Mark Gibbs Bio

For over 30 years, Mark Gibbs has advised on and developed product and service marketing for many organizations as well as consulted on, lectured, and authored numerous articles and books about networking. His areas of expertise include Internet and intranet technology, Web design and technology, software development, electronic commerce, technology analysis, business development and planning, collateral development, and marketing.

Gibbs has been writing for over 25 years and for much of that time he's been a contributing editor to Network World and currently writes Network World's Gearhead blog.

Gibbs is the author of the best selling titles "The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Networking" (Sams Publishing, Second Edition 1995), and "Navigating the Internet" (Sams Publishing, 1993 and Deluxe Edition, 1994 and 1995) as well as co-author of “Networking Personal Computers” (Que, Fourth Edition, 1989).

In conjunction with Network World, Gibbs has presented numerous seminars in cities nationwide on the theory and practical business use of Information Technology.

As a consultant Gibbs has advised on the development of products and the design and implementation of product marketing and communications strategies for a diverse range of clients including IDG, Folio Corporation, Global One, Hitachi Computer Products, Acxiom Corporation, American Standard, GAF Chemicals, and Security Dynamics.

Gibbs conceived of and was a co-founder of Netratings, Inc., a leading Internet and digital media measurement and analysis company now a wholly owned by Nielsen.

As a presenter and keynote speaker, Gibbs has appeared at major conferences including Internet Commerce Expo, Managing Enterprise Networks, Communication Managers Association, International Computer Security Association, and HighTech Direct.

Gibbs was co-founder of the UK operation of Novell Inc., where he was responsible for all technical services. He also worked for Novell's Strategic Marketing Group and Novell International.