Founder, CloudGarage (Former CIO of AIG & Sunlife)

MR. MARK EDWARD ROSS has over 20 years of senior-level technology management and Board level experience with multi-national financial service companies. Mr. Ross also serves on the Board and as a senior level advisor for several start-up companies.

He started his financial services career at a top investment bank (Credit Suisse), where he was responsible for infrastructure and global application deployment for the company's fixed income and equities trading desks. He went on to become the Regional Chief Information Officer and Chief Architect overseeing European and Asian operations for several dominant and global financial service players (e.g. AIG, Thomson-Reuters).

Mr. Ross is a recognized technology innovator. He was most recently awarded the 2009 IDC innovation award for his work using software-as-a- service solutions. Publications of his work have appeared in numerous journals and periodicals and have also been the basis for a Computer World case study.

Specialties of Mr. Ross include strategic technology planning and the integration of core financial service systems including: insurance, asset management, pensions, trust, fixed income and equities systems.

Mr. Ross completed an engineering and economics degree from Carnegie- Mellon University. He also holds a Masters degree in Finance and International Business from New York University's Stern School of Management and from Hautes Etudes Commerciales - a top European business university based in Paris, France.