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Marquis Cabrera

Marquis Cabrera

Marquis is IBM’s Global Leader of Digital Government Transformation, including emerging technologies (i.e. Blockchain). He has advised senior government officials in Switzerland, Singapore, New Zealand, Denmark, Australia, Belgium, and Dubai on systems transformation strategy and new asset creation. Marquis has led the development of open source emergency resilience, defense & intelligence, and Blockchain solutions for global governments, which has presented many new opportunities for IBM in the government sector. He was IBM’s lead in the Global Citi T4I Tech for Integrity Challenge. Marquis also prepared a memo on cognitive citizen services for the IBM CEO Ginni Rometty when she met with the White House Office of American Office of Innovation, and he recently authored: A two-front battle: How governments can prevail in the face of the global skills crisis” (IBM Institute for Business Value).

Prior to joining IBM, he was CEO of Foster Skills, a social enterprise that focused on citizen-driven social innovation. He also founded two startups:, a first mover in public sector customer experience metrics; and, an upstart Uberizing physical therapy.

Early in his career, Marquis conceptualized and developed a security system for the Middletown City School District.  He also worked for Y-Combinator’s Wefunder to champion the Startup Jobs Act; Wayfair, where he developed brand strategy with HGTV celebrities; Massachusetts Appeals and Supreme Courts, where he helped role out case management system; and the White House Chief of Staff’s Office, where he led efforts to improve Recovery Act reporting requirements.

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 40,000+ views. He has been featured in Reuters, NPR, Sydney Herald, and Forbes. Marquis has a column, Hacking Government, with and blogs for The Huffington Post.