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Former Swedish Prime Minister
Fredrik Reinfeldt has been active in Swedish and international politics for over 25 years. Reinfeldt reinvented the Moderate Party (centre- right) creating the New Moderates and entered into an alliance with three other centre and centre-right parties. The four-party alliance won two successive elections and Reinfeldt, as Prime Minister, presided over two coalition governments (2006-14) – the longest non-socialist government period in modern Sweden.
During his time as Prime Minister, Reinfeldt reformed the Swedish economy and labour market, making Sweden one of the most competitive countries in Europe. More than 300,000 new jobs were created despite the financial crisis. The Swedish economy had higher growth rates and sounder public finances than many other European countries during his time in office. Sweden was also the only country in the EU that lowered its national debt during the financial crisis.
Reinfeldt was elected as chair to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in 2016. The EITI is a coalition of stakeholders from government, civil society, oil, gas and mining companies and investors, working together to promote open and accountable management of natural resources. Over the past decade, they developed the EITI Standard, which is now implemented by 49 countries around the world.
In 2016 Reinfeldt was also appointed as a senior adviser at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Reinfeldt is an experienced speaker with almost thirty years of experience in public appearances both in Sweden and internationally.
He talks about changes in Sweden, Europe and the world. How are we affected by these changes, and how should we adapt and renew ourselves? What kind of leadership and what experiences are important for managing constant change.
VP/GM Cisco Collaboration Cisco
Snorre Kjesbu leads a global organization of more than 500 people responsible for Cisco Collaboration endpoint products. Kjesbu provides direction for product management, operations, innovations and development. His global team is primarily located in San Jose, Oslo, and Bangalore. Before joining Cisco, Kjesbu was Senior Vice President for Tandberg’s Endpoint Product Division where he was responsible for the development and innovation of all Tandberg video endpoints. Kjesbu serves on the board of directors of several IT companies, and holds more than 20 patents in the area of communications and video conferencing.
Principal Technical Evangelist Microsoft
Tess is a developer and developer evangelist at Microsoft. She has a long background in .net development and analytics/debugging, and is equally happy developing beautiful algorithms as she is developing sweet User Interfaces. She has been blogging at http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/Tess for the better part of her career, and spoken at lots and lots of conferences around the world.
Head of Cloud Platform Nordic Google
As the head of Google Cloud Platform Nordic, Otso Juntunen is in charge of building business for Cloud Platform in the Nordic countries and in the Northern Europe. Prior to becoming the Cloud Platform Nordic lead, Otso served as Associate Director for Gartner, managing consulting at the manufacturing & retail and telecommunications industries in EMEA, especially focusing on the Nordic market.
Earlier in his career, he spent over five years as the co-founder and chairman of Headlong, where he defined and drove forward the business strategy and business development of the company. Prior to that, Otso held other various roles at Stronghold Invest AB, The Boston Consulting Group, Talent Partners Oy (now Talent Vectia) and Accenture.
Otso holds a M.Sc. in Circuit Theory and Electromagnetism from the Helsinki University of Technology.
Principal Technical Evangelist Amazon Web Services
Before joining AWS, Julien served for 10 years as CTO/VP Engineering in top-tier web startups. Thus, he’s particularly interested in all things architecture, deployment, performance, scalability and data. As a Principal Technical Evangelist, Julien speaks very frequently at conferences and technical workshops, where he meets developers and enterprises to help them bring their ideas to life thanks to the Amazon Web Services infrastructure.
CEO & Owner Sharp Cookie Advisors
Sofia Edvardsen (LLM, MSc, CIPP/E) is a lawyer and Managing Partner at law firm Sharp Cookie Advisors. She has solid experience of digital law (spec. Software Licensing, Data Protection, Outsourcing, Intellectual Property, Internet Law and Technology Transactions). She previously worked as an attorney at Baker & McKenzie law firm and Nokia, focused on IT and IP law. She is a trusted advisor on digitalisation and privacy issues to C-level management in e.g. E-health, Cloud, Online and Retail.
Developer Advocate IBM
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.
Technical Evangelist Amazon Web Services
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.
US defense expert Jay Tuck was news director of the daily news program ARD-Tagesthemen and combat correspondent for German Television in two Gulf Wars. He has produced over 500 segments for the network. His investigative reports on security policy, espionage activities and weapons technology appear in leading newspapers, television networks and magazines across Europe, including Cicero, Focus, PC-Welt, Playboy, Stern, Welt am Sonntag and ZEITmagazin. He is author of a widely acclaimed book on electronic intelligence activities, “High-Tech Espionage” (St. Martin’s Press, New York), published in fourteen countries. He produced a weekly technology magazine which reached 40 million viewers in the Arab world. For his latest book “Evolution without us – Will AI kill us?” he researched at US and European drone bases, the Pentagon, intelligence agencies and AI research institutions.
His lively talks are accompanied by exclusive video and photographs.
Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur
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.
DevOps/System Engineer Lead LINK Mobility GmbH
Karina is a well-known woman in tech, an experienced developer and an international speaker. She has been worked as Developer Lead last 10 years. She has confident communication, leadership skills across different levels, developed through international professional interaction and engagements with representatives of various government institutions or IT companies using agile environment across the world. Her social responsibility and communicative competence are demonstrated in the organization of professional networks, events and conferences. At the same time she gained public speaking skills through frequent academic presentations, workshops and participation as a speaker at IoT and DevOps conferences.
UN Fellow, Internet Governance, Founder and CEO Next Generation Leaders (NGLs)
Asif Kabani is a UN Fellow in Internet Governance, Next Generation Leader in Internet and renowned international scholar, trainer and public policy researcher in the field Finance & Governance, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Internet of Things. He has more 15+ years of experience working as International Advisor, Consultant, Expert, Executive Director, Head of Research and Projects, and Programme Manager with world leading donor organizations, development banks, and governments namely Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Geneva, Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank (WB), Ministry of Finance and Planning, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Ministry of Information Communication Technology (ICT). He has worked with Ambassadors, Cabinet Ministers, and Head of States of many countries and government including Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), UK Government. He has worked with United Nations System starting with United Nations Office Geneva (UNOG), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) New York, IGF and UN agencies like UNICEF, UNODC, UNDP, UNESCO, UNHCR, and, USAID, IOM, ITU and ICANN.
He is a Fellow with United Nations (UN) and Fellow of Diplomacy Foundation, Geneva. He is also Sr. member of Development Executive, Member of Internet Society (ISOC), and other prestigious organization in the world. He has Masters of Science (MSc) in Economic Development, MBA in Management studies and MBA in Marketing and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
Senior Solutions Architect Chef Software
Vice President of EMEA Oblong Industries
Mary Ann de Lares Norris is VP of EMEA, Oblong Industries, whose innovative technologies are leading the evolution of human-machine interface in the enterprise. Recently she has moved from the role of COO for Oblong Industries and is now executive lead for EMEA activities, and a director of the UK, Spanish and German businesses, based in France. Prior roles include Chief Operating Officer of a Parisian interactive television company, Director of Strategic Planning at Mattel, Executive Producer at Sony Electronic Publishing, and Producer at The Voyager Company. Mary Ann holds an MS from the MIT Media Lab and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from UC Santa Cruz.
CTO MariaDB Corporation
Creator and original developer of MySQL. Open source advocate with first hand experience in creating and enhancing an open source community
Software architect and designer with experience in creating big complex applications alone and with a virtual team
Database expert, especially with MySQL.
Specialties: Server architecture, Understands complex software design
Director of Cyber Analysis Darktrace
Andrew is a technical specialist in cyber security and threat analysis, with expertise understanding network monitoring and advanced threat detection. Before joining Darktrace, Andrew worked as a Security Researcher at Cisco Systems analyzing vast data sets to uncover new trends and developments in the threat landscape. His findings have been widely reported in leading media outlets, including PC World, CRN, SecurityWeek, TripWire, and the New York Times. He holds a first class degree in physics from Oxford University, and a first class degree in philosophy from King’s College London.
Senior Systems Engineer – North EMEA Tintri
Technical Principal Valtech Sweden
Marcus Ahnve is a programmer since the early eighties and have built stuff for the web since the nineties. An early adopter of XP, he has done his share of agile coaching and cofounded the Agila Sverige conference.
These days his main interests are in server automation, Clojure, and data driven organizations. In his day job Marcus helps organizations with all aspects around architecture and development.
Vice President UK, Ireland & Northern Europe Lifesize
Global Cyber Security Strategist BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Senior Data Engineer ThinkBig
Think big, Act small, Love simple; spark-highcharts author
Embedded Software Engineer Toradex AG
Valter has been writing software for embedded devices since 1999, focusing mostly on low-level components like drivers and BSPs. He is attracted to any kind of device that may run software, and had chances to work on many interesting projects. He is trying to figure out a way to split the hype from the real value of all the IoT-related technologies and products that flooded the news and the marked in the last few years. He tries to learn from his mistakes, and talking about them in a session may help others avoid them.
DevOps Consultant Cognizant Technology Solutions
Technology Solution Expert to build and lead world class DevOps team to enable continuous delivery of platform. Excellent strategist to design and implement of continuous delivery, architecture patterns,DevOps solutions and Agile methodologies with efficient, high quality and cost effective solution development that supports an iterative development methodology. Responsible for defining the System Development Life Cycle methodology and associated cross-functional tools to ensure adoption and continuous improvement.
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.
CMO and VP Pivot3
Bruce is a visionary technology executive who brings over 20 years of marketing and products experience to Pivot3 as Chief Marketing Officer. Over the course of his career, he has helped innovative software companies establish their vision and execute their go-to-market strategy. Prior to joining Pivot3, Bruce played an instrumental role in the success of companies such as Socialware, Hyperformix, and OpenText (formerly Vignette).
An avid outdoorsman, Bruce volunteers as a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, which provides him the opportunity to pursue his interests in boating, sailing and camping while giving something back to the community.
Head of Technical Security Consulting FortConsult
Michael Moltke has over 10 years of experience in IT security and is currently the Head of Technical Security Consulting at FortConsult (Nordic subsidiary of NCC Group). He has extensive experience with systems architecture, and software development, specialised in Network Programming, systems development and SQL. Michael has a passion for security and is skilled in technical assessments of web applications and corporate networks, and has a broad experience in infiltration of organisations and data exfiltration.
VP Marketing Advenica AB
Anders has been in the technology business since 1986 and held several types of leading roles within Marketing, Business development and Product Management.
Chief Technology Officer Advenica AB
Jonas Dellenvall is the CTO of Advenica AB, cybersecurity experts since 1993. Advenica is specialised in information security solutions for government, critical infrastructure and industry. Jonas previously held positions as Software Architect, product manager and VP of Marketing at Advenica.
Director of Security Research Duo
Steve is the Director of Security Research in the Duo Labs group at Duo Security. With two decades of Information Security experience, Steve is a published author who worked on the highly successful Hack Proofing Your Network series as well as O’Reilly’s Security Power Tools, among others. Steve has presented at various security conferences, including Blackhat, DEFCON, PacSec, AusCERT and more. Steve’s experience has focused on penetration testing, vulnerability management, threat modeling, network security and security research. Steve is also well versed and experienced in security program building and compliance issues.
Solution Engineer Benelux & Nordics Zerto
Principal Technology Strategist Quest Software
Director of Sales Engineering, EMEA Cato Networks
Mark Bayne is an IT Security Professional, with 19 years’ industry experience. Having started as a Security Administrator in a small IT consultancy, Mark learned the trade in a small dynamic environment where IT security requirements were only beginning to be understood.
Principal Data Scientist Peltarion
Anders Arpteg, Principal Data Scientist at Peltarion, Chairman of Machine Learning Stockholm, and member of several advisory boards. He has over 15 years experience working with artificial intelligence both in academia and in industry. Holds a PhD from Linköping University, and was previously working at Spotify heading up a research group making use of machine learning and big data to understand user experience. Lately, he has started working to democratize and industrialize AI at Peltarion, making it easier for everyone to start taking advantage of state-of-the-art techniques in AI.
Solutions Architect Sonatype
Ilkka Turunen is a Solutions Architect working at Sonatype in Europe and Asia. 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 webscale infrastructure architectures and regularly works with companies across the world to understand and improve their software supply chain and continuous delivery pipelines.
Northern Europe Sales Manager Tripleplay
Snr. Technical Solutions Engineer Puppet
European Sales Engineer, GTM Operations Mimecast
Sander Hofman is European Sales Engineer, GTM Operations at Mimecast Services Limited. He has spent the majority of his career striving to understand how technology can help organizations. In the early years he started in the public sector, moving forward to consulting and start working internationally. Before he accepted the Role as European Sales Engineer Mimecast, he was Technical Sales Office 365 team for Microsoft Netherlands.
Outside of work Sander is addicted to Coffee, and is a weekend barista. He loves to spend time home with his wife and only son Oliver. He recently pick-up the idea to do a restoration of an old Renault 4 from 1987.
Solutions Engineer Github
Bas Peters is a Solutions Engineer at GitHub where he helps customers to be successful with Git and GitHub.
Chief Technology Officer Arbor Networks
Darren Anstee is the Chief Security Technologist within the CTO office at Arbor Networks, based in the UK. Darren has over 20 years of experience in the pre-sales, consultancy and support aspects of telecom and security solutions. Prior to joining Arbor, Darren spent eight years working in both pre- and post-sales for core routing and switching product vendors.
Currently in his twelfth year at Arbor, Darren is involved in both the research and strategic activities at Arbor in relation to their enterprise and ISP network threat detection, mitigation and traffic visibility solutions. Working with Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), Darren is able to identify trends and monitor the current threat landscape through ATLAS, research infrastructure that uses anonymous data from over 300 customers to monitor approximately one-third of all internet traffic.
This previous experience and involvement with ASERT means Darren is au fait with attack methodologies and well placed to advise organisations on how to protect their networks threats ranging from DDoS attacks to Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). He speaks regularly at shows such as Infosec Europe, and is often quoted on a range of topics in media outlets such as BBC, Forbes and SC Magazine UK.
CEO Open Source Sweden
Channel Manager Nordics, Baltics, Russia and Ukraine Watchguard
20 yrs within IT Security
Senior Service Delivery Manager Span
Solution Architect Xebia
Michiel is Principal Consultant in DevOps and Continuous Delivery, with more than 20 years of IT experience. In addition to being an “automator” of software delivery, Michiel is Master Trainer and one of the main content creators for the DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) and co-writer of the book Continuous Delivery for Managers.
Specializing in DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Full Lifecycle Software Development Programs, Michiel’s focus is on guiding companies in creating high-impact DevOps teams. He does this by implementing central build environments, automating tests and software deployment, and implementing fully automated Cloud and PaaS platforms.
Pre-Sales Director North East EMEA Riverbed Technology
Strategic Sales Consultant Tableau Software
Senior Security Consultant FortConsult
Account Executive Nordics Rubrik
Systems Engineer, Nordics and Baltics Aerohive Networks
Managing Director OneTrust
Sales Engineer, Netherlands & Nordics XebiaLabs
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.
Director Presales Central & Northern Europe Talend
Solutions Architect Cloudbees
Andreas Lindh is a Solutions Architect at CloudBees for the EMEA region with a primary focus on the Nordics. He joined CloudBees in the Nordics to help customers architect and drive their continuous delivery pipeline using the CloudBees technology stack. Andreas has great experience within the DevOps space, empowering developers and improving collaboration between dev and ops, while maintaining focus on the business value of continuous delivery.
Chief Technical Architect Coretech Global
Love to talk about anything related to Enterprise Client Management, cycling, running and football :-). Microsoft Enterprise Client Management MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
Director, Head of Marketing Fingerprints
Country Manager at Heimdal Security, Nordic region Heimdal Security A/S & Heimdal Security SrL
iOS Developer Jane.com
I've worked in a huge range of positions and responsibilities. I can plug right in to almost any challenge. Actually, I excel when challenged. My experience includes iOS development, Objective C, Swift, Parse, Firebase, CoreLocation, KVO, push notifications, entrepreneurship, green energy, political campaign strategy, project management, photography, data and statistical analysis, market strategies, human behavior, choice/decision influencing, overall business development, and much more!
Sales Engineer Bitdefender
Joseph Abou-Haidar is working for Bitdefender as Sales Engineer, mainly Endpoint Security has been the focus until today.
Joseph has many years of experience in IT security, and after starting his career in IT security, he has been following the evolution of malicious code and how we should approach that kind of threat.
As more organizations over the past years are moving to virtual infrastructures, Joseph has been researching the threat landscape in virtual environments and what kind of strategy we will use to address the issues we encounter.
Sales Engineer Nordics + Baltics Splunk
Senior Sales Support Engineer Splunk
Channel Director Pivot3
Head of Channels - EMEA Digital Shadows
Andy is responsible for business development and new routes to market for Digital Shadows in EMEA. His main focus is to help integrators and MSSPs develop digital risk monitoring propositions, to capture what is fast becoming a standard requirement for organisations who wish to protect their digital footprint and brands.
Andy has built and managed channels for a number of vendors over the past 20 years in the areas of security, compliance, MSS and data governance.
Global Cloud Strategy Director VMware
Richard is the Global Cloud Strategy Director for VMware. In this leadership role, Richard's scope is to align VMware products and services to the objectives and challenges organisations are facing with cloud and digital transformation. This includes developing executive and c-level content to both educate and inform at a general level, and articulate the value proposition of VMware Cloud capability as part of the VMware Cross-Cloud architecture.
With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Richard has a strong technical background in cloud infrastructure, being an evangelist for next generation IT Services, cloud transformation, cloud native applications (e.g. CI/CD, Containers, Serverless, etc) and Wardley mapping. Throughout his career, he had been instrumental in both business and IT transformation programmes for a number of global organisations.
Regional Manager – Nordic & Baltic DataCore
Ilpo has been working 17+ years in IT and past 12 years with SDDC / server and storage virtualization environments.
Experience from VMware / Veeam / Sophos / DataCore and also from various HW vendors solutions.
Ilpo has joined DataCore Software 6 years ago. At DataCore he is working as a Regional Manager for the Nordics & Baltics.
Sales Director Riverbed Xirrus