Speaker – Jonathan R. D. Sage
Jonathan is Chair of the General Assembly for the EU Cloud CoC and has been instrumental in steering industry efforts to establish this Code since its inception in 2014. In his day job, he is part of IBM’s Government and Regulatory Affairs team handling tech policy - with focus on cloud computing and cyber security. Establishing voluntary industry initiatives in these areas is one of his areas of expertise. This includes the establishment of Codes of Conduct under GDPR and also the cloud interoperability Code under the EU’s Free Flow of Data regulation. In previous roles, Jonathan led IBM’s involvement in EU Framework Programme research. Formerly he was managing consultant in the IBM’s Strategic Change consulting practice in the public sector based in Belgium. Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers where he led the EMEA internal knowledge management team, and then IBM, Jonathan was marketing director for a UK software company which pioneered the first eCommerce applications. He also spent 6 years as Commercial Attache for the British Embassy in Vienna responsible for trade relations in the capital goods sector. He held a part time post Assistant Professor at the University of Business Administration and Economics in Vienna. He was also on the faculty of the Open University Business School for its MBA course and tutor in Strategy. Jonathan is currently an external lecturer at the College of Europe in Bruges.
Jonathan holds a degree in modern languages from the University of Oxford (MA) and an MBA from Henley Business School, UK.