Special Guest Wilfried Grommen

Wilfried Grommen

Wilfried Grommen serves as Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Chief Technology Officer for the Public Sector in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa). He is a member of advisory committee of World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI)​. He is HP’s trusted advisor on key strategic public sector IT and transformation projects, primarily focusing on the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the United Nations.

Prior to his current position, Grommen held executive-level technology positions with Microsoft Corporation and a division of IBM, IBM Global Services. Among his roles, he served as Microsoft’s regional technology officer for Central and Eastern Europe and was the lead public advocacy spokesperson for Microsoft’s technology strategies promoting technology development policies and overseeing the implementation process to assess the strategic use of technology by government and academia.

Among his key accomplishments was the preservation of neutral local procurement regulations in all nations of Central and Eastern Europe and the launch of innovation projects with the Baltic government involving language technologies. He also spearheaded a public-private partnership with the Center of eGovernance Development in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Grommen has also served as auditor for a number of the EU- framework research programs, such as RACE, a specific program in the field of advanced communication experiments.

Grommen received his master of engineering degree in electromechanics with specialization in microelectronics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, as well as a degree in humanities (Latin-Greek) from Sint Jozefscollege Borgloon.