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Marco Pardi

Managing Director

Marco brings more than 20 years of technology media experience and leadership to his role at UBM. As the Managing Director of UBM Americas’ technology group, he manages and develops a portfolio of industry-leading brands, which includes Black Hat, GDC, Interop, InformationWeek, HDI and Enterprise Connect.

Marco is a graduate of the UBM Business Leadership Program, a year-long executive leadership and training program offered every two years to a select group of future corporate leaders worldwide and involving executive training, leadership quests, and cross-cultural immersion. Marco graduated from the BLP in 2011.

Marco came to UBM via the acquisition of MediaLive International in 2006. At MediaLive he held the position of Vice President of Sales, overseeing all customer sales and marketing, and was a member of the executive board, reporting to the CEO. Originally recruited to MediaLive to turn around the technology industry’s largest event, COMDEX, Marco also ran new business development where he helped launch numerous events, including Web 2.0 Summit, Web 2.0 Expo, Cloud Connect, Enterprise 2.0, and Mobile Business Expo.

Prior to MediaLive, Marco was the Group Director of the Software Development Group at CMP Media. Marco served as Publisher of SD Magazine, oversaw the Software Development Events Group and managed related Web sites such as and Under Marco’s leadership, SD Magazine won the 2002 Maggie Award for best publication in the computer/software category and went from third to first in market share among software development publications. During his 10 years at CMP Media he helped launch the Web Design & Development conferences, UML World, SD Bootcamp and the SD Best Practices Conference.

Marco holds a B.A. in Economics from University of California, Berkeley.