Mark van Engelen

Mark van Engelen, Vice President Emerging Technology Western Canada, CGI

Mark van Engelen is a senior IT professional with over 19 years professional experience gained in Europe, Africa and North America. Mark has lead many innovative projects and implementation of many proof of concepts in emerging technologies, from ideation, design through to implementation, Mark brings focus on innovative business solutions, with a focus on value delivery and benefits realization. With a broad background in emerging technology across many sectors, including Energy, Mark is able to share many lessons learned and best practices, leading to practical implementations of emerging technologies that add value.


  • Experienced International Enterprise Architect and IT Director in Oil & Gas, Utilities, Trading and Supply Chain related enterprises.
  • Emerging technology advisor for Government, Health and other sectors
  • Digital Transformation leader for large multi-nationals
  • Strategic business advisor for Digital Disruption in various industries
  • Develop strategic plan and innovation funnel for Data & Analytics, Robotics Process Automation, Cloud, Mobility, Blockchain and more.
  • Experienced at Enterprise, Segment, Solution and Data Architecture
  • Strategic Architecture for IoT platform, Data & Analytics, Cloud Platform, Hybrid IT and Cloud migration from business and application perspective
  • Proven Program and Project Manager with engagements including the implementation of large volume, enterprise wide change management, modernization of international ERP and ETRM systems.
  • Managed Projects from ideation to implementation for Robotic Process Automation, Intelligent Automation and IoT
  • Efficiency and productivity improvements through consolidation and standardization of hardware, software, processes and resources. Formulation of strategies and implementation of solutions.
  • Experienced in the management of multicultural, multi-language, international teams working across multiple locations and time zones.

Recent Emerging Technology Overview:

Digital Transformation
Government Organizations
Large Energy Companies
2012 – Present
  • Assess gaps and opportunities of Digital Transformation
  • Guide organizations through idea, design and implementation phases
  • Cost savings and efficiency gains of 25%
Cloud Strategy & Migration
Government Organizations
Large Energy Companies
2009 – Present
  • Define Cloud Platform Strategy
  • Proof of Concepts in Azure & AWS
  • Framework for Hybrid IT management
  • Cost savings of 20% on current state
Intelligent Automation
Government Organizations
Large Energy Companies
2009 – Present
  • Automation Tool Selection
  • Automation reference architecture
  • Proof of Concepts adding $20M+ annual business value
  • Ongoing Implementation program (factory)
Data & Analytics
Government Organizations
Large Energy Companies
2008 – Present
  • Global Data Lake & Analytics architecture & design
  • Proof of Concepts adding $100M+ annual business value
  • Move data & analytics solutions into Production in various functional areas
Internet of Things
Large Energy Companies
2004 – Present
  • Design and define architecture for process controls systems and integrations
  • Implemented global roll-out programs of IoT deployments, saving $60M+ per year
  • Define strategic road map
Virtual / Augmented Reality
Large Energy Companies
2015 – Present
  • Ideation & Business case
  • Proof of Concepts in maintenance
  • Define strategic road map
Large Energy Companies
2011 – Present
  • Define and implement global security architecture for Process Control Domain
  • Define and implement identity management
    reference architecture
Government Organizations
Large Energy Companies
2016 – Present
  • Ideation and Proof of Value workshops
  • Identified and solidified business cases for 5 projects
  • Lead Architect for all 5 blockchain projects
  • Currently moving into production

Active with the following Technology Partner Ecosystem

  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • AWS
  • Google
  • SalesForce
  • ServiceNow
  • SAP
  • UiPath