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Selected IP EXPO Nordic 2016 Speakers include:



Alexander Bard
Alexander Bard

Digital Philosopher & Artist 

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Alexander Bard

Alexander is a cyberphilosopher, music producer, television show host, and highly sought-after international lecturer. He is the author of the globally successful The Futurica Trilogy – co-written with media theorist Jan Söderqvist, and so far translated to over 20 languages – consisting of The Netocrats, The Global Empire and The Body Machines.

October 2014 sees the release of Alexander’s fourth book with Söderqvist: Syntheism – Creating God in The Internet Age, in which the authors set out to construct a complete new metaphysical system for the digital age, covering everything from the inner existential truths of the new physics to the radical utopian potential of participatory culture.

Alexander studied Economic Geography at The Stockholm School of Economics in the 1980s while building a highly successful international career as a songwriter and record producer. In 1992, he and his business partner Ola Håkansson co-founded Stockholm Records – which quickly achieved global success with bands like The Cardigans, A-Teens, and Bard’s own Army Of Lovers – which went on to become Scandinavia’s biggest independent record company before it was sold to Universal Music in 1998.

Even though he has claimed to be too busy with cyberphilosophy and political and spiritual activism to find the time for any more songwriting, Alexander achieved No 1 hit records in both Europe, Asia and North America as late as 2013. Never afraid of entering the stages himself on which he builds his groundbreaking theories, Alexander has become (in)famous for his controversial television performances as a flamboyant star judge on Swedish Idol.

Alexander has given lectures on the philosophical, sociological, and economic implications of the internet revolution at the Stockholm School of Economics and other academic institutions worldwide since the late 1990s. Having Alexander as a keynote speaker means extraordinary lecturing and not just another predictable power-point presentation. Having made it a habit to talk dressed in haute couture shorts and an impressive fin de siècle beard, Alexander gives impressive speeches and interesting insights into his thinking. He makes an ideal match to enlighten business and management conferences around the world.

Danilo Poccia
Danilo Poccia

Technical Evangelist
 Amazon Web Services

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Danilo Poccia

Danilo is Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services and works with startups and companies of any size to support their innovation. In his role, he averages his experience to help customers bringing their ideas to life using the AWS platform, focusing on technical and business impact of mobile and data analytics. Danilo works with customers throughout Europe and is a frequent speaker at public events and technical workshops.

James Staten
James Staten

General Manager of Cloud Strategy
 Microsoft

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James Staten

James leads strategic planning and portfolio analysis for the Cloud+Enterprise Division at Microsoft. He has more than 25 years’ experience in enterprise technology, working as an industry analyst, CMO, product market lead, journalist and reseller. Prior to Microsoft, he was the lead cloud computing analyst for Forrester Research and pioneered the firm’s coverage in this area, helping Fortune 500 and global enterprises develop successful cloud strategies. James has held key executive positions at firms including Gartner, Sun Microsystems and Azul Systems, is a frequent keynote speaker at industry events and conferences and has lectured at leading business schools. He holds degrees from the Anderson School at the University of Southern California and the University of North Texas. When not working, James is an avid marathoner and triathlete.

Ann Hellenius
Ann Hellenius

CIO
 Stockholms Stad

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Ann Hellenius

Ann Hellenius, CIO in the City of Stockholm lead the digital development of the city. Internet of things and innovative solutions for the smart city is high up on the agenda.

Being one of the fastest growing cities in Europe the city is aiming to take the lead position amongst cities in digital transformation, both in Sweden and globally. Ann Hellenius, CIO in Stockholm, drives this transformation and emphasizes in her leadership that digitalization and new technology create new opportunities in our society for a better way of life and for creating a sustainable city.
Ann Hellenius has held various senior leadership roles within the City of Stockholm, including responsibility for the digitalization of the public schools.Prior to working in the city Ann founded and was the CEO for a management consulting company. She has also worked as a management consultant for Ernst & Young and Cambridge Strategic Management Group.

Ann has during the last years been a frequent and popular keynote speaker at several national and international events. With great knowledge, enthusiasm and authority she give her perspective of the possibilities with digitalization. 

Since May 2015 Ann is the CIO for the City of Stockholm. During her time as CIO Ann has received several nominations and awards, including “Influencer of the Year 2016” https://managementevents.com/news/ann-hellenius-is-the-2016-municipality-influencer-of-the-year-awardee/  and the City of Stockholm got elected as “Most Innovative City of the Year” in 2016.

Ann holds a master of science in economics and has over 18 years of experience of leadership.

 

Ann is a Board member eGovlab and a member of the network Ruter Dam.

Shannon Lietz
Shannon Lietz

DevSecOps Leader
 Intuit

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Shannon Lietz

Shannon Lietz is an award winning innovator with over two decades of experience pursuing advanced security defenses and next generation security solutions.  Ms. Lietz is currently the DevSecOps Leader for Intuit where she is responsible for setting and driving the company’s cloud security strategy, roadmap and implementation in support of corporate innovation.  She operates a 24x7 DevSecOps team that includes Red and Blue Team operations.  Previous to joining Intuit, Ms. Lietz worked for ServiceNow where she was responsible for the cloud security engineering efforts.  Prior to this, Ms. Lietz worked for Sony where she drove the implementation of a new secure data center and led crisis management for a large-scale security breach.  She has founded a metrics company, led major initiatives for hosting organizations as a Master Security Architect, developed security software and consulted for many Fortune 500 organizations.  Ms. Lietz holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Mount St. Mary’s College.

Mikko Hypponen
Mikko Hypponen

Chief Research Officer
 F-Secure

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Mikko Hypponen
Rik Ferguson
Rik Ferguson

Global VP Security Research
 Trend Micro

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Rik Ferguson

Rik Ferguson is Global VP Security Research at Trend Micro. He brings more than seventeen years of security technology experience to this role. Ferguson is actively engaged in research into online threats and the underground economy. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security both for consumers and in the enterprise, contributing to product development and marketing plans.

Ferguson writes the CounterMeasures blog and is the lead spokesperson for Trend Micro. He is often interviewed by the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Channel 4, Sky News and Al-Jazeera and quoted by national newspapers and trade publications throughout the world. Ferguson also makes a regular appearance as a presenter at global industry events. In April 2011 he was formally inducted into the InfoSecurity Hall of Fame.

Rik Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wales and is a Certified Ethical Hacker and CISSP-ISSAP in good standing.

Mark Lockwood
Mark Lockwood

Global Product Marketing Director
 Logi Analytics

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Mark Lockwood

Mark is the Director of Product Marketing and Solutions Globally at Logi Analytics, where he leads growth initiatives within the Manufacturing industry and IoT space.  Prior to joining Logi, Mark was a Strategy Associate in the technology practice at the management consulting firm Booz & Company, where he helped create the firm’s first Big Data service offering.  Mark earned a dual degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics from Northwestern University and holds a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mark Burgess
Mark Burgess

Theoretician and Practitioner 

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Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess is a theoretician and practitioner in the area of information systems, whose work has focused largely on distributed information infrastructure. He is known particularly for his work on Configuration Management and Promise Theory. He was the principal Founder of CFEngine, and is emeritus professor of Network and System Administration from Oslo University College. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and papers on topics from physics, Network and System Administration, to fiction. He also writes a blog on issues of science and IT industry concerns.

Igor Maravić
Igor Maravić

Software Engineer
 Spotify

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Igor Maravić

As a part of the band he worked on developing and maintaining Spotify's gateways, migrating mobile clients from using custom TLV protocol to HTTP, designing and developing continuous delivery infrastructure, stress testing services... Currently he's living and breathing event delivery.

Mandi Walls
Mandi Walls

Director of Consulting, EMEA
 Chef

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Mandi Walls

Mandi Walls is Director of Consulting, EMEA at Chef. For Chef, she travels the world helping organizations increase their effectiveness using configuration management and modernizing IT practices. Prior to joining Chef, she ran large web properties for AOL, including AOL.com, Games.com and Moviefone. Mandi has a Master's degree in Computer Science from GWU and an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler. She is a regular speaker at technical conferences and is the author of "Building a DevOps Culture", published by O'Reilly.

Anne Graf
Anne Graf

Chief Commercial Officer
 The Node Pole

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Anne Graf

Anne Graf is Chief Commercial Officer at leading data center & cloud computing cluster The Node Pole, based in northern Sweden. Anne is responsible for guiding investors in their search for data center sites, business partners and development opportunities. The Node Pole has a unique approach as to securing success for all actors by conjoining a physical, digital and intellectual infrastructure approach to cluster development. Anne is also lead advisor within The Node Pole Alliance network, consisting of both giant world leading technology and construction partners, as well as local fast movers – all aimed at shortening investors’ time to market and securing innovation synergies. Anne has an international background in business development, communications and B2B marketing.

Dave Palmer
Dave Palmer

Director of Technology
 Darktrace

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Dave Palmer
Nick Patience
Nick Patience

Co-founder, Analyst and Consultant
 451 Research

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Nick Patience

Nick is a technology industry analyst and consultant, with more than 20 years experience in the technology industry in the US and Europe.

He manages 451 Researchs software analyst team, spanning devops and middleware, through data platforms and analytics to social business applications, and a co-founder of 451 Research, which he helped form in New York City in 1999, launching it in April 2000. Nick has run product marketing and analyst relations at a fast-growing software and runs his own consulting business, advising investors, users, buyers and vendors of information management and governance technology.

Ian Kilpatrick
Ian Kilpatrick

Chairman
 Wick Hill Group

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Ian Kilpatrick

Ian Kilpatrick is chairman of international value added distributor Wick Hill, part of the Nuvias Group. Wick Hill specialises in market development for secure IP infrastructure solutions and Kilpatrick has been involved with the company for more than 40 years. Wick Hill supplies organisations from enterprises to SMEs, through an extensive value-added network of accredited VARs. 

Kilpatrick has an in-depth experience of IT, with a focus on networks, particularly security. He has a strong vision of the future in IT, focussing on business needs and benefits, rather than just technology. Ian Kilpatrick is a published author and has written numerous articles and features, both domestically and internationally, as well as being a regular speaker at conferences, seminars and exhibitions.

Daniel Stenberg
Daniel Stenberg

 cURL project

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Daniel Stenberg

Daniel is an Internet protocol geek who has participated in and worked with open source for 25 years and is employed by Mozilla to fiddle with Firefox networking code. Founder and lead developer of the curl project.

Brent Beer
Brent Beer

Solution Engineer
 GitHub

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Brent Beer

Brent Beer has used Git and GitHub for over 5 years through university classes, contributions to open source projects, and professionally as a web developer. While working as a trainer for GitHub, he also became a published author for O'Reilly and now works as a solutions engineer for GitHub in Amsterdam to help bring Git and GitHub to developers across the world.

Dr. Shahid Raza
Dr. Shahid Raza

Senior Researcher
 SICS Swedish ICT

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Dr. Shahid Raza

Dr. Shahid Raza is a senior researcher at the SICS Swedish ICT Stockholm where he has been working since 2008. Shahid research interests include but are not limited to security and privacy in IPv6-connected IoT, interconnection of computing clouds and IoT,  and the smart grid. Shahid is an Associate Editor of the premier IEEE IoT Journal and a TPC member of a number of targeted IoT conferences/workshops. In addition to participating in different EU (H2020 NobelGrid, FP7 CALIPSO, FP7 CONET, etc.) and Swedish (SeCThings, PROMOS, etc.) projects, Shahid has won a competitive research grant from the Swedish funding agency VINNOVA under the Strategic Innovation Program for the Internet of Things. Shahid has completed his industrial PhD from the SICS Swedish ICT Stockholm and also holds Master of Science degree from KTH Stockholm.

Kai Roer
Kai Roer

Co-founder and CEO
 CLTRe

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Kai Roer

An engaging and award winning specialist on security behaviors and security culture, I provide organizations around the world with advice on assessing, building and maintaining good security culture using the Security Culture Framework. I am working with researchers and practitioners worldwide to bring insights on human behavior from a security perspective, thus creating better products, services and organizations.

Lee Myall
Lee Myall

SVP Commercial Operations
 Interoute

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Lee Myall

Lee Myall joined Interoute in 2003 to help the company move into the Corporate/Enterprise space from pure play service provider. Lee’s previous experience with digital technology was gained in the Broadcast sector with Sony Broadcast & Professional Europe, running WAM!NET in Europe digitising content and production workflows and with the sale of WAM!NET to SAVVIS (Now Centurylink) this work continued as VP Sales & Marketing Europe. Roles at Interoute have included driving commercial scale in the VDC/IaaS business, transforming the management of the complex computing business and currently as SVP Commercial Operations helping to drive scalable, efficient sales and marketing strategies and operations across the newly integrated business subsequent to the acquisition of Easynet in 2015.

Rashik Parmar
Rashik Parmar

Lead IBM Cloud Advisor
 IBM

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Rashik Parmar

Rashik is the leader of the European and Asia Pacific Cloud Advisor team, an IBM Distinguished Engineer and previously President of IBM's Academy of Technology. During his thirty one years of practical experience in IBM, he has worked for financial, retail and manufacturing clients on IT transformation projects of all sizes. Overall, he specialises in ensuring the technical success of complex IT projects that transform business models. He currently advising clients on their cloud innovation roadmap from a technology and business perspective. Some of his work is summarised in the HBR Article he co-authored "New Patterns for Innovation" – Jan-Feb 2014.
Rashik was appointed to the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Board and chairs the business communications group. He is helping develop the innovation strategies to accelerate growth of this £55bn marketplace.
Rashik is also IBM's Partnership Executive for Imperial College – London. He is also an Adjunct Professor for Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Imperial College Business School and Visiting Professor to the Intelligent Systems and Networks Group at the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Dave Lewis
Dave Lewis

Global Security Advocate
 Akamai Technologies

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Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis has almost two decades of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT operations and management. Currently, Lewis is a Global Security Advocate for Akamai Technologies. He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and cohost of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Lewis writes a column for CSO Online and Forbes.

Ryan Dobson
Ryan Dobson

DevOps Consultant
 Ranger4

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Ryan Dobson

Ryan Dobson is a DevOpsologist at Ranger4 specialising in transforming organisations’ operational capabilities using devops principles. Ryan is certified in DevOps by the DevOps Institute and works with a wide variety of organisations from many industries. Ryan has also worked extensively building out DevOps teams for large UK enterprises and understands the talent acquisition challenges many organisations face. He also used to be a personal trainer aboard a cruise liners - his favourite place in the world is still Basildon though, made famous by Love Actually!

Lars Ramfelt
Lars Ramfelt

CEO and Founder
 Yanzi Networks

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Lars Ramfelt

Lars Ramfelt, CEO and founder of Yanzi Networks. Yanzi Networks delivers leading IoT solutions for smart buildings with focus on facility management applications. Lars holds a PhD in Telecommunications from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm and has founded several networking companies in Sweden and in USA.

Bernhard Cygan
Bernhard Cygan

Senior Solution Architect
 CloudBees

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Bernhard Cygan

Bernhard Cygan is a Senior Solution Architect at CloudBees. Coming from prior experience in Dev as well as Ops he learned to appreciate agile methods and processes. He is working with software technology used by enterprises and is a regular speaker at conferences and workshops about Jenkins as well as agile best practises. For him, going from Continuous Integration to Continuous Delivery is the next logical step for professionalism in software development.

Len Padilla
Len Padilla

VP Product Strategy
 NTT Europe Ltd

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Len Padilla

Len has experience in a wide range of areas from scientific super-computing to shared and dedicated hosting to cloud computing. He has worked at all technical and management levels of IT: academic research, financial systems programing, administration of large server and content delivery networks, PCI-DSS certification, management of international operations teams as well as product engineering and strategy. He likes the technology, but thinks that the users are more important. Len’s heart is in California, where he grew up with computing and the internet. He’s been living in Europe for the past 17 years, with 13 of those working with NTT.

Richard Bennett
Richard Bennett

Head of Advisory & Consulting Services, EMEA
 VMware

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Richard Bennett

Richard Bennett is VMware’s Head of Advisory & Consulting Services across the Northern EMEA regions. He is responsible for providing high-value enterprise IT strategy consulting to help CIOs and their key stakeholders accelerate IT and business transformation. He works closely with C-level executives, offering advice and guidance on long-term technology investment and innovation strategies. 

Tomas Gustavsson
Tomas Gustavsson

CEO & CTO
 PrimeKey Solutions

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Tomas Gustavsson

Tomas Gustavsson, born in 1971, M. Sc, has been researching and implementing Public Key Infrastructures (PKI) systems since 1994. Project founder and developer of the open source enterprise PKI project EJBCA, contributor to numerous open source projects. Member of Oasis EKMI TC and member of the board of Open Source Sweden.
Before co-founding PrimeKey in 2002, Tomas worked in both research and the commercial sector. He has designed and deployed several PKI systems, such as large scale national and organizational deployments and EU ePassport infrastructures. A committed follower of open standards, Tomas works with organizations like Oasis, IETF and ISO.

Kristian Henningson
Kristian Henningson

Associate Partner
 Nox Consulting

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Kristian Henningson

Kristian has worked in procurement in the  IT industry since 1996 during which time he has regularly dealt with the strategic development of IT operations, efficiency, cost savings, inventory and analysis of processes and working methods. Furthermore, Kristian has substantial expertise in inventory management, materials planning and system support in these areas.

Jakob Lange
Jakob Lange

Customer Operation Management Chef, TDC NetDesign
 ScienceLogic

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Jakob Lange

Jakob Lange has 20 years of IT experience both as a IT manager working with sourcing and out sourcing of IT services in world wide organizations. Currently employment is with the Danish company TDC NetDesign which is a branch of Denmark’s largest Telecommunication provider TDC Group. Key role is facilitating upgrade of existing services and tools supporting our customers to next generation tools.

Samer Al Moubayed
Samer Al Moubayed

CEO
 Furhat Robotics

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Samer Al Moubayed

Samer Al Moubayed is the CEO for Furhat Robotics, a Stockholm based startup that is building a revolutionary robotic and social artificial intelligence platform to enable socially aware and spoken interaction with robots. Samer is also an affiliate faculty in social robotics at KTH, from where he holds a PhD degress. Samer has previously done research at the Walt Disney Company on building socially intelligent robotics for children.

Stefan Brunosson
Stefan Brunosson

Solutions Architect
 Simplivity

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Stefan Brunosson
Ilkka Turunen
Ilkka Turunen

Solutions Architect
 Sonatype

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Ilkka Turunen

Ilkka Turunen is a Solutions Architect at Sonatype. His background is in software and systems engineering, acting as an architect for several commercial projects. He's helped define everything from the software design to web-scale infrastructure architectures and regularly works with companies across the world to understand and improve their software supply chain and continuous delivery pipelines.

Egon van Dongen
Egon van Dongen

Solutions Engineer Benelux & Nordics
 Zerto

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Egon van Dongen
Bas Peters
Bas Peters

Solution Engineer
 GitHub

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Bas Peters

Bas Peters is a Solutions Engineer at GitHub. He is passionate about software and enjoys helping people to understand the power and beauty of Git and GitHub.

Andy Robinson
Andy Robinson

VP Channels and Alliances, EMEA
 Upstream

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Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson has responsibility for Kaseya’s pan European channel business. He has a deep understanding of the challenges facing service providers and large enterprise organisations managing the complex infrastructures companies are using to support their business applications. 

Bradlee Allen
Bradlee Allen

Principal Engineer EMEA
 Fuze

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Bradlee Allen

Bradlee Allen is a Principal Engineer at Fuze and works in our Reading, United Kingdom office. He works closely with EMEA enterprise customers helping them to define their cloud and unified communications strategy and the Fuze product team to shape roadmap around customer needs.

Bradlee joined Fuze in September 2014, where he help shape the UK/ EMEA business providing both business and technical knowledge to increase Fuze's presence in the region. Before joining Fuze, Bradlee spent five years at Cisco Systems, working in the EMEAR Collaboration team focused on tools such as Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Jabber, Telepresence and WebEx for the enterprise market. Prior to Bradlee's time at Cisco, he worked for Commerzbank, Barclays and Global Crossing providing engineering support for varies collaboration solutions.

Outside of work Bradlee is a dedicated father of 3, which keep him busy but he still finds time to read a few DC comics and Sci-fi novels when the mood takes him.

Andy Long
Andy Long

CEO
 Hydro66

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Andy Long

Andy has over 20 years experience in telecoms and finance in sales, business development and management.

Hydro66 is a disruptive cost model datacentre using low cost 100% hydro energy and located on the edge of the Arctic Circle in Sweden’s Node Pole development area for 100% free air cooling 20 miles from Facebook’s $1bn European datacentre Hydro66 has recently opened for business as the first purpose built colocation datacentre in the region.

Prior to Hydro66 Andy worked at AllianceBernstein, Fisher Investments, BSkyB, and Easynet. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh.

Peter Eriksson
Peter Eriksson

Senior Systems Engineer – North EMEA
 Tintri

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Peter Eriksson

Peter Eriksson is a Senior Systems Engineer at Tintri in Sweden. He has over 16 years experience in the IT industry, including over 14 years in storage. His key knowledge areas include storage technologies SAN/NAS, storage efficiency technologies, server technologies, virtualisation technologies and business applications. Peter previously worked at NetApp as a Systems Engineer for 3 years and joined Tintri in May 2014.Peter studied at Kalmar Maritime Academy where he achieved a Bachelor in of Science in Nautical Science as a Navigating Officer. He then went on to IHM Business School in Stockholm, where he gained a qualification in Business Management.

Jesse Rothstein
Jesse Rothstein

CTO
 Extrahop

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Jesse Rothstein

Jesse Rothstein is co-founder, CTO and Chairman of the Board at ExtraHop Networks. Jesse's technical vision and expertise in enterprise networking provide ExtraHop with a competitive edge in the industry. With a world-class team of engineers behind him, Jesse is responsible for the technical direction and architecture of the ExtraHop platform. 

Jesse co-founded ExtraHop in 2007 and served as CEO until July 2016. Before ExtraHop, Jesse held a six-year tenure at F5 Networks where he was a Senior Software Architect and co-inventor of the TMOS platform at F5. Additionally, Jesse was the architect and project lead for the BIG-IP v9 development effort and the technical lead for frameworks, clustering, and performance. Before F5, he worked in product development at Motive Communications and the Trilogy Development Group.

Jesse specializes in designing and implementing high-performance networking products. Jesse holds bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Rice University.

Mathew Edwards
Mathew Edwards

Senior Product Marketing Manager
 Aerohive Networks

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Mathew Edwards

Mathew is a Product Marketing Manager at Aerohive Networks, driving strategy and vision for Aerohive’s mobility solutions. He has a wireless LAN career spanning nearly a decade, having worked with leading vendors, partners and integrators, giving him a grass roots knowledge of the design, deployment and support requirements of today's mobility focused networks. - See more at: http://boundless.aerohive.com/authors/304978581.html

Stig Persson
Stig Persson

Head of IT Strategy &Architecture Group IT Ericsson
 Ericsson

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Stig Persson
Johnny Dahlberg
Johnny Dahlberg

Sr. Systems Engineer, Nordic region
 Pure Storage

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Johnny Dahlberg

Technology entrepreneur and first employee of Pure Storage in the Nordic region (based in Sweden). With a focused and passionate mind to establish a footprint of all-flash arrays in the region and to grow our market share. +24 years’ experience in IT industry (manufacturing side), last 19 years with Storage (SAN & NAS) and Infrastructure Performance Management.

 

Pure Storage has a simple mission: to enable the widespread adoption of all-flash in the enterprise data center.

Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, enables the broad deployment of flash in the data center. When compared to traditional disk-centric arrays, Pure Storage all-flash enterprise arrays are 10x faster and 10x more space and power efficient at a price point that is less than performance disk per gigabyte stored. The Pure Storage FlashArray is ideal for high performance workloads, including server virtualization, desktop virtualization (VDI), database (OLTP, real-time analytics) and cloud computing.

Geoff Glave
Geoff Glave

Senior Product Manager
 Absolute

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Geoff Glave

Geoff Glave is a leading Product Manager and resident subject matter expert with Absolute. He plays a key role in steering business requirements into products and feature sets that define Absolute’s solutions while working with Absolute’s customer-facing and development teams. Geoff has worked in software product management for 15 years. Prior to joining Absolute, Geoff developed administrative tools with a Fortune-1000 eLearning company.

Benjamin Wootton
Benjamin Wootton

Co-Founder
 Contino

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Benjamin Wootton

Benjamin Wootton is the co-founder of Contino. He has worked with over 30 enterprise organisations on DevOps transformation and operating model change, and has hands on technical skills in cloud, automation, CI/CD, cloud and containers.  Prior to co-founding Contino, Benjamin spent approximately 10 years working as a developer, team lead and technical architect within the investment banking industry.

Daniel Gustafsson
Daniel Gustafsson

VP-BP- Complaint Cloud
 City Network

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Daniel Gustafsson

A veteran of almost 20 years in the IT and Telcoms Industry, who started as a sys. admin and worked to a management position. Cloud and Mobility Evangelist.

His career has been Sys admin at TietoEnator, Sys Admin at VM-data, Cloud and mobility strategy at Logica, Cloud and Mobility strategy at CGI, Mobility strategy, mobile security at moWizor and currently Head of Enterprise Services at City Network Hosting.

Tom O'Neill
Tom O'Neill

CTO, EMEA
 Kaminario

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Tom O'Neill

Tom O’Neill is one of the leading experts in the flash storage industry – an industry he joined at its inception over 7 years ago.  He works with media, analysts and strategic customers to help them identify and take advantage of the latest storage technologies and trends. In his 19 years in the storage industry he has been involved in some of the largest global deployments of storage platforms and has worked extensively throughout Europe and Asia including emerging markets such as Russia, Turkey and Korea as well as the established territories of Northern Europe.

Derek Watkins
Derek Watkins

Vice President of Sales, EMEA & India
 Opengear

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Derek Watkins

Derek Watkins, Vice President of Sales EMEA & India leads the Opengear partnerships and marketing strategies in EMEA and has been responsible for driving year upon year growth since taking on this position four years ago.  Derek has over 25 years of sales and sales management experience and before Opengear, Derek was Sales Director EMEA for Server Technology where he developed and implemented the company’s sales and marketing strategy and led sales of power distribution and monitoring solutions for the critical facilities market. Prior, he held senior roles within several specialist data center organizations, where he forged his extensive experience in the sector. Derek excels at developing growth strategy, working with global key accounts and building relationships across all market sectors

Robert Steggles
Robert Steggles

Senior Marketing Director
 NTT Communications

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Robert Steggles

Rob Steggles is the senior director of marketing for NTT Communications in Europe, and has been with the company for nearly fifteen years. In his role, Rob is responsible for accelerating NTT Com’s presence throughout the region.

Rob plays a critical role in understanding the fast-moving industry that NTT operates in and identifying trends and market opportunities which match the company’s goals. Rob has over thirty years of experience in high tech industries, having worked for companies such as BT and Reuters before NTT Com.  He is especially experienced in international marketing, cloud computing, large scale networking and product management.  

At the start of his career, Rob wrote and helped program several classic interactive fiction games for Magnetic Scrolls.

Rob holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Sheffield and lives with his family in France.

Henrik Lindberg
Henrik Lindberg

Consulting Engineer
 Puppet

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Henrik Lindberg

Henrik has 30 years of experience architecting and developing software. Past positions include CTO of Cloudsmith Inc, leadership of BEA’s Java Run-Time Group (JRockit) and CTO and/or technical founder of several publicly and privately held software companies. Henrik works on the Language team at Puppet and is the author of the 4.x "future" parser, and Puppet Type System

Marcus Ahnve
Marcus Ahnve

Technical Principal at Valtech Sweden
 Valtech Sweden

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Marcus Ahnve

I wrote my first BASIC program using pen and paper in 1981, and I have worked professionally with software development since 1996, mostly creating web based systems.

As my first professional assignment was a Smalltalk project, I was early on trained in what was to be called Agile methodologies. I have run projects using XP and Scrum since 2001 and am today an active member of the agile community in Sweden as a conference arranger and speaker. 

During my career I have worked both as a consultant and in product companies. After trying non-technical roles I have found that I enjoy programming too much to let it go. These days I mix programming assignments with coaching, helping teams improve their processes and programming skills.

 As a programmer, I strongly prefer working with open source products and frameworks. The technical topics that interest me most these days is functional programming in Clojure and automating infrastructure configuration.

Stephen Hoy
Stephen Hoy

Business Development Manager
 Aerohive Networks

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Stephen Hoy

Stephen is responsible for developing and delivering Aerohive strategic initiatives across EMEA, Asia and ANZ regions. 

As a cross-team core member designing the Aerohive Cloud Services Platform and Business Applications Strategy for International markets, Stephen also works closely with the Aerohive reseller Channel and API Developer partners to create an innovative and industry leading portfolio of Big Data Analytics and Application based networking solutions for Enterprise, Finance, Retail and Public Sector customers. With specific expertise within API and App development, and Retail expertise from previous roles within Apple, Stephen is a keynote speaker for Aerohive for all strategic roadmap sessions outside of North America.Stephen was previously with AirWatch (now VMWare) developing both Business Development and Sales strategy for Mobile Device Management across EMEA, and formerly with Apple as a Retail Store Manager and later Retail Business Manager.

Mark Brown
Mark Brown

Staff Sales Engineer
 Splunk

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Mark Brown

Joining Splunk in 2013, Mark is Staff Sales Engineer and SME for ITOA (IT Operations Analytics) and is involved with selling complex enterprise software solutions to large enterprise customers. With over 20 years experience in the Technology industry, Mark has had previous roles at Sun Mircosystems, Symantec and LSI.

Ronny Tunfjord
Ronny Tunfjord

IT Automation Expert
 Upstream

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Ronny Tunfjord

Ronny Tunfjord has over 20 years experience in the IT-outsourcing and support industry and has spent the last 10 years focusing on IT-automation. Targeting both outsourcing providers and in-house IT departments, Ronny's work with IT-automation and incident remediation, specifically with the Kaseya framework, has attracted a global audience and his insightful and clever automation solutions are well used as Ronny is a dedicated content contributor to the Kaseya global community. Ronny now leads a team of Kaseya IT-automation experts helping customers do more with less and get the most of their investments in Kaseya.

Owen Cole
Owen Cole

VP of Business Development, EMEA
 Extrahop Networks

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Owen Cole

Owen Cole joined ExtraHop Networks in August 2011 as VP EMEA, following a ten-year tenure at F5 Networks. Previously At F5 networks, Cole held the position of Technical Director to which he was appointed in June 2006. In this role Owen was responsible for driving awareness around security and infrastructure acceleration to F5’s customer base, whilst also extending his skills in the applications field. Prior to this at F5 Networks, Cole was a Sales Engineering Manager where he helped the company deliver Technical Design and Pre-Sales support. He joined the company in 2001 and has over 20 years experience in the network industry, having worked with high profile clients such as Microsoft, Barclays and Deutsche Bank.

Anthony O’Mara
Anthony O’Mara

Vice President EMEA
 Malwarebytes

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Anthony O’Mara

Bringing a wealth of expertise from his various international senior executive roles, Anthony O’Mara brings with him 20 years of experience in the IT industry working in EMEA and Global roles across all functions. As VP of EMEA for Malwarebytes, Anthony is responsible for managing and driving the sales, channel and customer service teams and overseeing the operation of the EMEA Headquarters in Cork, Ireland.

James Mason
James Mason

Sales Engineer EMEA
 Datto

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James Mason

James Mason is Datto's resident ransomware expert! James is best known for educating others on how best to save your business from this malicious programme, he is also our primary technical resource within Datto EMEA for our European, Middle Eastern and African Distribution Partners and Managed Service Providers, instrumental in setting up the channel for our expansion into the EMEA territory. James is a regular speaker at Conferences and events, he is most famous for his Live Disaster Demo’s. His latest disaster demo is CryptoLocker- Live! Don’t miss it!

Johan Fagerlund
Johan Fagerlund

Systems Engineer
 Riverbed Technology AB

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Johan Fagerlund

Johan Fagerlund is a Senior Systems Engineer at Riverbed in Sweden. He has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, including over 20 years in networking. At Riverbed he helps customers to understand how they can simplify their branch office IT environment, including networking, security, storage and application delivery, in the new cloud era. Prior to joining Riverbed Technologies Johan have hold various positions at Peribit Networks (acquired by Juniper Networks) and Alteon WebSystems (acquired by Nortel Network).

Furhat
Furhat

 

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Furhat

The Furhat robot is an award winning robot head that is based on years of research and development on social artificial intelligence. Furhat “body” is superior in that it is designed using computer animation with unique expressiveness and customizability, putting special focus on the personality and character of the robot. Furhat’s “brain” is powered by a state-of-the-art conversational intelligence platform which is used to build highly sophisticated and socially-aware spoken interactions with Furhat

Mattias Sundling
Mattias Sundling

Business Unit Manager
 T3

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Mattias Sundling

Mattias Sundling is known for his deep technical expertise in server virtualization, which he regularly shares in blog posts and white papers and by speaking at industry events like VMworld, Virtual Forum and VMUGs across the U.S. and Europe. VMware has awarded Mattias the vExpert designation multiple times in recognition of his contributions to the VMware community and his expertise.

Kelly Murphy
Kelly Murphy

Founder and Chief Evangelist
 HyperGrid

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Kelly Murphy

Kelly Murphy has 15 years CEO experience with disruptive venture backed software companies. In 1998 Murphy founded Marrakech, the first software company that offered on-demand procurement and supply chain systems to over 30,000 trading partners including some of the world’s largest retailers, consumer food producers, packaging companies and utilities. After selling Marrakech in 2007, he turned his sights on the storage industry. In 2009, Murphy co-founded HyperGrid — a pioneer of software-defined storage, Hyper-converged Infrastructure and the first HyperConverged Infrastructure as a Service that is set to disrupt the traditional IT infrastructure industry. Currently, he serves on HyperGrid's Board of Directors and is also the Chief Evangelist. Originally from Canada, Murphy obtained his BS in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University

Anna Podgornaya
Anna Podgornaya

Director Edge Computing Initiative
 Schneider Electric

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Anna Podgornaya

Anna Podgornaya has been leading Edge Computing Initiative for IT Division since June 2015. Anna is responsible for the development of our strategy to exploit opportunities presented by the trend of Edge Computing.

Anna is an experienced industry professional with over 17 years of experience in business development, channels and general management.

Prior to Edge Computing assignment, she was managing integration of AST Modular (prefabricated data center business) into Schneider Electric.  In this role, she was responsible for transitioning all core business processes of AST to Schneider standard processes and systems, while ensuring business continuity.

Pal Krogdahl
Pal Krogdahl

CTO, IBM Nordea Integrated Account, IBM Blockchain Nordic Leader, Chairman
 TEC Nordic, an IBM Academy Affiliate

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Pal Krogdahl

Pål Krogdahl is an IBM’er, a husband, a father and a racing car driver with over 20 years experience in the IT-industry as a thought leader and innovative problem solver. During his 18 years in IBM he has been a self-proclaimed Technology Freak. Majoring in IT Strategy and Complex System Integration, ending up as a thought leader in Service Orientation and the API Economy. Today Pål is the CTO and IBM Technical Advisor for one of the largest banks in the Nordics, as well as the Nordic IBM Blockchain Leader.

Andy Nolan
Andy Nolan

Vice President UK, Ireland & Northern Europe
 Lifesize

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Andy Nolan

Andy Nolan, is the Vice President of UK, Ireland and Northern Europe at Lifesize where he has worked since September 2013. Before joining Lifesize, Andy worked as the UK General Manager at Radvision, a competing video conferencing company where he was employed for over three years.

With over 20 years experience in IT, Andy has strong vision and a robust set of skills to work with both partners and customers to maximise the possibilities of video throughout organisations. He is passionate about supporting companies achieve a connected experience within and outside of the workplace.

Michele Orru
Michele Orru

IT Security Expert 

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Michele Orru

Michele Orru, also known as AntiSnatchor, is the author of The Browser Hacker’s Handbook and is one of the world’s leading penetration testers. He has held talks at major conferences such as Black Hat, CONFindence, Hacktivity, OWASP AppSec USA, etc., and is the core developer of the renowned penetration testing tool BeEF (The Browser Exploitation Framework). Michele’s talk will be supported by a short presentation about how to protect your business.

Mark Phillips
Mark Phillips

Senior Sales Engineer EMEA
 Malwarebytes

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Mark Phillips
Torbjörn Alander
Torbjörn Alander

Senior IT Security Expert SNSC and Chairman IT-Security Association SNSC  

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Torbjörn Alander

Promote collaboration between us IT colleagues so that we can minimize the security risks and costs faced by individuals, businesses and organizations because of various IT security problems

Lucas Lundgren
Lucas Lundgren

Senior Security Consultant
 FortConsult

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Lucas Lundgren

Lucas Lundgren has a vast experience in IT security, with a tendency to annoy companies by reporting vulnerabilities in their products.Lucas started breaking things at the age of twelve, and has reported numerous vulnerabilities in various products.  

Having worked with penetration testing professionally for over 12 years, Lucas has held IT Security positions within companies such as Sony Ericsson and IOActive. He has also been part of Corelan Team before moving on to FortConsult (Part of NCC Group)  

Lucas has been breaking everything from OS vendors and financials, and he has spent a considerable amount of time inside "impenetrable fortresses". Lucas is primarily focusing on penetration testing as well as fuzzing and exploit development, no matter the platform or medium, and also has a deep passion for IoT and Smart Technology.

Stefan Jofors
Stefan Jofors

Sales Director Nordics
 Interxion

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Stefan Jofors

Stefan Jofors is Nordic Sales Director at Interxion. He has over 15 years of work experience in the IT industry in Europe and United States.  
Stefan enjoys challenging organizations’ thinking about their  IT strategy, helping them to enable new business opportunities and create value . Stefan can provide insight and advice about the value of datacenter set ups, connectivity solutions, and on how your datacenter can be a component for a hybrid IT-solution.
 

Ilja Summala
Ilja Summala

CTO
 Nordcloud

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Ilja Summala

Ilja Summala joined leading European cloud consultancy and managed services specialist Nordcloud in 2012 where he helps customers with cloud strategy, cloud migration and deployment automation in Amazon Web Services, Azure and other public clouds. Ilja has nearly 20 years of experience in various IT roles. Most recently he was, as a head of infrastructure architecture, designing private cloud infrastructure and systems management at HERE, Nokia’s mapping unit. Ilja Summala holds masters degree in Economics from University of Helsinki.

Ramón Hemelrijk
Ramón Hemelrijk

Sales Director, Nordic
 Xirrus

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Ramón Hemelrijk

Ramon possesses a wealth of WLAN expertise and knowledge. Having held senior positions at Hewlett Packard (HP) Cisco, and Apple prior to joining Xirrus, he leaves a legacy of driving pioneering technology to market, and strategically advising both enterprise and local government organisations, across Europe including the Nordics.

Aroshine Munasinghe
Aroshine Munasinghe

Head of Business Relations
 Womengineer

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Aroshine Munasinghe

Aroshine is fully committed to inspire and empower young girls from all backgrounds to explore the exciting possibilities for them in the world of engineering. During her studies as CS and engineering student at KTH, Aroshine has mentored young female students in STEM subjects, taken part in career fairs and in IT projects such as Next Up and DataTjej. Her main focus is to make engineering accessible and take away any mystery associated with it. Aroshine joined Womengineer in 2015 as Head of Business Relations with an aim to patch the 'leaky pipeline' in the engineering profession.

Jenny Stenström
Jenny Stenström

Blogger
 Womengineer

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Jenny Stenström

Jenny Stenström is a final year student in Industrial engineering and management at the Institute of Technology at Linköping university. She joined Womengineer one year ago and besides producing content to the organizations web page she is also lecturing about gender equality in tech for young girls and companies.  Her interest in the area started when choosing her own field of study. Despite an interest in mathematics and technology the engineering profession was not an obvious choice due to lack of female role models. Now she wants to show young girls the broad varieties that engineering can offer so that they in the future can see engineering as an option for them too.

Susanne Fuglsang
Susanne Fuglsang

Executive Producer
 Another Tomorrow

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Susanne Fuglsang

Susanne Fuglsang is a Executive Producer at Another Tomorrow where she works with interdisciplinary formats like hackathons, sprints and workshops with clients from all sectors like the Space-, Technology-, Health-, Social Innovation- and Public authority sector to help them move forward faster in their digital transformation.
She is also the founder of GeekGirlPlus who educate, inspire and empower senior women to engage in web, tech and innovation and a board member for Geek Girl Meetup in Sweden and Board Advisor for Eyevinn Technology, a leading TV and video consultancy.

Bulent Teksoz
Bulent Teksoz

Global Cyber Security Strategist
 BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

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Bulent Teksoz

Bulent is a long time data and IT security sector insider with more than 15 years of experience earned in both in technical and strategic roles. Bulent has joined BAE Applied Intelligence as the Global Cyber Security Strategist. In this key leadership role, he will be responsible for defining, developing and leading the delivery of BAE AI’s cyber security strategy.

Most recently before joining BAE Applied Intelligence, Bulent supported the expansion of the Cyber Security and Risk Assurance Services business for PwC Middle East.  In this role, he defined strategic initiatives and managed the major projects for key clients in banking, utility and government sectors.

Prior to PwC, Bulent held a variety of leadership roles at Symantec and has worked very directly with both global consulting partners and major enterprise clients to formulate and deliver next generation cyber security solutions. Most recently, he held the position of EMEA Technical Security Services Manager, responsible for strengthening Symantec's global partnership with Deloitte to deliver world-class solutions for target enterprise and government clients, focusing heavily on Cyber Intelligence Centers and Managed Security Solutions. Before this global role, Bulent served as Chief Security Strategist for the Emerging Markets region, leveraging first-hand understanding of critical cyber security issues and trends relevant to internal teams, as well as directly to C-level executives in client organizations.

Bulent earned his undergraduate degree from ODTU in Ankara, Turkey. He also holds numerous professional certifications and has completed advanced technical training coursework at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.

Antoine Ubaghs
Antoine Ubaghs

Sales Manager
 IAM Solutions Business Unit, HID Global

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Antoine Ubaghs

Antoine Ubaghs works within the IAM Solutions Business Unit at HID Global and has been there since 2011.  He has over 10 years of experience working within the information security space and has a strong interest in converged access solutions to help bridge the gap between physical and cyber security.  Antoine has worked with customers and channel partners internationally and has been involved in the delivery of market leading IAM solutions across many vertical markets, including Finance, Media and Government.

Preben Wik
Preben Wik

Director of Market Creation and Collaborations
 Furhat Robotics

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Preben Wik
Joe O'Halloran
Joe O'Halloran

Editor
 Digital Business Magazine

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Joe O'Halloran

Writer/Consultant with nearly 30 28 years’ worth of experience as a journalist in the IT/Infosecurity/broadcasting/CGI/telecoms/design sectors and as a consultant in marketing.

Portfolio includes work for Financial Times, Digital Business, Computer Weekly, Infosecurity Magazine, Microscope, Rapid TV News, IBE, TVB Europe, IBC Daily, Cable & Satellite Europe, CSI, IPTV, TVB Europe, Future Digital. Author of white papers on Infosecurity, mobile services, unified communications, security for the extended enterprise, hosted communications, conditional access and security of pay-TV, security for retail IT, networks for financial institutions.  Also lectured at The University of Hertfordshire and Academy of Contemporary Music.

Per Sigurdson
Per Sigurdson

VP Sales
 Jayway

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Per Sigurdson

A creative technologist with fifteen years of experience from software and development of new services.
 Per’s field of interest lies on the challenges and opportunities that comes with the introduction of new technology and business models. His current focus is on helping organizations to combine creativity and technology in order to take advantage of the opportunities within digitization

Joakim Jansson
Joakim Jansson

Founder
 Digjourney

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Joakim Jansson

Joakim is the Founder of DigJourney which helps leaders transform their companies and maximize their digital competitiveness. He is also the creator of the Digital Maturity Matrix, a methodology for digital transformation. The methodology was co-created with 40 people, including top researchers and C-Level executives. He is Author of the best selling book Att leda digital transformation (Leading digital transformation). Formerly a CEO of Spray, Aller Edge and Nordic Web Radio and today an entrepreneur, consultant, board professional and leader

Richard Schaertel
Richard Schaertel

Solution Architect
 Suse

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Richard Schaertel
Diederik Klijn
Diederik Klijn

Sales Manager Netherlands and Nordics
 Zscaler

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Diederik Klijn

Diederik has almost twenty years of IT-Security background. When Zscaler started in the region (5 years ago) he was the first one to join. During the last years he helped small and big customers to enable their journey to the cloud.

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