2017 Forum programme

Danielle Jacobs
 Danielle Jacobs

Chairman
International Telecommunications Users Group
Netherlands

Biography

Danielle Jacobs is General Manager of BELTUG, the largest Belgian association of digital technology leaders from businesses and public institutions, with about 1400 members. Under her leadership, Beltug has built on the priorities of these ICT managers to achieve a number of successes, including developing a Market Study on the Belgian business ICT market, acting as an interlocutor for businesses on software license issues, and lobbying with public entities at the Belgian and European levels to clarify key issues including indoor coverage for mobile communication, data protection (GDPR), e-trust services, and more.

In addition, Danielle is a member of Digital Minds for Belgium, launched by the Belgian Minister for the Digital Agenda. This group of thought and action leaders are using their rich experience and passion to put Belgium on the digital map, including co-authoring ‘Digital Belgium’, the action plan to achieve this.

Danielle is also President of the Board of INTUG, the international association of business users of electronic communications, of which Beltug is a member. With members and contacts in all five continents, INTUG has a global presence and perspective on bringing down the barriers that companies and public institutions face when developing their digital strategy.

Danielle has received considerable recognition for her efforts, including a Lifetime Achievement Award at the CIO Leadership summit, 2016. She was named one of Global Telecoms Business’s Top 50 Woman to Watch 2016. And she is on the 5-person shortlist for IT person of the year from Computable Belgium 2017.