Marquis Cabrera

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stat Zero

Marquis Cabrera is the CEO and Chairman of Stat Zero Group, a Global GovTech Venture Platform with an Impact Fund. Stat Zero has raised $250M as an anchor to a billion-dollar impact fund. He also serves on the World Economic Forum's Global Council for AR and VR. Prior to Stat Zero Group, he was IBM’s Global Leader of Digital Government Transformation and Global Head of IBM's Government Garage. In this role has advised senior government officials and developed global transformation solutions throughout the world. For example, he developed the UAE’s artificial intelligence lab roadmap, secured blockchain deals in Europe, closed cloud services deals in Australia and South Africa, developed public safety and defense technologies for NATO and global security agencies, and lead the Global CitiT4I Startup Challenge. Prior to joining IBM, Cabrera was Chief Executive Officer of Foster Skills, a social enterprise supported by Microsoft, State Farm, and State Street focused on citizen-driven social innovation. He also founded two start-ups: RateMyFosterHome.com, a first mover in public sector customer experience metrics; and Physiocare.io, an upstart Uberizing physical therapy. Early in his career, he worked for Y-Combinator's Wefunder to champion the Startup Jobs Act; Wayfair, where he developed brand strategy with HGTV celebrities; Massachusetts Appeals and Supreme Courts, where he helped role out digital case management system (Forecourt); and the White House Chief of Staff’s Office, where he led efforts to improve Recovery Act reporting requirements. Cabrera has won numerous awards, including the Boston Globe’s Innovator of the Year, Microsoft Changemaker, Massachusetts Nonprofit Excellence Award, Ashoka’s Child Well-being Champion and, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Fellow, Case Foundation Finding Fearless Award and tied for first place in McKinsey’s Agility Hackathon. Marquis has a column, Hacking Government, with CIO.com and blogs for The Huffington Post. He has written seminal pieces for Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Harvard Kennedy School Journal of Latino Policy. Marquis was a plenary speaker at the White House, Harvard Law, IMF, Boston Children's Hospital, United Way Youth Venture, and his TEDx talk at Columbia University on 'How To Build a Social Enterprise' received 80,000+ views. He has been featured in Reuters, NPR, Sydney Herald, and Forbes. Hillary Clinton nominated him to the Air Force Academy, but he decided to study under former Massachusetts Governor Dukakis and SJC Chief Justice Roderick Ireland at Northeastern University, where he graduated with high honours. He deferred his JD/MBA at Harvard.