With over a decade of experience in IT, Mark is currently COO at TAIGER, where he leads the company’s growth strategy and operational development. TAIGER is a leading software company pioneering AI solutions that increase operational efficiency at large organizations. Previously, Mark was Group Chief Strategy & Operations Officer at Acronis, a data protection and cybersecurity company. Before that, Mark was Deputy Minister of ICT in Russia, where he led the IT industry support, innovation ecosystem development and policymaking. Prior to this, Mark worked in Business Development at Russian Space Systems, the country’s largest space technology holding. He was instrumental in establishing the first US-Russia joint venture in satellite navigation and also the quantum technologies centre. Mark sits on several boards, including SGTech, the leading business association in Singapore, where he is also a Vice-Chair of the Digital Transformation chapter. Mark is a director at the ICT branch of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Innovation Centre and a founding board member of Zimin Institute for Engineering Solutions Advancing Better Lives at Tel Aviv University (Israel). He holds a PhD in Computer Science.