Ken Polotan


Inhaber, CEO / Chief Digital Business Strategist, MK8

Sarasota, United States of America


Customer Experience
Cloud Computing
Mobile Computing
CRM Software
Business Transformation
Sales Management
Enterprise Resource Planning
Social Media
Social Networking
Collaborative Software
Customer Relationship Management
Program Management
Project Management
Risk Management
Change Management
Network Infrastructure
Lean Management
Product Development
Blue Ocean Strategy
Learning Agility
Start-up Consulting


Professional experience for Ken Polotan

  • Current 9 years and 11 months, since Mar 2013

    CEO / Chief Digital Business Strategist


    Chief Digital Transformation Strategist / Digital CIO Act as strategic advisor to startups and emerging mid-market CxOs and senior executive leadership in delivering digital strategy and operational transformation. Drives business value by enhancing revenue growth, exploring new markets and designing sustainable growth platforms. Social marketer and seller responsible for brand equity and recognition by designing immersive customer experiences (CX) that resonate with all business stakeholders.

  • 7 months, Sep 2012 - Mar 2013

    Engagement Executive / Client Partner

    Knowledgepath Consulting

    Owned relationship management for enterprise business transformation engagements across industries and geographies, incorporating targeted business strategy and operating model solutions. Led and delivered strategy definition and organizational, business and technology blueprinting. Managed transformation managers, consultants and practitioners across practice. Reviewed high-level deliverables of projects across the practice, driving client engagement and satisfaction.

  • 2 years and 4 months, Jun 2010 - Sep 2012

    Strategy Consultant

    seventhstorm LLC

    Designed and delivered high caliber presentations, re-branding and digital marketing engagements. Managed sales and business development activities to size engagements, structure proposals, design and deliver presentations in promoting and selling new business.

  • 2 years and 3 months, Apr 2008 - Jun 2010

    Strategy Engagement Lead

    Gartner Inc

    Acted as strategic advisor to client executives and leadership teams. Focused on IT and business alignment, cost optimization, go-to-market, governance, compliance and risk management. Collaborated with senior research analysts and fellows in leveraging industry best practices and delivering enterprise business transformation initiatives. Managed and energized client and delivery teams in creating business value in all phases of the engagement cycle.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Mar 2006 - Apr 2008

    IT Transformation Project Leader


    Managed and implemented global and high visibility IT and business transformation engagements resulting in business agility and cost optimization. Provided inspired leadership to global, multi-disciplinary teams in all aspects of delivery model in infrastructure and service management, including planning, design, implementation, quality assurance and support.

  • 3 years and 1 month, Jan 2003 - Jan 2006

    Global eDiscovery and Litigation Support Manager

    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

    Managed the design and delivery of application development activities for this $1.44B law firm with 10 US corporate offices and 13 international offices. Responsible for overall strategy and delivery of litigation support and e-discovery products and services for attorneys and legal teams of 4,500 global users. Increased overall client satisfaction by 80%.

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jan 1999 - Jan 2001

    Senior Consultant / Technical Project Manager


    Managed business development and pre-sales efforts, including account penetration, new business opportunities, cross-selling and up-selling. As Subject Matter Expert (SME), collaborated with Sales and Account Management teams, providing technical and business presentation support in all phases of sales and business development lifecycle.

  • 6 years and 1 month, Jan 1993 - Jan 1999

    Applications Manager

    Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP

    Designed and implemented formal in-house litigation technology practice, a pioneering effort in the legal industry then. Standardized tools and methodologies for E-discovery and Litigation practice. Managed team of application developers and attorneys for enterprise discovery and Document Management System (DMS). Resulted in 25% productivity increase in document review, annotation and production.

Educational background for Ken Polotan

  • 2015 - 2015

    University of Virginia

    Design Thinking for Business Innovators

  • 2001 - 2001

    Pennsylvania State University

    Project Management for IT Managers

  • 2000 - 2000


    Project Management Core Skills

  • 1979 - 1983

    Strategic Management

    Ateneo de Manila University

    Minor in Computer Science


  • English



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Social Networking
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Conference and Events Production
Collaboration / Synergy / Alliance



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