Marcel van Hulle is a Senior Vice President with the Info-Tech Research Group, a Toronto based research and advisory firm. In this role, Mr. van Hulle is responsible for Info-Tech’s sales and business development with customers and business partners. Over the past 10 years, Marcel has delivered consistently substantial double digit growth to Info-Tech and build up a 4000+ account base worldwide. Under his leadership Info-Tech was named the fastest growing Research Firm with a clear view on future developments while being the best on implementation guidance.
A seasoned executive, Marcel brings a wealth of knowledge gained during his 30-year international career with IBM, where he held various global executive positions in sales, consulting services, operations, and business development. Most recently Marcel was Vice President for IBM Europe heading up IBM’s Information Management Division across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Marcel also led the team responsible for the European integration of Informix Software, the database software business IBM acquired for $1 billion.
Previously Marcel served as IBM’s Worldwide Vice President for Linux Software. He led the transformation of IBM’s Middleware Software on Linux from an emerging opportunity to an enterprise encompassing business solution. Mr. van Hulle was Vice President for IBM’s Content Management Software and worked with customers and business partners on how to manage and archive exponentially increasing number of documents, images, voice registration, e-mails and business information. Marcel expanded the existing scope from a fragmented niche product approach to an Enterprise Content Management wide solution.
Earlier in his career, Marcel was a research fellow for Agfa and served as a scientific advisor to the Belgian Prime Minister. During this time, Marcel has published dozens of scientific research papers in international magazines.
Currently Marcel is member of the Board of Directors for two organizations and serves a Chair for the Board of Directors of Stratford Summer Music.
Marcel obtained a PhD in Physics and received a Masters Degree in Education and a Bachelors Degree in Economics at the University of Ghent (Belgium).
CIO Peer Forum 2019, Day 2: Plenary speaker
Transition to an Outcome-Based IT Organization – 2019 Insights
Marcel will give a clear oversight of what the current business environment means for IT and what is expected from the IT Leadership : Business Alignment, Result oriented processes, Skills management & Partnerships.
He will also include the results of an extensive CIO time study and the correlation with very good stakeholder satisfaction.
Finally, Marcel will focus on the major skills challenges ahead in the (IT) industry and what the basic new characteristics are / how to address it.