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    Vice President of Information Technology & CISO, EMEA
    Ricoh Europe Plc

    A serial entrepreneur, Mark Robinson, founder of Kimble Applications, has more than 25 years’ experience in the IT consulting industry. In addition to founding the company, he also serves as Chief Marketing Officer where is he is responsible for business development, channel management and market analysis.

    Mark started his career in management consulting before working for Oracle Corporation where he was able to witness first hand their rise from start-up to software giant. He started his first IT consultancy company, Fulcrum Solutions, in 1997 with no external investment, and in just under 3 years it had reached 200 staff with offices in Edinburgh, Manchester, London and New York. Two years later it was acquired by Whittman Hart for cash and stock valued at $35 million.

    Following the successful sale of Fulcrum, Mark co-founded IT consultancy Edenbrook, this time with external investment, which grew to 400 people by the time it was acquired in 2009 by Hitachi.

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