Marcus East is a digital technology and product leader with a passion for driving positive change through the use of technology — a love affair that started when he was taught to program in elementary school at the age of nine. Since then, he has built a reputation for being a 'creative technologist,’ someone who enjoys solving difﬁcult problems in innovative ways, whether they are complex business challenges or life-changing social issues.
He has spent one half of his career working for top technology companies building world-class technology -- Apple, Google & IBM -- and the other half helping brands to harness the power of technology to drive business value — including Comic Relief, Marks and Spencer, National Geographic and T-Mobile.
Today, he is SVP & Chief Digital Ofﬁcer at T-Mobile USA, America’s supercharged "Un-carrier" delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that offers reliable connectivity for all.
Marcus attended The Latymer Grammar School in London and subsequently read for an honors degree at the London Metropolitan University majoring in Management & Information Technology, and a Master’s in Management (major in Social Enterprise) from the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the BCS (British Computer Society) Chartered Institute for Information Technology (FBCS) and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI). He is an Expert in Residence for the University of Oxford Foundry.
Before moving to the United States, he was an elected councilor for the London Borough of Enﬁeld, representing Chase Ward. Today, he lives in the Seattle area with his wife and their cat, Cesaré and puppy, Bella. In his spare time, he enjoys watching soccer, building computers, investigating tech for social good, artiﬁcial intelligence and traveling to unusual and exotic places around the world.