Advisory Task Force

Marc Hoppers

Co-founder and Managing Partner Cogent Company www.cogentcompany.com

Marc has more than 20 years of management consulting and industry experience and specializes advising businesses in the use of technology to improve productivity and performance.

Marc leads the Technology Services Practice Group at Sirius Solutions, focusing on helping firms transform their business through the application of technology to business problems. He has previously served as a Principal at RCG Global Services, was founder and Managing Partner of Cogent Company, ran global channel sales for Trendium, a network management software firm, and served clients globally Ernst & Young, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and Consulting Partners. He began his career in research and development at Halliburton.

Marc participates on a number of boards at the University of North Texas in both the College of Business and the College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to his roles at UNT, he is active in leadership in the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (“IAMCP”), the DFW World Affairs Council, the Data Warehouse Institute, and the Institute of Management Consultants. Marc is currently an Technology Policy Ambassador in Voices for Innovation, a member of the Microsoft Partner Experience Board, and serves as a Trustee for the Cambridge School of Dallas.

Why I Support VFI

I have continued to pursue Voices for Innovation because of the timely information about the technology industry they provide to me. Whether it’s just following tweets, engaging in conference calls with policy experts, or attending live events with policy makers, I am always challenged by the content and interactions with this group.