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Marco Tapia

IT Consulting Services Manager & Managing Director

Since he founded PicNet in 2002, Marco has been its Managing Director responsible for its overall strategic direction, its consulting services and its business development.

Marco's experience includes Company Director, CIO, Business Technology Consultant and IT Project Manager. He has managed large and medium size IT functions for national and international corporations and has consulted in the best use of technology to increase productivity across the logistics, construction and pharmaceutical sectors.

Some of his consulting activities include strategic IT planning for companies such as AW Edwards, Lipman Group, Sydney Ports Corporation, Sydney Ferries, Defence Maritime Services and P&O Ports; supply chain projects for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics; Business Intelligence projects for Pfizer Australia; e-business consulting for P&O Ports; software development projects for Pfizer Australia and others. Most recently, Marco has developed a sound knowledge and interest in the benefits of cloud based technologies, enabling PicNet to partner with the largest public cloud providers in the market such as Microsoft 365, Azure and AWS (Amazon Web Services).

Before starting in PicNet, for six years Marco was the global CIO for P&O Ports contributing to the formulation and implementation of new Business Technology strategies, which included the deployment of large IT solutions in many countries across all continents.

During this time he also negotiated large IT contracts and completed IT and business due-diligences in many countries around the world. Specific projects included strategic plan for P&O Ports to support rapid global expansion, IT strategy for new USA operations, Indian and European facilities.

For 9 years prior Marco was the CIO of the pharmaceutical company Wellcome Australia Limited (later renamed Glaxo Wellcome) and before that, IT Director for the National Bureau of Statistics in Chile.

Marco holds an MBA from the University of NSW, a BSc (Electronics), a Diploma in Systems Analysis and he is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Marco has presented at numerous conferences and seminars. He is consulted on a regular basis by a number of business technology publications. Marco publishes his blog on the PicNet website focusing on the area of productivity in particular by using technology and innovation.