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Mary-Jo de Leeuw

Mrs. de Leeuw is a career cybersecurity technology consultant, after serving as an Associate Partner for Cybersecurity and Innovation at Revnext, a Dutch consulting firm that advises executive management of governments, listed companies and NGOs in the areas of high-technology innovation, strategic development and performance improvement. In her role she advised such entities as the Dutch Cyber Collective, the Dutch Forensics Incident Response (NFIR) and the Dutch Cyber Chain. Prior to Revnext, de Leeuw spent 15 years as Managing Director of bee-u.nl, another strategic consulting firm, working on IT security issues with organizations such as The Hague Security Delta, the National Cyber Security Centre, DUNEA Dutch Water Industry and ING Bank. 

Mrs. de Leeuw has also donated her services as the Founder and President of the Platform Internet of Toys, an international community that consults on the security implications for connected toys to make them more secure. She was also Co-Founder and Vice President of the Women in Cyber Security Foundation, a discipline-specific community for women in cybersecurity, and has served on the boards of the ALL Women Economic Forum, Women Leaders@Digital Europe, CyberTRUST and Coding Girls.

She holds a bachelor of IT degree from the University of Applied Science, Utrecht. She is a winner of the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards 2018 for Europe, was named by SC Magazine as one of the UK's 50 most influential women in cybersecurity in 2018, was ranked #10 by IFSEC as a global cybersecurity influencer in 2018, and won the global “Iconic Women 2017, Creating a Better World for All” award.