Business 100 – 2014

Mark P. McDonald/Accenture Strategy

Mark McDonald is a managing director and Digital Business Strategy lead at Accenture Strategy, which helps clients to create value and revenue from digital capabilities. Previously, Mark was a group vice president and fellow at Gartner, a technology research and advisory company. At Gartner, Mark was a member of the Executive Programs Leadership team and head of Executive Programs Research. Mark is a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Financial Times and other publications on issues of technology and strategy. Most recently, he is the author of The Digital Edge: Exploiting Information and Technology for Business (Gartner, 2012). He has lectured at Oxford University and currently teaches courses at Columbia University in New York and the University of Wisconsin Business School.

Mark graduated from Colgate University with honors in economics and political science, Trinity College in Connecticut with a master’s in economics and international finance and TU Delft with a Ph.D. in technology policy management. He is based in Chicago, where he lives with his family.