Pascale Van Damme
Pascale is Vice President EMEA VMware at Dell Technologies. Prior to that, Pascale was Dell’s General Manager for Belgium and Luxembourg for eight years. She previously led the company’s public sales team in Belgium and later she was the Sales Transformation lead for Europe, Middle East and Africa, having joined Dell Technologies in 2004. Prior to joining the company, Pascale spent five years as director of corporate sales at Base and in management positions at Proximus and TNT Express.
Pascale is actively working across the digital sector in her role as President of Agoria Digital Industries, the ICT chapter of Belgium's industry and trade association. She has been recognized as a fervent sponsor of women in IT. She received Belgium’s ICT Woman of the Year award in 2014 as a recognition of her role model function and commitment to leadership in the country’s IT sector. She received the European Digital Woman award of the year in 2017 for being an outstanding female leader in the ICT sector and was named JUMP's Wo.Men@Work 2018 CEO Ambassador for Gender Equality for her work to achieve gender equality within her company.
Pascale is co-founder of BeCentral, the digital hub in Brussels’ Central Station, which aims at democratizing access to digital applications and the digital world. She is a member and chairwoman of the “Wise Women of Ghent”, a cross-sector group of female business leaders that works to encourage women to opt for ambitious careers through sharing knowledge and best practices in the community. Pascale leads the skills and education work around transforming students into digital natives in the Belgian Coalition for Digital Jobs, with the key ask of reaching more girls. She climbed the Mont Blanc in 2014 as part of a women-only team.