Cheryl Miller Van Dyck, In a career spanning 25 years, 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 is an engaging and dynamic speaker who has presented at the UN, European Parliament and at global industry events like Mobile World Congress, TEDx, EmTech, OSCON, CPDP and FOSDEM.
Cheryl is three-time Belgian Ambassador for Code Week Europe, founding Brussels Ambassador to Startup Europe Week, and Belgium Ambassador for Women's Entrepreneurship Day for the past two years. She actively coaches and invests in early stage startups.
Cheryl has a degree in International Relations, Law & Organizations from the Georgetown U. 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.