Mr. Mark Minevich
Chair & Co-Founder, Digital Pioneers Network, and President, Going Global Ventures
Mr. Minevich is a highly regarded and trusted Digital Cognitive Strategist, Artificial Intelligence expert, Venture Capitalist, and the principal founder and President of Going Global Ventures. Mark was also recently appointed Chair of AI Policy at the International Research Centre for AI, under the auspices of UNESCO. Mark collaborates and advises large global enterprises both in the US and Japan (Hitachi), and is the official AI and Future of Work Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group. Currently, he serves as the strategic advisor and Global ambassador to the CEO and Chairman of New York based IPsoft Inc.
Mark holds the role of senior fellow as part of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness in Washington, D.C. He is an appointed member of the G20/B20’s Digital Task Force, supplementing the group with expert knowledge on digitization, advanced autonomous systems, and the future of AI.
Mark is also the co- founder and Chair of the Digital Pioneers Network and AI Pioneers Circle based in New York, and was appointed as the Global Digital Ambassador to the World Assessment Council in early 2020. Mark is a founding co-host at Digital Pioneers Dialogue Podcast and contributes to a number of publications.
Mark also advises several venture capital groups. Mark is Chief AI Officer to Canadian Growth Investments. He acts as a Fund Adviser to Bootstrap Labs based in San Francisco: a pioneer in the realm of VC funds focused on applied AI, carrying with it a mature fund and portfolio of 24 applied AI companies. Mark is also an Advisor to the AI Capital Venture Fund based in Colorado, which is a dedicated venture and private equity fund geared towards AI companies in the late-seed to growth-stage maturity level.
Mark is also a trusted Adviser and Entrepreneur in Residence for Hanaco Ventures, a global venture fund that focuses on late-stage, pre-IPO Israeli and US companies powered by bold, visionary, and passionate minds. Prior to this position, Mark was the Vice Chair of Ventures and External Affairs, as well as CTO at the Comtrade Group, an international technology conglomerate. He also served as the CTO and Strategy Executive at IBM, and held other management, technology, and strategy roles that entailed formulating investment tactics for Venture Capital Incubation programs.
Mark is also involved in media and journalism, and contributes to a number of publications, including Forbes, Entrepreneur, Observer, TechCrunch, InformationWeek, CIO Magazine and COGNITIVE WORLD. His has been cited and featured in articles and appeared in Newsweek, Inc., CIO Magazine, Hitachi Review/Japan,Telegraph UK, CNBC. His knowledge has been cited and his name has been featured in articles on an international scale.
Forbes named Mark one of the Leaders to Watch in 2017. He has received the Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement and the World Trade Leadership Award from the World Trade Centers and World Trade Center’s Association. Mark has served as a venture partner with GVA Capital in Silicon Valley, advising the fund on AI startups. He has also served as venture advisor to Global Emerging Markets, an alternative investment group that manages a diverse set of investment vehicles. Mark was also involved with Research Board, a Gartner company and international think-tank advising CIOs at some of the world’s largest corporations, such as: Deutsche Bank, BTM Corporation, Geotek Communications, Qwest Communications, Comcast, and USWEB/CKS.