With over 25 years of experience as a global technology leader, Monique Morrow has established a proven track record of success in driving business growth and innovation through emerging technologies. She holds several industry advisory positions and most recently Venture Partner Sparklabs Accelerator for Cybersecurity and Blockchain, Wash D.C. Monique is also an Independent Director on the Hedera Hashgraph Board of Directors where she focuses on articulating Hedera enterprise value for the telecommunications industry.
In Monique’s previous role as Senior Distinguished Architect for emerging technologies at Syniverse Technologies, she provided thought leadership and developed the strategic direction and vision for Syniverse's emerging technologies across the company, partners and industry forum. Monique's expertise is in cybersecurity, privacy, mobile payments, ethics in extended reality and distributed ledger technologies, for example, blockchain. She has worked across the industry including AMD, Ascom Hasler, Swisscom and Cisco, and has been active in the start-up community. Additionally, Monique is President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet a Swiss-based non-profit with a focus on digital identity, and ethics in technology.
Monique’s industry leadership includes the following examples: Monique chairs the IEEE P.7030 Global Extended Reality Working Group, Recommended practice for the assessment of Extended Reality Technologies. She also Chairs IEEE P.7016, “Standard for Ethically Aligned Design and Operation of Metaverse Systems.” Monique was Co- Chair of the GSMA-Distributed Ledger Technology [DLT] group and served as Syniverse’s representative in the World Economic Forum [WEF] Data Policy Council and Digital Justice. Monique has contributed to the WEF-Wharton School Paper on the “Decentralized Autonomous Organization Toolkit.” She is active in WEF’s Digital Identity initiative. Monique recently contributed to the GSMA, Vodafone, IBM Chaired white paper entitled, “Post Quantum Telco Network Impact Assessment.” Monique has been recognized in the industry for her tireless focus on social good. She holds over 17 patents and has co-authored several books.
Amongst Monique's accomplishments include the following: Monique was selected as one of the top Digital Shapers 2018 in Switzerland. Forbes Magazine listed Monique Morrow as one of the top 50 women globally in technology. OneWorldIdentity recognized Monique as one of the top 100 influencers in identity for 2019. In May 2019, Monique was recognized by Cybersecurity Ventures as one of the top 100 women in Cybersecurity. In March 2020, Monique was one of several innovators featured in Red Bull Innovator Magazine.
In April 2020, Monique was selected as one of the 5 leading figures in Business by the Europa Forum Lucerne [Switzerland] specific to its theme, “Safety and Security in Times of Uncertainty.” Monique is also the 2020 winner of the WomenTech Network Global Technology Leadership award. Monique has been recognized in 2021 as one of the top 100 Women in Cybersecurity in Europe. Monique was named by Chief in Tech as one of the top 100 Women in Tech Leaders to watch in 2022. Monique has an MSc in Digital Currency and Blockchain; an M.S. in Telecommunications and MBA. Monique is also a Doctoral Student in Cyberpsychology at Capitol Technology University.