Marco Gomes

“A tech visionary”, Sarah Lacy on TechCrunch; Forbes Under 30.

World Technology Award: Marketing Technologies

the World Technology Network, 2013. Forbes 30 Under 30 (2014)

Marco Gomes – CIO @ Hike

data strategist, geek, startup entrepreneur, activist

I am the Chief Information Officer at Hike, a customer acquisition startup that leverages data and programmatic media to help brands drive new sales. Prior to this, I spent over 5 years as a deployment strategist at Palantir in New York, where I led the implementation and development of data platforms and machine learning applications to solve complex problems for high-profile organizations such as Airbus, FirstData, and Globo TV.

In 2007, I founded boo-box, a social media advertising network that was recognized as one of the most innovative companies in Brazil and worldwide by FastCompany and Forbes. In 2015, boo-box was sold to FTPI Digital. Before starting my own company, I worked as a software and web developer on projects for top-tier brands such as Coca-Cola, Caixa, the Presidency of the Republic, Brasil Telecom, and Embratur.

I also had the privilege of speaking at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on the topics of creative economy and free speech. My journey as an entrepreneur and innovator was profiled in "Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky," a book by Sarah Lacy about high-impact entrepreneurs in developing countries.

As a Latin American geek with a diverse background, I have a passion for science fiction, politics and the Brazilian hip-hop culture.