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Marvin Kao

Sr Executive Partner

Marvin Kao is Sr. Executive Partner with Gartner Executive Programs. Mr. Kao assists CIOs of various industries across Taiwan in a wide range of strategic information technology decisions.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Marvin was the CIO of Wonderland Nurserygoods, the largest manufacturer of strollers and safety seats in the world. He was in charge of the overall IT management of the Group, defining IT strategy, identifying IT technologies to support company's growth, etc.

Before joining Wonderland, he has worked for several global IT service companies. His most notable career years were with HP/HPE, from 2004 to 2017. He first joined HP as an SAP Project Manager, then has had various pre-sales and managerial roles with the company. During the final 5 years, he was the Director of Applications and Business Services with HPE Taiwan, he managed a pre-sales and delivery team of ~130 employees that provided consulting, applications, hosting and BPO services to tens of customers in Taiwan, across financial, manufacturing, telecom and public sectors. Prior to HP/HPE, he has worked for IBM for 4 years, in the SAP consulting fields.

He has maintained good relationship with many CIO's in Taiwan, through years of customer engagement and customer care. His areas of expertise include IT strategy, enterprise applications, ERP/SAP, customer-experience management, digital transformation, etc.

Professional background

Wonderland Nurserygoods



Director of Applications and Business Services


SAP Project Manager


MSc & BSc in Computer Science, University of Namur, Belgium

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