Sarmite is an ICT industry expert of Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia. Her main responsibilities are policy development for digital transformation for education and science, Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3) implementation and performance monitoring in ICT area and Horizon Europe research and innovation programme.
In January 2022 she has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the States Representatives Group of the new Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU).
She has experience of more than 20 years in ICT industry. Her key roles within industry includes development of cyber-security services portfolio for major internet and telecommunication provider of Latvia, and small and medium-sized business segment manager of Baltic countries in Microsoft.
She holds master degree in business administration with specialization in information systems management from University of Latvia and has several publications on topics of ICT industry competitiveness.