Vanessa Carels van de Vliet is a consultant and public speaker. She leads the Global C-suite Studies for Europe, Middle East and Africa at the IBM Institute for Business Value, conducting fact-based research on business strategy trends in the boardroom. During the past eight years, she contributed to all major C-suite Studies released by IBM. For more than 20 years, Vanessa has built expertise in human and resource management, IT security and data privacy, knowledge management, legal business counseling, and technical sales. She holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the Utrecht University in Netherlands and was granted the IBM IBV Global Excellence Award for her contributions to the IBM CEO and CIO Studies in 2010 and 2012.
The IBV provides senior executives with strategic insights and recommendations that address critical business challenges and capitalize on new opportunities. The IBV conducts industry-specific research and examines cross-industry functional areas.