczek is a business leader with more than 20 years of experience within the information and communication technology (ICT) space. He operates at the intersection of technology, strategy and innovation, and is passionate about all things "digital" with emphasis on cloud computing, big data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT).

He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at Link11, an IT security provider specialized in DDoS protection. Prior to that, he was Vice President Portfolio, Innovation & Architecture at Deutsche Telekom, where he headed all product-related activities, incl. pre-sales and consulting, for the company’s €3 billion cloud and hosting business worldwide. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific/Latin America/Middle East & Africa at CompuGroup Medical, and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, at Sophos.

He is an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and holds Master’s degrees from FOM Graduate School for Economics and Management in Frankfurt and London Business School. He also attended Columbia University in New York City on academic exchange.

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

Articles by Marc.Wilczek

Navigating the Digital Universe

Migrating into the cloud: easier said than done

The number of cloud-hosted applications is poised to increase by 40 percent over the next two years. Yet, research finds that successfully mastering the transition and transformation phase remains a challenge.
November 20, 2017
Cloud computing and the costs: a love-hate relationship
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Cloud computing and the costs: a love-hate relationship

Rather than advancing their digital strategies, focusing on cost savings is still the top priority for companies using the cloud. Yet, many of them are struggling to garner the desired economic benefits.
September 1, 2017
Why are USB sticks wrinkle-free?
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Why are USB sticks wrinkle-free?

Roughly half of lost USB sticks and other mobile gadgets get returned to owners, which triggers the million-dollar question: What happens to the other half?
August 14, 2017
Keeping pace with the digital transformation: From rhetoric to action
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Keeping pace with the digital transformation: From rhetoric to action

Digitization is a global megatrend, causing shock waves across a myriad of industries. Around the globe, boards of every enterprise are concerned about the impact of digitization on their company’s market position and ability to compete. However, many organizations struggle to move beyond the rhetoric and convert acknowledgement into action. Estimates are that 70% of change programs fail to achieve their goals – primarily due to employee resistance and lack of management support. While much attention is typically given to strategy and technology, all too often little is devoted to the cultural part – which is an equally critical success factor. The article decomposes the ingredients of a successful transformation program and gives guidance how to become a digital champion. It includes contributions from Dr. David Bray, CIO U.S. Federal Communications Commission, and Dr. Daniel Cable, Professor and Chair, Organizational Behavior at London Business School.
July 12, 2017