Connie de Lange is a strategic global marketing leader with twenty years experience in the innovation and introduction of new solutions, services and marketing programs to enterprise, commercial, public sector and service provider markets. She is skilled at market strategy development and global execution and has been consistently selected to start-up new initiatives or fix business challenges. As a member of the Americas senior leadership team at Medtronic, she is responsible for elevating the brand positioning and providing strategic leadership and direction for communications and corporate/regional marketing programs that support the business strategy. She also develops, customizes and executes comprehensive regional communications strategies that position Medtronic and its product and services portfolio. Prior to Medtronic, Connie led group marketing at Dimension Data since 2004. Her relationship with Dimension Data dates from 1997 when she moved to South Africa as Marketing Director and a founder of the Dimension Data joint venture Linx Holdings and its subsidiary OmniLink. Prior to joining Dimension Data, Connie had responsibility for global marketing for ADC Telecommunications. Connie was also a Board Director of the ADC Foundation and the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA). Connie holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours and Distinction) from Kenyon College.