Mark Minevich is Principal Founder of Going Global Ventures (GGV), a New York based investment, technology and strategy advisory firm, with bench strength and insight into business strategies and best practices dedicated to leading high-growth tech clients to success in the global knowledge economy. Mark was recently appointed as Venture Partner at GVA Capital Group, a global venture capital fund.

Mark is an associate partner of Blackhawk Partners, Inc. and international family investment group. Mark is also a strategist and advisor to Global Emerging Markets (GEM) a $3.4B NYC - based alternative investment group which manages a diverse set of investment vehicles and for which he plays an integral role in fundraising.

Additionally, Mark is a Senior Advisor of the Council of Competitiveness in Washington, DC, and a Senior Fellow of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC). His role is to provide strategic counsel to help guide the Councils' policies at home and abroad. Most importantly, Mark will be strengthening public policy to the benefit of all Americans. Mark is also on the Advisory Board of TriLink Global, a US-based private investment company dedicated to creating a global platform for impact investing through alternative investment funds.

As a Chief Strategist and Executive Board member, Mark also helps Comtrade Group, a multinational corporation with business units that are product development companies, keep up with emerging exponential technologies. These Comtrade Group BUs specialize in gaming, solutions, distribution, application management, travel and hospitality, extended R&D and outsourced products.

Previously, Mr. Minevich was the CTO and Strategy Executive at IBM and has also held other management, technology and strategy roles where he formulated the strategy of the Venture Capital Incubation program. This program, which provided LP investments to venture capital firms and incubators, helped over 100 portfolio startups grow and generate 2 billion USDs in revenue. Over the years, Mark's deep focus has been on cultivating a multi-disciplinary approach to solving complex global challenges in the tech sector. As Vice Chairman, CTO/CIO and Chief Strategy Officer (and an Advisor) at several top-flight companies, including Sustainia/Monday Morning Global Institute (Denmark), Research Board (A Gartner company and international think tank to Chief Information Officers of some of the world's largest corporations -- Deutsche Bank, BTM Corporation, Geotek Communications, Qwest Communications, Comcast, and USWEB/CKS -- with a specific passion for driving innovation, creativity and sustainability both in the US and abroad.)

With over 20 years of seasoned experience in business strategy and technology innovation consulting for the global technology markets, Mark is an influential authority on technology, in particular as a CIO/CTO. The combination of his more than 20 years of seasoned experience in business strategy, technology and innovation, global perspective and expertise, and exposure working in the corporate, private, tech and investment sectors makes Mark an invaluable contributor to senior management in whatever endeavors and opportunities he is invited to participate in.

Mark was founder of the Billion Minds Foundation and Club, a global private foundation and investor club of high-net-worth families. He organized Global Billions Club and Private Wealth Business Club programs in Europe, Asia and North America, and assembled top philanthropists, industrialists, financiers, family holdings, investment groups/institutions and entrepreneurs around the world with a combined net worth of billions of dollars. In addition, over the years Mark was the founding member of Technology Leadership Council (TLC) and led several CTO clubs and private CxO roundtable. Mark is often solicited for independent expert testimonies at National Research Conventions with Club of Madrid, US Department of Commerce bilateral meetings. He's been featured in a number of business/technology publications and CNBC programs.

Mark is the co-author of highly acclaimed books Six Billions Minds (2006) and The CTO Handbook: The Indispensable Technology Leadership Resource (2002). He is the recipient of the prestigious Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement on global innovation and World Trade Leadership Award by World Trade Centers and WTCA.

Albert Einstein Award