Referenten

Referenten

Andrew Lund

EMEA B2B Channels, Hosting and Partner Cloud Director, Microsoft – Operator Channels Microsoft

Andrew Lund brings more than 15 years operational experience in the European telecommunications business. Having lived and worked in Moscow, Madrid, Budapest and Munich as well as his UK home, Andrew is well aware of the opportunities and need across the continent Andrew has been in this role since March 2010, previously he was responsible for Microsoft’s Communications Sector (CS) success in the CEE region since 2005 when he joined the company. These experiences and expertise has allowed Andrew to work with major telecommunications operators, hosting service providers and businesses of all sizes to support Microsoft’s growth and development in the CS and Hosting Service Provider space.

Andrew came to Microsoft from BT where he was the Business Development Director for their Global Services (BTGS) unit in CEE. During his six years at BT, he held various management and lead business development roles working with the finance and telecom sectors. Andrew specialised in the Hosting and Outsourcer divisions of BTGS.
Prior to BT, Andrew held various European sales management positions with Star Micronics and Xerox Corporation.


Glenn Keels

Director of Marketing, Hyperscale Business Unit, HP ISS & Software HP

Glenn Keels is director of worldwide marketing for HP’s Hyperscale Business Unit as a part of the Industry Standard Servers and Software organization.
He is responsible for lifecycle marketing of HP ProLiant servers, and the market’s broadest range of converged infrastructure products, services and solutions.
Keels rejoined HP with over 15 years of enterprise solutions marketing experience. Most recently, he led worldwide server product marketing for Cisco Systems and Dell. He first joined HP in 1994, leading Services Marketing for Compaq ProLiant servers after more than 10 years of service as an enlisted soldier then officer in the U.S. Army.
Keels holds a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University and is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Texas A&M University.


Ditlev Bredahl

CEO OnApp

Ditlev is an Internet and hosting industry veteran, with more than 16 years’ experience leading hosting and technology companies. As CEO he has he has grown OnApp from its launch in July 2010 to become the leading cloud platform provider for hosts and other service providers.

Before founding OnApp, Ditlev led UK2 Group’s hosting companies as Managing Director and CEO, and spearheaded the launch of VPS.NET, which now operates one of the world’s largest public clouds.

Ditlev has an MBA in International Business from the European Institute for Public Affairs and Lobbying in Brussels, and a degree in Economics from AAU, Denmark. Ditlev is Danish and lives in the UK, but travels frequently to meet customers and speak at events around the world.


Marc Villemade

Business Development & Partnerships Manager Scality

Marc Villemade is an internet entrepreneur & developer with 15 years of internet startup experience.
He studied Fundamental Physics, later graduating cum laude from Paris 6 University in France with a degree in Computer Science. While studying in 1998, Marc created his first IT services company during the Internet Bubble. After graduation, he sold his shares and joined MultiMania (later acquired by Lycos), as a development engineer & worked his way up to head of Systems Architecture. From 2005-2007 he had his own consulting company, acting as System Architect & DBA for Enterprises and ISPs, working on solving complex scalability problems. When Cloud Computing started to emerge, he joined Bizanga as a Customer Solutions Engineer to handle pre- and post-sales in Europe. When Bizanga spun-off Scality, he joined the new venture in the sales team. Since then he has opened Offices for Scality in Japan & NY city, managing the partner ecosystem as well as developing the indirect sales channel.


Peter Janssen

Technical Manager EURid

Peter Janssen has a masters degree in computer science from the University of Leuven. He joined the Belgian registry for .be in 2000 in the guise of technical director and was responsible for the domain’s liberalisation in December 2000.


Roman Schließmeyer

CEO SKYWAY DataCenter GmbH Key-Systems

Roman Schließmeyer was born in 1985 in Zweibrücken, Germany. From 2004 – 2006, he studied Mathematics and Physics at University of Saarland, Germany. Schließmeyer specialized in Analysis I+II+III, Linear Algebra I+II, Programming for Mathematicians in C, Applied Mathematics (numerics) I+II, Experimental Physics I+II+III and Physical Laboratory I+II+III.

In 2006, the officially recognized IT specialist for system integration started working at Key-Systems GmbH, Germany. After 2 years in the function as System/Network Administrator, Software Engineer and Domain Dispute Manager, Schließmeyer took up the position as Technical Operations Manager. In 2010, he was appointed to be CEO of SKYWAY DataCenter GmbH, a fully-owned subsidiary of Key-Systems.

Technical skills:
Data center planning/operations, business system and network installations/operations, highly availabile hosting, setup of virtualization infrastructures, technical domain expertise.

Language skills:
German, English, French


Bill Burley

Group Vice President & General Manager, Cloud App Delivery Group, Citrix Systems, Inc Citrix Systems inc.

Mr. Burley is Group Vice President & General Manager at Citrix. His team develops new technologies, solutions and programs that enable the delivery of application services by cloud providers. With Citrix Cloud solutions, service providers can enable any organization, even small and midsize businesses, to leverage the power and flexibility of cloud apps and desktops from any device, anywhere, on a pay-as-you-go subscription basis. He first joined Citrix in 1993 and has been a senior executive in charge of sales, channel and product organizations, including General Manager of Citrix XenApp, the market leading application delivery solution responsible for over $1B in revenue.


John Fruehe

Director of Product Marketing and Business Development AMD

John Fruehe is the Director of Product Marketing and Business Development for AMD Opteron™ processors, where he leads a team focused on securing design wins and assisting sales out with OEMs, system builders and the distribution channel. As 15-year veteran of the enterprise market, Fruehe has held global marketing and sales management positions at key technology leaders including Dell Inc., Compaq Computer, Zenith Data Systems and CDW Computer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University.


Jerome Lecat

CEO Scality

Jérôme Lecat is a serial entrepreneur and business angel with 15 years of internet start-up experience.

From 2003 to 2010, Jerome led Bizanga, the leading email MTA for service providers, which he founded with Olivier Lemarie, Marc Sheldon and Giorgio Regni. Bizanga achieved major market penetration worldwide with customers such as Comcast, Cox Communications, Telefonica and United Internet (1&1). Bizanga was successfully sold to Cloudmark in February 2010.

In 2001, Jerome became Chairman of the Board of Data Center Technology (DCT), a Belgium based start-up which developed a unique Content Addressable Storage (CAS) technology, especially for the backup market. After signing over 70 customers, DCT was sold to Veritas in 2005 with significant profit for its investors.

In 1994, Jérôme founded with Olivier Dauchot and Olivier Lemarié Internet-Way, the fourth ISP for enterprises to open in France. As CEO, he built the company from a garage start-up to the second largest ISP in France.


Lorenz Meis

COO LuxCloud

Lorenz Meis is since 2010 COO of LuxCloud, a market leading provider of cloud computing services. Previously he was Sales Director at DATACENTER.EU, also a member of the DCL Group, which he joined in 2008. Aged 39, Lorenz has almost 15 years’ experience in the sales of IT and network services and solutions. Before that and after his studies in Business IT, Lorenz co-founded E3T, a company specialized in IT security solutions, which he led until 2007.


John Igoe

Executive Director of Cloud Software Solutions Dell

John Igoe has over 25 years experience in the high technology industry. He has been Dell’s executive sponsor of the Openstack initiative since it was originally formed in 2010 and has been deeply involved in Dell’s strategy around Openstack leading the team that has released Dell’s Openstack Solution and developed the Crowbar technology recently released to the opensource community. He has held executive level positions in both Engineering and Service organizations of companies such as Banyan Systems, Wellfleet Communications, Bay Networks and Nortel. John has served as a VP of Engineering developing complex routing solutions and as a VP of Global Technical Services. As VP of Services at Bay Networks John was responsible for the implementation of their Remote Management Service offering. Architecting the core systems infrastructure and building out Network Operations Centers in the US, EMEA and PACRIM areas. John most recently was the Founder and CTO of SilverBack Technologies a provider of cloud based infrastructure management software that was acquired by Dell in 2007. John’s initial position at Dell was as the Director of Advanced Service Technology in Dells Services organization. In this role he was responsible for defining and architecting the technology platform for Dell’s Software as a Service offering around Modular Services. John’s most recent position is that of Executive Director of Cloud Software Solutions in Dells Data Center Solutions group. In this role John is leading the effort to define and build software solutions targeted at public and private clouds.


Tom Kettels

Senior ICT Advisor Luxembourg for Business - Proud to promote ICT

Tom Kettels is a senior ICT advisor at "Luxembourg for Business - Proud to promote ICT", the Luxembourg Government Agency for media and ICT development, and at the Media and Communications Department of the Ministry of State where he is working on policies relating to electronic communications and the information society, both at the European and at the national level.
Tom is a board member of LuxConnect SA and of LU-CIX Management CIE.
Before joining the Ministry, Tom was Head of the Multimedia Section and Internet Product Manager at EPT, as well as Economic Advisor at the Luxembourg Chamber of Crafts.


Luis Federico Reimers

Sales Representative PSW GROUP

Luis Federico Reimers is the head of sales of the PSW GROUP GmbH & Co. KG. He works for the PSW GROUP now for more than 6 years. In addition to his duties as director of sales, the graduate in Business Studies is responsible for partner support, as well as for developing reliable relationships with suppliers and providing professional advice on complex marketing issues.

With over 6 years for expertise in the field of SSL encryption Mr. Reimers is also a lecturer for IT in the department of Business Studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda.


Russell Dietz

Corporate Vice President & Chief Technology Officer SafeNet

Russell Dietz joined SafeNet in February 2009 as Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Mr. Dietz, leads the strategic positioning and migration of new technologies into SafeNet’s highly successful solutions portfolio.
Mr. Dietz brings more than 27 years of industry experience. He has held the CTO position for multiple high-tech companies, including Hifn, Inc., where he led company efforts in defining the next generation of security, service, and network processing solutions, and Apptitude, where he drove the vision, strategy, and architecture of the application and flow classification solutions, MeterFlow and MeterWorks.
Mr. Dietz is an active member of the Network Processing Forum (former chairperson), Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), and the Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum (CCIF).


Roger Sutter

Head Secure Communication SwissSign

As the head of secure communication, Roger Sutter is responsible for the product management of his portfolio at Swiss Post. The most important product in his responsibility is IncaMail, the secure and verifiable e-mail service of Swiss Post. With more than 10 years experience in e-communication products of Swiss Post he is an expert in developing and marketing these solutions. Roger Sutter has a bachelor of business administration.


Philipp Zimmermann

Head Certification Authority SwissSign

As the head of the Certification Authority, Philipp Zimmermann is in charge of the certificate business at SwissSign with customers in more than 30 countries and more than 500‘000 issued certificates. Previously he worked as a lecturer of management and as a project leader at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, with longer exchanges at partner institutions in the USA and Mexico. Philipp holds a master’s degree in management from the University of Bern.


Richard Curran

Director Product Marketing, INTEL EMEA Intel

Richard is responsible for the Product Marketing Group in EMEA which is encompasses all marketing development in the Consumer, Corporate Client and Server, SMB and SME segments.

Prior to this role Richard co-led the Customer Solutions Marketing and Sales teams across EMEA for Corporate accounts, Corporate System Integrators and ISV’s.

Mr Curran joined Intel from Compaq where he worked in server executive roles including as Director, Pre-Sale Centers EMEA and Director, Services Product Support & New Products, EMEA. Before Compaq, Mr Curran was Country Manager of Concurrent Computer Italy, managing day-to-day sales and services operations.

Richard Curran is an Electronics Engineer and a graduate from Cork, Ireland.


Peyman Blumstengel

Senior Manager of Business Development Samsung Semiconductor Europe

Peyman Blumstengel is responsible for business development with focus on "Green Memory" at Samsung Semiconductor Europe. He joined Samsung in 2008 and headed DRAM marketing in EMEA before taking over over his new role as ”green evangelist” focusing on HPC and hosting applications. Holding a MS in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Berlin, he has worked for 20 years in various positions within the semiconductor industry.


Thomas Rickert

VeriSign

Attorney at law Thomas Rickert is managing partner of Schollmeyer & Rickert Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (i.e. law firm) with offices in Bonn and Frankfurt am Main, Germany (www.anwaelte.de). He is an expert in domain and DNS related legal issues.

Additionally, Thomas Rickert chairs the eco Names & Numbers Forum with eco Verband der deutschen Internetwirtschaft e.V. (Association of hte German Internet Industry, www.eco.de), which is an expert group focusing on topics relevant for the domain business.

Thomas Rickert is member of the GNSO Council (Generic Names Supporting Organisation) with ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers since October 2011.


Rafael Laguna

CEO Open-Xchange

Laguna, born 1964, was co-founder of Open-Xchange and chairman of the board until he took over responsibility as CEO in January 2008. Laguna was crucial to Open-Xchange’s extention to Software as a Service in 2006. He also formed the partnership with the world’s largest web host by known servers, 1&1 Internet AG.Laguna worked as a business angel and consultant of software technology for several Venture Capital Funds. From 2002 to 2004, Laguna was crucial to the investment and the successful sale of SUSE Linux to Novell. From 2003 to 2006, he managed as chairman the turnaround of bäurer AG until its acquisition by Sage. Laguna acts as board member for asknet AG and comparis.ch.


Arturo Suárez

Founder, COO & Business Development StackOps Technologies S.L.

Arturo Suárez is one of the founders of StackOps Technologies, a startup company from Spain that has developed the most popular distribution of OpenStack, the opensource cloud platform that has gained more presence lately, backed by industry leaders such as Dell, Hp, Citrix or Rackspace. Arturo is in charge of the business development and the operations of the company, which is undergoing international expansion.

Arturo has a strong management background, having held the position of IT Director in a multinational construction company and a notable expertise on internet applications and businesses on international environments.

Arturo holds an MBA by the IE Business School in Madrid and a bachelor degree on Environmental Sciences. He is a regular speaker at OpenStack and Cloud Computing events and is fluent in 4 languages.


Bogdan Carstoiu

CEO 4PSA

Dr. Carstoiu is an entrepreneur and computer scientist with a significant experience in providing leadership to high-tech companies. Under his leadership, 4PSA released VoipNow, the first Cloud based Unified Communications solution for service providers.


Jimmy Bergman

Lead Developer & System Architect Atomia

On top of being the lead developer and systems architect of the Atomia platform, Jimmy is also an all-around programming ninja who is not afraid to tackle any problem in any programming language, on any platform, with any database backend. Having a certain inclination towards domain names in general and DNS in particular, Jimmy is the brains behind products such as Atomia DNS and Atomia Domain Registration and has helped numerous web hosts and domain name resellers with his DNS and DNSSEC expertise.


Michael Homborg

Product Sales Group Server Fujitsu

Michael started his Career some 20 years ago in the german channel. After some years selling Hard- & Software to financial customers, Michael switched to a Broadline Distributor where he held numerous positions: First as Key Account Manager, than as Human Capital Developer, finally as Chief Designer for CRM and Sales Guidance. Since 2004, when he joined Fujitsu Siemens Computers, he has been responsible for Marketing & Business Development for both Fujitsu´s Server and Storage Products – namely PRIMERGY & ETERNUS. In 2011 he has been assigned as an Evangelist to help customers understand more easily what Fujitsu can bring to the table other than the American vendors


Peter Sodermans

Senior Advisor Luxembourg for Business

Peter Sodermans has been active in the telecommunications sector since 1987.
Peter is a partner at Direct Engineering (management consultancy company in the area of Internet, Media and Telecommunications) and based in Luxembourg. He speaks fluent English, French, German, Dutch, Luxembourgish and he recently acquired the Luxembourg nationality.
He nowadays actively supports the government of Luxembourg in order to further build out the country as an ICT hub. In his role as senior consultant, Peter supports interested companies with a single contact point and promotes the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as a center of excellence for ICT-related activities companies looking to expand their business into Europe.