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Alan Marcus

Head of IT, Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment Industries, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum LLC

Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University; Graduate degree in Telecommunications Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; Executive Education Program, Harvard Business School and the Graduate School of Business, Former senior management roles, Symbol Technologies and Cisco Systems, in Marketing, Market Development, Product Development, and Process Development in the US, Asia Pacific and Europe. With the World Economic Forum: currently, Head of the ICT Sector, responsible for shaping the agenda across the IT, Electronics, Software, IT Services, and Telecommunications industries; leads the Hyperconnected World Platform with a focus on four pillars: hard infrastructure; governance and mechanisms; data; cyber resilience. This platform has over 100 CEOs across 20 industry sectors, representatives of 17 countries and international organizations. Authority on networking technologies; has participated as an expert on numerous panels and lectures on the subject.