Innovation & Technology Expert

Theo Pahigiannis

Mark Lawrence,


Mark possesses over 17 years “Big 4 firm” experience in management and technology consulting serving both the pubic and private sector. Prior to that he spent four years in the engineering and operations department for two global telecommunications services providers during the advent and adoption of the Internet. He has built a professional career helping to drive understanding of the business and technology linkage in order to maximize value and deliver innovative products. 

Mark recently served as a Senior Manager in the Federal Technology Consulting practice at Deloitte Consulting LLP where he led consulting teams and directly provided advisory services to CIOs and CTOs on technology assessment, strategy, budgeting, implementation, solution design, systems development, systems operations, and security challenges. Prior to that he served as an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where he managed and guided large system implementation project teams in addition to medium and small strategic consulting teams. At Cable & Wireless USA, Mark was responsible for planning, and engineering telecommunications transmission networks. Mark started his professional career at MCI Communications Inc. (now part of Verizon) provisioning and operating large telecommunications switched transmission networks. 

Mark has a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Temple University and a cross-disciplinary MS in Telecommunications from the University of Maryland College Park. Mark is an entrepreneur who is currently part owner in a couple of stealth mode startups. He is passionate about the enabling power of technology to create new industries and leveraging his business consulting experience to help build the next generation of innovative companies.