Researcher Profiles
Mark Zawacki
Research Associate, Leading Edge Forum

Mark Zawacki, based in Silicon Valley, is a Research Associate for the Leading Edge Forum.  Mark principally focuses on our Learning from Silicon Valley research domain, with a remit to assess the emergence of industry ecosystems in Silicon Valley and their disruptive aims and potential.

Mark is also a business strategist, Board advisor, keynote speaker and angel investor.

Mark is the Founder of two strategy consulting firms:  650 Labs and Milestone Group.  He has advised more than 300 clients globally on a myriad of growth and revenue-related initiatives including business strategy, disruptive innovation, business and corporate development, alliances/partnering, go-to-market strategies and international expansion.  His clients have included Shell, Rabobank, Microsoft, McDonalds, MasterCard, Cisco, Intel, SAP, SITA, Norsk Hydro, UBS, Swisscom and Turkcell.

Prior to 650 Labs and Milestone Group, Mark spent nearly a decade as a strategy consultant with CSC Index.  Variously based in Amsterdam, London, Sydney and San Francisco, Mark's consulting at CSC Index focused on corporate strategy, organizational change and leveraging technology for business advantage.

Mark holds a BSc in Marketing from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Rochester, William E Simon Graduate School of Business, where he currently serves on the Executive Advisory Council.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

Avoid IT Disruption By Challenging Conventional Business Assumptions

12 FEB 2015 / MARK ZAWACKI

A Business Weapon of Extraordinary Power - Why Boards Need to Get Strategic With Disruptive IT

01 NOV 2014 / SIMON WARDLEY, MARK ZAWACKI, DAVID MOSCHELLA, ERIK BRYNJOLFSSON, DAN HUSHON

Silicon Valley Wants It All

18 SEP 2014 / MARK ZAWACKI

How Ecosystems are Disrupting Entire Industries, and What You Can Do About It

29 AUG 2014 / SIMON WARDLEY, MARK ZAWACKI, EDD WILDER-JAMES, DAN HUSHON

Pervasive Disruption? - Silicon Valley's Unbounded Ambitions

27 AUG 2014 / DAVID MOSCHELLA, MARK ZAWACKI