Director, Development & European Digital Policy
Valerie and her team focused on helping policy makers, corporates, entrepreneurs and society make the most of the digital transformation.
Valerie developed and launched a range of impactful programmes with her team at Nesta, ranging from international networks for high-level policymakers to develop digital skills and life-long learning policies to programmes for making corporate-startup collaborations successful, which over 300 leading corporates have used already. She built many new partnerships with organisations ranging from the Founders Forum to Google, Telefonica, Endeavor, the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the European Commission.
Valerie promotes the opportunities of digitalisation as a regular speaker at events like CeBIT, the OECD Forum and the Global Entrepreneurship Congress and Startup Nations Summit and through commentaries and interviews with the BBC, The Economist, Die Zeit, Huffington Post and Business Insider.
Valerie holds a BA in Archaeology/Anthropology and a MSc in Environmental Policy/Behavioural Economics, both with a distinction, from the University of Oxford.