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C-Level Management, Digital & Business Transformation

Mark Popolano

Mark Popolano, formerly the SVP, CTO, and Managing Director of Business Innovation and Offer Management at Claro Enterprise Solutions, currently serves as an Executive Technology Advisor. In this role, he specializes in providing guidance to start-ups and enterprise-size organizations across a range of industries. Mark’s expertise lies in helping these organizations craft strategic plans, secure funding, and develop innovative solutions that foster revenue growth and operational optimization. His knowledge spans various domains, including green initiatives, oil and gas extraction, financial and AI models, crypto technologies, and web 3.0 platforms. He also facilitates connections with investors and assists with business development, making him a valuable resource for organizations dealing with complex challenges and opportunities.

Mark Popolano has a distinguished career history, having held C-suite executive positions, consultative partner roles, sales and technical leadership positions, and solution architecture roles. His experience encompasses a wide array of verticals, including Government, Financial Services, Insurance, Publishing, Management Consulting, Telecommunications, and Managed Services. Notably, he has managed global professional organizations with internal budgets exceeding $2.5 billion.

As a thought leader, Mr. Popolano has authored articles such as “Demystifying the Cloud” and has been a speaker on panels and major events. He has been quoted and interviewed by various publications during his tenure on Wall Street and actively participates in customer advisory and technical boards. He advocates for the use of social media to express his opinions and offers proactive solutions to pertinent issues in the realms of business, society, and technology.

Throughout his career, Mark Popolano has played a crucial role in digitally transforming major organizations. He has accomplished this by enhancing the customer experience, optimizing and transforming operational processes, and developing innovative business models with business leadership. He has collaborated with CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and their executive teams in shaping and executing global and divisional business digital strategies. These collaborative efforts have enabled companies to embrace technologies such as mobile, IoT, cognitive analytics, big data, cloud applications, and automated data center capabilities, facilitating their journey towards digital transformation.

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