Marcelo De Santis is a digital innovation leader transforming companies at the intersection of people, data and technology. He has extensive experience digitizing products and business models while building value added engagement with consumers, customers and employees. Over the years, he has developed a “panoramic view” of the enterprise while working across a wide range of industries - consulting, automotive, telco, financial services, pharma and CPG.
He has provided leadership to startups, SMB and Fortune 500 corporations while living and working in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America. He strongly believes in the power of cultivating a diverse, entrepreneurial, collaborative and agile team culture focused on delivering practical business results: profitable revenue, satisfied customers and engaged employees. Determined to make a difference in the world; he actively supports non-profit organizations that work to improve the lives of underprivileged children.
Marcelo is former CIO of Mondelez and Group CIO of Pirelli. He is currently startup mentor and corporate innovation advisor at 1871 and member of Forbes Technology Council.
Marcelo believes that technology and data are the foundation to build innovative, profitable and socially responsible business models. He has extensive experience on driving innovation for F500 and startups while working and living in US, Latin America, Asia and Europe. When he is not learning about new tech trends you can find him climbing in the Himalayas, supporting non-profits improving the life of underprivileged children or advocating for the advancement of women in STEM related careers. Marcelo is former CIO of Mondelez and Group CIO of Pirelli. He is currently startup mentor and corporate innovation advisor at 1871 and member of Forbes Technology Council.