Sophie Batas, Director for Cyber Security and Data Privacy, at Huawei’s Public Affairs and Communication Department (PACD), is responsible for all issues related to EU Policies on Cyber Security and Data Privacy.
Prior to joining Huawei, Sophie worked on Innovation for EIT Digital, the Initiative from the European Commission to boost entrepreneurship in ICT in Europe, where she supported the management of EIT digital grants.
Sophie has 15 years of experience in Public Affairs for the ICT sector. She started her career in 2003 at Thales, the French Aerospace and Defence company, where she coordinated the communication of the Embedded Systems technology community towards the creation of the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking.
In 2007, she joined the start-up team of EOS, the European Organisation for Security (EOS), where she managed the operations, the communication and led the work on Cyber Security for the Security and Defence Companies. At EOS, Sophie designed and managed key research projects with the ICT, Security and Defence Industry. Her work at EOS was at the origin of what is today ECSO, the European Cyber Security Organisation.