Digital champion, female role model in ICT and expert on intergenerational collaboration.

Sofa Session
Saskia Van Uffelen

Session info

As a manager in the ICT world, Saskia Van Uffelen always keeps a keen eye on the human aspects of collaboration in a company. She focusses heavily on ensuring the synergies between the different generations inside Ericsson to make everybody proud. In her recent book she urges companies to create a (digital) environment where generations X, Y, and Z and the babyboomers can work in ideal conditions. How do you go about it?

Biography

Saskia Van Uffelen has been working in the sector of information and communication technology (ICT) for over 25 years. She has held national and international sales and marketing functions in leading companies such as Xerox, Compaq, HP, Arinso, Bull and CSB Consulting . In may 2014, she was appointed as CEO Belgium and Luxemburg of Ericsson bringing her through the Telecom offer in the heart of the Networked Society.

As a female role model in the ICT sector she has been honored as ICT Woman of the Year in 2011 (Data News) and Inspiring Lady of the Year 2013 in Science, Technology and Research in Luxembourg (Inspiring Wo-Men)

In November 2012, the federal ministry of economic affairs appointed Saskia Van Uffelen as ‘Digital Champion’ for Belgium in support of European Commissioner Neelie Kroes. To stimulate the roll out of the Digital Agenda in Belgium she sensitizes all local stakeholders about the Digitalization of the educational system, boosting the e-Commerce and safety on the internet and focusing on the specifics of e-skills to turnaround our economy.