Mark Ellis is the author of Digitox: How To Find A Healthy Balance For Your Family’s Digital Diet, a book all about making yourself and your family happier, healthier, safer and smarter in a society that increasingly demands constant, unsustainable attention.
Mark was given his first computer aged 10. After graduating with a first class honours degree in Business Studies & Technology he joined Dun & Bradstreet and has since spent over two decades in the technology and software industry, working all over the world for several multi billion dollar companies.
He now spends time helping large innovative corporations get the best from their people as a leadership & culture consultant and shares his experiences at Oxford Brookes University as an Associate Lecturer. He is also a professional conference chair, working alongside production teams to provide a safe pair of hands and ensuring a consistently professional (and engaging) experience for delegates and speakers during events.
Mark has been a guest on BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today program, BBC Radio Oxford and Jack FM and together with his family has also been featured in the national press, both in the UK and the USA – and in other publications including Grazia and Oxford Life Magazine.
Outside of his professional life, he is a co-founder of Red Trouser Day, a charity raising money for bowel cancer research and a co-founder of FLTR coffee, a not for profit coffee shop in the heart of a local housing development.
He has been married to Caroline for twenty years, and together they have four children and a dog called Shelby.
His best selling book, Digitox is the story behind Mark and his family’s decision to create “Tech free Sunday’s”. A day where there is no Internet usage – by choice. Meaning no email, social networking, texting or You Tube. Not even checking the weather forecast. The book covers their experiences over a three-year period and highlights the challenges; benefits and the pitfalls that they feel could have been avoided.