Dr. Armgard von Reden teaches international, data protection and security management at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Leibniz University in Hanover. She also advises companies on diversity and data protection issues. From 2002 to 2011 she was director of IBM, responsible for the liaison office for Germany and the CIS states, corporate social responsibility, data protection for EMEA, university relations and the IBM German Womens Leadership Council. Before that, she held various international management positions at IBM in Paris and Brussels, among others. In the 1990s, she was the editor-in-chief of the communications department of the President of the Bundestag, Süßmuth, for three years. Before that she worked as a legislative assistant at the US Congress (House and Senate), including on defense issues