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Pastora Valero

Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs

Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR)

Pastora Valero is Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR) for Cisco Systems. She is responsible for developing and advancing Cisco’s public policy agenda across the region.

Pastora is also Vice-Chair of AmCham EU.

She joined Cisco in 2003, and prior to Cisco she was Vice-President Regulatory Affairs for Global TeleSystems (GTS). She started her career with the Brussels law firm Van Bael & Bellis.

She is a qualified lawyer in Spain, and holds a Masters degree in European law (ULB, Brussels) and an L.L.M in International law (VUB, Brussels).

Articles

May 28, 2020

HIGH TECH POLICY

Prioritising digitisation will deliver jobs and a sustainable and green economy

Co-Authored by Pastora Valero and Cate Nymann The COVID-19 pandemic has created disruption and massive change at a scale and rate that many never thought was possible. But with change, even under heart-breaking conditions, can live opportunity. As we invest in reigniting growth, this is an opportunity to reinvent ourselves. We therefore welcome the ambitious blueprint […]

March 29, 2020

HIGH TECH POLICY

Helping Governments and Citizens Respond During These Extraordinary Times

Cisco is committed to helping our customers, partners, communities as well as governments across Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and around the world, take advantage of technology to reduce the impact of COVID-19.

February 18, 2020

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco’s Annual Internet Report Shows the Massive Growth of Europe’s Digital Future for EU Policymakers

Cisco’s Annual Internet Report (AIR) 2020 sets out the trends that will define our global communication networks for the next five years. As the European Commission sets out its strategy for a Europe “fit for the Digital Age,” the report provides insights into how the technology landscape across Europe will rapidly expand to over 2.2 billion mobile devices and 3.6 billion IoT connections by 2023.

July 22, 2016

HIGH TECH POLICY

An open Internet should not mean an Internet closed for innovation

Europe’s regulators should reconsider draft Open Internet guidelines in two key areas: technology mandates and specialised services As the digital revolution continues and new economies take shape, building the right framework for an open Internet is crucial. Cisco has been closely following Europe’s efforts and welcomed the Regulation that was agreed by EU legislators introducing […]

March 22, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

An Internet that spurs not strangles innovation

The world we live in today is one where people, process, data and – increasingly – things are connected as never before. The Internet of EveryThing (IoE), is driving the most dynamic area of innovation, creating new business models, economic, social and environmental sustainability and also has fantastic potential to improve our quality of life. […]

April 3, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Roadmap for Additional Discussion on Net Neutrality in Europe

As consideration of the Net Neutrality legislation in Europe moves to the next phase, it is important that policymakers reflect on two real-world issues that were not fully resolved in the debate in the European Parliament.  These include whether networks under the currently proposed framework can handle the projected growth in fixed and mobile network […]