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Margriet is a Data Scientist and Developer Advocate for the IBM Watson Data Platform. She has a background in climate science where she explored large observational datasets of carbon uptake by forests and the output of global scale weather and climate models. Now she uses this knowledge to create clear visualisations and models from diverse data sets using cloud databases, data warehouses, Spark, and Python notebooks.
Wolfram Research is one of the world's most respected computer, web, and cloud software companies—as well as a powerhouse of scientific and technical innovation. As a pioneer in computation and computational knowledge, the company has pursued a long-term vision to develop the science, technology, and tools to make computation an ever-more-potent force in today's and tomorrow's world.
Karen is an author, appreciated speaker and entrepreneur, earned two masters degrees and privacy certifications with IAPP (https://iapp.org). Teacher at IAPP for CIPP certification in Privacy GDPR.With 20+ years experience in information security and compliance; her career has taken her from UK to: Cern in Geneva, Novell in Zurich, Stockholm, and Hewlett-Packard. She has been working in the Privacy field since 2007 and have created an easy understanding framework for the whole organization to collaborate for GDPR compliance principles.
Today Karen is CEO of Privasee AB, a start-up focused on Data Protection and Privacy. Author of the book: Privacy Principles and Data Protection Practices: A Professional's Guide to EU GDPR, coming out in September, 2017. Speaker at several conferences including Nordic IT Security 2016 and IDG:s yearly conference Cloud Confession 2017.
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 Duo Security. 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.
Adrian Hornsby is Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Service in the Nordics. He joined AWS as a Solutions Architect to help customers in the Nordics adopt AWS and move their IT infrastructure to the Cloud. As a Technical Evangelist, Adrian works with customers of all sizes, from start-ups to large enterprises, to help them adopt the AWS cloud. He is passionate about helping customers address their business needs by crafting highly scalable, flexible and resilient cloud architectures. Adrian has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, having worked as a researcher, a software and system architect, a backend and web developer and part of DevOps teams where his focus has been on cloud infrastructure and site reliability, writing application software, deploying servers and managing large scale architectures.
Anders Arpteg has been working with AI for 20 years both in academia and industry with a PhD in AI from Linköping University. Worked at Spotify for many years making use of big data and machine learning techniques to optimize user experience. Now working with the latest AI techniques at Peltarion as Principal Data Scientist, where we have the ambitious goal of making deep learning and the latest AI techniques available for all, not just the large technology organizations. Also founder of Agent Central AB, AI adviser for the Swedish government, organizer of Machine Learning Stockholm meetup group, and member of several advisory boards.
Neil has 27 years experience covering line of business in manufacturing, wholesale distribution and logistics, IT in business software design, development and implementation, and ISV’s ranging from technology startups to multi-billion dollar software companies. As the Director of Digital Intelligence for New Relic EMEA, Neil provides executive-level consulting across corporate IT organisations in support of their efforts to digitally transform their businesses. He routinely works with CIOs, CTOs and CEOs at industry-leading companies to help them understand how to stay agile and thrive in the modern business world.
Before joining New Relic, Neil was an Enterprise Strategist with ServiceNow in EMEA, Technical Director and Regional CTO for Predictive Analytics vendor Netuitive Inc. and Director of Technology at Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP). In these roles Neil worked directly with the world's largest financial, telecommunications, oil & gas, retail, travel and gaming organisations, to identify and deliver against the high value uses cases for technology solutions.
At New Relic Neil is helping customers quantify the value that bringing full transparency into the performance of today’s digital applications and services brings to their business as a whole.
Executive Director, Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute, Professor in AI Nordic AI Institute
Dr. Christian Guttmann is dedicated to advancing Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science. He is the Executive Director of the Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute, Adjunct Associate Director at UNSW, and Adjunct Researcher at the Karolinska Institute.
Mats has been working for Ericsson since 1995. In May 2000 Mats started working solely with customer presentations of Ericsson solutions and services. What drives Mats is to make complex technology easy to understand for everyone. He is a highly skilled presenter with a proven knowledge in 5G, IoT, Industry 4.0 and regulatory issues.
Martin is a tech entrepreneur and executive with more than 15 years’ experience from VC owned fast growing tech startups.
Prior to co-founding Crosser, Martin was a CEO of Adra, a Norwegian SaaS company. Prior to joining Adra, Martin was Head of Sales for Edgeware, the edge-video-server company that IPO’d in 2016, securing fast international expansion. Prior to joining Edgeware, he co-founded and was CEO of PacketFront, a FTTH router and systems company, that became one of the fastest growing tech-companies in the Nordics. Martin started his career with five year in Sales at Cisco and he has a Master of Science in Business Administration from Lund University, Sweden.
Tarjei Vassbotn joined Disruptive Technologies as Chief Product Officer in 2016. Disruptive Technologies makes the world's smallest wireless sensors with 15 years battery-life. Previously he was Global Head of IoT Developer Relations at Google, CTO at Scandinavia Online and founder of several technology companies.
With a background as an officer within the Swedish air force and a civilian security career as CSO and CISO plus being Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, Anna holds many of the keys to successful management of IT operations. She now runs Basefarm´s private cloud services, a tight 365/24/7 operation of mission critical services using traditional datacenter platforms and hyper converged technology. Anna has built her IT operation management competence over + 10 years holding strategic management positions in both EVRY and Basefarm.
She is committed to have a structured risk management flow through all value chains, a never-failing recipe for making the right decisions and creating strong and self-driven technical global teams. Favorite quote of all times: Admiral Ackbar: It´s a trap!
Brian Curran has been at the forefront of Human Centered Design, Customer Experience and Business Innovation for multiple Fortune 100 Brands as well as many start-ups in senior executive roles ranging across Operations, Customer Care, Sales, Marketing and E-Commerce in the Automotive, Communications, Consumer Electronics and Technology Industries.
His design background is derived from being thrust into situations that were either totally disruptive in nature to the organization or being tasked with resurrecting a failing department, function or brand. With an eye on immediate improvement to the financial health, Brian has deployed multiple design disciplines such as Kaizen, Six Sigma, Service Design, Design Thinking and Agile, to name a few in the pursuit of driving employee engagement and innovation focused on delivering compelling business transformation that produces results.
Brian has the good fortune to have worked on many of the transformations that we take for granted today such as working with Steve Jobs and Eight Inc. to build the first Apple Store within a Store at CompUSA in 1997 (a learning opportunity through fast failure), Determining whether to build BestBuy.com on the Amazon platform with Jeff Bezos in 2000 (decided no as they were going to be a competitor some day) and eventually instead building the first Click and Collect (Buy online / Pick up in store) capability in the world.
Brian’s team even designed the first FedEx facility built within the walls of an e-commerce shipping facility at Simplicity in order to expedite driving consumer confidence that products would arrive on time. The best way to describe his formal training is as a “Charmed Life” caused by being in the right place at the right time. His formal education has been in the trenches of day to day business learning from failure and eventual success.
Upon arriving at Oracle, Brian has focused a majority of his time on helping the company embrace Human Centered Design. His team’s latest creation, IDEA, is a series of workshops and engagement strategy focused on equipping, enabling and empowering the innovator to get ideas executed within their own organization.
Pritam Pabla, Chrome Customer Engineer at Google EMEA is a 20-year veteran in client Infrastructure solutions. Pritam is an expert in solution selling device management technologies and in this position he has EMEA responsibility for providing IT consulting around Chromebook management, security, TCO and Chrome lifecycle best practices for all of Google’s large enterprise and government customers. In his short time at Google he has already gained a major win at John Lewis.
Prior to Google, Pritam worked for notable corporations such as Microsoft, Lenovo and IBM. He is based in Berkshire, with his wife and young son.
Suzette is Country Manager for Darktrace in Sweden, and Nordic sales team lead. She has over 10 years’ experience in the IT industry with deep technical proficiency in a variety of areas including network infrastructure, cloud and security. She previously worked for Cisco Systems and Accenture, where she worked on projects at multinational companies in areas such as product strategy, security as well as infrastructure monitoring and management. Her international experience includes various projects in South Africa as well as Denmark and Sweden. She holds a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa where she did her specialization and research on signal processing in wireless communications, as well as an MBA from Warwick Business School in the United Kingdom.
Renee is a software engineer at Pagerduty. She loves not just making great software, but also building great teams through social awareness and inclusivity. When she's not slinging code, she's probably hanging out with her 3 cats and watching reruns of Star Trek and The West Wing.
Matt Jarvis is Senior Director of Community and Evangelism at Mesosphere, engaging with the communities around DC/OS and Mesos. Matt has spent more than 15 years building products and services around open source software, on everything from embedded devices to large scale distributed systems. Most recently he has been focused on the open cloud infrastructure space, and in emerging patterns for cloud native applications.
As Head of Architecture, Frederic Drevet is responsible for supporting Oracle’s strategic customers’ across Nordic countries undergoing Digital Transformation and wishing to do ‘Innovation at scale’.
With more than 18 years of IT experience, Mr. Drevet is a senior advisor on the subjects of Future IT, Digital Transformation, Innovation, Customer Experience, AI and Agile management, particularly focusing on how to adopt cloud and emerging technologies (e.g. IoT, Blockchain, AI and Augmented Reality) and new approaches (DevOps, Agile and Human Centered design).
Erkan Djafer has 8 years of experience with networking and security. In his current role as a Consulting Systems Engineer for Cisco Systems in EMEA he’s responsible for leveraging his knowledge as a technical evangelist and a trusted advisor across EMEAR in the field of Cyber Security.
He’s an experienced professional with a strong public speaking background, he holds a number of speaking awards, including Distinguished Speaker at Cisco Live. His main-expertise is Cloud-Based security.
He’s active on twitter, a former memorialist for the Swedish Computer Magazine DATORMAGAZIN and spends his free time with ethical hacking, tech and an active lifestyle.
Anton Babenko is a long time developer, CTO and tech-lead who is spending large amount of his time as an open-source contributor to various Terraform & AWS projects, terraform-aws-modules, modules.tf and a few others. The most popular one is where he manages a collection of verified Terraform AWS modules (terraform-aws-modules on GitHub) which is being downloaded more than 1 million of times. He also leads AWS, DevOps and HashiCorp User Groups in Norway, organizes DevOpsDays Oslo, and speaks often at various technical meetups and conferences. He is passionate about all-things-cloud and solution architecture combined with automation and scripting.
Erik is specialised in blockchain technologies and the potential transformative effects they will have on society at large. He is actively engaged in pushing for adoption of decentralised solutions built on these technologies, in different industries and areas of society.
Erik used to work at Spotify with strategy and long term solutions for rights management in the music industry, among them investigating the possibilities of applying blockchain technology to solve the rights issues that are plaguing the music industry.
Before joining Spotify Erik was the founder and CEO of a consultancy firm, which had a central role in the creation of a playlist company called Tunigo. Tunigo was the first company that got acquired by Spotify and formed the basis for the section called Browse. Browse is one of the services that until this day has had the most impact on the evolution of Spotify.
Kevin Reeuwijk is the Sr Sales Engineer for North Europe at Puppet. He has worked for IT consulting and services companies for over 19 years, ranging from desktop services to datacenter architecture and cloud solutions. He has worked for startups and large enterprises like KPN (Techology Officer) and TechData (Product Manager Cloud Solutions). Kevin decided to work for Puppet because he believes that automation is the key to success for most companies, and Puppet is best positioned to play a transformational role in that journey.
Johan has over a decade of experience from software development projects and a number of different roles, including development, test and project management. The last five years, he has been part of continuous delivery transitions, helping organizations to achieve shorter time to market while maintaining high quality.
Johan holds a M.Sc degree in engineering physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He enjoys sharing knowledge and ideas and is a frequent speaker at conferences and meetups.
Jacob Eborn is a Privacy Consultant for OneTrust EMEA, a global leader in privacy management and marketing compliance software which helps organisations operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design. At OneTrust Jacob, works with GDPR Project teams and C-level stakeholders in the Nordics to automate and strengthen their core privacy processes.
Robin is a security professional with over 15 years experience from different security domains and as a developer. The main areas of focus during his career has been building CRM systems, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Encryption.
Today he is working as a senior security sales engineer at Splunk helping customers improve their security posture with Splunk.
Jörgen Jansson, Senior Sales Engineer at Gemalto with a focus on securing information (encryption, signing, user validation and more). His engagements includes design, implementation and conducting workshops/trainings for Customers and Partners. He is frequently engaged in security solutions at major Companies and Governments in the Nordic region. Jörgen has a long experience of authentication and encryptions solutions and have been working for Companies like Secure Computing, Aladdin, SafeNet and today Gemalto.
Alejandro is the Director of Security Strategy for Flexera. He has twenty years of consulting and business development experience in four countries, focused around enterprise software in cybersecurity, IT operations, service management and optimisation. Alejandro is originally from Venezuela but now lives in North Carolina, USA with his family, and when he is not traveling with customers and partners, he is training for triathlons.
I help my customers to implement innovative business models , devise products/services/solutions aimed at disrupting their industry and help them gaining a sustainable competitive advantage. I am committed to help my customers to optimize processes, empower their employees and delight their customers by means of vertical solutions based on Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Blockchain technologies.
Started building computers at the age of 13 and continued with software development within telecom and financial industry ever since. Founded Inovia 2012 with a clear vision of the possibilities that lays in combining large Big Data projects with AI. Holds an Executive MBA from Henley.
Business Group Lead, Data & AI. Cloud Infrastructure. Cloud App Development. Microsoft
Annica is leading the Microsoft Cloud & AI Business in Sweden with focus on modernization of Infra, Apps and Data Estate to create a platform for Data Driven Innovation and AI solutions. Annica is very engaged in how technology can make everyday life easier, as well as help solve the great challenges of our time.
Carl Marklund is a political scientist at Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University. His research interests include transparency, openness, nation branding and the political use of images of the Nordic countries abroad, especially Sweden.
Multi-lingual international marketing experience in the Technology industry as well as past experience with global brands such as EMC, DHL and Deloitte, totalling 20+ years in marketing roles.
Managed global marketing programs and for EMEA, Asia and the USA. Schooled internationally; graduate from the E.C.G. Business School and the University of Cambridge.
Daniel Akenine is working for the Microsoft Technology Office on the long term impact of technology on social and economic development. He is a member of ISO’s international expert group for cloud standards, vice chairman of the Swedish Computer Society, teacher at the Royal Institute of Technology and chairman for Iasa Sweden. He is also the co-founder of two technology companies and holds patent applications in Europe and the United States in applied cryptography.
Daniel has a previous history as a brain researcher at the Karolinska Institute, developer and architect at the Nasdaq OMX stock exchange and lead architect for one of the largest Credit Management systems in Europe. Daniel is also an established Swedish fiction writer.
Frank has over 25 years of broad experiences in the network security industry, with roles that span across organization and business maturity. Frank’s specialties are in DDoS Mitigation, CDN, Hosting/IDC, Managed Security Services/SOC Operations, APT/Malware, Intrusion Prevention System, Firewall, VPN, Router/Switch, Web Application Firewall and UTM. Frank is a Silicon Valley veteran. For more than 20 years Frank has been involved, either as co-founder or executive in multiple start-up companies that successfully merged or went IPO. Prior to joining Huawei USA, Frank held positions as:
- VP of marketing and business development at Black Lotus (Level 3 Communications)
- VP of Operations at NSFOCUS, a network security appliances company which he established the US operations.
- Various executive, product management and marketing/sales roles at ServGate Technologies (designed first generation of UTM firewall), NetScreen/Juniper (designed first generation of hardware based Stateful Inspection firewall), Silicon Graphics Inc. (delivered large scale application-layer proxy firewall), and Network General (Sniffer, network protocols and packet analyzer product).
Frank received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley, and he also has an MBA degree from Santa Clara University.
Imran Idrees is Global Portfolio Marketing Manager at Cisco Meraki. He has been part of the Meraki marketing organisation in several multi-disciplined roles since joining the company in April 2012.
As Portfolio Marketing Manager, Imran is focussed on messaging and evangelising the benefits of the entire Meraki cloud-managed IT portfolio to various industries and audiences.
Prior to joining Meraki, Imran held technical and product management positions at 3M.
Imran holds a master’s degree in aerospace engineering (MEng) from the University of Bath.
James Fain is a Enterprise Architect and Digital Transformational Specialist at Oracle Sweden. He is an expert in strategy around innovation and digital transformation within enterprise companies for CX and emerging technologies. He works on transforming the people, processes and technology of enterprise businesses to focus on their customers. He helps them to drive growth in their business by reviewing their current architecture and facilitate them to transform to become more customer focused from the ground up with their strategies and technology stack. He is a keen follower of new trends within the market and advises his customers how to turn high level strategies into functional actions within the business.
John Rakowski is the Senior Director of Technology Strategy for Application Performance Management (APM) and Business iQ at AppDynamics. Prior to his current role, John was the lead analyst for APM and IT Operational Analytics (ITOA) at Forrester Research helping clients with their APM and analytics strategies. Earlier he worked at Fujitsu and Capgemini architecting and implementing systems management technologies for enterprises in the financial and utilities sectors, plus UK government. John has more than 15 years of experience with systems management and monitoring technologies.
Jonas Mellander has worked with Wi-Fi since the year 2000, and has done full-time wireless since 2005. He has been in the Networking and Security industry since 2000. In his daily work as a Systems Engineer at Aerohive Networks, he assists partners and customers all the way from planning, designing and troubleshooting the networking solutions. Jonas will be speaking about the next generation Wi-Fi technology, 802.11ax
Justinas Liuima is a Senior Industry Analyst at Euromonitor International. He holds bachelor’s degree in Economics from ISM University of Management and Economics. Justinas started working in Euromonitor International in 2013 as an Industry Analyst in Passport Industrial team where he analyses transportation industries, Industry 4.0 an IoT fields. Professional interests include motor vehicles, aircrafts and market research
Kajsa comes with more than 20 years’ experience in the Telecom and ICT industry. Passionate about digital transformation and how new technology can change the world for the better, she finds herself living in the most exciting of times.
With an engineering background in consulting and automation, Maarten helps organisations to accelerate the delivery of business ideas to their customers. He has spent over 10 years in consulting, middleware and software development, and is experienced in guiding DevOps teams as they adapt to the profound changes in the way they work. Maarten is an expert in increasing the efficiency, quality and productivity of application development and deployment. In addition to his role as a Sales Engineer, he serves as a thought leader for XebiaLabs, specialising in the areas of DevOps, Cloud and Continuous Delivery.
With more than 20+ years’ experience working in IT, security and the mobile industry space, Jansson has broad knowledge from both a business and technical perspective. Jansson has been the leading expert for Rapid7 security solutions in the Nordics for the past 18 months and prior to this spent 12 years at Check Point as security expert and manager for endpoint security solutions across the Nordics and the Benelux.
Mr. Wu Yisheng now is CTO of network solution sales department in enterprise business group of Huawei. His responsibility is focus on industry solution & network technology strategy for Huawei's enterprise network.
He has more than twenty six years experience in IP technology field, mainly in router, switch product & IP network solution research (Include DC & Campus & WAN backbone & Branch etc.) Before joining Huawei, he was in famous companies engaged in such related products and industry solution research, including: Cisco, Ericsson, 3Com, DEC and other international companies.
Mr. Wu Yisheng is graduated from Shanghai University in 1992.
Technology has always been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember.
From 8bit fun and games in the 80s to the high-tech virtualized infrastructure of today, the passion is still burning strong!
Currently working in the security space, sharing my knowledge and expertise to bring about a safer and better online experience for everybody.
Mieke is an independant consultant leading innovative change projects for industrial and governmental organizations. In her current role she works as Project Manager Deployment Automation for UWV, the governmental organization responsible for collection and payment of social security benefits (unemployed, illness and disabled) for all Dutch employees and unemployed.
By being an IT professional for the past 20 years in areas such as Development, Support, Sales, Marketing and Consulting - I currently work at LogMeIn to help you find a simple, secure way to work from anywhere with our Remote Access, Connectivity, Collaboration and Password Management products.
My most recent challenge is to be an Information Security Consultant at LogMeIn but other job roles I have had in the past include Sales, Consultant, Dev, Support, Training where I have had - within these roles - other responsibilities such as Training of Sales Teams and Technical Partners, Customer face to face C-Level meetings and participation in worldwide Sales Conferences by representing LogMeIn in public speaking slots at these events. I have also had a high level of exposure to TOGAF, Project and Process Management / Deliverance; having worked with several worldwide projects; I am qualified in Yellow Belt and BPI (Lean Six Sigma) and have been Process Lead / Process Owner of EMEA wide projects in previous roles. I work closely to deliver and review new Product Releases, Product Updated, Deliverables and the best way to drive our strategy across the EMEA & International Business.
Ultimately my career goals are to help organisations achieve their strategic goals and influence their Customers and Technical Partners to have a secure and simple way to work and connect with their customers and business partners.
-Tomas studied Technical Engineering in both Sweden and the USA.-Received a degree in Engineering and Machine Science 1990.-Tomas is a Network & Security Architect with broad operational experience from SMB to Enterprise to large scale Tier 1 Carrier networks.-For the past 9 years Tomas holds the position as a Sr. Consulting Engineer in EMEA for Arbor Networks focusing on the Nordic & Baltic threat landscape including visibility and availability.-Previously he held various technical positions in (Tele/Telecom Finland/Sonera/TeliaSonera), GlobalOne, Anoto and Hi3G focusing on Infrastructure and Security.