Mark Gibbs has been a CTO, consultant, and journalist in the information technology industry for over 30 years. He has written four books, co-founded half-a-dozen startups, as well as advised and consulted with dozens of companies from startups through growing businesses to Fortune 5000 enterprises. Gibbs co-founded Novell UK, and created NetRatings, a leader in on-line audience measurement and now a wholly owned subsidiary of The Nielsen Company. He also had a 24-year career as an IT industry journalist writing for IDG.

Gibbs has the ability to drive innovation, define and communicate strategies, and keep projects on the rails. He believes in accuracy, clarity, quality, and speed. A staunch proponent of ethical business practices, responsive and effective management, and value-driven decision-making, Gibbs will provide clarity and direction in your business technology.

Contact Details

Mark Gibbs
393 Contra Costa Avenue
Ventura, CA 93004 USA

(805) 754-2661


  • One of the most fortunate things to have happened in my career, and one of the best things that happened to Network World, was to join forces with Mark Gibbs. He's a fantastic, funny, insightful writer, and he continues to deliver smart and valuable commentary to Network World readers in print and online. He's also great on stage and has helped our conference business. On a personal note, Mark's a great advisor and a good friend. I highly recommend him.

    John Gallant, Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications U.S.
  • Mark is one of the most energetic and thoughtful leaders that I have encountered in my career. He has an insatiable appetite for new and bold technologies and a solid appreciation for talent. Although he comes to the table with deep (think Mariana's Trench) technical experience, he knows how to communicate well regardless of who is in the room. His most valuable skill is his ability to consistently think outside the box - no one is better at thinking big.

    Bob Cagle, CEO, productOps
  • Mark Gibbs is truly at the leading edge of where technology, business and new paradigms emerge. He uncannily discerns where and when next-generation concepts are going to 'hit' and break into the mainstream - in order to take advantage of the opportunities represented by these, you have to act in advance of their popularization: That's where Mark is an incredible sage and asset to any organization desiring to be "in the know." ... Wholehearted Recommendation.

    David Knight, Founder & CEO, Terbine
  • Mark Gibbs and I were columnists together at Network World in the late '90s. I was relatively new to technology journalism at the time, and Mark's generous advice and insights were invaluable to my career. Mark actually knows what he's talking about, unlike the vast majority of tech journalists, and backs up his often-provocative opinions with impeccable analysis and a keen wit. As a columnist and technology thinker Mark consistently sets a standard to which I continually aspire.

    Chris Nerney, Technology & science writer

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You can contact me by email (feedback@gibbs.com), phone, or use the form below. Failing that, carrier pigeon or smoke signals might be worth trying.