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Head of Product & Engineering at SmartThings

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Mark Benson's Work Experience

SmartThings

Exosite

Chief Technology Officer

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Director of Software Strategy

Mark Benson's Education

Harvard Business School

Leading Professional Service Firms

2011 to 2011

University of Minnesota

Master of Science, Software Engineering

2005 to 2007

Bethel University

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

1997 to 2001

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About Mark Benson

💼 Past Experience

aforesaid experiences from my experience as Head of Engineering at Samsung SmartThings which I have been a part of since October 2018. My responsibilities at SmartThings have included the strategic direction of the engineering organization including the definition and measurement of business outcomes, quarterly goals, annual objectives, and multi-year initiatives. It is my responsibility to recruit, hire, grow, and retain world-class talent that is customer-obsessed, empowered, and organized into small high-impact autonomous teams that are tightly aligned to achieving business outcomes. Additionally, I am also responsible for the architecture and delivery of a globally-available and distributed device/cloud/mobile/ecosystem platform that is reliable, scalable, and secure while adhering to regional latency targets and privacy regulations.Mark also has experience in the architecture and delivery of a globally-available and distributed software platform that is reliable, scalable, and secure while meeting regional latency and performance requirements. What's more, he is also responsible for creating and improving engineering processes for defining, designing, developing, delivering, and Operating services and offerings with strong engineering hygiene while remaining flexible enough meet the needs of the business. In fact, he is even able to be called on to take over during significant hurricanes such as Irma or Maria.At the same time, VP of Cloud Engineering at SmartThings from October 2018 to February 2020, in Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area, was responsible for attracting, retention, and growth of top software engineering talent for cloud engineering teams including core IoT primitives, rules & behaviors, eventing, security management, release engineering, and developer enablement services. As VP of Cloud Engineering at SmartThings, Mark also led a team of managers and executives to design, implement, and roll out an ISO13485-compliant Quality Management System.What's more, Mark has also been a speaker at community and professional events as an industry thought-leader and communicator to further the enterprise IoT industry, and grow Exosite brand strength in the marketplace. In addition, he is also responsible for the company's intellectual property portfolio, including patent prosecution, trademarks, and software license terms, and contracts.As for competitive strategy and intelligence, Mark takes a lead role in annual and quarterly strategic planning initiatives for the engineering organization to ensure that all teams and units are aligned with business objectives and operate as a cohesive unit. As well, he is responsible for the engineering budget including labor costs, optimization of direct/insource/outsource spending, infrastructure cost management, capacity planning, and software vendor contracts and partnerships. VP of Cloud Engineering at SmartThings from October 2018 to February 2020, in Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area, is also responsible for attracting, retaining, and growing top software engineering talent for cloud engineering teams including core IoT primitives, rules & behaviors, eventing, security management, release engineering, and developer enablement services.Mark is also responsible forstructuring, measuring, and improving all aspects of the software development process and related activities to improve agility, speed, performance, and quality in a way that aligns and empowers autonomous teams. Additionally, he is also responsible for delivering a globally-available and distributed software platform that


🎓 Education

Mark Benson's education has led him to a career in business. Benson graduated from Harvard Business School in 2011 with a masters of science in software engineering. Shortly after, Benson obtained a bachelor of science inComputer Science from Bethel University in 1997. Benson currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota and works as a software engineering manager for a Leading Professional Service Firm.


💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills

Mark Benson has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. From 2006 to 2009, Benson was a research associate at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico. From 2001 to 2006, Benson was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. From 1997 to 2001, Benson was a research associate at the Santa Fe Institute.


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