Agenda

AGENDA

6:00 PM
Open-Xchange Come2gether

Open-Xchange Come2gether

10:00 PM
Acronis night.TALK

Acronis night.TALK

Headliners
Industry Insights
9:00 AM
Welcome speech

Welcome speech

9:10 AM
The Digital Battle Against Extortionists, Scammers, Terrorists, and Spies in a World that’s Gone Online

The Digital Battle Against Extortionists, Scammers, Terrorists, and Spies in a World that’s Gone Online

Mikko Hyppönen
Chief Research Officer at F-Secure

Mikko Hyppönen

Chief Research OfficerF-Secure
From F-Secure's headquarters in Finland, Mikko Hypponen leads an elite team that has unearthed some of the world’s biggest online threats. Among the many viruses he’s found include the infamous Storm Worm, and the Blaster Worm which caused a severe power outage in the North-Eastern US that left 32 million people in the dark. Be has also led classified briefings on the Stuxnet worm, an enormously complex worm aimed at sabotaging Iranian nuclear enrichment facilities. He's widely regarded in the industry and was named one of PC World’s 50 Most Important People on the Web. He's also one of very few security researchers with a reputation that has gained mainstream attention. He was the subject of a Vanity Fair profile, and was listed in Foreign Policy's list of Top 100 Global Thinkers. With professional experience in security research stretching back to the early 90's, Mikko has a wealth of knowledge and continues to take a forward-looking approach as new threats emerge, and as governments, corporations and criminals become more sophisticated at using viruses as weapons of extortion, theft, fraud, and surveillance.

9:45 AM
Drive Profitable Growth with Lenovo Service Provider Solutions - Your game changer for future-ready data center

Drive Profitable Growth with Lenovo Service Provider Solutions - Your game changer for future-ready data center

Business is moving faster than ever and to be successful, organizations requires a radical IT restructuring in order to keep up with growth demands on shrinking budgets. Lenovo aims to lead you to the next generation of data center faster than any other hardware vendor, as we do not have a legacy to maintain and protect. Our core strength is in customer proven x86 server platform which is the basis for hybrid cloud and the SDDC solutions moving forward.

We will deliver on this promise by accelerating innovation and breakthrough capabilities. Couple this with a choice of financial solutions to best suit your business needs and you will see how Lenovo has become not only the supplier of the best servers in the market, it is also the most supportive of your business in other exciting ways!

Attend this session to learn about Lenovo’s partnerships with industry leaders and how today Lenovo will help you put your business at the forefront of tomorrow.

Wilfredo Sotolongo
VP & GM at Lenovo Data Center Group

Wilfredo Sotolongo

VP & GMLenovo Data Center Group
Wilfredo Sotolongo has been the Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Data Center Group, since October 1st, 2014.  In this role, he is responsible for global sales and customer satisfaction, including development, deployment and execution of an efficient go-to-market model.  On March 2nd, 2015, Mr. Sotolongo’s role was extended to lead the EMEA DCG Team as Vice President & General Manager for EMEA Data Center Group.  Wilfredo continues to support DCG WW Sales; however the majority of his time is spent working with the DCG EMEA team.  Mr. Sotolongo previously led IBM’s worldwide x86 sales organization and for the last 10 years focused exclusively on leading sales teams developing x86 client solutions.
10:20 AM
WHD.hackathon results

WHD.hackathon results

10:50 AM
COFFEE BREAK

COFFEE BREAK

11:10 AM
2017 Will Be The Year of Speed

2017 Will Be The Year of Speed

No matter how beautiful or user-friendly a website, it’s still only useful to your SMB client if their customers can find and engage with it. And one of the single most important factor in determining whether or not this happens is the amount of time it takes the site to load. Amir Glatt, CTO of the responsive website builder Duda, will discuss: Why PageSpeed is such a big deal in 2017 What the industry is doing to address the need for better load times How Duda aced Google’s PageSpeed test and enabled users to create websites that load at breakneck speed. CMO Joost van Rooij of Mijndomein, a Duda partner, will also share some top tips on how to position Google PageSpeed as a key differentiator and turn it into an excellent marketing tool.

Amir Glatt
CTO & Cofounder at Duda

Amir Glatt

CTO & CofounderDuda
Amir Glatt brings over 14 years of product management, software architecture expertise and large development team management to Duda. Beginning as Duda’s sole developer and engineer, Amir is the original mind behind the company's one of a kind platform. In 2010 he returned to Tel Aviv from California to open and oversee a new research and development office. Under Amir’s leadership, this team has grown to include over 40 highly-qualified engineers and product managers. Prior to founding Duda, Amir worked for SAP where he conceived and managed the development of the company’s collaborative portal, a next generation Web 2.0 enterprise portal. Amir has a BSc in Computer Science & Mathematics from the Ben Gurion University in Israel.
11:35 AM
Being Relevant in the Digital Ecosystem

Being Relevant in the Digital Ecosystem

In the digital ecosystem of data and applications everybody must know their special role. We must all learn how to be relevant and how to communicate to other members of the digital ecosystem special value, for example HPE’s role in IoT is to provide “IT for IoT”. This session will look at the digital ecosystem around hosting of workloads and the role of in house and external service providers. It will show how the members of the ecosystem will enable the present and future business of a service provider with illustrations from HPE’s beliefs and strategy; the new action is at the edge, agility from infrastructure as code, security by design and the emergence of a new era of computing.

Colin I’Anson
HPE Fellow

Colin I’Anson

HPE Fellow
Colin I’Anson leads the early stages of getting into new markets. Currently he is investigating how digital ecosystems are assembled for the benefit of all participants. His focus is on the business architecture and the end-to-end system design ensuring HPE digital solutions deliver valuable outcomes, integrating partners, creating proof points and aligning product and service capabilities. I’Anson joined HP in 1980 as a R&D engineer in Scotland and in 1986 moved to HP Labs in Bristol. He has also working in a variety of senior roles in telecommunications and network architecture and engineering. I’Anson holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. in digital signal processing for seismology both from the University College of North Wales. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
12:10 PM
The cloud and its whereabouts – Location is key

The cloud and its whereabouts – Location is key

As more workloads are moved off-premise, the question on what cloud to choose and what provider to work with, is high on the agenda of many a European CIO. Cloud computing has gained such trust among decision makers, that 60% of IT will be off-premise by next year. ‘The cloud‘ is not a place, but a consumption model, yet location of data plays an increasing role in the decision process. Issues on security and data sovereignty form a tremendous opportunities for European Service Providers. European regulations like NIS and GDPR are making the case for local Service Providers even stronger. Proximity to the customer, solid in-country data centers, tailor made SLAs and specialized data services are key to SP’s success. The cloud and its whereabouts – or location – is a prime asset in cloud computing.

Jacques Boschung
Senior Vice President EMEA Alliances & Telco at Dell EMC

Jacques Boschung

Senior Vice President EMEA Alliances & TelcoDell EMC
Jacques Boschung is Senior Vice President of EMEA Global Alliances and Telco at Dell EMC. In this capacity he is responsible for delivering Dell EMC solutions through a channel of Service Providers, Strategic Outsourcers, Systems Integrators and Telco’s. He combines a wealth of knowledge on the unique value of the Dell EMC portfolio with a deep understanding of the European market and an insight in customers’ needs. In previous functions at EMC, Jacques Boschung was Senior Vice President and General Manager of EMC’s Europe West Region, EMC Europe South Lead and Managing Director for EMC Switzerland. Before joining EMC, he was Sales Director Switzerland & Austria at DELL, member of the EMEA Corporate Senior Management Team. In 2001, Jacques Boschung was a founding CEO of Brightrivers. Earlier on, he started his career by holding various sales and management positions at Compaq before being appointed to the role of Country Manager in charge of the Personal System Group at IBM Switzerland. Jacques Boschung is born in Fribourg, Switzerland in 1967, where he also lives. He holds a Masters in Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is married and has one son.
12:45 PM
Platinum Partner

Platinum Partner

1:10 PM
LUNCH

LUNCH

2:25 PM
Rocking the cloud and keeping you cool

Rocking the cloud and keeping you cool

Eugeny Naidenov
CEO & Founder at ULTIMATE GUITAR

Eugeny Naidenov

CEO & FounderULTIMATE GUITAR
In 1998 Eugeny Naidenov posted a few simplified music tab notations for his favorite Guns N’ Roses songs and changed the world of bedroom guitar heroes forever. He was home on break from studies in economics at Kalingrad University in Russia and decided to build his own Home page website and posted those “tabs.” Within 24 hours his new site had 30 visitors — with no advertising or marketing — and he knew that he was on to something. Naidenov has done nothing else since then except work to refine and expand his product to keep all those closet guitar rock-gods happy with a library of guitar tabs reaching over 800,000 songs.

3 PM
Iceland – The perfect location for High Performance Infrastructure

Iceland – The perfect location for High Performance Infrastructure

HPC and Supercomputing, AI, Deep Learning and Data Mining are fast growing markets with special requirements in regards to the datacenter infrastructure. In order to handle the specific demands, Verne Global installed an optimized infrastructure to support these applications. The IT industry also needs to fulfill environmental targets and expectations. With Iceland’s natural resources and advantages, Verne Global will be able to help to reach these targets.

Christian Kallenbach
Director of Business Development, Central Europe at Verne Global

Christian Kallenbach

Director of Business Development, Central EuropeVerne Global
Christian Kallenbach is responsible for all Sales and Business Development activities in Central Europe with a strong focus on Germany and the large customers in that region. He has 15+ years of experience in the datacenter industry. Prior to joining Verne Global, Mr. Kallenbach was a Vice President at Rittal, a global provider of datacenter infrastructure components. He was working with global customers from the server manufacturing area, large social media providers and the finance industry. Leading global teams and working with large Key Accounts are his strengths and core competencies through his career. Drücken Sie zum Aktivieren des Screenreaders Tastenkombination ⌘+Wahltaste+Z.. Informationen zu Tastaturkürzeln erhalten Sie, indem Sie Tastenkombination ⌘Schrägstrich. drücken.
3:25 PM
Let’s make website security great... again!

Let’s make website security great... again!

What do you have in mind when you think about website security? Server infrastructure, HTTPS encryption or reliable DNS servers? The time has come to combine all these elements and to make the implementation quick and user-friendly through one interface!

The effects of Google Chrome’s security initiative are now becoming visible: pages without SSL encryption have been declared "not secure“ since January 2017. Every other domain is now using an SSL certificate. But what about the other half of the domains?

I’ll explain how you can encrypt the missing half of domains with only a few clicks and make your servers faster and safer at the same time. I will also show you how to optimize websites with little effort and how Content Delivery Networks fit in this full-service solution.

Marco Revesz
Business Automation Evangelist at InterNetX

Marco Revesz

Business Automation EvangelistInterNetX
Marco Revesz, Business Automation Evangelist at InterNetX, is responsible for the development and optimization of cloud services and automation. As a specialist in business process optimization he has been active as IT consultant for 18 years.
4 PM
MXTools: Ransomware Extortion for Fun & Profit… why do Hosters still sell VPS plans to Botnet Operators?

MXTools: Ransomware Extortion for Fun & Profit… why do Hosters still sell VPS plans to Botnet Operators?

They exploit your infrastructure and use your IPs for malicious attacks, why are so many Hosters letting botnets get away with it? This session presents the latest Spamhaus botnet survey: Top botnet Hosters (you’ll be surprised), top Hosters affected by C&C servers and the top threats. Learn how criminals exploit cloud & hosting environments and what you can do. A cost effective, proven way to choke botnets and crypto-malware related to ransomware, Response Policy Zones lets you control DNS resolution on your infrastructure, stopping connections to malicious domains & IPs. Leaders Rackspace and PowerDNS have seen positive, immediate effects. Will 2017 be the year the Hosting Industry fights back against fraudsters, or will it be another year of painful IP blacklisting & regulations?

4:35 PM
Path to 100TB devices

Path to 100TB devices

This is a whistle-stop tour of some of the new approaches and technologies that enables companies to derive insight from their data, both today and into the future. It compares the progress of SSD and HDD, and maps out how HDD can stay on the aerial density curve for the foreseeable future, up to 100TB per device. Technology touched on will be Helium, HAMR (Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording), Two-Dimensional magnetic recording and Bit Patterned Media. Seagate helps partners such as Rausch Netzwerktechnik to build storage systems that deliver performance, reliability and almost limitless scale for the most demanding data centre and open compute environments.

Joe Fagan
Snr Dir Cloud and Pre-Sales at Seagate

Joe Fagan

Snr Dir Cloud and Pre-SalesSeagate
Joe Fagan is Senior Director of Cloud Initiatives for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this position he is responsible for shaping Seagate’s Cloud strategy in the region and for helping customers to create innovative and efficient storage architectures to deliver cloud services. Fagan has over 25 years’ experience working in IT, mostly in storage. He began as digital design engineer and has held EMEA-wide sales and marketing positions at CMS Distribution, Maxtor and Adaptec. He is a passionate storage evangelist and writer. Fagan holds an honours degree in electronic engineering from Dublin City University and a master’s degree in mathematics from The Open University. He is based in Seagate’s Maidenhead, England, office. Seagate is the worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions. Learn more at www.seagate.com
5:10 PM
How to use Artificial Intelligence to power team and customer communication

How to use Artificial Intelligence to power team and customer communication

According to Juniper Research, in 2016, over-the-top (OTT) voice and text messaging alternatives displaced more than $84 billion worldwide. In 2017, another 23% erosion will happen, representing nearly $104 billion. That is a $104 billion loss of revenue for telecoms and service providers. While chat, voice, and video communication is pretty much commodity and it's available everywhere, what's happening in the communication switch is what generates value. Find out how we optimize team productivity using mood analysis and how you can learn more about your leads even before they get in touch with you.

Bogdan Carstoiu
CEO at 4PSA

Bogdan Carstoiu

CEO4PSA
Bogdan Carstoiu is a serial entrepreneur with a vast engineering experience. Bogdan is the founder and CEO of 4PSA, a company building cloud Unified Communications software for the service provider market. He has led 4PSA since its inception in 2002 to more than 12,000 service provider partners worldwide. In 2011, he founded Hubgets and took on a new challenge - to optimize team productivity by using Artificial Intelligence. Bogdan holds a PhD in computer science.
5:35 PM
How to turn email into a profitable business

How to turn email into a profitable business

Email is a necessary commodity for every hosting company but most hosters lose money building and running their own email infrastructure. Outsourcing your email platform not only allows you to turn it into a profitable business but it also lets you to focus on your core product offering.

Alexander Schwertner
Vice President of Products at Tucows

Alexander Schwertner

Vice President of ProductsTucows
Alexander Schwertner is the Vice President of Products (OpenSRS/Enom) at Tucows. He leads product management for the largest wholesale domain, email and SSL provider. Alex is also the Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board for DENIC and Co-Chair of the board since 2013. DENIC is the non-profit registry operator of .DE. Prior to his current role with Tucows Alex was the General Manager for EPAG Domainservices GmbH in Bonn, Germany. EPAG is a German subsidiary of Tucows and operates a wholesale domain platform for their own reseller channel.
6:00 PM
Philip Sheppard on Improvising and Innovating: Developing a Creative Approach that Gives Your Business an Edge

Philip Sheppard on Improvising and Innovating: Developing a Creative Approach that Gives Your Business an Edge

Philip Sheppard
cellist, composer, producer, speaker and a creative innovator

Philip Sheppard

cellist, composer, producer, speaker and a creative innovator
 

Headliners
Industry Insights
panel.DISCUSSIONs
10:05 AM
Transatlantic Business at Stake – Will Europe Draw its Trumps?

Transatlantic Business at Stake – Will Europe Draw its Trumps?

Since October 2015, the EU-US Safe Harbour protections are gone. This has changed the transatlantic transfer of personal identifiable information. In July 2016 the EU Commission adopted “Privacy Shield” as a valid possibility for legal data transfer. But “Privacy Shield” is under attack – unfettered access of law enforcement and intelligence to personal data of European Citizens are still a daily occurrence.

As if that weren’t enough, with protectionism being on the rise, transatlantic business is facing a lot of risks. How will the political sector respond to the challenges of the new U.S. administration?

10:50 AM
COFFEE BREAK

COFFEE BREAK

11:10 AM
Super Secret Open Source Antispam Framework Launched at WHD.global

Super Secret Open Source Antispam Framework Launched at WHD.global

From a company hackathon in SpamExperts last year, a cool email filtering tool was developed in Python. SpamExperts will launch the project and open source the code at WHD.global 2017. If you love open source and Python, join this presentation and learn how you can benefit from a new free antispam tool.

Dreas van Donselaar
CTO at SpamExperts

Dreas van Donselaar

CTOSpamExperts
11:30 AM
The Strategic Rise of the Web Site Creator - Are you in the game or on the sidelines?

The Strategic Rise of the Web Site Creator - Are you in the game or on the sidelines?

The web site creator has seen an incredible rise in strategic importance amongst major players in the industry in 2017. How is your business adjusting to this new consumer demand? In my chat I will cover some of the major moves in the space, discuss how consumers are driving the priority of web sites, and, lastly, how your company can get in the game and compete.

Chris Sheridan
Head of Strategic Partnership Sales at Weebly

Chris Sheridan

Head of Strategic Partnership Sales Weebly
Chris Sheridan is the Head of Strategic Partnership Sales at Weebly.com. Sheridan joined Weebly in 2015 and launched the Weebly Cloud platform. Weebly Cloud allows Resellers and Enterprises to leverage the modern web building features of Weebly.com and resell these services to their customers. The Weebly Cloud platform hosts 250+ global resellers including Endurance International Group, GMO Internet, and TransIP. Prior to joining Weebly, Sheridan was VP BD and eNom.com for eight years.
11:55 PM
Continuous Growth and Sustainability

Continuous Growth and Sustainability

As the amount of data produced daily increases at an exponential and ever faster rate, so does the need to build new DCs and to find suitable COLO locations to meet the industries’ needs. The DC industry is using already few per cent of the global electricity that mounts to several hundred Terawatts. It’s not just electricity what data centres consume. During construction an abundance of steel and other materials are needed to build and equip them for operation. At the same time sustainability and the Green DC concept have become key words that are used to market data centres as environmentally friendly. This presentation explores how can we have such a growth in the business and call it sustainable at the same time?

Antti Laine
Asset Manager at Grosvenor Europe

Antti Laine

Asset ManagerGrosvenor Europe
Antti is 45 and has an academic background in Technical Chemistry, Pharmacy, Industrial economy and Construction. He is currently working on his Ph.D. on “Data centres and sustainability”. Antti is passionate about chemical free processes, ultrasound, waste reduction as well as waste recycling technologies and cleantech in general and wants to contribute to making economy more circular. He lives in Kotka with his family and likes to spend his free time with his 10 months old son Oskari.
Vincent Oostlander
Regional Director for Benelux, Nordic & Baltic at Kingston

Vincent Oostlander

Regional Director for Benelux, Nordic & BalticKingston
Vincent Oostlander is the Regional Director for Benelux, Nordic & Baltic for Kingston Technology Europe. Vincent is responsible for the strategy and growth of the Kingston business in the designated regions. He also has a coordinating role in the European Data Centre business.
12:20 PM
The state of security in hosting: the battle between good and evil

The state of security in hosting: the battle between good and evil

Hackers are getting smarter, server environments more complicated, and customers more demanding for simple but high-performance services. Join Igor Seletskiy, who has been loyally focused on improving Linux server security for the past 8 years, as he shares his thoughts on: - The most common mistakes hosters make; - The most effective security measures for protecting your Linux Web servers; - How new machine learning technologies help keep your servers safer than ever. The Hosting Industry Survey 2016 revealed top security threats prevalent across service providers - malware infections, brute force attacks, code injections, website defacement, and more. During this session, you’ll learn the must-haves and explore the nice-to-haves for keeping your web servers secure.

Igor Seletskiy
CEO at CloudLinux

Igor Seletskiy

CEOCloudLinux
CloudLinux is on a mission to make Linux secure, stable, and profitable, and Seletskiy is at the helm of this undertaking. He is the innovator responsible for the strategic direction of the company and all products within the CloudLinux brand. Prior to founding CloudLinux in 2009, Seletskiy founded PSOFT, the pioneer of the multi-server control panel called H-Sphere. PSOFT also brought to market FreeVPS, a container-based virtualization product; CP+, a simple, single server control panel; WebShell; and SiteStudio. After PSOFT's successful acquisition by Comodo in 2005, Seletskiy continued to deliver innovative new products, including HackerGuardian and Trustix OS. Seletskiy is an accomplished technology guru focusing on Linux, kernel development, and the hosting industry. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, and has a successful track record of more than 15 years of delivering innovative products to market.
12:45 PM
Building High-Availability, Cache-Accelerated Cloud Hosting Platforms

Building High-Availability, Cache-Accelerated Cloud Hosting Platforms

Hosting platform hardware has been rapidly evolving, from physical servers to cloud platforms and SSD storage. Capitalizing on these hardware improvements has remained a challenge, with performance typically bound by software. LiteSpeed Technologies is committed to building the easiest to deploy, highest performing software stacks for shared, VPS, cloud & dedicated hosting platforms. With features like application-intelligent caching, high-availability clustering with IP failover management, control panel integration, and our new WebADC zero-config API (dynamic cluster creation & update without manual configuration, with easy HA cluster deployment for all types of clients as well as your shared hosting platforms), LiteSpeed solutions will deliver top performance without management headaches.

Ron Saad
System Architect at LiteSpeed Technologies

Ron Saad

System ArchitectLiteSpeed Technologies
Mr. Saad has recently joined LiteSpeed Technologies, Inc. as a System Architect. He earned his BSEE and MSEE degrees from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. With 30 years of professional experience, he brings a strong technical background in software architecture, design and development applied in multiple industries, and has held both hands-on and team-lead software engineering positions as well as management roles in startups and small companies.
1:10 PM
LUNCH

LUNCH

2:25 PM
panel.DISCUSSION: Is It Time to Call Winners and Losers In New gTLDs?

panel.DISCUSSION: Is It Time to Call Winners and Losers In New gTLDs?

It has been three years since the launch of the new gTLD program. Most name extensions have now seen their first round of renewals; we’re starting to get a sense of how the marketplace is evolving. A panel of experts will discuss whether we now have a sense of where the opportunity lies, as we head into the future of the domain landscape.

3:15 PM
What’s New in RSD from QCT

What’s New in RSD from QCT

In the session, we’ll talk about QCT’s leadership in bringing Intel Rack Scale Design to OCP, with the Rackgo X RSD Leopard Snow, Knoxville, and Lighening Bolt solutions. Like all QCT solutions powered by OCP standards, Rackgo X RSD solutions are designed to power specific datacenter application types, providing an unsurpassed combination of efficiency and performance.

Markus Lachmann
Head of Pre-Sales Europe at Quanta Cloud Technology

Markus Lachmann

Head of Pre-Sales EuropeQuanta Cloud Technology
Markus Lachmann is Head of European Pre-Sales of Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT). In this position he is responsible to help customers to create cutting edge servers, storage, switches and integrated racks architectures as well as innovative software-defined datacenter solutions. Markus has over 20 years experience working in IT, mostly in server, storage, network and mobile devices. He began as Network Support Specialist and Network-Administrator at Kyocera Electronics Europe and has held EMEA-wide Product Marketing Manager positions for over 15 years at Toshiba Europe. Markus is a senior product management and Pre-Sales professional with extensive international experience. Markus joint QCT at October 2016 and is based in the QCT Germany office, located in Düsseldorf, Germany. Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) is a global data-center solution provider that designs, manufactures, integrates and services cutting edge cloud offerings via its own global network. Learn more at www.qct.io
3:40 PM
Enterprise clouds – Can you build and run an AWS-like cloud within your enterprise?

Enterprise clouds – Can you build and run an AWS-like cloud within your enterprise?

Enterprises need the economics and agility of public cloud while maintaining control and compliance on their private clouds. Technology stack is not the only consideration to build an enterprise grade cloud. Learn what it takes to run a private cloud and how to get the most value with lowest total cost of ownership

Raj Ramchandani
General Manager, Cloud Products at Accelerite

Raj Ramchandani

General Manager, Cloud ProductsAccelerite
Raj Ramchandani is General Manager of Cloud Platform and Services business unit at Accelerite. Raj has over 20 years of technology experience and has worked with large enterprises including Sun Microsystems, Oracle and Cisco. he also founded CumuLogic, a enterprise cloud services company. Raj has spent over 10 years on cloud computing technologies and also lead product management for Sun Cloud, Oracle PaaS and Cisco Container Platform.
4:05 PM
Solve Petabyte Storage Challenge with Hybrid Architecture at Scale

Solve Petabyte Storage Challenge with Hybrid Architecture at Scale

Large-scale enterprise migration can be a complex undertaking, especially for organisations that re-architect solutions to leverage the benefits of the Cloud. As digital universe is generating data at incredible pace and organisations are looking at cloud storage to reduce IT and data centre complexity. In this session, we will show how to implement secure, durable, highly-scalable cloud storage. Takeaways: · Learn how to implement an ISV-agnostic scalable hybrid storage solution · Set up data archiving policies to tier data to Amazon S3, Glacier, or like-kind · Synchronize data between on-premises and cloud storage for data analytics · Gain insights into cloud workloads across on-premises and cloud environments

Mark Lucas
EMEA PreSales Systems Engineering Manager HGST at Western Digital

Mark Lucas

EMEA PreSales Systems Engineering Manager HGSTWestern Digital
Mark Lucas is the EMEA Pre-Sales Systems Engineering Manager for enterprise customers at Western Digital. HGST EMEA Enterprise Systems Engineering manager, Mark Lucas, is adept at supporting large at scale storage projects in a pre-sales capacity in the enterprise, cloud and content and media space.
4:30 PM
Cloud Builders Wanted: Anatomy of Profitable Services

Cloud Builders Wanted: Anatomy of Profitable Services

Building profitable cloud services in today’s competitive landscape requires delivering differentiated, valuable services. Now more than ever, Service Providers must focus on factors such as faster service delivery, time to onboard new customers, and ongoing efficiencies that can be passed on to customers. It is no longer feasible to spend precious resources building infrastructure from scratch. This session will discuss how to build successful, profitable businesses with transformative technologies including hyperconvergence, native virtualization, integrated data protection, open APIs and more. The session will also explore real world examples of Service Providers’ journey in building profitable services with the industry leading Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.

Andy Gysbrechts
Sr. Manager, Service Provider Sales EMEA at Nutanix

Andy Gysbrechts

Sr. Manager, Service Provider Sales EMEANutanix
His mission is to develop and grow a community  of Cloud, Managed Service Providers and Hosting organizations delivering best of class hybrid/multi-cloud services and deployments leveraging Nutanix Enterprise Cloud technologies. Nutanix pioneered and presently  dominates the market of hyper-convergence since 2011. Through Innovation and targeted acquisitions Nutanix  continues to offer an incredibly  stable,  and feature rich software based technology to the Service provider community. Andy has more than 22 years of experience in Networking, Security and Software business.  He holds a series of sales, channel and service provider strategy leadership positions at Infoblox,  McAfee and 3Com-Huawei throughout EMEA, India and Asia Pacific Region. He holds a Master degree in Industrial Engineering from the IHAM in Antwerp  
4:55 PM
panel.DISCUSSION: How to Get More Revenue with Fewer Customers

panel.DISCUSSION: How to Get More Revenue with Fewer Customers

Businesses are spending more on IT and Internet services each year. If your Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) isn’t increasing, you are missing out. Learn how to strategically target your own customer base for more revenue opportunities, also learn how to engage potential clients with broader identified needs and deeper pockets. Hear tips on adding the right upsell and add-on opportunities that will add value to your brand and bottom line.

speed.SESSIONs
10:50 AM
Coffee break

Coffee break

11:10 AM
Service Driven IT Infrastructure Enables Innovation for ISP

Service Driven IT Infrastructure Enables Innovation for ISP

Today Internet service providers face challenges of infrastructure in terms of space, time, efficiency and management. Learn how Huawei's innovative all-serial servers help internet clients as Alibaba, Criteo, Qwant, and 100 more worldwide to success.

Dr. Kunbin Hong
IT Solution Director, Huawei Enterprise Western Europe at Huawei Technologies

Dr. Kunbin Hong

IT Solution Director, Huawei Enterprise Western Europe Huawei Technologies
 
11:25 AM
Cloud technology evolution - emerging trends in scale, performance and security for 2017 and beyond

Cloud technology evolution - emerging trends in scale, performance and security for 2017 and beyond

What cloud trends have emerged over the past few years, and how is the cloud landscape evolving? Considering technology challenges in the areas of scale, performance and security, this session will cover the key areas OnApp's Research & Development teams are focusing on, their impact on the OnApp roadmap, and what exciting new developments are emerging for our cloud provider customers - today, and in the future.

Julian Chesterfield
Director of Emerging Technologies at OnApp

Julian Chesterfield

Director of Emerging TechnologiesOnApp
 
11:40 AM
Ascio

Ascio

11:55 AM
Dell EMC Customer: Cyso Managed Hosting automates their network with Dell Open Networking/ Cumulus

Dell EMC Customer: Cyso Managed Hosting automates their network with Dell Open Networking/ Cumulus

Learn from our customer Cyso Managed Hosting how to modernize and transform the network. Tjebbe de Winter, Technical & Managing Director will provide insights how Dell ON switches combined with Cumulus Networks OS integrated smoothly into their Puppet automation platform and highlight the value-add this is providing for their OpenStack public cloud offering.

12:10 PM
How Blockchain is Bringing Authenticity Assurance to Data Storage

How Blockchain is Bringing Authenticity Assurance to Data Storage

As data becomes our new digital reality, maintaining data authenticity becomes more than just a requirement: it has to be proven as well. Legal documents in digital form can be digitally edited. How good is a data archive if you can’t prove that the data that went in is the same data that comes out years later. Listen in as Acronis experts talk about new blockchain technology, how it authenticates that your data has not been tampered with, and what this means for the future of data storage. Learn how Acronis is making data authentication available to businesses worldwide.

JJ Jager
SVP & GM Global, Cloud Solutions & Sales at Acronis

JJ Jager

SVP & GM Global, Cloud Solutions & SalesAcronis
 
12:25 PM
Operating Availability in the Cloud with Veeam

Operating Availability in the Cloud with Veeam

We know that nothing less than 24.7.365 access to data and applications is acceptable,and businesses embrace new technologies such as Hybrid Cloud to deliver what their users demand. To address this,Veeam® has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ and it recently introduced the Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud to provide businesses and enterprises of all sizes with the capabilities to ensure Availability for virtual, physical, and cloud-based workloads in the Hybrid Cloud through the following capabilities: Enterprise Continuity: Recovery Service Level Objectives of less than 15 minutes Workload Mobility: Availability for workloads across any cloud or location Compliance & Visibility: Proactive monitoring, reporting, testing and documentation

Laurent Garcia
Cloud/Hosting Senior Director EMEA, Russia,I ndia at Veeam

Laurent Garcia

Cloud/Hosting Senior Director EMEA, Russia,I ndiaVeeam
 
12:40 PM
DCIM as the remedy for growing pains of infrastructure owners and providers.

DCIM as the remedy for growing pains of infrastructure owners and providers.

Although migration to the cloud by organizations is continuing its growing trend, more and more larger companies demonstrate requirements for constructing their own Data Centers, with smaller organizations investing either in modular DCs, or colocation services in larger DCs. In any of those cases, there are vast requirements for managing, monitoring, and servicing such infrastructure, which is used for organization’s personal needs or for provisioning to others. Within this session we will be exploring further what needs drive such organizations to invest into infrastructure, what issues and difficulties they are faced with, what requirements are imposed, and how it can all be streamlined, optimized, and solved with an integrated DCIM solution.

Igor Kuzmin
Head of Product Management at ISPsystem

Igor Kuzmin

Head of Product ManagementISPsystem
 
12:55
Blocking a 650GB DDoS attack over lunch

Blocking a 650GB DDoS attack over lunch

On Dec 21 2016 our network was hit with the largest DDoS we’ve ever seen. In this talk we’ll describe the technology and peering architecture used to mitigate one of the largest DDoS attacks in the history of the Internet (and probably the largest one on record). We’ll go over the built-in process that allowed the Networking Operations team keep sitting at their lunch table while automatically mitigating an enormous attack with zero downtime.

Oz Wilder
Director of Product Management at Imperva

Oz Wilder

Director of Product ManagementImperva
 
1:10 PM
Lunch

Lunch

2:25 PM
StorageCraft & Exablox – a different & smart approach to Scale-OUT NAS for Small-Medium MSPs & SMEs

StorageCraft & Exablox – a different & smart approach to Scale-OUT NAS for Small-Medium MSPs & SMEs

With the recent acquisition of Exablox, StorageCraft Technology, currently a leader in business continuity, now adds data management to its portfolio of solutions. In this session discover Exablox scale-out, object-based storage appliances that are ideal for small-medium sized MSPs and businesses. Exablox provides a hybrid converged storage solution, providing scale out expansion and cloud integration. The object-based scale-out approach provides primary and secondary storage as well as disaster recovery within a single, highly scalable platform. Enterprise-features such as inline-deduplication, snapshot-based continuous data protection and DR across multiple sites with horizontal scalability, ensure highest levels of performance, data protection, flexibility and cost efficiency. Furthermore, the capability to use open market drives and SSDs, is revolutionary at this level of functionality and capability, thus further helping to reduce the costs of storage provided in any “as a service” or on premise model.

Josua Braun
Channel Account Manager at StorageCraft Technology

Josua Braun

Channel Account ManagerStorageCraft Technology
 
2:40 PM
Join Lenovo and Cloud Factory to learn about a cloud solution with outstanding performance, and effortless scale out

Join Lenovo and Cloud Factory to learn about a cloud solution with outstanding performance, and effortless scale out

2:55 PM
Wicked Fast Storage in the Cloud - leveraging the new Intel® Optane™ technology

Wicked Fast Storage in the Cloud - leveraging the new Intel® Optane™ technology

As Solid State Drives become more affordable and new non-volatile memory (NVM) technology emerges, more and more customers are investigating how to leverage SSDs to build high performance cloud storage solutions. Ceph and Intel 3D NAND TLC enables service providers to reduce the cost gap between SSD and traditional spindle hard drive, making it possible for all flash storage. In this class we will help you understand how to optimize your storage offerings by leveraging the newest hardware and software optimizations. 

Michael Baver
Strategic Business & Market Development Manager at Intel Non Volatile Memory Solutions Group

Michael Baver

Strategic Business & Market Development ManagerIntel Non Volatile Memory Solutions Group
 
3:10 PM
The EU General Data Protection Regulation - expensive changes

The EU General Data Protection Regulation - expensive changes

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR), binding on Europe as of 25.05.2018, obliges companies to introduce data protection management. The aim is to ensure the security of personal data in European companies. The new requirements for data processors include the preparation of a list of procedures for the activities they accomplish on behalf of the contract. An additional, existential risk is created by joint and several liability. This is intended to ensure and to provide evidence that the processing of personal data follows the guidelines of the EU-GDPR. But how do you integrate this theory into your business practice? At all: how should a good data protection management according to EU-GDPR look like? - In his short speech, Christian Heutger provides to you the approaches of the implementation of a data protection management.

Christian Heutger
CEO at PSW GROUP

Christian Heutger

CEOPSW GROUP
Christian Heutger is CEO and leading consultant for Information Security and Data Protection at the IT security company PSW GROUP GmbH & Co. KG in Fulda, Germany. He is holder of a Masters degree in Electronic Business and certified CISSP, CISA and CISM, as well he is an academic lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda. With his 16 years of expertise, Christian Heutger has extensive experience in information security and data protection for medium-sized enterprises. As Lead Trainer for PSW GROUP Training GmbH & Co. KG, he is responsible for ISO 27k and ISO 20k training as well as training in data protection.
3:25 PM
To Flash or not to Flash: Go-to-Market Insights for Service Providers

To Flash or not to Flash: Go-to-Market Insights for Service Providers

This business/market-focused presentation delivers a high-level overview of: How service providers are deploying all-flash storage systems and where flash is the best fit, real-world examples of how NetApp® SolidFire® service provider customers have productized, priced, and positioned their all-flash storage, and the associated ROI and margin delivered by those services.

Cem Mercan
GTM Consulting Manager EMEA / FBSF Program at NetApp

Cem Mercan

GTM Consulting Manager EMEA / FBSF ProgramNetApp
 
3:40 PM
Secure your business with Kaspersky DDoS Protection

Secure your business with Kaspersky DDoS Protection

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is one of the most popular weapons in the cybercriminals’ arsenal. It aims to make information systems such as websites or databases impossible for regular users to access normally. Kaspersky DDoS Protection (KDP) – is a distributed, cloud based Anti-DDoS system, which uses thorough traffic and behavior analysis and Kaspersky DDoS Intelligence for early detection of DDoS-attacks and provides highest possible level of DDoS attack mitigation regardless of sophistication and volume/bandwidth of attack.

Kirill Ilganaev
HEAD OF KASPERSKY DDoS PROTECTION at Kaspersky Lab

Kirill Ilganaev

HEAD OF KASPERSKY DDoS PROTECTIONKaspersky Lab
 

speed.SESSIONs
10:50 AM
Coffee Break

Coffee Break

11:10 AM
Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

11:25 AM
Cloud Solution Provider - Use the business potential & take the advantages with Tech Data Azlan

Cloud Solution Provider - Use the business potential & take the advantages with Tech Data Azlan

Learn about cloud solutions from Microsoft and how you as MSP can capitalize as a Cloud Solution Reseller by offering comprehensive values to your customers.

This speed session will cover SPLA as well as a view on hybrid scenarios looking at Azure, D365 and CSP for SPLA partners. It´s your chance to dive some of the hybrid solutions, which will enforce your business.

Stefan Bichler
Director Software & Solution at Tech Data Azlan

Stefan Bichler

Director Software & SolutionTech Data Azlan
 
Antje Engel
Cloud Hosting Partner Manager at Microsoft

Antje Engel

Cloud Hosting Partner ManagerMicrosoft
 
11:40 AM
ecwid

ecwid

11:55 AM
Best Place to Stream in CEE

Best Place to Stream in CEE

Market landscape in CEE region for Data Hosting facilities and growing demand one elastic platforms which gives flexibility to access different streams via one port. Especially in hosting environment having one provider for all requirements such as connectivity, datacenter, cloud, peering, transit etc increases the efficiency of the business. ITENOS has a unique advantage to provide this creative solution in a regional base in CEE.

Arif Polat
Senior Peering Manager, Data LogistIX at ITENOS

Arif Polat

Senior Peering Manager, Data LogistIXITENOS
 
12:10 PM
STAr (Single Tenant Archive)

STAr (Single Tenant Archive)

Single Tenant Archive is based on an individual, rugged storage container owned by the customer. The simple yet innovative architecture provides all requirements to address data protection concerns that are inherent with other, multi-tenancy models. Ownership means control, data separation ensures legal compliance at all times. The mobile, shippable storage container enables fast data ingress and egress and is a clean "exit strategy" in the event a customer terminates the service. Just eject. This comprehensive package constitutes a revenue opportunity for hosters - comes as a white label or OEM solution.

Matthias Zahn
CEO at FAST LTA

Matthias Zahn

CEOFAST LTA
Founder and CEO of FAST LTA, physicist Matthias Zahn has a history in business start-ups, always bringing latest state of the art technology into innovative products. All of his businesses have either sucessfully marketed the product innovations or were acquired by renowned market leaders.
12:25 PM
B1 Systems: OpenStack & containers - application rollout with OpenStack & Magnum

B1 Systems: OpenStack & containers - application rollout with OpenStack & Magnum

With containers there comes responsibility ... which is why OpenStack has introduced Magnum. With Magnum it is possible to deploy fully-automated container stacks like Kubernetes or Mesos for each project independently. It is now possible to have an HA micro application inside an OpenStack ecosystem. Hardware failures are handled by OpenStack and the container-cluster stack. You can easily change the number of workers just by means of a simple click. Updates are done via rolling updates.

12:40 PM
Customers leaving because of hacked sites? It’s your fault.

Customers leaving because of hacked sites? It’s your fault.

Every website on a public facing server introduces a new potential vulnerability. Hacker groups specialize in exploiting them with botnets. I bet you know what I’m talking about. Customers keep complaining about hacked websites and DOS attacks? Your sysadmins are helpless about outbound spam flood? Servers overloaded? Your only choice is to disable the account and risk the user to leave? George Egri, CEO of BitNinja shows you a defense system with a new approach to cover all the 8 phases of a cyber attack. By the end of the presentation you will learn how to switch your security to auto-pilot mode and defend cyber attacks to retain more customers. Give the superpower to your sysadmins to fight the hackers.

George Egri
Founder and CEO at BitNinja

George Egri

Founder and CEOBitNinja
 
12:55 PM
centralNic

centralNic

1:10 PM
LUNCH

LUNCH

2:20 PM
Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

2:35 PM
noris cloud - OpenStack made by noris network

noris cloud - OpenStack made by noris network

noris network gives a preview of their new public cloud offering: the noris cloud. A cloud made in Germany and hosted in one of Europe’s most modern datacenters in southern Germany. The talk gives a quick insight into the underlying technology and features and unveils the roadmap for the noris cloud.

Dr. Thomas Fischer
Principal IT Architect at noris network

Dr. Thomas Fischer

Principal IT Architectnoris network
Dr. Thomas Fischer is working as Principal IT Architect at the noris network AG and is Visiting Lecturer at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. His current interest focuses on agile transformation as well as scalable and energy efficient architectures for cloud environments. He experimented with agile methods at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Additionally he focused on research for software architectures in the field of distributed high performance middleware. Besides his research efforts he gained industry experience by designing scalable IT Systems and founding a startup for small business IT consulting.
2:50 PM
Mailchannels

Mailchannels

3:05
Rubrik

Rubrik

03:20
Evolve email into a Key Selling Point for your service

Evolve email into a Key Selling Point for your service

Today's society is built upon data on demand. Customers expect real-time access to dynamic data, where they are and whatever they're doing. When it comes to communication and scheduling, seamless synchronisation is key. If you can't add value to their lives, you're invisible.

With the total global number of email users expected to rise from 2.5 to 2.9 billion by 2019, over a third of the world's population will soon be on email.

Invest 10 minutes of your week to gain a valuable insight into how you can evolve email from a commodity into a KSP and secure your share of that growth. Witness the launch of our new atmail suite and mail server, designed with service providers, for service providers, to deliver the ultimate in real-time synchronisation, data sovereignty, security and simplicity.

Daniel Viney
Director, Product at atmail

Daniel Viney

Director, Product atmail
 
03:35
Cloudy with a good chance of success

Cloudy with a good chance of success

In need for a solution that can revive/reinvent your market position? We present ComCloud, a modular solution which contains components such as real-time billing interface, fully automated provisioning system, self-service portal and automated run-book procedures for improved IT efficiency. ComCloud makes cloud business profitable even for markets lacking economies of scale. Day-to-day administration, on- and off-boarding, adds-moves-changes, usage reporting and service integration, all done via self-service portals, makes cloud services simple and easy to use. Various APIs for real-time billing, CRM, marketplace and third-party cloud services integration provide an infrastructure for easy management of cloud services. Stay tuned and find out how we can help you grow!

Mladen Maras
Director of Application Development Division at COMBIS

Mladen Maras

Director of Application Development DivisionCOMBIS
Mladen Maras is Head of Application Development Division in Combis, a leading system integrator in Adriatics, according to IDC. He is one of the leading experts for cloud technologies and has been developing cloud solutions for more than a decade now, and has participated in numerous successful cloud projects, both in Croatia and Adriatics. Mladen has a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering; he continuously perfects himself through expert educations, is the author of several published professional papers and a carrier of many expert certificates. When not “in the cloud” he spends his time in outsmarting his chess player friends, but also enjoys boxing.
7:00 PM
VIP EVENT

VIP EVENT

Headliners
Industry Insights
9:00 AM
Welcome speech

Welcome speech

09:10 AM
Mashing Up the Future of Cloud Services

Mashing Up the Future of Cloud Services

This year major trends in hosting and cloud services are coming together to create and accelerate unique opportunities for web pros and providers.  In this talk, technology pioneer and GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving will look back at how technologies have mashed up over the past 30 years to form new innovations and spot upcoming trends across cloud infrastructure, security, big data, predictive analytics and the global economy, that can put you on the leading edge of new opportunities.

Blake Irving
CEO and Board Director at GoDaddy

Blake Irving

CEO and Board DirectorGoDaddy
Blake Irving is the CEO and Board Director of GoDaddy, the world's largest platform for small business. Under Mr. Irving’s direction, the company has sharpened its focus on helping the world’s 200 million small, independent ventures to grow and thrive online—tapping a global-scale machine learning platform that powers their digital presence, communications, marketing, commerce, back-office administration and peer/community support. Prior to GoDaddy, Mr. Irving was EVP and Chief Product Officer at Yahoo!, a role in which he grew active users from 550 million to nearly one billion users—positioning Yahoo! to repass Google and Facebook as the world’s most popular online destination. Before Yahoo!, Mr. Irving spent 15 years at Microsoft in various senior roles, most recently as head of the Windows Live Platform where he was responsible for research, development and operations of Microsoft’s global cloud services. While at Microsoft, Mr. Irving created and grew MSN Messenger into the world’s most successful instant messaging platform with more than 70% global share, re-architected and grew Hotmail to 270 million users worldwide, and deployed their first billion dollar advertising system, adExpert. A technology pioneer for more than 30 years, Mr. Irving began his career at Xerox in 1981 during the heyday of PARC labs. He has since been at the forefront of innovation, having played a hand in numerous products and services that are now staples of the Internet, including computer typography, communications on the personal computer, online subscription services, digital advertising, and massive-scale services platforms known collectively today as “the cloud.” Mr. Irving is a graduate of San Diego State University and received an MBA degree from Pepperdine University, where he later served as a professor of business in the same graduate school. He is an avid cyclist, surfer and golfer—and currently resides in San Luis Obispo, CA. with his wife and two sons. Keep up-to-date with Blake at www.BlakesBlog.com
9:40 AM
Shape the future of the Internet: Your business depends on it

Shape the future of the Internet: Your business depends on it

Göran Marby brings over 20 years experience as a senior executive in the Internet and technology sector, as well as his leadership as Director General at the independent regulatory body Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS), where he worked closely with international organizations and standards bodies. Prior to this, he served as CEO and founder of Appgate, a Swedish security software company (now Cryptzone in the U.S), where he grew the organization to a global company with customers in 35 countries and operations in the U.S. Before his seven years at Appgate, he was CEO for the advanced networks company Cygate Group (now owned by TeliaSonera) where he spearheaded operations in five countries with revenues in the range of 120 million euros. And as Country Manager for Cisco in Sweden, Marby led sales of all products and services. He currently serves on several Boards including: The Swedish Broadband Forum, The Swedish E-identification Board and the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). Marby, age 53, holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, and is married with three kids. He is fluent in English and Swedish and is a Swedish national.

Göran Marby
CEO at ICANN

Göran Marby

CEOICANN
 
10:15 AM
Ransomware-Resilient Backup: The New Generation of Data Protection

Ransomware-Resilient Backup: The New Generation of Data Protection

Ransomware targets not only your data, but your data backups and even your backup applications. The gangsters know that solid backups are the only way to guarantee that ransomware never gets the best of your business. They also know that if you can't recover from a backup, then you're going to have to pay the ransom to access to your data again. The New Generation of backup has a unique advantage that delivers the ultimate layer of protection for your data with easy and automatic ransomware attack detection, interception, and recovery. Join Acronis for this talk and learn more on how we are bringing data security and management to the next level.

John Zanni
CMO SVP Channel and Cloud Strategy at Acronis

John Zanni

CMO SVP Channel and Cloud StrategyAcronis
John is responsible for the company’s worldwide marketing, communications and channel strategy for data protection provider Acronis. He is also responsible for the strategy and growth of Acronis’ channel and cloud business. Previously, John was Service Providers CMO at cross-platform solution provider Parallels. In this role, John led the company’s global service provider marketing function, spanning the full service provider channel. Prior to joining Parallels, John was general manager of the Worldwide Software plus Services Industry team for the Communications Sector at Microsoft, responsible for driving the strategy for Microsoft’s hoster Cloud business. Prior to Microsoft, John spent 12 years running a small business. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematical Physics from California State University Northridge.
10:50 AM
Diamond PLUS

Diamond PLUS

11:20 AM
COFFEE BREAK

COFFEE BREAK

11:40 AM
The Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Technology Behind the World's Largest Network of Adult Sites

The Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Technology Behind the World's Largest Network of Adult Sites

Fabian Thylman
Founder at MindGeek

Fabian Thylman

FounderMindGeek
Fabian Thylmann started his programming career right out of school in 1997 by founding a company focused on statistical analysis and high-traffic websites. He then started the Manwin Group (now MindGeek) in 2004 which he grew to be the largest adult entertainment operator in the world in just five years. The sites in its network included YouPorn, PornHub, MyDirtyHobby, Brazzers and others which generated over 16 billion hits per month combined. Fabian stepped down from the company and sold his stake in October 2013 to focus on investing in early-stage startups through his new company, SN Invests, and to operate a co-working space in Brussels called SN-Cube.

12:15 PM
Plesk: The day after tomorrow - how to survive the Cloud Tsunami

Plesk: The day after tomorrow - how to survive the Cloud Tsunami

Are you also sick and tired of hearing that hosting is dead? Let’s face it – there are over 1
billion websites worldwide and the exact number is growing every second. Nearly 28% of
all websites are built with WordPress, everything starts with a domain and each site
needs a server to run on. Now you do the math! While we can’t turn the blind eye on flat
or even declining revenues within the traditional hosting industry there’s a huge
opportunity for hosting businesses to ride the waves of the Cloud Tsunami and participate
in the overall growth. Plesk proudly presents the brand new WordPress Toolkit 2.0 which
is designed to simplify the lives of web professionals and helps hosting businesses to
grow again. In this session we’ll show you how.

Jan Löffler
CTO at Plesk

Jan Löffler

CTOPlesk
Jan Löffler is CTO of Plesk and is responsible for driving technical innovation, developing Plesk roadmaps and leading all aspects of the company‘s technology strategy and vision. Before joining Plesk he was Head of Platform Engineering at Zalando and responsible for overseeing the company’s system engineering, identity & access management, continuous delivery, developer tooling teams as well as driving Zalando’s Open Source activities. In the early days of his career Jan was Head of Development Webhosting & Server at 1&1 Internet AG and became a true expert and trusted advisor in the hosting industry.
12:40 PM
Data Center Infrastructure that Maximizes Business Flexibility

Data Center Infrastructure that Maximizes Business Flexibility

Too often, data center infrastructure is designed with a particular business model in mind, but the needs of the market change and the existing infrastructure is obsolete or sub-optimal. This talk will discuss techniques which can be used to maximize flexibility in the face of changing market requirements.

Ron Raffensperger
CTO, Data Center Solutions at Huawei Technologies

Ron Raffensperger

CTO, Data Center SolutionsHuawei Technologies
Ron brings over 30 years of experience in the IT, software and telecom industries to his role providing technical leadership for Huawei’s Data Center sales organization. He has a broad background in high-performance computing, databases and big data. Prior to joining Huawei in 2007, Mr. Raffensperger was Senior Vice President of Marketing for Sylantro Systems, a U.S.-based provider of advanced voice applications. Ron has held senior positions at Siemens, IBM and ROLM Telecommunications, along with startup companies in the database and SaaS industries.
13:10 PM
LUNCH

LUNCH

2:25 PM
The Building Blocks of Security

The Building Blocks of Security

Roxane Divol
GM and EVP Website Security at Symantec

Roxane Divol

GM and EVP Website SecuritySymantec
Roxane Divol is executive vice president and general manager of Symantec’s Website Security division, responsible for the company’s industry-leading SSL certificates, code signing, and certificate management offerings. Divol joined the Symantec leadership team in 2013 as senior vice president of alliances, where she drove thought leadership and actions across Symantec’s products and services organization on matters related to long-term strategy, technology alliances, partnerships, and operations. Prior to joining Symantec, she was a Partner at McKinsey & Company for more than 15 years as a leader of its Marketing and Sales Practice on the U.S. West Coast, as well as the Technology, Media, Telecom Practice. Divol is a director at Wolverine Worldwide and currently sits on several non-for-profit boards (Lycée Français de San Francisco, Global Fund for Women, and the Battery Foundation). She holds an M.B.A. from Insead, and an M.S. from École Polytechnique in Paris.
2:50 PM
Game over? Why it's time for the cloud to grow up...

Game over? Why it's time for the cloud to grow up...

As AWS powers ahead, and consolidation continues apace, what's the point of selling cloud? The headlines proclaim doom for the industry: even large providers are struggling, and those that aren't are growing through acquisition, not by winning new business. Surely the battle is lost. Or is it? It's time for the cloud to grow up...

3:25 PM
Stand Out From the Crowd: Differentiated Services in the Cloud

Stand Out From the Crowd: Differentiated Services in the Cloud

In this session you will learn about how your business can build new offerings from Intel’s discrete and integrated FPGA solutions. The presentation will focus on how FPGA based services can accelerate a variety of use cases such as machine learning, data analytics, compression, virtualization and more. We will also provide insight into how cloud service providers can leverage Intel developed IP libraries, tool suites and more to create robust new services leveraging FPGA for workload acceleration. 

Jeff Wittich
Director, Cloud Service Provider Business Acceleration at Intel

Jeff Wittich

Director, Cloud Service Provider Business AccelerationIntel
Jeff is Intel’s Director of Cloud Business Development and Marketing in the Data Center Group. Over the last 13 years, Jeff has held a wide range of roles at Intel including process engineering, quality and reliability, product marketing and more. This unique background has given him a wealth of knowledge which he now leverages to drive Intel’s business development strategy for the fast growing Cloud Service Provider segment.
4:00 PM
How can Hosting Providers Win in the Digital Economy?

How can Hosting Providers Win in the Digital Economy?

Digital Transformation. Is it a buzz word or a real revenue opportunity for hosting providers? Cloud is the key driver in the digital transformation of organizations of all sizes. Hosting providers are uniquely positioned to guide customers through their digital transformation journey. But identifying the right path to navigate is not that simple. In this session, we will demystify what digital transformation really means to Hosting and Cloud business. We will show you how to elevate your success starting from your current business – web hosting, IaaS, business applications and managed services. Come and learn how hosting providers can simplify the journey to transform current business models, and build game changing cloud practices with Odin next generation platforms and award winning cloud ecosystem.

Pavel Ershov
Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Ingram Micro Cloud

Pavel Ershov

Vice President, Sales and MarketingIngram Micro Cloud
Pavel Ershov leads the worldwide sales and marketing for Odin, a business unit of Ingram Micro. Prior to his appointment, Pavel was vice president and general manager in Asia Pacific, Japan and Russia at Odin, formerly the Parallels Service Provider unit, where he managed the regions’ overall sales, business development and operations. In Ingram Micro he leads a multinational team of cloud business professionals within the Odin business unit, who every day help our customers to launch new cloud services for their clients and to gain access to the most up-to-date industry expertise and experience. "We help our customers to succeed, leveraging Ingram's experience in cloud automation software and platforms," says Pavel. Odin was acquired by Ingram Micro in 2015 to support rapid expansion of Ingram's Cloud Division and its transformation into a software engineering company. Before joining Parallels in 2011, Pavel spent more than 13 years at Microsoft in various sales and marketing roles. With a proven track record for driving revenue and developing the business, one of Pavel’s priorities is to accelerate the growth and market share of Odin globally. Pavel holds a master’s degree in economics. He is based at Ingram Micro’s headquarters in Irvine, California.
4:35 PM
Satisfy the need for rapid ecommerce success

Satisfy the need for rapid ecommerce success

Ecommerce sales continue to rise at double digit rates, and are expected to exceed €250bn in Europe in 2017.  SMB commerce solutions are no longer the preserve of only start-ups and online pure-players –existing businesses are increasingly under pressure to optimize and evolve with transactional websites, in order to remain relevant.  We highlight why ecommerce delivery is an important strategic move for web hosts, and the great rewards from expanding beyond simple website plug-ins, or simply hosting Open Source solutions.  This session will explore how providers can best deliver rapid ecommerce success, and win revenues and impacts that drive forward their entire SMB value proposition. 

Wilfried Beeck
CEO at ePages

Wilfried Beeck

CEOePages
Wilfried Beeck is a frequent expert speaker on ecommerce and the science behind it. He studied Mathematics and Computer Sciences in Kiel before founding ePages in 1983. Together with Stephan Schambach and Karsten Schneider, he founded Intershop Communications GmbH in 1992 and managed its IPO in 1998. In 2002, Beeck left the board at Intershop AG to concentrate on the development of ecommerce solutions with ePages. He is also an investor and board member in a number of high-tech companies.
5 PM
Supermicro - Enabling Hosting at Scale

Supermicro - Enabling Hosting at Scale

Start-ups and established enterprises alike are embracing the flexibility, utility-style costing and responsive load balancing that cloud hosting services offer. The widening range of uses, from simple email/blogging/website hosting to data recovery, business intelligence and big data mean adoption rates are increasing, and the demand for robust, easily scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) is rising.

Vik Malyala
Vice President at Supermicro

Vik Malyala

Vice PresidentSupermicro
As the VP of FAE and Technical Marketing for Supermicro, Vik Malyala is responsible for enabling Supermicro technology through application-optimized server and storage solutions. Supported by his Field Engineering team, he works with key customers to drive strategic initiatives encompassing Converged Infrastructure, Enterprise, Data Center and High Performance Computing. Prior to joining Supermicro, he held Marketing and Engineering roles at Enterprise Computing Group of Broadcom corporation and Serverworks corporation. With an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Idaho, USA and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Osmania University, India, Vik has acquired over 20 years of experience in enterprise computing, focusing on x86 architecture-based servers and chipsets.
5:25 PM
How to win the industry endgame. Survival of the fittest - building a sustainable brand

How to win the industry endgame. Survival of the fittest - building a sustainable brand

For the past decades, the hosting industry was all about technical solutions; providing the most reliable, up to date and streamlined products for an affordable price. This is changing. All the major services have become comparable in terms of pricing and efficiency; we are seeing the same old offers and the same packages across the board. Identifying and communicating USPs as well as offering the best upselling and cross-selling solutions is coming into focus. You need to find YOUR place in this evolving market and identify the real value that your customers are willing to pay for.

The crux of the matter is: are you just a company, or are you a BRAND?

Brand development, sustainability and longevity are the industry’s next big questions. What will YOU reply?

Daniel Wette
CEO at rankingCoach

Daniel Wette

CEOrankingCoach
- CEO, CO-Founder rankingCoach - Serial Entrepreneur - 20+ Years Online Marketing Expert
5:50 PM
The Future of Online Advertising (and how Ad Blocking helps shape it)

The Future of Online Advertising (and how Ad Blocking helps shape it)

Tim Schumacher
Co-founder and former CEO of Sedo.com, now co-founder and chairman of Eyeo.com

Tim Schumacher

Co-founder and former CEO of Sedo.com, now co-founder and chairman of Eyeo.com
Internet entrepreneur and investor with a passion for disruptive business models. Known to many in the domain & hosting space as the co-founder and former CEO of Sedo.com, Tim is now co-founder and chairman of Eyeo.com, the company behind the world's most popular ad blocker, Adblock Plus.

Industry Insights
panel.DISCUSSIONs
12:15 PM
Platinum

Platinum

12:40 PM
NVMe Over Fabric (NVMeOF) ; The next generation of Storage

NVMe Over Fabric (NVMeOF) ; The next generation of Storage

NVMeOF promises new efficiencies of performance in the DataCentre's This ensures an ability to share high performance NVMe between multiple servers and applications . This will deliver operational efficiencies and flexibility in provisioning storage dynamic environment . This will allow the DataCentre's to have agility and address peak loads and balance their storage resources based off application needs .

Oded Ilan
General Manager at Toshiba R&D Center

Oded Ilan

General ManagerToshiba R&D Center
Oded Ilan is head of Toshiba’s R&D site in Israel, focused on SW development for data storage. Oded has over 25 years of experience in the high tech industry and held various executive positions in data networking and data storage companies. Oded holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel institute of Technology; and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.
1 PM
LUNCH

LUNCH

2:15 PM
panel.DISCUSSION: Traditional Hosting Is Dead. Long Live Managed Hosting!

panel.DISCUSSION: Traditional Hosting Is Dead. Long Live Managed Hosting!

Opportunities for new business have changed dramatically over the past few years with the growing popularity of AWS, Azure and other cloud giants. The market is still growing, but in different ways for different companies. One largely expanding field is the Managed Services Provider (MSP) market, whose providers tend to work with the cloud giants rather than fighting against them. A panel of experts will describe the MSP market, and the opportunities for growth within it.

3:05 PM
The Answer to Rising Cybercrime: The Right Partnership

The Answer to Rising Cybercrime: The Right Partnership

Recent trends illustrate the continued rise in cybercrime. Website owners are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of protecting their domains. Yet many remain unsure of where to start when it comes to cybersecurity. In this session, Neill and Host Europe Group will share statistics about the staggering number of websites that are targeted and compromised every day. They will share website owners’ understanding of security, their experience with breaches and the importance of a convenient security solution. In addition, Host Europe Group will share actual customer responses from a recent survey. Using this data Neill and Host Europe Group will emphasize the importance of a host-security partnership. Finally, Neill will highlight some of the products that make SiteLock the leader in website security.

Neill Feather
President at SiteLock

Neill Feather

PresidentSiteLock
Neill Feather is the president of SiteLock, the leading provider of website security solutions. With more than 20 years of experience, Neill leads the company's approach to 360-degree domain security by providing industry analysis and utilizing rapidly evolving data sets related to security and hacking trends. A Pittsburgh native, Neill resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife and three kids. Neill holds B.S. degrees from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
3:30 PM
Successfully riding the Flash Wave

Successfully riding the Flash Wave

Flash storage is now mainstream, with exciting new low latency solutions on the verge of finding their way into cloud data centers around the world at a massive scale. Join our session for a first hand Flash technology update from the SSD industry leader in the advent of new server platforms that will hit the market in the 2nd half of this year, and gather the required insight to adapt your own cloud storage strategy to get the most out of Flash deployment in your data center.

Thomas Arenz
Director Marcom + SBD EMEA at Samsung

Thomas Arenz

Director Marcom + SBD EMEASamsung
Thomas Arenz is Director and head of Marketing Communications and Strategic Business Development for Samsung Semiconductor Europe, covering the entire product portfolio of Samsung’s component business in EMEA. Prior to joining Samsung in 2005 he was Vice President at alfabet AG, a provider of software for strategic IT management, where he headed the marketing and professional service teams for key accounts, after working as a management consultant at MC Marketing Corporation AG. He graduated from the European Business School with a business degree and gained more than 20 years of experience in strategic marketing at hardware and software companies.
3:55 PM
panel.DISCUSSION: Avoiding Network Interruptions, Hacking and DDoS Attacks

panel.DISCUSSION: Avoiding Network Interruptions, Hacking and DDoS Attacks

Your network will be hacked and hit with DDoS attacks, it’s just a matter of time. Are you prepared? You can’t just look at this from a technical standpoint, but how it affects your whole business. Each business should be prepared with both preventative measures, and reactive plans of action. Join us for practical advice on the things you should be doing to ensure business continuity.

04:45 PM
Survival of the fittest - who is going to eat your lunch?

Survival of the fittest - who is going to eat your lunch?

While the hosting industry has long been in relatively steady waters the future outlook is both very promising but also becoming more competitive and turning into an environment where only the fittest will be able to survive. Will you survive? CEO of 1&1 Internet SE, Robert Hoffmann, presents the major opportunities and challenges for the future hosting industry and offers the best survival tactics for hosting companies and vendors.

Robert Hoffmann
CEO at 1&1 Internet SE

Robert Hoffmann

CEO1&1 Internet SE
Robert Hoffmann has been the CEO of United Internet’s business applications business, 1&1 Internet, since 2012 and a member of the management board of United Internet since 2013. Under his leadership the company successfully launched Europe’s most successful website builder, 1&1 MyWebsite, the innovative and market-leading cloud server line and successfully expanded the 1&1 portfolio to Online Marketing and productivity with partners like Open-Xchange, uberall and ePages. The company has also risen to be the European leader in new top level domains. Under his leadership the company acquired Arsys in Spain, home.pl in Poland and entered into a strategic partnership with Warburg Pincus, supporting a potential future IPO of 1&1 Internet SE. Robert Hoffmann has been a member of the management board of 1&1 since 2006, responsible for the Access division. There he successfully transformed the company’s DSL business model from reselling to unbundled access, integrated freenet’s DSL business, expanded the business to mobile internet with the 1&1 All-Net-Flat and developed Germany’s leading video streaming service maxdome in a joint venture with Pro7Sat1Media. Since May 2008, Robert Hoffmann has also acted as the speaker of the management board of 1&1 Internet AG. Prior to joining United Internet and 1&1 in 2006, Robert held various executive positions at Vodafone/Arcor until 1998. Before that, spent five years running his own business, Hoffmann Distributions-Technik, importing vending machines from the USA and Spain. Mr. Hoffmann earned his degree in business administration from the University of Cologne in 1994.
05:10 PM
The Future of the Cloud Industry

The Future of the Cloud Industry

Today, businesses are using the cloud more and more. Some have migrated all or most their applications, data, and even their desktops to cloud providers such as OVH. Others that have ONLY ever known the cloud (like start-ups), rely on the OVH Cloud to reduce time to market and scale their infrastructure along with the success of their innovations. As a European Cloud leader, OVH is experiencing an acceleration in demand as well as an increasing global need. In return, this requires the number of datacenters being set up across the world to be multiplied. But the future of the cloud is not just about infrastructure, servers and bandwidth. It is also the opportunity to choose the type of cloud that best meets your needs. Public, Private, Hybrid—different clouds must be combined to form the infrastructures of tomorrow. This will be the topic of the presentation by Laurent Allard, CEO of OVH.

Laurent Allard
CEO at OVH

Laurent Allard

CEOOVH
Backed by 33 years of experience and having held various upper-level management positions with several multinational companies such as AXA Group and CGI, Laurent Allard is CEO at OVH since February 2015. Throughout his experiences, he has demonstrated strong leadership capabilities that bring major transformation to organizations and align information technology with business needs while creating value. In 2008, he was recognized as CIO of the year under the category of Transformation. “Being CEO at OVH is the most exciting business experience one can imagine. I oversee the operations of the company as we continue substantial international growth. I'm developing both strategic and tactical plans for OVH that improve our performance and leverage innovations created by Octave Klaba, OVH Chairman and CTO”, he says.
speed.SESSIONs
12:15 PM
Software-Defined Storage from a User’s Perspective

Software-Defined Storage from a User’s Perspective

Buzzword or not: Software-defined storage is a hot topic. Running a storage infrastructure based on software vastly simplifies enterprise and service provider infrastructures. It consolidates silos into a single system that runs on heterogeneous standard server hardware. Features like scalability, elasticity and full fault-tolerance ease operations and storage provisioning. But what does all that actually mean for the user? We’ll shed light on the storage self-service shop made possible by software. How can I get SSD-based scratch storage and store the results in an erasure coded archive? Who else is using the infrastructure and how secure is my data? What happens with my data once I’m done? What if I need to reconfigure the system on the fly? Software-defined storage has the answers to those questions.

Matthias Grawinkel
Storage Researcher and Software Engineer at Quobyte

Matthias Grawinkel

Storage Researcher and Software EngineerQuobyte
 
12:30 PM
MXTools: Six quick and easy steps to protect your infrastructure from connecting to the worst of the worst.

MXTools: Six quick and easy steps to protect your infrastructure from connecting to the worst of the worst.

Cyber criminals hijack and lease netblocks to distribute malware, downloaders & botnet controllers. These are the ‘worst of the worst’ but with threat intelligence from Spamhaus, you can stop connections to protect your customers and your reputation. This practical session covers how to implement Response Policy Zones (RPZ) for BIND and PowerDNS. In particular, the steps to implement DROP (Don't Route Or Peer) lists, advisory ‘drop all traffic’ lists. These protect against spamming, scanning, harvesting, DNS-hijacking and DDoS attacks originating on rogue netblocks. You will learn: How threat intelligence blocking can protect you & your customers How domain & IP based blocking integrate into your systems The importance of whitelists The proven results from a real life implementation

12:45 PM
New Business for Service Providers with managed location based wifi

New Business for Service Providers with managed location based wifi

The shift to mobile & cloud is opening up new opportunities for service providers to monetize Wi-Fi by delivering value-added services to the enterprise. We can help package wireless &wired infrastructure services, guest and authentication services that scale for service providers. On top of that we also uncover new revenue streams by leveraging location-based services and analytics to deliver deep business insight about customer behavior or app based services like indoor navigation combined with push notifications. This all combined under a service provider ready platform enables you to deliver unique new offers to your customers.

Sebastian Hein
Systems Engineer at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

Sebastian Hein

Systems EngineerAruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
 
1:00 PM
Swedish by design: True scale-out software defined storage, Compuverde

Swedish by design: True scale-out software defined storage, Compuverde

In Sweden, design and development of new technology are being developed in a radically different way than they are in other places. That is why Compuverde is ten steps in front of the competition in the area of Software Defined Scale-Out Multi-Protocol Storage systems. Carl-Henric will go in to the details of the Compuverde platform and explain why a good design and solid design choices are the only way to create a rock solid software defined storage solution. This can of course only be done by explaining the design itself and some of the choices that follow from good and long thinking about that design. Doing storage in a new and better way, while taking in to account the enormous growth rates of storage capacity today, demands a totally new way of thinking about storing and accessing data. Compuverde and its Swedish Design are what make storage work again.

Carl-Henric Möllerström
Vice President at Compuverde

Carl-Henric Möllerström

Vice PresidentCompuverde
 
1:10 PM
Lunch

Lunch

2:25 PM
Gold Partner

Gold Partner

2:40 PM
The Domain Landscape in 2017 – Why RaaS keeps you out of trouble

The Domain Landscape in 2017 – Why RaaS keeps you out of trouble

Hundreds of registries, uncountable registration regulations, complicated policies – time  and man power consuming processes can make your domain business tedious and reduce the service quality for your customers. This presentation explains how you can optimize your business processes and ensure that the administrative and technical implementation and management of TLDs runs efficiently with RaaS – Registrar as a Service.

2:55 PM
File sharing is a very crowded space - can you benefit?

File sharing is a very crowded space - can you benefit?

- DropBox, Box and Google Drive are offering services that are well known, well used or free - Office365 is very succesfull at the Business perspective and comes with free OneDrive. File sharing is difficult territory - a very crowded space and hard to sell, or is there more to it? RushFiles protects its unique position - not fighting the succes of the Global players - but addressing the massive open space these global players have created. Why offering Filesharing is critical for your business. At RushFiles, we live for helping providers like you in harnessing this global opportunity with our unique file sharing solution. At RushFiles, you – and your customers – are in contro

Gerrit-Jan van Wieren
CSO at RushFiles

Gerrit-Jan van Wieren

CSORushFiles
 
3:10 PM
Generate revenue from your datacenters is not enough: Go for online Backup and Archive.

Generate revenue from your datacenters is not enough: Go for online Backup and Archive.

Capture your share of the growing online backup and archive market with Quantum's easy-to-deploy technology and workflows solutions. Offer your customers a hybrid approach for on-premise backup and off-site cloud DR storage with our virtual deduplication appliances. Backup Deduplication is the most efficient technology to replicate large amounts of data with limited bandwidth requirements. Quantum’s new archive workflow removes unstructured data from primary storage and moves it out of the backup process onto its own storage tier. The new workflow not only enables business growth by making your customer data more accessible for a longer period of time, but it also reduces your storage costs up to 70 percent. You can now deliver multiple archiving services with a single infrastructure.

Stephane Estevez
Backup & DR Product Marketing Manager at Quantum

Stephane Estevez

Backup & DR Product Marketing Manager Quantum
 
03:25
PureStorage

PureStorage

3:40
From Monolith to Microservices with Kubernetes

From Monolith to Microservices with Kubernetes

We are living in a microservices driven world and Giant Swarm is running fully managed Kubernetes Clusters in multi DC deployments from On Premise to the Cloud allowing for one API, no matter what the underlying hardware is.

Oliver Thylmann will show the underlying trend towards Microservices, give many examples of what it means for the way of working and how Kuberentes can help.

Oliver Thylmann
Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer at Giant Swarm

Oliver Thylmann

Co-Founder & Chief Customer OfficerGiant Swarm
Oliver Thylmann is serial entrepreneur building internet companies since 1996, working on things from shared hosting, analytics, SEO, SEM, local advertising, performance advertising, Real-Time-Bidding and now Microservices Infrastructure for Developers. He sold the local advertising company Ormigo to a yellow pages company and the performance advertising / RTB platform Adcloud to DPDHL. He is a compulsive first adopter and geek as well as husband and father of three kids.
7:00 PM
ONAPP CONNEXION PARTY

ONAPP CONNEXION PARTY

Headliners
Industry Insights
9:30 AM
Welcome speech

Welcome speech

9:40 AM
Revolution or Evolution: how is M&A changing the Hosting market?

Revolution or Evolution: how is M&A changing the Hosting market?

Inorganic growth continues to be a popular route to gaining new customers and market share, but is it still all about size? Demand for cloud-enabled, managed security, disaster recovery, backup and CDN is increasing, but is it better to buy or build such managed services to enhance your portfolio? And are these services those that hosting providers should be focusing their strategy on in 2017? In this 30-minute session, Rory Duncan, Research Director with 451 Research outlines the disruptive changes taking place in the M&A space, the opportunity for hosting providers to create new points of differentiation, and how this can enable more effective competition with pure-play cloud providers.

Rory Duncan
Research Director - European Services at 451 Research

Rory Duncan

Research Director - European Services451 Research
Rory Duncan is the Research Director for 451 Research's European Services channel. His research provides insights into the European multi-tenant datacenter and colocation services markets, European web, application, and managed hosting services, European cloud (IaaS, PaaS & SaaS) services, internet exchanges and content delivery networks. Rory joined 451 Research following a successful 20+ year career in the technology industry, working in a variety of sales and marketing roles for key software and services vendors including SAP, IBM and Adobe. Since 2005, Rory has been instrumental in providing market and competitive insights for these companies, focusing on emerging trends and technologies. A keen advocate of the IT services and distribution partner channel, Rory has presented at events across Europe, and is known for his skill in articulating complex technical topics in an easy-to-understand way. Clients value his ability to provide meaning in the context of their business. Rory has a BA in communication studies from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.
10:20 am
What's It Worth? An Insider's Guide to the Value of Hosting Companies

What's It Worth? An Insider's Guide to the Value of Hosting Companies

With large acquisitions in the hosting industry making headlines regularly, every business owner wants to know what their business could be worth. Strategy and M&A expert Ewan Parry can help. Ewan has worked with leading hosting companies and represented buyers and sellers in the industry. In a highly anticipated presentation, Ewan will break down what market and economic forces truly drive the value of a hosting business. He'll provide useful tips on maximizing the value of your business to a potential buyer and that you're not overpaying when acquiring a competitor. And he'll answer all your burning questions about buying and selling hosting companies.

Ewan Perry
THE M&A expert in the hosting industry in Europe

Ewan Perry

THE M&A expert in the hosting industry in Europe
 
10:45 AM
Addicted to Cloud - We are all Users

Addicted to Cloud - We are all Users

Graham Grich, Director of Consulting, Integration & Service Providers (CISP) at VMware, will present on the changing face of hosting and cloud and the rising importance of user perceptions of applications. The presentation will cover the life cycle of the application and how this is driving an increasing multi cloud environment that service providers will need to manage, secure and control on behalf of their customers.

Graham Crich
Director of Consulting, Integration & Service Providers (CISP) at VMware

Graham Crich

Director of Consulting, Integration & Service Providers (CISP) VMware
Graham Crich is the EMEA Director for Cloud and Service Provider Partners, Graham is responsible for the vCloud Air Network (previously VSPP) partners in the region, working closely with strategic service providers, major systems integrators and outsourcers to develop innovative cloud strategies and joint go to market initiatives. Having worked for VMware since 2006, Graham was instrumental in the design, creation and implementation of the original VMware Service Provider Program designed to help Service Providers facilitate a successful partnership with VMware, offering benefits such as subscription licensing support. Graham brings more than 25 years of experience in the IT sector to VMware, having held numerous senior management positions in manufacturers, resellers and software vendors. He was a founding member of UK based service provider 7 Global Ltd., involved in the company formation, setting of strategy and the raising of first and second round finance. Based in the UK, Graham studied Chemical Engineering with Business Studies at Aston University. In his spare time he likes being active and is a keen golfer.
11:05 AM
Grow Your Business and Expand into New Markets with Instant Infrastructure

Grow Your Business and Expand into New Markets with Instant Infrastructure

Explore new ways to grow your business by turning on instant infrastructure to expand into new markets and new geographies – quickly with minimal upfront investment. Virtuozzo, the leader in virtual infrastructure software for hosting companies, has joined forces with cloud infrastructure provider Packet, an innovator in supercharging the container revolution with smart, API-driven bare metal. Together, the two companies are delivering the first-ever Virtuozzo as a Service offering that enables hosting companies to quickly and easily spin up cutting-edge infrastructure and virtualization services based on the proven Virtuozzo technology. You’ll get great insight on new business cases, opportunities for growth, and see just how easy the solution is to use. Don’t miss it!

Andre Moruga
Director of Program Management at Virtuozzo

Andre Moruga

Director of Program ManagementVirtuozzo
Andre Moruga is Director of Program Management at Virtuozzo. He leads the program management team developing the Virtuozzo platform, which combines containers, hypervisors, and storage in a single, distributed virtualization solution. Prior to Virtuozzo, Andre was a Sr. Program Manager at Acronis, where he managed the development of virtualized storage solutions. In addition, Andre has more than 10 years’ experience in Linux kernel development.
11:25 AM
COFFEE BREAK

COFFEE BREAK

11:50 AM
"Home to the cloud" - e-shelter marketplace for a hybrid and multi cloud world

"Home to the cloud" - e-shelter marketplace for a hybrid and multi cloud world

Cloud Computing, IoT and Digitization are leading to increased customer demand for agile and scalable data centers, colocation and connectivity. Data center provider must extend their capabilities and value chain to successfully support their customers and partners on their cloud and digitalization transformation. Learn how e-shelter´s advanced connectivity solutions, e-marketplace, partner eco-system and innovation lab serve as a facilitator and enabler for innovation and transformation. Become part of e-shelter’s “Home to the cloud”.

Toan Nguyen
Director Business Development & Cloud Platform at E-Shelter

Toan Nguyen

Director Business Development & Cloud PlatformE-Shelter
Toan Nguyen is Director of Colocation Service Line and Cloud Platform at e-shelter. Toan is responsible for bringing the maximum value to e-shelter’s customers and partners that use e-shelter’s colocation and connectivity solutions for their hybrid/multi cloud deployments and digital transformation. Prior to his current role, he held a series of sales and sales strategy leadership positions at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Hewlett-Packard, working in Germany, in the United States as well as Singapore. Toan is a native of Hanoi, Vietnam. He received a MBA degree from The Open University, England and the Cooperative State University in Stuttgart, Germany. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Computer Science from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Stuttgart, Germany.
12:15 PM
Resello

Resello

12:40 PM
Sedo

Sedo

1 PM
LUNCH

LUNCH

2:15 PM
Special Guest

Special Guest

2:50 PM
Tech Data

Tech Data

3:15 PM
Platinum

Platinum

3:40 PM
How to Conquer the World When Everyone Tells You “No” — the Inside Story of Laura Dekker's Journey Around the World

How to Conquer the World When Everyone Tells You “No” — the Inside Story of Laura Dekker's Journey Around the World

While her peers were shopping in malls and hanging music posters on their bedroom walls, Laura Dekker was purchasing her first sailboat and preparing for the greatest adventure of her life.

In 2010, Laura set out to sail around the world - on her own. covering more than 27,000 miles on her boat named ""Guppy"". When she completed her amazing journey eighteen months later at the age of 16, she was the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the globe alone.

For Laura’s keynote presentation at WHD.global 2017, Laura will be sharing her inspiring story in which she overcame obstacles that stood between her and her dreams including a skeptical family, naysayers, the media, and even official court orders.

Meet Laura for yourself, hear her incredible story, and be inspired!

Laura Dekker
The youngest person to sail solo around the world

Laura Dekker

The youngest person to sail solo around the world
Laura Dekker is a sailor, an adventurer, and an inspiration to anyone who's ever wanted to conquer the world. In August 2010, she set out to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handedly. To the astonishment of the world, she achieved her goal 518 days and 27,000 miles later at the age of 16. There was no shortage of obstacles along the way ranging from terrifying storms, to a Dutch court trying to stop her voyage, to the isolation of being alone at sea. Her incredible story was made into the full-length documentary Maidentrip and in her memoir One Girl One Dream. Currently, her home is in her boat in New Zealand.

4:00 PM
Symantec BierFest

Symantec BierFest