Harry van Dorenmalen
07 June 2012

Meet Harry van Dorenmalen, Chairman IBM Europe and speaker at the UNconvention

We are happy to introduce to you one of our keynote speakers at the UNconvention. Harry van Dorenmalen will get the first day of the event started with an electric hour of keynotes and Q&A during the Entreprenurs Townhall on the 26th of June, from 10am to 12am.

The Entrepreneurs TownHall session is a combination of young innovators, experienced entrepreneurs and policy makers, in townhall style, up close and personal.  The young innovators and policy makers will describe their entrepreneurial start-ups and policy initiatives, while experienced entrepreneurs will share the inside details and tips from their inspiring success stories. Each speaker will deliver an interactive session on a Town Hall stage and then do Q&A in an ante-chamber. Harry van Dorenmalen was appointed chairman of IBM Europe on October 1, 2010. He represents IBM to European institutions and other authorities such as NATO and the European Defence Agency on issues of international public policy and business regulation. In this role he also oversees the company’s corporate citizenship, environmental affairs, intellectual property, standards development, venture capital and university relations activities across the region.

Harry takes on this responsibility in addition to his role of Country General Manager, IBM Netherlands, a position he has held since 2005. Harry started his career at IBM in 1982 as a programmer. Since then he has held a series of leadership positions including Vice President of IBM’s Industrial Sector business in EMEA, responsible for the Automotive and Electronics sector, and Managing Director for IBM’s business with Royal Philips Electronics. He has also been Director of IBM’s Service Delivery Organisation in Europe and has enjoyed spells in the company’s professional services, manufacturing, application development and consulting divisions. Harry sits on the Advisory Board of the Lisbon Council and the Electronic Communication Platform Netherlands and serves as board member on the Netherlands National Council for Cybersecurity; the Dutch Employers Organisation and the Economic Development Board Amsterdam. He is also a Foundation Board member at top Lausanne-based business school IMD. Since December 2010, Harry has been Chairman of the Dutch IT industry association, ICT-Office. Harry holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Delft. He is married and has two daughters.


If you want to reserve your chance to participate at the UNconvention, do so by registering on our website as soon as possible. The event is getting ever closer and less than 100 tickets are left for each category.

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