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Jonathan Sage

Government Programmes Executive, IBM

Jonathan is a member of the global technology policy team within IBM’s Governmental Programmes. He is the policy lead on cloud computing and cyber security for the EU. In this role he is responsible for relationships with European Institutions and EU member states and represents IBM in key industry associations in Brussels covering technology policy.  Jonathan has been closely involved in Framework Programme research, having coordinated IBM’s participation from 2002 – 2006. Prior to taking on this role, Jonathan was a managing consultant in the IBM’s Strategic Change consulting practice in the public sector based in Belgium. Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers where he led the EMEA internal knowledge management team, and then IBM, Jonathan was marketing director for a UK software company which pioneered the first eCommerce applications. He also spent 6 years as Commercial Attache for the British Embassy in Vienna responsible for trade relations in the capital goods sector. During this period he held a part time post Assistant Professor at the University of Business Administration and Economics in Vienna. He was also on the faculty of the Open University Business School for its MBA course and tutor in Strategy for Austria and the Czech / Slovak Republics. He also worked earlier in his career at the United Nations in Vienna (UNIDO and IAEA) in human resources. 

Jonathan holds a degree in modern languages from the University of Oxford (MA) and an MBA from Henley Business School, UK.