Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl is Director-General of DIGITALEUROPE, the leading digital technology industry association representing over 35,000 digital companies in Europe. She previously served as a DIGITALEUROPE Executive Board member and as a member of the association’s high-level Digital Advisory Council.
She is a member of the Stakeholder Cybersecurity Certification Group of ENISA (the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity), NATO’s high-level Advisory Group for Emerging and Disruptive Technologies, EIT Digital supervisory board, and B20 Digital Transformation Taskforce ahead of the G20 in Italy, as well as a board member of the European Commission’s Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition and Parliament-led European Internet Forum.
Formerly, Cecilia was a member of the European Commission’s high-level expert group on Artificial Intelligence and high-level strategy group on industrial technologies in charge of identifying key enabling technologies. She was also an Executive Board Member of the Royal Danish Export Council and Chair of the Export Grant Committee under the Danish Foreign Ministry.
She has more than 25 years of experience in the ICT industry and has served as Board Member of the Danish Chamber of Commerce and was President of the Board of the Danish ICT association (ITB), where she led the development of policy positions on issues such as business digitalization, ICT security, disruptive business models, telecoms, and education.
Cecilia previously held international positions at IBM and Oracle, as well as with SMEs, building businesses across Europe and China and founding the cloud provider GlobeIT. She has deep insights into the digitalization of business, society, and the data-driven economy, and is regularly invited to deliver keynote talks on these issues at events worldwide.