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MARQUIS CABRERA

Global Leader of Digital Government Transformation at IBM

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Marquis is IBM’s Global Leader of Digital Government Transformation, including emerging technologies (i.e. Blockchain). He has advised senior government officials in Switzerland, Oman, Denmark, Australia, Belgium, and UAE. Prior to joining IBM, he was CEO of Foster Skills, a social enterprise – supported by AOL Co-Founder Steve Case – focused on citizen-driven social innovation. He also founded two startups: RateMyFosterHome.com, a first mover in public sector customer experience metrics; and Physiocare.io, an upstart Uberizing physical therapy. Marquis has won numerous awards: Boston Globe’s Innovator of the Year, Microsoft Changemaker, Massachusetts Nonprofit Excellence Award, Ashoka’s Child Well-being Champion, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Fellow, Case Foundation Finding Fearless Award, and tied for 1st place in McKinsey’s Agility Hackathon. 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 60,000+ views. He has been featured in Reuters, NPR, Sydney Herald, and Forbes. Marquis has a column, Hacking Government, with CIO.com and blogs for The Huffington Post.

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