Mark Hillary

British tech, culture, and globalisation writer based in São Paulo

Mark Hillary is a British author, blogger, and advisor on technology and globalisation based in São Paulo, Brazil.

Mark is the chief executive of Brazilian tech research firm, IT Decisions; focused on buy-side research with the largest active community of chief information officers (CIOs) in Brazil.

He has written several successful books, including ‘Global Services: Moving to a Level Playing Field’, ‘Who Moved My Job?’, ‘Talking Outsourcing’, and ‘Building a Future with BRICs’.

He is one of the best-known British bloggers focused on politics, globalisation and technology and is a regular contributor to Reuters in addition to The Huffington Post. Mark’s blogging for Reuters is particularly focused on British politics and the network society – he live-blogged the entire 2010 general election with a focus on issues such as immigration, hi-tech services, and the digital economy.

Mark is one of the 100 official British ‘BT storytellers’ covering the London 2012 Olympics. He was shortlisted as business blogger of the year in 2009 by Computer Weekly and in 2011 won the SSON (shared services and outsourcing network) best blogger award.

Mark has advised the UN on the development of the IT industry in Africa, the Indian government on service exports, and the British government on developing a hi-tech economy – as well as being a blogging mentor to teenage children under the guidance of the Labour administration’s Department for Children, Schools, and Families.

Mark is a visiting MBA lecturer at London South Bank University, focused on corporate structures and the globalisation of services. He has lectured at several other universities, inc. the LSE and Loughborough. He is presently working on research into a new book about IT in Brazil, and a short book on the corporate use of Twitter.

Mark lives in São Paulo with his wife Angelica and ‘vira lata’ dog, Joe. The BBC filmed his wedding in 2010 because it was entirely arranged on Facebook.