Diane Mievis

Director, Government Affairs

Global Policy and Government Affairs

Diane is Head of EU Telecoms, Sustainability & Trade Policy at Cisco. She leads strategic public policy for Cisco in the European Union, including sustainability (climate, circular economy, skills, governance) telecoms regulation (spectrum, Wifi, 5G), trade and tax policies, as well as platform regulation. Diane joined Cisco in May 2021 and is based in Brussels. Diane has over 13 years of diverse experience across government and technology public affairs. Prior to joining Cisco, she was Senior Trade Manager at Samsung, she also held various postings in the Cabinets of two Ministers of the Walloon Government in Belgium.


March 15, 2024


Council Gives Green Light to Europe’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

2 min read

Cisco welcomes the new EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) as a crucial cross-EU tool to strengthen corporate attention to human rights and sustainability. It aligns with Cisco’s longstanding commitment to uphold human rights and conduct due diligence in our supply chain and internal operations.

September 20, 2023


Digitalising Europe’s Grids to Power the Energy Revolution

4 min read

Utilities are investing to connect the energy grid and make it more efficient, automated, and resilient. This blog looks at how the European Action Plan to Digitalise the Energy System addresses the need to use technologies to reach climate objectives.

August 31, 2023


Connectivity: reliability, security and sustainability emerge as primary demands for European customers

3 min read

As the number of connected devices continues to grow, so does the demand for bandwidth, driving the increasing need to allocate more spectrum to mobile and wireless networks.  

June 20, 2023


Accelerating Europe’s Connectivity: fast forward to sustainable, secure, and resilient networks

4 min read

In this blog, we share our insights and recommendations for effective EU connectivity policies. Europe has brought forward various initiatives to address connectivity gaps, whilst the sector is undergoing a deep transformation in how connectivity is delivered and consumed.

February 28, 2023


Driving Tech Circularity Forward: a View of Europe’s Plans in 2023

5 min read

The European Commission will be soon releasing a proposal on the “Right to Repair”. The overarching goal of the initiative is to extend the time during which consumers use products before discarding them. This blog provides recommendations for a “Right to Repair” done right.

March 23, 2022


Meeting Europe’s 2030 Digital Decade Targets

3 min read

Cisco’s vision for powering the internet of the future looks to close the digital divide. We explore the results of Cisco's latest Broadband Index and why Europe’s 2030 Digital Decade targets are so important.

October 15, 2021


Joining forces to achieve Europe’s green and digital ambitions

4 min read

Cisco joins the European Green Digital Coalition, putting its expertise and technology at the service of the green and digital transformation.