Mark has spent a career in technology, software and information security management, working across a number of industries including hospitality, contact centres, loyalty and ISPs. An active software developer and open source enthusiast, he spent a number of years as the IT director of an independent hotel management company in Johannesburg, South Africa and more recently as Senior Director of IT for Marriott in the MEA region, managing the post acquisition integration of Protea Hotels. Mark currently works for Zappi, a fast growing London market research software startup as Head of Information Security. Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Information Systems from the University of Cape Town.