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Marquis Cabrera

Global Leader of Digital Government Transformation, IBM
Marquis is IBM’s Global Leader of Digital Government Transformation, including emerging technologies (i.e. Blockchain). He has advised senior government officials in Switzerland, Singapore, New Zealand, Denmark, Australia, Belgium, Ghana, Oman, and Dubai on public systems transformation strategy and new asset creation. Marquis has led the development of open source emergency resilience, defense & intelligence, and artificial intelligence solutions for global governments. He has previously worked at the White House and Massachusetts Supreme Courts. Marquis recently authored: A two-front battle: How governments can prevail in the face of the global skills crisis” (IBM Institute for Business Value). Marquis also has a column, Hacking Government, with CIO, in which he interviews senior government officials and civic innovators, like Denmark's Tech Ambassador and Head of Australia's Victoria Public Sector Fund. His TEDx talk at Columbia University on 'How To Build a Social Enterprise' received 40,000+ views. Marquis won Boston Globe’s Massachusetts Innovator of the Year, Microsoft YouthSpark Changemaker, Massachusetts Nonprofit Young Professional Excellence Award, Case Foundation Finding Fearless Award, and tied for 1st place in McKinsey’s Agility Hackathon. He has been featured in Forbes, Reuters, NPR, Sydney Herald, and Forbes.