Session 1: Data Protection & Privacy of the European Digital Future
In a career spanning 25 years, Cheryl Miller Van Dyck has held global leadership roles in blue chip companies in the transport, banking, telecom and IT industries in Asia, North America, Europe and Russia. As founder of the Brussels-based Digital Leadership Institute, she has spent the last seven years leveraging disruptive technologies for the benefit of the world's most under-served communities. Cheryl's pioneering work is recognized by the United Nations, European Parliament and private sector organizations, and she is regularly invited to speak and author articles on the subjects of digital disruption, industry 4.0, entrepreneurship, innovation, education, digital inclusion, and the workforce of the future. Cheryl has presented at the United Nations in Geneva and New York, at the European Parliament in Brussels, and at global industry events like Mobile World Congress, TEDx, EmTech, OSCON, CPDP and FOSDEM.
Cheryl is member of the governing board of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition for Europe, member of the board of the Women's Entrepreneurship Platform, Brussels Ambassador to Startup Europe Week, three-time Belgian Ambassador for Code Week Europe, and Belgium Ambassador for Women's Entrepreneurship Day. She is on the board of several tech startups, and actively coaches and invests in early stage enterprises.
Cheryl has a degree in International Relations, Law & Organizations from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and a Master of International Business Studies from the prestigious Moore School of Business. She is an English native and speaks, reads and writes Japanese, Dutch, French, Italian and Russian.