Line Up

Headliners

CloudFest draws celebrities, newsmakers, influencers, and experts from around the world in the fields that matter to us – technology, government, media, and beyond. They come to communicate the kinds of important insights into advancing technology and the democratic web that makes CloudFest one of the best content-driven technology events of the year. Here is the line-up for 2018 so far.

Max Schrems

Max Schrems

Max Schrems is an Austrian lawyer, author, and privacy activist. Notably recognized as the individual who filed a complaint against the European arm of Facebook to prohibit the further transfer of data to the United States, a privilege established via the EU Commission's Safe Harbour Agreement and one he claimed was in direct violation of EU privacy laws. His actions were the ultimate catalyst to the accords dismantling and served as an important voice in the creation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR.) Schrems’ on-going fight to ensure data protection led him to found noyb, “none of your business,” an organization dedicated to closing the gap between privacy laws and the reality of corporate practice.

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden has been called "The most wanted man in the world." The U.S. computer professional achieved international fame after disclosing in June 2013 thousands of classified documents that he acquired while working as an NSA contractor. Edward's leaked documents revealed numerous global surveillance programs, many of them run by the NSA and the Five Eyes with the cooperation of telecommunication companies and European governments. A subject of controversy, Snowden has been variously called a hero, a whistleblower, a dissident, a patriot and a traitor. Like never before, his disclosures have fueled debates over mass surveillance, government secrecy, and the balance between national security and information privacy. On June 9, four days after the press first exposed a secret NSA program based on his leaks, Edward Snowden made his identity public. On June 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice charged him with two counts of violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property, punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Edward flew to Moscow, where he remained in the airport transit zone for 39 days, during which time he applied for asylum in 21 countries. On August 1, 2013, Russian authorities granted him asylum. He lives nowadays in an undisclosed location in Russia. (Source: Wikipedia.com) *virtually presenting via video conference

Birgitta Jonsdottir

Poetician and a former parliamentarian for the Civic Movement & Pirate Party in the Icelandic Parliament & chairman for IMMI

Birgitta Jonsdottir

Poetician and a former parliamentarian for the Civic Movement & Pirate Party in the Icelandic Parliament & chairman for IMMI

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is a Poetician and a former parliamentarian for the Civic Movement & Pirate Party in the Icelandic Parliament & chairman for IMMI (International Modern Media Institute). Birgitta helped create two political movements since 2009, the Civic Movement and the Pirate Party 2013, both parties were successfully elected to the Icelandic Parliament. She was selected as one of the International Politician of the Year in 2016 by Der Spiegel and shortlisted for the WTN awards in policy in 2014. Birgitta is a longtime activist and was a WikiLeaks volunteer and spokesperson in 2010. She played a crucial role in the WikiLeaks release of The Collateral Murder. Birgitta is a regular contributor to the Guardian and various other publications. She is a pioneer in web development in her own country and has published books her own and by others, both locally and globally. She has appeared in documentaries and features and even in a Hollywood film. Her favorite documentaries she has been part of thus far are WikiRebels, We Steal Secrets and Meeting Snowden. She believes individuals can and should change the world.

Bahtiyar Duysak

Employee of the Month

Bahtiyar Duysak

Employee of the Month

 

Alexander Schulz

Slackliner, World Record Holder

Alexander Schulz

Slackliner, World Record Holder

Alexander Schulz has turned the world of slacklining on its head with his awe-inspiring ability to successfully traverse some of the toughest slacklines ever rigged. We are pleased to welcome Alex to CloudFest 2018, as he shares his exciting journey from amateur slackliner to world champion status-holder

Billy Morrison

Guitarist and Musical Entrepreneur

Billy Morrison

Guitarist and Musical Entrepreneur

Billy Morrison is the quintessential rock star. Playing lead guitar for Billy Idol since 2010, his CV of musical successes also includes key member status in such bands as Camp Freddy and the Royal Machines. Billy is a prolific writer, recording music with his own bands - Doheny, Stimulator, and Circus Diablo. Expanding his creative horizons beyond music, Billy enjoys acting, having appeared in a number of independent movies, guest starred in the hit show “Californication” and featured in the movie “K-11.” Billy’s passions also lie within the world of art, first as a longtime collector and now as a bonafide artist after picking up the paintbrush and never looking back!  

Ian Khan

Technology Futurist

Ian Khan

Technology Futurist

Three times TEDx Speaker, Author and Technology Futurist, Ian is a leading voice in the technology space. Author of Meaningful Conversations, Cloud Wars, The Internet of Things (IoT) A Concise Introduction, The Internet of Things & the Future of Innovation, Make Me Like You, 21 Steps & Get Ahead, Ian is deeply passionate about helping audiences simplify their understanding of Technology and how to uncover more value. Ian is a frequent contributor to industry publications, including McGraw Hill Education, Huffington Post, & Techvibes and is the host of the Innovation Times Podcast. Passionate about helping newer generations develop key technology understanding, Ian also works with educational institutions & nonprofit organizations. His recent work includes Chang School (Ryerson University), Schulich School of Business (York University) and others. Ian is also a founding member of IOTAC (Internet of Things Association of Canada), Canada’s Only Internet of Things Advocacy group and Nonprofit dedicated at providing a platform & advocacy support for IoT initiatives in Canada. His latest book is “Meaningful Conversations- Value Creation in the Era of Digital Disruption”, targeted at technology industry professionals seeking to create more value from where they are and with what they have. Ian also holds a PMP designation and lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and son. Follow Ian on twitter at @IanKhanlive or visit him at www.IanKhan.com

Session Speakers

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Marietje Schaake

Member of European Parliament

Marietje Schaake

Member of European Parliament

Marietje Schaake has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party (D66) with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group since 2009. She serves on the International Trade committee, where she is the ALDE spokesperson on transatlantic trade and digital trade. Schaake also serves on the committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Human Rights. Furthermore, Marietje Schaake is the Vice-President of the US Delegation and serves on the Iran Delegation and the Delegation for the Arab peninsula. In 2017 she was the Chief of the European Union Election Observation Mission in Kenya and is the founder of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Digital Agenda for Europe. She is a Member of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and is a Young Global Leader and a Member of the Global Future Council on Future of Digital Economy and Society with the WEF.

Jonas Dhaenens

Founder & CEO

Combell / Intelligent Group

Jonas Dhaenens

Founder & CEO

Combell / Intelligent Group

Jonas Dhaenens founded Combell / Intelligent Group in 1999. Engaging in an extensive buy-and build strategy (+50 M&A deals) he started with the brand Combell and eventually acquired a number of other companies under the holding “Intelligent Group,” which also included enterprise managed hosting brand Sentia. Intelligent Group was ultimately split into two groups, Combell Group and Sentia Group, where Jonas continues in the role of CEO of Combell, functions as a board member of Sentia and remains a major shareholder in both. Jonas is also an active private equity investor in the tech startup world, providing funding for such companies as Xpenditure, Teamleader, The Glue, Realo, etc..

Marcin Szluga

Department Director Security and Trust Services Division

Asseco Data Systems

Marcin Szluga

Department Director Security and Trust Services Division

Asseco Data Systems

A graduate of Ph.D. studies at faculty of Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology of West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, and MA at Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Szczecin. Head of Research and Development Asseco Data Systems. A specialist on ICT security and R&D project cost management. Over 12-years experience in IT, has cooperated with clients from both private and public sector. Responsible for Asseco Data Systems in the delivery of innovative products and technologies. Contributes to building the business and technology strategy of Certum.

Michiel Steltman

Managing Director Digital Infrastructure Association

Stichting Digitale Infrastructuur Nederland

Michiel Steltman

Managing Director Digital Infrastructure Association

Stichting Digitale Infrastructuur Nederland

Michiel Steltman is the voice of the Netherlands Digital infrastructure sector,  consisting of organizations and enterprises delivering core internet services and digital infrastructure: colocation, networks, cloud, hosting, registries. The sector is also referred to as the “NL digital mainport” and “Digital gateway to Europe.” Steltman has a strong technology and business background, with over 30 years of international experience in the IT and online industry. Other activities include his membership of the Forum Standardisation, a government body that selects mandatory standards for the entire IT domain of the NL government; and project lead of the initiative “Partnering Trust” which focusses on GDPR compliancy of digital service providers in their role as data processors.

Mitch Haber

Head of Corporate Strategy and Partnerships

Endurance

Mitch Haber

Head of Corporate Strategy and Partnerships

Endurance

Mitch Haber is Endurance’s Head of Corporate Strategy and Partnerships and is responsible for the company’s global partnerships, corporate development, and strategic initiatives. Mitch joined Endurance International Group in 2000 as Director of Strategic Partnerships and has held several key positions throughout the company’s development. He has focused primarily on Corporate Development, Strategic Partnerships and Product Management throughout his tenure. Before Endurance, Mitch was Director of Business Development for MicroAge Canada, a Fortune 500 computer reseller where he established and managed critical partnerships for the company including IBM, Intel, and Cisco Systems. Mitch graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

Igor Lebedev

CTO

SONM

Igor Lebedev

CTO

SONM

Igor is a specialist in computer science with 15 years of IT experience, including seven years developing software for the enterprise. He is an expert in classic system architectures for OLTP, MDM, DWH, OLAP, and BI system classes, databases, as well as some specialized architectures for the fog computing and microservices, smart contracts and the blockchain, automated trading systems and microelectronics. He has finished several projects in Prognoz and EPAM. Igor Lebedev is the head of the SONM development team since July 2017. He has made a significant contribution to the product vision and development process. His expertise has helped the team to define and evolve a product strategy and technology stack off of which the SONM platform is based. Igor has built an outstanding developers team that moves forward the project and brings to the world the real working general purpose fog-computing platform. The product is already available as testnet MVP version, evolving according to the roadmap.

Higor Franco

General Director of Retail

Locaweb

Higor Franco

General Director of Retail

Locaweb

Higor Franco holds an MBA in Technology Management and became the General Director of Retail for Locaweb in Dec 2017. Experienced in product management and technology innovation, he acquired high-level positions within the last companies he worked for including DASA (the largest laboratory company in LA), IBM (cloud segment) and UOLDIVEO (top 3rd largest outsourcing company in Brazil).

Dr. Andreas Palm

Managing Director

GoDaddy EMEA

Dr. Andreas Palm

Managing Director

GoDaddy EMEA

Andreas is responsible for the EMEA brands of the GoDaddy group, e.g., Host Europe, domainFactory, 123-reg, or Heart Internet. He was the CEO for Mass Hosting at HEG before GoDaddy acquired HEG as a whole. Prior to joining HEG, he was Chief Sales and Market Officer responsible for Central Europe's hosting business with 1&1. Before entering the Hosting Industry Andreas worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, with a strong focus on the telecommunications and high-tech industries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Yusuf Nurrachman

CEO

Rumahweb Indonesia

Yusuf Nurrachman

CEO

Rumahweb Indonesia

Yusuf is CEO, and founder of Rumahweb Indonesia, one of leading hosting companies in Indonesia, which he started in 2002. Under his management, Rumahweb has grown to be the most popular hosting company in Indonesia with an excellent reputation with regard to its support team. In 2012, he founded Digital Registra, a reseller focused hosting-related-product company that became the largest Indonesian domain registrar after one year. Yusuf currently focuses on creating various solutions for Indonesian SMB to go online.

Ozer Metin

Vice President

Comodo Cyber Security Solutions

Ozer Metin

Vice President

Comodo Cyber Security Solutions

Ozer Metin is the Vice President of Cyber Security Solutions in Comodo. Combining his developer core with more than 15 years of experience in Cyber Security and strong academic background, He is leading two main product families in Comodo. cDome: transforming all on-prem security products like Secure Web Gateway, DLP, etc to the cloud and cWatch: Monitoring & Protecting critical assets on-prem, on cloud and on the web. Ozer has a BSc, MSc in Computer Engineering and Ph.D. in Medical Informatics.

Robert Schovenberg

CEO and Co-Founder

CM4all

Robert Schovenberg

CEO and Co-Founder

CM4all

Robert Schovenberg studied business administration in Cologne and Berlin. He ventured into the Internet business by founding his first company during his university studies in 1998. In 1999, Robert co-founded Content Management AG with Cornel Schnietz. As CEO, he drives the continuous growth of the company and its brands CM4all and web4business. Robert lives in Berlin, Germany, with his wife and two daughters.

Michael Marques

Senior Account Executive

StackPath

Michael Marques

Senior Account Executive

StackPath

Michael Marques is a Senior Account Executive at Stackpath with a focus on cybersecurity. Michael started at a DDoS security company then joined the Stackpath team in 2016. He has exhibited at over 30 cybersecurity conferences globally and shares a passion for keeping the Internet a safe place. He has consulted dozens of telecom, e-commerce, infrastructure, and media companies on safer security practices.

Lindsey Leonard

Enterprise Territory Sales Manager

Seagate

Lindsey Leonard

Enterprise Territory Sales Manager

Seagate

Born and raised in Minnesota, Lindsey started her technology career four years ago with Seagate Technology. Working her way from industry analyst to Product Manager and most recently to sales, she's shown passion and hunger for this fast-paced industry. Now, she finds herself working side by side with customers, helping them make the most of Seagate's broad product portfolio while learning about the latest storage and compute challenges her customers are facing. She has an International Business Degree from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and resides in the Twin Cities.

Vincentas Grinius

Co-Founder and CEO

Host1Plus, presentetd by Virtuozzo

Vincentas Grinius

Co-Founder and CEO

Host1Plus, presentetd by Virtuozzo

Vincentas is a passionate and goal-focused entrepreneur seeking to make things better than they are now. His inspiration comes from over a decade of experience in the hosting industry and believes the more he learns; the clearer the picture gets. There are a lot of things that need to be simplified for better results.

Ridley Ruth

COO

Dropsuite

Ridley Ruth

COO

Dropsuite

Ridley Ruth is currently the COO of Dropsuite and brings 20 years of industry experience to the Dropsuite team. His previous experiences are in the areas of sales, marketing, business development, and operations, where he specialized in search engine optimization, website marketing, website security, and hard drive and software computer forensic duplication. Prior to joining Dropsuite, Ridley was Vice President of Sales for StopTheHacker, a leading website security company which was acquired by CloudFlare. After the acquisition, Ridley continued with CloudFlare, running StopTheHacker as General Manager.

Rony Moyal

SVP, Sales

ActivePlatform

Rony Moyal

SVP, Sales

ActivePlatform

Rony Moyal is the Senior Vice President of Sales for ActivePlatform. Rony has over 18 years of experience in developing, marketing, and innovating Cloud Automation solutions which enable Service Providers to tap into the Digital Revolution and realize revenue and growth. Over the years Rony has been a trusted advisor to Large Telcos, Tech Distributors and Service providers in to move to the Subscription Economy

Jay Schiavo

Vice President of ECS Products and Markets

Entrust Datacard

Jay Schiavo

Vice President of ECS Products and Markets

Entrust Datacard

Jay Schiavo is the Vice President of Products and Markets for Entrust Datacard’s certificate services - an industry pioneer and global leader in identity-based digital information security. Schiavo has been serving the industry since 2004 and was integral in developing the technology that enabled an SSL/TLS offering for hosting companies, service providers, and other partners. Jay previously held the position of Director of Product Management and Partner Platforms for VeriSign. He also worked at Core security where his team launched a new enterprise security intelligence solution to help identify attack paths that could be exploited by fraudsters. He also served as a certification authority representative for VeriSign in the industry standard group, the CA/Browser Forum from 2008 to 2011. Jay holds a Bachelors of Science and MBA in Business Administration and Management from Northeastern University.  

Hiren Shah

Founder & CEO

ConnectReseller

Hiren Shah

Founder & CEO

ConnectReseller

Hiren Shah is the Founder and CEO of ConnectReseller & QualiSpace, verticals of Trunkoz Group headquartered in Mumbai, India. He is a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in the IT industry. His passion for technology nurtured the vision to be a global technology leader. Thus Trunkoz Group was formed. He spearheads the strategic vision for both the ventures, providing state-of-the-art domain & cloud services to global clients. Knowledge of IT technologies in sync with current marketing trends make him an entrepreneur with a huge potential. His innovative insights and unwavering determination are what inspires his team to achieve the impossible. He also handles the strategic vision and business relationship for other ventures of Trunkoz Group i.e Vertoz, Vokut and many more.

Dirk Zielinski

Cloud Architect – Next Generation Computing Solutions (NGCS)

Dell EMC

Dirk Zielinski

Cloud Architect – Next Generation Computing Solutions (NGCS)

Dell EMC

Dirk Zielinski has a Dipl. Ing. (FH) and joined Dell in 1/2008. Since then he has worked in different consulting positions including as solution architect and in sales engineering roles.

Pol Valls

CPO and Co-Founder

Submer Technologies

Pol Valls

CPO and Co-Founder

Submer Technologies

Pol Valls (Co-Founder and CPO) is a tech entrepreneur and expert in agile methodologies. His background includes experience in lead fintech companies, gaming hardware, lean startup creation, and strategy. He's often hired to teach prototyping workshops, minimum viable products, and marketing for startups in different universities and accelerators.  

Daniel Pope

CEO and Co-Founder

Submer Technologies

Daniel Pope

CEO and Co-Founder

Submer Technologies

Daniel Pope (Co-Founder and CEO) started in the hosting business at the age of 16, growing a one-bedroom server to a multi-million dollar data center. Following a successful exit, Daniel worked for nearly a decade managing technical teams, enabling the subscription economy through automation software to the largest telco's and hosters of Europe.

Eric Ellis

Vice President of Customer Experience 

cPanel

Eric Ellis

Vice President of Customer Experience 

cPanel

Eric Ellis has been in the web-hosting industry for twenty years and has a rich background in Linux and Windows-based hosting solutions. Eric came to cPanel as a technical analyst, spent three years working as Director of Development Operations, and is now serving as the Vice President of Customer Experience. When he's not working with cPanel, Eric works with the EFF, i2Collition, and the Boy Scouts of America to further causes like net neutrality and citizenship.

Dave Saxton

SVP of Marketing & BD

Yola

Dave Saxton

SVP of Marketing & BD

Yola

Dave joined Yola early on in 2008 from HP. As SVP of Marketing and BD at Yola for both consumer and channel divisions, Dave has succeeded in growing the company to acquire and retain millions of users globally. Prior to joining Yola, Dave ran customer acquisition and partnerships for Snapfish, scaling the company to over 60 million users, hundreds of millions in revenue, ultimately moving on to HP.   When not working, Dave enjoys the San Francisco's accessibility to mountain biking, nearby wine country and year-round golf.

Lennert den Teuling

CEO

PC Extreme

Lennert den Teuling

CEO

PC Extreme

 

Frans Ter Borg

Vice-chairman, board member, Owner

ISPConnect & DINL, Quanza Engineering & CloudMerge

Frans Ter Borg

Vice-chairman, board member, Owner

ISPConnect & DINL, Quanza Engineering & CloudMerge

 

Sven Visser

Chairman

Dutch Hosting Provider Association & Digital Infrastructure Netherlands (DINL)

Sven Visser

Chairman

Dutch Hosting Provider Association & Digital Infrastructure Netherlands (DINL)

 

Simon Besteman

Director

ISPConnect

Simon Besteman

Director

ISPConnect

 

Ruud Alaerds

Director

Dutch Hosting Provider Association

Ruud Alaerds

Director

Dutch Hosting Provider Association

 

Stijn Grove

Managing Director

DutchData Center Association

Stijn Grove

Managing Director

DutchData Center Association

 

Peter Neumeier

Head of Channel Sales Germany

Kaspersky

Peter Neumeier

Head of Channel Sales Germany

Kaspersky

 

Florentin Stafie

Principal Software Architect

Microsoft

Florentin Stafie

Principal Software Architect

Microsoft

Florentin Stafie is a software architect in the Office 365 admin team overseeing the customer onboarding process. Originally from Romania, Florentin has worked for the past 15 years in various aspects and roles at Microsoft Office 365 primarily in back-end services like storage, search, high availability & clustering. More recently, his focus has been to streamline the service onboarding process, and design flows that lead to high customer satisfaction and usage.

Alban Schmutz

President CISPE and Vice President Strategic Development & Public Affairs

OVH

Alban Schmutz

President CISPE and Vice President Strategic Development & Public Affairs

OVH

Alban is Chairman of CISPE (Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe) and SVP Strategic Development & Public Affairs for OVH. Since 2012 he is co-leading the French National Industry Plan about Cloud Computing and was part of the UK-France Data Economy Taskforce. He also currently serves as a member of several boards, including the SystemX Institute for Research and Technology, EuroCloud France and Systematic Competitiveness Cluster, FrenchTech Lille and the Alacrite accelerator. An entrepreneur for more than 15 years, he started three leading companies in open source services and high-performance computing before joining OVH.

Dr. Thomas King

CIO

DE-CIX

Dr. Thomas King

CIO

DE-CIX

Dr. Thomas King is Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) at DE-CIX since 2016. He started his career as a member of technical staff at DE-CIX from 2008 to 2010, where he was responsible for the BSI IT-Grundschutz / ISO 27001 readiness program which resulted in a successful certification in 2010. In 2010, Thomas King joined 1&1 Internet AG as a product manager responsible for mobile applications and mail. In 2011, he founded a startup company called audriga, in order to provide a service to automatically migrate email accounts from one hosting provider to another. Dr. King re-joined DE-CIX as Head of Research & Development in 2014 and was promoted in 2016 to the newly-created position of Chief Innovation Officer at DE-CIX. Thomas King received an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany in 2004, and a Ph.D. degree at the chair of Computer Networks from the University of Mannheim in 2008.    

Andreas Weiss

Head of business unit

eco - Association of the Internet industry and Director EuroCloud Germany

Andreas Weiss

Head of business unit

eco - Association of the Internet industry and Director EuroCloud Germany

Andreas Weis is a subject matter expert for cloud computing, data privacy, compliance, digital transformation, digital business
  • Secure Management of Cloud Services (NGCert)
  • Standardization „Management of Cloud Computing Solutions“ (DIN SPEC 66268)
  • Compliance assessment and certification of digital services (Star Audit, Trusted Cloud)
  • GDPR certification (AUDITOR)

Daniel Wette

CEO, CO-Founder

rankingCoach

Daniel Wette

CEO, CO-Founder

rankingCoach

Daniel Wette is CEO and Co-Founder of rankingCoach; serial entrepreneur; 20+ years online marketing expert.

Eric Tholomé

CEO

1&1 Internet SE

Eric Tholomé

CEO

1&1 Internet SE

Eric Tholomé has been CEO for 1&1 Internet SE since October 2017 (based in Germany) and is responsible for the overall hosting business of United Internet. He has been designing, building and bringing to market software, hardware, and internet services at various companies for more than 25 years. He is passionate about great product design and innovation, particularly in the high-tech sector. Before joining 1&1, from 2012 to 2017, Eric was site lead for Google’s third largest engineering center (Zurich), senior director, product management, in charge of the merchant experience for Google Shopping, and a member of the GS1 management board. Before that, he worked on or led some Google products, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Apps, Google Cloud Platform, and Google Wallet. In his life before Google, Eric also worked on the Palm Treo, the Handspring Visor, and mobile networks, mostly in product management, but also as a software engineer and user experience designer. When he isn't spending time with his wife and three children, he likes to build smart homes. Eric has studied and lived in France, the Silicon Valley, Germany, and Switzerland, and published a few books on telecommunications and music.

Jacques Boschung

SVP Global Alliances and Telco

Dell EMC

Jacques Boschung

SVP Global Alliances and Telco

Dell EMC

Jacques Boschung is Senior Vice President of EMEA Global Alliances and Telco at Dell EMC. In this capacity, he is responsible for delivering Dell EMC solutions through a channel of Service Providers, Strategic Outsourcers, Systems Integrators and Telco’s. He combines a wealth of knowledge on the unique value of the Dell EMC portfolio with a deep understanding of the European market and an insight into customers’ needs. In previous functions at EMC, Jacques Boschung was Senior Vice President and General Manager of EMC’s Europe West Region, EMC Europe South Lead and Managing Director for EMC Switzerland. Before joining EMC, he was Sales Director Switzerland & Austria at DELL, member of the EMEA Corporate Senior Management Team. In 2001, Jacques Boschung was a founding CEO of Brightrivers. Earlier on, he started his career by holding various sales and management positions at Compaq before being appointed to the role of Country Manager in charge of the Personal System Group at IBM Switzerland. Jacques Boschung is born in Fribourg, Switzerland in 1967, where he also lives. He holds a Masters in Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is married and has one son.

Søren Dandanell Nielsen

Co-founder & Chief Business Development Officer

Cloudeon

Søren Dandanell Nielsen

Co-founder & Chief Business Development Officer

Cloudeon

Søren Dandanell Nielsen, 46, is Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at Cloudeon and responsible for sales, marketing and strategic partners. February 1st, 2016 Cloudeon was founded and Søren has been a part of its journey from the first day. Søren holds a degree in Business Management from Leicester University as well as a degree in Internet Marketing Strategies from Harvard University in the US. Before Cloudeon Søren has been working with marketing, digital platforms and streaming-services in 15 years. Back in 2008 he was among the first who live-streamed through the 3G mobile network in relation to a new digital platform to the music industry. During the last couple of years before beginning the Cloudeon journey Søren has been working as IT Management Consultant as well as counselor for projects within the industry for digital and offline products.

Lutz Lange

Solution Architect

Red Hat

Lutz Lange

Solution Architect

Red Hat

Lutz Lange is a Solution Architect at Red Hat with more than 20 year Linux experience. He was an instructor at Red Hat and is now supporting the CCSP sales team in Germany in all technical matters. He has a strong focus on Container technologies. His specialty is Red Hats Kubernetes Distribution called OpenShift. He works with works closely with Red Hat customers and partners since 2012 and has seen multiple projects succeed and fail.

Christian Heutger

CEO

PSW group

Christian Heutger

CEO

PSW group

Christian Heutger is CEO and Lead Consultant for Information Security and Data Protection at the leading IT security company PSW GROUP GmbH & Co. KG in Fulda, Germany. He is a Master of Science in Electronic Business (Fulda University), holder of a master´s degree in Computer Science (Fulda University) and certified CISSP, CISA and CISM, as well he is an academic lecturer at the Fulda University of aplied science. With his 17 years of expertise, Heutger has extensive experience in auditing and consulting in information security and data protection for medium-sized enterprises. As Lead Trainer for PSW GROUP Training GmbH & Co. KG, he is responsible for ISO 27k and ISO 20k training as well as training in data protection.

Berend van Dalfzen

Commercial Director

Resello

Berend van Dalfzen

Commercial Director

Resello

Berend van Dalfzen is responsible for the development and effective execution of the company’s sales & marketing strategy ensuring the growth and support of over 15,000 resellers worldwide. He has over 20 years of experience in international sales & marketing, primarily in the B2B segment. Berend is Member of the Board of the SIDN Fund, an initiative of the Dutch registry SIDN, providing financial support to ideas and projects that aim to make the internet stronger or that use the internet in innovative ways.

Rolf Brink

Founder & CEO

Asperitas

Rolf Brink

Founder & CEO

Asperitas

After nearly 20 years in IT, datacentres and a successful circumnavigation with sailing yacht Helena, Rolf Brink founded Asperitas. His background in product development for cloud architectures and datacentre infrastructure, combined with a passion for cleantech innovations like liquid cooling, are the foundation of the developments which drive Asperitas.

Ebrahim Keshavarz

Senior Vice President, Product Management

Verisign

Ebrahim Keshavarz

Senior Vice President, Product Management

Verisign

As Senior Vice President of Product Management, Ebrahim Keshavarz is responsible for Verisign’s global product portfolio. Prior to joining Verisign in 2016, Keshavarz spent 13 years with AT&T where he held various leadership positions focusing on small business customers and leading teams in sales, product management, strategy and business development. He successfully led capital planning for their consumer business, as well as playing an integral role in AT&T’s integration with DirecTV. Keshavarz also held product leadership positions at DoubleClick and Compaq. Earlier in his career, he worked at the Boston Consulting Group and Morgan Stanley. Keshavarz holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Rice University.

Scott Schnell

Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Channel Management

Verisign

Scott Schnell

Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Channel Management

Verisign

As Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Channel Management, Scott Schnell is responsible for Verisign's global marketing efforts as well as the company's registrar account management teams. Before joining Verisign in August 2012, Schnell co-founded and served as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of VideoIQ, Inc., a video analytics technology company. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president of sales, services, and marketing at RSA Security, where he led the company to record revenue and successfully rebranded RSA and its then-parent company, Security Dynamics, to become the single RSA brand. Schnell also held senior-level positions in marketing and sales at Apple and Photonics Corporation. Schnell earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah.

David Moeller

CEO

CodeGuard

David Moeller

CEO

CodeGuard

David Moeller is the CEO and co-founder of CodeGuard, a leading provider of cloud website backup and malware remediation services. CodeGuard received Audience Choice awards from TechCrunch Disrupt, the MIT Enterprise Forum, VentureAtlanta, and was recognized as a Top Innovative Company in Georgia. David was trained on a General Electric technical leadership program and held operations and sourcing positions in the U.S. and China. After a brief stint on reality television - ABC's American Inventor in 2007, he co-founded a company and licensed technology to Whirlpool. David has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, highest honors, from Georgia Tech, and a MBA from Harvard Business School. He holds six patents and was selected by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association as a Top 30 under 30 (2008).

Pawel Kowalik

Head of Product Owners Domains

1&1 Internet SE

Pawel Kowalik

Head of Product Owners Domains

1&1 Internet SE

As the Head of Product Owners Domains at 1&1 Internet SE, Pawel is responsible for domain and DNS (Domain Name System) services. In this role, his focus is on all aspects of domain names: from search and order, to the management and configuration of a domain name, to all compliance and lifecycle processes. Special attention is also given to the usability, and interoperability of a domain name with external products or other 1&1 solutions. With over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Pawel is a proven expert in the field of domains, DNS, and product integration. Before he joined 1&1 in 2012, he was involved in the development of software and customer hardware solutions for the digital pay television industry.

Robert Jacobi

EVP, Sales

Perfect Dashboard

Robert Jacobi

EVP, Sales

Perfect Dashboard

Robert Jacobi is the Executive Vice President of Sales for Perfect Dashboard. Robert has over 17 years experience in developing, marketing, and innovating solutions which enable users of open source software to increase revenue and realize growth. Robert is an internationally recognized speaker on behalf of open source business and technology solutions.

Aleksander Kuczek

CEO

Perfect Dashboard

Aleksander Kuczek

CEO

Perfect Dashboard

Aleksander is CEO of Perfect Dashboard. Every year he speaks at 30+ WordCamps all around the world. Originally from Poland, this foodie & computer games freak is very excited to exchange WordPress know-how with colleagues from the hosting industry!

Chris Sheridan

Head of Weebly Cloud

Weebly

Chris Sheridan

Head of Weebly Cloud

Weebly

Chris Sheridan is the Head of Weebly Cloud. Weebly Cloud supports 250+ Web Hosts and over 8,000 web professionals and designers who use Weebly Cloud to resell web services to their clients. Prior to Weebly, Sheridan has held positions as VP of Business Development at domain name registrar, eNom.com and Head of Account Management at VeriSign Registry.

Arno Vis

CEO & founder

Openprovider.com, PowerPanel.io and SMBin

Arno Vis

CEO & founder

Openprovider.com, PowerPanel.io and SMBin

Arno Vis is the CEO & founder at Openprovider.com, PowerPanel.io and SMBinvoices.com Openprovider is the only fully independent domain name registrar in the Netherlands. ICANN accredited and accredited at all major registries, PowerPanel is a new powerful billing and sales solution for hosting companies. SMBinvoices uses Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to read and classify purchase invoices.

Axel Rosenberg

Sr. Director Technical Services

Excelero, presented by Boston Server & Storage Solutions

Axel Rosenberg

Sr. Director Technical Services

Excelero, presented by Boston Server & Storage Solutions

20+ years experienced IT professional • joined Excelero in March 2017 as Sr. Director Technical Services leading Pre- & Post-Sales activities with partners and endusers in EMEA. Prior to that Axel managed ISVs at Sandisk, later HGST, as Director Business Development and ISV since the Fusion-io acquisition in 2014. 2010 to 2014 Fusion-io EMEA Systems Engineer,  Sr. Manager Global Systems Field Engineering AFA systems • 2005 to 2010 Pillar Data Systems, Pre- and Postsales, Global OEM Practice Lead • 2001 to 2005 Vertias Software Germany, Principal Architect Storage Solutions • 1998 to 2001 Software Solution Team, Team Leader Storage Managing Services for Sun Microsystems• 1996 to 1998 Siemens Business Services, SAP R3 Database Management

Thorsten Deutrich

VP Sales

GlobalDots

Thorsten Deutrich

VP Sales

GlobalDots

Thorsten is a hands-on professional Excecutive with 20 years of management experience in several fast-paced technology environments. Thorsten’s specialities include telecommunications, CDN, Web Security, cloud computing, load balancing, web performance, IP networks, VPN, MPLS and IPTV. He also has a strong worldwide network, alongside expert market and industry knowledge on CDNs, service providers, enterprise solutions, technology vendors, global communications carriers and telecoms companies.

Laurent Allard

Executive Board Member, head of Strategic Development, Vice Chairman

OVH

Laurent Allard

Executive Board Member, head of Strategic Development, Vice Chairman

OVH

With a total of 35 years of experience in the IT world, Laurent Allard has held various positions of responsibility in multinationals, including CGI, Logica and Axa. As CIO or CTO, he has led ambitious IT and organizational transformation projects in these global companies (such as the creation of AXA Tech in 2001). In February 2015, Laurent Allard joined OVH as CEO to structure the governance of the company, undergoing global growth. An important step in this mission was the creation of the 2015-2020 growth plan, and to ensure funding for it, the arrival of OVH capital from two external capital investors (KKR and TowerBrook funds). In March 2017, Octave Klaba (founder of OVH) and Laurent Allard changed their roles to meet two requirements of a company whose growth continues to accelerate: ensuring execution of the plan on a daily basis in the context of a constantly changing environment, and building the hyper-growth agenda. Octave becomes the CEO of the OVH Group and Laurent joins the OVH Board as Vice Chairman. His Strategic Development mission includes strategic planning, public affairs, and strategic alliances. Laurent is also Chairman of OVH’s strategic committee.

Das Kamhout

Sr. Principal Engineer and Global Director, Cloud Solution Architecture

Intel Data Center Group

Das Kamhout

Sr. Principal Engineer and Global Director, Cloud Solution Architecture

Intel Data Center Group

Das Kamhout is a Senior Principal Engineer in the Intel Datacenter Group. In his career at Intel, he has been one of key leaders for the software defined infrastructure (SDI) engineering and industry efforts. He brings many years of experience as the engineering and architecture leader for the Intel IT Cloud efforts as well as extensive experience running the SW architecture and infrastructure for the large-scale Intel design grid. Known as a pragmatic disruptor, Das seeks to drive focused change in the industry and help fellow peers work through the transformation towards SDI and cloud computing.

Brett Tackaberry

Director of Technology,

Rebel.com

Brett Tackaberry

Director of Technology,

Rebel.com

Brett Tackaberry is a digital solutions professional that continues to aim to make change in the world by helping people contribute online. Brett is the Technical Director at Rebel.com, a hosting company and domain registrar, where he is responsible for the technical team and product direction. In his mission to help people be great online, Brett assists in running Tech4Good, Random Hacks of Kindness, and is an active participant in Civic Tech Ottawa and Code4Canada.

Ricardo Lasa

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

SiteWit

Ricardo Lasa

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

SiteWit

Ricardo is a hard working serial entrepreneur that is highly involved in the technology and business community in Tampa Bay. Ricardo founded SiteWit in 2012 to help small business owners advertise effectively in Google, Bing, Facebook, and Display, bringing sophisticated digital advertising to small business owners worldwide, effectively, at a price they can afford. Ricardo is an expert in digital marketing, predictive analytics, Google AdWords, Display, Retargeting and DIY SaaS small business platforms. Ricardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Management information systems, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems with emphasis on Database Architecture and User Interface Design, all from the University of South Florida Business School. Ricardo also attended the Harvard Business School Launching New Ventures program in 2009.

Nick Dellis

VP Business Development & Strategy

Weebly

Nick Dellis

VP Business Development & Strategy

Weebly

Nick has been in the hosting and domain industry for over 10 years and currently oversees partnerships and strategy at Weebly. This includes managing the Weebly Cloud reseller and distribution business, strategic referral partners and anything else partner related.

Arnold Blinn

Chief Architect

GoDaddy

Arnold Blinn

Chief Architect

GoDaddy

Arnold Blinn is the Chief Architect at GoDaddy, where he is responsible for contributing to the product and technical strategy of the company. He is also the primary contributor to the Domain Connect Open Standard. Prior to GoDaddy he was in at Microsoft for 17 years in different divisions driving cross team architecture. He also ran several incubation teams that included domains and DNS related services that became part of O365 and Azure.

Bogdan Carstoiu

CEO

Hubgets

Bogdan Carstoiu

CEO

Hubgets

Bogdan Carstoiu is a serial entrepreneur with a vast engineering experience and a PhD in computer science. Bogdan is the founder and CEO of 4PSA, a company that builds cloud Unified Communications software for the service provider market. Since its foundation in 2002, 4PSA has been delivering state-of-the-art communication technology to more than 12,000 service provider partners worldwide. In 2011, Bogdan founded Hubgets and took on a new challenge, to optimize business productivity with machine help. Today, Hubgets uses AI to improve business communication and collaboration for thousands of companies.

Tom Leyden

VP Corporate Marketing

Excelero presented by Boston IT

Tom Leyden

VP Corporate Marketing

Excelero presented by Boston IT

 

Daniel Bounds

Sr. Director Datacenter Products

AMD

Daniel Bounds

Sr. Director Datacenter Products

AMD

Daniel Bounds is the Senior Director for Data Center Products at AMD. He is responsible for driving product strategy, marketing and business development for Server, Networking and Storage industry segments.

Juan Rogers Sr.

Sr. Product Manager

R1Soft

Juan Rogers Sr.

Sr. Product Manager

R1Soft

 

Markus Bauer

Partner Technology Evangelist

Acronis

Markus Bauer

Partner Technology Evangelist

Acronis

 

Jonathan Kagan

Systems Engineer

Litespeed Tech

Jonathan Kagan

Systems Engineer

Litespeed Tech

Jonathan Kagan is currently a Systems Engineer at LiteSpeed Technologies, a software development company famous for their flagship product, LiteSpeed Web Server. Jon has been with the company now for over a year; his roles include, but are not limited to, infrastructure management and advanced troubleshooting. As a technical enthusiast, he has a passion for servers, and because of his 10+ years of experience in the hosting world and 5+ years of experience with the cloud, he knows the key to accelerating the Internet. Prior to working at LiteSpeed, he held many roles in various hosting companies, including Core Logic Network, LLC. Outside of the office, he spends time working on many open source projects, including the Android Open Source Project, to gain more technical knowledge.

Thomas Meier

Chief Technologist Hybrid-IT

HPE

Thomas Meier

Chief Technologist Hybrid-IT

HPE

Thomas Meier is Chief Technologist (CT) for Hybrid IT in Germany. This includes transforming traditional IT environments to hybrid IT as a Service (IaaS) models and the positioning of new technologies. Previously he was CT for Storage within HP´s Organization. Prior to this role Thomas was responsible for the business development and go to market of HP 3PAR in Germany. He has over 25 years of high technology experience with services, consulting, solution marketing, sales and business development functions. Before joining HPE, Thomas worked for SGI, StorageTek and ADIC. Thomas attended the Fachhochschule München where he studied Electrical Engineering and Data Systems Technology.

Marisa A. de Peralta

Global Programs Director, CSP Market

IBM

Marisa A. de Peralta

Global Programs Director, CSP Market

IBM

Marisa de Peralta is Global Programs Director, CSP Market at IBM Corporation.  She has over three decades of Information Technology experience leading initiatives in marketing, consultative sales, sales enablement, events and project management, systems engineering and program development. More recently, Marisa has demonstrated success with IBM's Business Partners working with multiple partner types including VARs, ISVs, SIs, VADs, and CSPs. She is adept in helping companies leverage IT infrastructure to capture new market opportunities created by the fast paced adoption of emerging technologies.

Kilian Ries

Senior System Engineer

InterNetX

Kilian Ries

Senior System Engineer

InterNetX

Kilian Ries, Senior System Engineer and Kubernetes Contributor, is constantly researching the market for new technologyies. Kilian joined the InterNetX Team 6 years ago and is essentially involved in building new products and platforms.

Marco Revesz

Business Automation Evangelist

InterNetX

Marco Revesz

Business Automation Evangelist

InterNetX

Marco Revesz, Business Automation Evangelist at InterNetX, is responsible for the development and optimization of cloud services and automation. As a specialist in business process optimization he has been active as IT consultant for 19 years.

Steve Garrison

VP of Marketing

ZeroStack

Steve Garrison

VP of Marketing

ZeroStack

Steve leads go-to-market, market creation experience and brand development strategies at ZeroStack, and is a seasoned Information Technology executive with nearly 20 years of technology marketing experience. Steve has held global marketing positions at several public and venture-backed companies, including Pica8, Infoblox, Force10 Networks (acquired by Dell, Inc.) and Riverstone Networks (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent). He holds an MS in Materials Science Engineering from MIT, and a BS in Ceramic Science and Physics from Alfred University.

Yuri Sukhov

Cloud Systems Engineer, EMEA

Veeam

Yuri Sukhov

Cloud Systems Engineer, EMEA

Veeam

Yuri is a Cloud Systems Engineer at Veeam, supporting service providers across EMEA. Before joining the Cloud Team he held a position of Pre-sales Engineer for Russia/CIS and Eastern Europe. With 15 years of experience in IT, Yuri is passionate about technology and its use for problem solving. Currently, his primary specialization is software system integration and APIs.

Remco Hobo

Security Solution Architect

Infradata

Remco Hobo

Security Solution Architect

Infradata

Graduated from the University of Amsterdam, Remco has always been a hands-on Network Engineer. In 2011, he joined Infradata where designed and built some of the biggest service provider and datacentre networks. In his current role as Security Solutions Architect, his field of expertise stretches from die-hard routing and switching to security solutions like Anti-DDoS solutions and Application Delivery Controllers. Last summer Remco obtained his Juniper JNCIE-SP certification.

Dr. Jerry M. Chow

Manager of Experimental Quantum Computing

IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Dr. Jerry M. Chow

Manager of Experimental Quantum Computing

IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Dr. Jerry M. Chow, Manager of Experimental Quantum Computing and a Distinguished Research Staff Member at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. He is IBM’s primary investigator for IARPA’s Logical Qubits program. He co-leads the IBM Q Experience project, placing a real quantum processor accessible to anyone via the Cloud.   Jerry graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a B.A. in physics and an M.S. in applied mathematics and from Yale with an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics. He received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his quantum processor with superconducting qubits work. TED Talk video:https://www.ted.com/watch/ted-institute/ted-ibm/jerry-chow-the-future-of-supercomputers

Dr. Robert Haas

Department Head, Cloud and Computing Infrastructure

IBM Research

Dr. Robert Haas

Department Head, Cloud and Computing Infrastructure

IBM Research

Robert Haas completed his Ph.D. at ETH Zurich in 2003 and holds an MBA from Warwick University. With IBM since 1996, he has just returned to research to lead the system's activities at the IBM Zurich Research Lab, after having held the role of CTO for Storage in Europe. He has contributed to over 60 patents, numerous scientific publications, and several standards in the data networking and storage areas. https://www.linkedin.com/in/rohaas/

Jan Loeffler

CTO

Plesk

Jan Loeffler

CTO

Plesk

Jan Löffler is CTO of Plesk and a tech enthusiast who loves to code. At Plesk he is driving technical innovation, developing product roadmaps and leading all aspects of the company‘s technology strategy and vision. Before becoming a Pleskian he was Head of Platform Engineering at Zalando and responsible for overseeing the company’s system engineering, identity & access management, continuous delivery, developer tooling teams as well as driving Zalando’s Open Source activities. In the early days of his career Jan was Head of Development Webhosting & Server at 1&1 Internet AG and became a true expert and trusted advisor in the hosting industry.

Eeshaan Satwalekar

Manager - Business Development

LogicBoxes

Eeshaan Satwalekar

Manager - Business Development

LogicBoxes

Eeshaan Satwalekar leads a dedicated team of Business Development professionals at LogicBoxes to drive new business expansion and provide Domain Automation Solutions to Web Hosts, Domains Resellers, ICANN Registrars, nTLD & ccTLD Registries, and ISP/Telcos. He’s actively involved in conceptualizing and driving strategic business initiatives, with a key focus on top-line revenue. Eeshaan is also a regular at major industry conferences around the world and has spoken about various topics ranging from growing Web Hosting & Reseller Businesses to launch strategies for Domain Name Registries.

Wilfried Beeck

Founder and CEO

ePages

Wilfried Beeck

Founder and CEO

ePages

Wilfried Beeck studied Mathematics and Computer Sciences in Kiel before founding the company in 1983. Together with Stephan Schambach and Karsten Schneider, he also founded Intershop Communications GmbH in 1992 and managed its IPO in 1998. In 2002, Beeck left the board at Intershop AG to concentrate on the development of e-commerce solutions with ePages. He is also an investor and board member in a number of high-tech companies.

Michael Detwiler

Market Development Manager Datacenter Products

AMD

Michael Detwiler

Market Development Manager Datacenter Products

AMD

 

Jeremy Rowley

Executive VP of Product

Digicert

Jeremy Rowley

Executive VP of Product

Digicert

Jeremy Rowley leads DigiCert’s product development teams serving its emerging markets clients that require security solutions for the Internet of Things, U.S. federal healthcare exchange, advanced Wi-Fi and other innovative technology sectors. Rowley also represents DigiCert’s interests within various industry standards bodies and has authored several industry standards now in use. As part of DigiCert’s vision to lead its industry toward better and more trusted practices, Rowley actively participates in groups such as the CA/Browser Forum, IETF, Mozilla Forum, NIST, ICANN, and the CA Security Council. Rowley was a key participant in drafting the CA/Browser Forum’s EV Guidelines, Baseline Requirements, and Network Security Guidelines, and he continues to draft new policy and guidelines today. Rowley earned a JD from Brigham Young University as well as at the same institution. Rowley is a member of the Utah Bar and currently serves as president of the Utah Bar Association’s Cyberlaw division.

Steve Fingerhut

Senior VP and General Manager

Toshiba

Steve Fingerhut

Senior VP and General Manager

Toshiba

Steve Fingerhut is senior vice president and general manager of Toshiba Memory America’s SSD business unit. Steve joined in 2015 and manages Toshiba’s solid state drive and software development, marketing, support and operations across enterprise, cloud data center and client segments. Steve’s experience includes general management, strategic planning, product management and sales positions for SanDisk Corporation, LSI Corporation and Intel Corporation. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University and an MBA from Yale University.

Federico Reimers

Head of Marketing & Sales

CertCenter

Federico Reimers

Head of Marketing & Sales

CertCenter

Federico Reimers is the Head of Marketing & Sales at CertCenter AG. Mr. Reimers was born in October 1973 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed his degree in Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda in 2003 and started to work in the TLS industry. In addition to this, Mr. Reimers worked for 17 years at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda as a lecturer in Economics.

André Heidekrüger

Solution Architect Datacenter Products EMEA

AMD

André Heidekrüger

Solution Architect Datacenter Products EMEA

AMD

André Heidekrüger cooperates with AMD's business development and product teams to ensure scalable, flexible and resilient architectures and solutions that address today's customer business needs. André is with AMD for more than 15 years and holds a strong background in software design as well as in CPU and GPU architecture.

Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps

VP Service Providers and Cloud28+ WW

HPE

Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps

VP Service Providers and Cloud28+ WW

HPE

Xavier Poisson advocates economic growth through community development and innovation. As Vice President for Service Providers and Cloud28+ at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), he leads global expansion of an ecosystem and digital platform designed to create new business opportunities for partners and customers. Named “Cloud Leader of 2017” by Data Cloud Europe, Xavier received this special “jury’s choice” award for his “contribution to making Cloud28+ a mature, global success where providers, users, governments, and academics can meet virtually and collaborate.” Committed to helping young companies launch their businesses, as well as seeking ways for smaller companies to increase their revenues and compete on a global scale, Xavier advocates initiatives that drive cross-border cooperation and development. Prior to his current role, Xavier ran HPE’s Hybrid IT and Cloud business groups in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Gisli Kr

Chief Commercial Officer

Advania Data Centers

Gisli Kr

Chief Commercial Officer

Advania Data Centers

Gisli Kr is a seasoned technology entrepreneur and executive with great experience from global technology ventures as a Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of GreenQloud (acquired by NetApp in 2017)

Christoph Harvey

CEO

CPL24

Christoph Harvey

CEO

CPL24

Christoph Harvey- Chief Executive Officer DeskCenter Solutions AG and Managing Director CPL24 Ltd. Christoph Harvey is DeskCenter Solution AG’s Chief Executive Officer and has been with the company since 2013, He is also a Managing Director of the CPL24 Ltd., a subsidiary of DeskCenter. Christoph Harvey has been active in the global IT industry for over 30 years and has extensive management experience, working for enterprise software companies in Europe and North America. His professional career include being the CEO and CFO of Softline AG, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Hyperwave AG, as well as Managing Director of Sage Germany. Bevor then he held several management positions with Sequent Computer Systems Inc. and Nixdorf Computer AG. Christoph Harvey holds a B.A. of Economics from the University of Western Ontario (Canada).

Igor Seletsky

CEO

CloudLinux

Igor Seletsky

CEO

CloudLinux

CloudLinux is on a mission to make Linux secure, stable, and profitable, and Seletskiy is at the helm of this undertaking. He is the innovator responsible for the strategic direction of the company and all products within the CloudLinux brand. Prior to founding CloudLinux in 2009, Seletskiy founded PSOFT, the pioneer of the multi-server control panel called H-Sphere. PSOFT also brought to market FreeVPS, a container-based virtualization product; CP+, a simple, single server control panel; WebShell; and SiteStudio. After PSOFT's successful acquisition by Comodo in 2005, Seletskiy continued to deliver innovative new products, including HackerGuardian and Trustix OS. Seletskiy is an accomplished technology guru focusing on Linux, kernel development, and the hosting industry. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, and has a successful track record of more than 15 years of delivering innovative products to market.

David Clayton

Non-Executive Director

Solar Archive

David Clayton

Non-Executive Director

Solar Archive

David has over 35 years’ experience in the technology industry. In addition to his role at Solar Archive, he is also Chairman of SDL plc, a UK-based provider of Global Content Management and Language Translation Services. Until July 2012, David was a Board Executive Director for the Sage Group plc, the world’s largest provider of business solutions for SMEs, with responsibility for strategy and corporate development. Prior to joining Sage, David was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the charity Changing Faces. These roles have placed David in direct control of shareholder relations for these companies, and making the right investment decisions has laid the foundations for the success he’s achieved in his career.

Kim Asmussen

Head of Product Management

ePages

Kim Asmussen

Head of Product Management

ePages

Kim Asmussen is Head of Product Management at ePages. In this function, he professionally manages agile product development. Most recently, he worked at OTTO, where he was leading the online product management for the project "Lhotse", the internally developed shop software for otto.de. Prior to joining OTTO, he was leading the product management for the brands Jamba and Jamster at Fox Mobile Distribution GmbH.

Pavel Guralnik

CEO

ISPsystem Hosting Software

Pavel Guralnik

CEO

ISPsystem Hosting Software

 

Amir Glatt

CTO

Duda

Amir Glatt

CTO

Duda

Amir Glatt brings over 14 years of product management, software architecture expertise and large development team management to Duda. Beginning as Duda’s sole developer and engineer, Amir is the original mind behind the company's one of a kind platform. In 2010 he returned to Tel Aviv from California to open and oversee a new research and development office. Under Amir’s leadership, this team has grown to include over 40 highly-qualified engineers and product managers. Prior to founding Duda, Amir worked for SAP where he conceived and managed the development of the company’s collaborative portal, a next generation Web 2.0 enterprise portal. Amir has a BSc in Computer Science & Mathematics from the Ben Gurion University in Israel.

Toan Nguyen

Director Business Development & Cloud Platform

e-shelter services

Toan Nguyen

Director Business Development & Cloud Platform

e-shelter services

Toan Nguyen is Director of Colocation Service Line and Cloud Platform at e-shelter. Toan is responsible for bringing the maximum value to e-shelter’s customers and partners that use e-shelter’s colocation and connectivity solutions for their hybrid/multi cloud deployments and digital transformation. Prior to his current role, he held a series of sales and sales strategy leadership positions at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Hewlett-Packard, working in Germany, in the United States as well as Singapore. Toan is a native of Hanoi, Vietnam. He received a MBA degree from The Open University, England and the Cooperative State University in Stuttgart, Germany. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Computer Science from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Stuttgart, Germany.

Joe Fagan

Snr Dir WW Cloud Pre-sales

Seagate

Joe Fagan

Snr Dir WW Cloud Pre-sales

Seagate

Joe Fagan is Senior Director of Cloud Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa and for Worldwide Cloud Pre-Sales. In this position he is responsible for shaping Seagate’s Cloud strategy in the region and for helping customers to create innovative and efficient storage architectures to deliver cloud services. Fagan has over 25 years’ experience working in IT, mostly in storage. He began as digital design engineer and has held EMEA-wide sales and marketing positions at CMS Distribution, Maxtor and Adaptec. He is a passionate storage evangelist and writer. Fagan holds an honours degree in electronic engineering from Dublin City University and a master’s degree in mathematics from The Open University. He is based in Seagate’s Maidenhead, England, office.

Gabriel Willigens

Head of Business Unit Data LogistIX

ITENOS

Gabriel Willigens

Head of Business Unit Data LogistIX

ITENOS

Gabriel has more than 17 years of experience in highly responsible functions in IT&CE industry through all channel types. Gabriel has a sound international corporation and SMB background and expertise in IT -Business solutions from retail to corporate business. Being accountable for revenue achievements with responsibility for P&L and multidisciplinary teams of professionals he is setting up sustainable improvement of KPIs. His main drive is to continuously develop value add datacenter solutions for the customer by linking customer needs with ITENOS' DNA to set up tailor made solutions. Gabriel is passionate in leading teams to greater achievements and satisfying the customers.

Andrzej Dopierala

President of the Management Board

Asseco Data Systems

Andrzej Dopierala

President of the Management Board

Asseco Data Systems

Graduated from Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering. From 1994 to 2006, he was hired by the Polish branch of Hewlett-Packard to lead the HP Poland’s President position for the last eight years. Left HP for Polish subsidiary of Oracle Corporation in March 2006. While serving as President of Oracle Poland entity, Andrzej was also responsible for Oracle’s Middleware software business in Central European Cluster. From September 2013 to June 2016 he joined Asseco Group assuming the VP position, responsible for Asseco Poland IT Infrastructure business. In July 2015 he was appointed to consolidate IT Infrastructure Business Unit with 6 Asseco’s companies in Poland forming a new entity – Asseco Data Systems SA, which commenced its operations in January 2016. He acts as the President of Asseco Data Systems, one of the biggest Polish IT companies.

Thomas Hiermayer

Senior Solution Architect and Authorized Officer

Myra Security

Thomas Hiermayer

Senior Solution Architect and Authorized Officer

Myra Security

Thomas Hiermayer is Senior Solution Architect and Authorized Officer at Myra Security GmbH. He completed his studies in International Management at the International School of Management Munich. Afterwards, he gained experience in distributing complex products at OSRAM AG and Daimler AG. Starting in 2013, he set up technical sales at Myra. Today he is responsible for Myra’s sales engineering as well as for projects for the public sector. Operating at the interface of sales and engineering, Thomas is aware of his customers’ challenges in the IT environment. He has in-depth expertise, particularly in technical feasibility and implementing IT security projects. Thomas advises companies from e-commerce, hosting providers, and public institutions on how to customize IT projects to their needs.

Sergey Lystsev

Head of Research and Development

Plesk

Sergey Lystsev

Head of Research and Development

Plesk

Sergey Lystsev is Head of Research and Development at Plesk with over 15 years experience in the hosting industry and was part of the Plesk team since 2001. Before re-joining Plesk team in 2009, Sergey had been running other well-known web hosting solutions coming from Parallels/Odin’s M&A activities such as Confixx, Plesk Expand, H-Sphere, and Helm. Sergey holds a masters degree in Applied Math and Computer Science.

Dr. Markus Leberecht

Senior Cloud Specialist

Intel Deutschland

Dr. Markus Leberecht

Senior Cloud Specialist

Intel Deutschland

Since May 2017, Markus Leberecht is the EMEA Head of Technical Sales for Cloud Service Providers in Intel’s Sales and Marketing Group, leading a team of Technical Account Managers for Europe-based Infrastructure, Platform, and Software-as-a-Service Providers. He assumed this position after holding various roles in Intel’s sales organization since joining the company in June 2006, including six years as a data center and cloud solutions architect and five years as a Technical Account Manager himself prior to that. In his coverage of telecommunication and IT service providers he focused on supporting customers to realize cloud infrastructure and security solutions as well as transforming their data centers. Markus Leberecht is married and lives in Munich, Germany. As of: November 2017

Boyan Ivanov

CEO

Storpool

Boyan Ivanov

CEO

Storpool

Boyan Ivanov is a CEO and co-founder at StorPool. He started programming at the age of 10. At the same age, he started his first venture and the latter stuck. He has been in the enterprise and SME worlds, working in IT, banking and financial sectors. He has also been part of several startups, prior StorPool and now he’s focusing on improving data storage for companies building public or private clouds. Boyan puts his efforts in working with Cloud Service Providers, Shared Hosters, MSP business leaders (CEO/CTO/Owners) to greatly improve business performance and profitability through designing, deploying and managing fit for purpose Storage Solutions.

Simon Russin

Manager Multi-Cloud Solutions

Cancom Pironet

Simon Russin

Manager Multi-Cloud Solutions

Cancom Pironet

Simon Russin has been working for CANCOM Pironet since April 2015. As Manager Public Cloud he is responsible for the European Public Cloud Sales especially SaaS, IaaS and PaaS (XaaS). After he graduated with honours in European Business Administration (B.A.) he worked as Managing Director for ratiokontakt in Germany and the USA.

Rainer W. Kaese

Senior Manager Business Development

Toshiba

Rainer W. Kaese

Senior Manager Business Development

Toshiba

Rainer Kaese has been with Toshiba for over 20 years. He initially specialized in application specific ICs, managing the ASIC Design Center, and later the Business Development Team for ASIC- and Foundry Products. He is currently responsible for the introduction of Toshiba’s Enterprise HDD products into Datacenters, Cloud Computing and Enterprise applications.