Marco Antonio Orellana Silva serves as Executive Manager of Information, Communication & Automation Technology (ICT&A) at CODELCO-Chile, the world’s largest copper producer.
He currently chairs the International SAP Users Group for Mining. He is also an active member of the Association of Information Managers of Chile.
He created and implemented DIGITAL CODELCO, a new IC&A based vision for the company, which features high levels of automation. For this work he gained recognition as “Manager if the Year” in 2007 from Chile by Center for the Study of Information Technology (CETIUC) at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and “CIO of the Year” in 2010 from the Chilean technology community. In May of 2011 he was granted the Award for “Innovation Leadership”, presented by the MIT as part of the 8th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium and the ACTI award 2011 for his support to the Internationalization of the National Technology Industry. In November of 2012 it announced its award nomination Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders to be delivered in March 2013.
He received the Information Processing Engineering degree from the University of Chile, later obtaining a diploma in Information Management from the University of Santiago and a Diploma in Management Development at the Adolfo Ibáñez University.