I’m Mark Margolis and this is my blog. I work at Microsoft and I am the UK Technical Lead for Microsoft Dynamics UK. Prior to this I was a CRM specialist in Financial Services.  I am a passionate advocate of CRM and customer intelligence with over 14 years of product management, development and delivery of highly successful and award winning products to the financial services sector including:

  • Mergermarket.com a market leading financial cloud based intelligence delivery system – Mergermarket was sold for nearly $200m
  • A Hedge Fund CRM system voted best in class by Buy Side Magazine 2010
  • Pegasus CRM a leading corporate and wholesale banking system
  • DataShelter a data residency solution that came second at the Cloud Computing World Series Awards 2011

My experience includes working with Corporate, Commercial and Wholesale Banking, Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Managers, Hedge Funds, Fund Administrators and Brokers. I also have an obsession with good produce and good food, so amongst topics such as Software, CRM and Product Development you’ll probably find the odd topic on good food. Comments and feedback are very welcome. You can also find me on Twitter Twitter and LinkedIn LinkedIn.

I am also passionate about the use of technology for disaster response and preparedness. I’m particularly proud of my talk at the White House on the topic of Social Networks for survivors and the use of Microsoft Technology to improve peoples lives. http://aka.ms/ysn