Alan Marcus is a global leader with a proven track record of developing advanced strategic insight, impactful thought leadership, stewarding strategic opportunities, and differentiated policy positioning. He is a client centric leader who searches for transformational intersects, identifies key issues and develops aligned solutions.
He currently is the Chief Digital Strategy Officer at Planet Smart City, a startup focused on building places that matter for local income home ownership. Planet provides more than just a home. He leads development of digital solutions supporting smart, sustainable, socially inclusive and empowering communities, ensuring residents have opportunities and tools to meet goals and aspirations and to have a positive impact on community and life.
A noted authority on digital technology, policy and governance mechanisms, Alan has participated as an expert in numerous fora, including Mobile World Congress, WITSA, UN’s Internet Governance Forum, OECD, and ITU. He is co-author of “Beyond Cyber Security”, a hands-on guide that includes the practical steps institutions can take to achieve digital resilience and protect against cyber-attacks while creating value from technology investments and innovation.
He most recently was Head of Technology, Media, Digital, and Professional Service Industries at the World Economic Forum where he had global responsibility for building the client base and returning recurring revenue. He shaped the agenda across the many activities of the Forum including the Annual Meeting in Davos. In this role, he engaged with an exclusive list of top industry leaders, top knowledge experts, civil society leaders and government and public figures engaging them in public-private dialogue and cooperation.
Prior, he had senior management positions at Symbol Technologies and Cisco.