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Yvonne Wassenaar

New Relic, Athena Alliance & Harvey Mudd College

Yvonne Wassenaar empowers companies to envision their future and ensure continued relevance in an ever-changing world. Her blend of strategy consulting and corporate leadership gives her unique perspective on what it takes to craft and successfully guide executive teams through transformational change. For over 25 years, Yvonne has engaged with leaders to scale and diversify their businesses through internal innovation and acquisition. She is a thought leader in cloud, big data analytics, and business digitization with deep expertise in how to innovate with these technologies while mitigating the associated risks. Her ability to ask the right questions and help leaders articulate clear strategies that stakeholders will embrace makes Yvonne a powerful leader and C-level advisor in the digital age.
She is currently writing the new CIO playbook enabling innovation and distributed empowerment without sacrificing security, compliance, or customer experience. Yvonne is an active member of the CIO/ CTO community and has been quoted in major publications such as: the GE Global Innovation Barometer, the Forbes CIO Transformation Survey, and the WSJ. Yvonne is part of the WSJ CIO Network and has been recognized as one of the top Influential Women of 2016 by the SF Business Times.
An advocate for more diversity in tech, Yvonne serves on New Relic’s Executive Diversity Council, Board of Trustees for Harvey Mudd College and the Board of Directors for the Athena Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of women in technology and leadership through boardroom diversification.
Yvonne thrives in complex and ambiguous situations and loves working with other talented individuals who share her commitment to making a difference. Yvonne is an avid traveler and uses her experiences abroad to deepen her understanding of human interaction and experience.

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