Max Gabriel – Taylor & Francis

Chief Digital Officer

Max Gabriel joined Taylor & Francis as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in 2015, where he is responsible for technology strategy, delivery and operations for the Group.

Max was previously CTO of Pearson India and Africa, where he was responsible for digital transformation. In this role, he successfully launched the company’s first tablet-based learning product in India.

Before joining Pearson, Max held senior technology leadership roles at Diageo, Pfizer and JP Morgan Chase. During his time at Diageo, Max led the Global Marketing Automation programme to deliver a cross-brand consumer engagement platform. At Pfizer, as Chief Enterprise Architect, he led the strategy and architecture for a sales transformation programme to implement a multi-channel customer-centric sales model in North America.

Max began his career as a programmer in the financial services industry, having completing his B.S. degree in computer science from M.S University, India. Max actively mentors and advises several tech start-ups in the media and education domain.

At ConTech Forum Max will be discussing the following:

Big Data is the biggest unsolved problem in this arena. Uber, Google and the like (built on data) do not look at this separately. “Legacy” organisations (those not built on data) are struggling to really exploit data and / or create actionable insights. How do content businesses really tackle this issue?