Mark Beckford is Vice President of Global Business Development at NComputing, a company that has developed a virtual desktop computer that drastically lowers PC costs and energy consumption. Mark is a passionate advocate of creating profits AND progress in underserved populations using the principles of “creative capitalism.”. Before NComputing, he was the general manager of the Emerging Markets Platform Group at Intel, developing computing platforms like the Classmate PC that were specifically designed for those at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Mark has lived and worked in China, grown markets in 45 countries, served as Intel’s global advocate and spokesperson for channels/emerging-markets, presenting at numerous global leadership gatherings, including the World Economic Forum and the World Congress of IT. He received his Masters of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Mark blogs about game-changing strategies that create high-growth business in emerging markets at http://www.disruptiveleadership.com.
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