Lineup

LINEUP

HEADLINERS

Over the years WHD.global has hosted presentations and Q&A session with some of the top names in technology and government along with celebrities and newsmakers that have been influential in what we do and how we do it. This year is no exception. Keep watching as we add new top-tier speakers to our line up for 2017!

Ewan Perry

THE M&A expert in the hosting industry in Europe

Ewan Perry

THE M&A expert in the hosting industry in Europe
 

Rory Duncan

Research Director - European Services451 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.

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.

Robert Hoffmann

CEO1&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.

Laurent Allard

CEOOVH

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.

Blake Irving

CEO and Board DirectorGoDaddy

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

Göran Marby

CEOICANN

Göran Marby

CEOICANN
 

Eugeny Naidenov

CEO & FounderULTIMATE 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.

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.

Mikko Hyppönen

Chief Research OfficerF-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.

Fabian Thylman

FounderMindGeek

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.

MUSICIANS

Turbo B

rapper and beatboxer

Turbo B

rapper and beatboxer
 

Philip Sheppard

cellist, composer, producer, speaker and a creative innovator

Philip Sheppard

cellist, composer, producer, speaker and a creative innovator
 


ROYAL MACHINES

Gilby Clarke

Gilby Clarke

Gilbert “Gilby” Clarke played rhythm guitar for Guns N’ Roses starting in 1991 during the Use Your Illusion Tour – one of the longest concert tours in rock history (194 shows across 27 countries). He’s also played guitar with Slash’s Snakepit, Heart, Nancy Sinatra, MC5, and Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go’s. He’s also established himself as an impressive solo performer and formed his own group Rock Star Supernova with members of Metallica and Mötley Crüe.

Steve Stevens

Steve Stevens

Steve Stevens is one of the top guitarists of the last three decades. If you ever saw a Billy Idol concert or music video, you probably saw Stevens shredding and slashing mad riffs for that rebel rocker. But he has made his name and guitar-playing fame across musical styles — from Spanish Flamenco to R&B with Michael Jackson — as an in-demand studio hired gun. Most recently he has starred in his own reality TV series on the E! network show “Married to Rock” with his wife, Josie.

Billy Morrison

Billy Morrison

Billy Morrison is best known as Billy Idol’s guitarist. He’s also been a member of The Cult, Stimulator, Doheny, and Into a Circle, and fronted the hard rock band Circus Diablo. Morrison performs with other rock royalty in Royal Machines. Beyond music, Morrison is also an accomplished visual artist whose work has been shown at Mann’s Chinese Theater and one of his pieces sits in the US Senate. He’s called painting “a creative outlet that no one else is involved with–no managers, agents, band mates or unwarranted opinions!

Chris Chaney

Chris Chaney

Chris Chaney is best known as bedrock bass-player for Alt-Rock mainstay Jane’s Addiction. But this journeyman of the rhythm section has toured with Alanis Morrisette and recorded with an incredibly diverse range of musicians — from Joe Cocker and Cher to Shakira and Slash. In fact, Slash called him a “godsend” and “the best session player I know” which is among the biggest endorsements in all of rock.

Donovan Leitch

Donovan Leitch

Donovan Jerome Leitch is the son of “Donovan” — the Scottish singer, songwriter, and guitarist who emerged from the British folk scene in the 1960’s. But the younger Donovan cut his own path to success as an model, actor, and documentary film-maker before launching into a music career as lead singer for the band Camp Freddy and as a founding member of the neo-glam group Nancy Boy with David Nesmth of The Monkeys.

Erik Eldenius

Erik Eldenius

Erik Eldenius is a producer and session drummer, but this master of the back-beat knows how to groove on stage as leader of rhythm for artists like Cher, Jackson Browne and Anastasia, and, for the past few years Billy Idol. He started as a child, banging endlessly on pots and pans until his parents relented and got him his first drum kit … he has been rocking ever since. Erik was born in India, raised in Sweden, and lives now in the home town of kick-ass Rock-n-Roll — Los Angeles, California — where he has set up a studio temple to sticks and skins.

Mark McGrath

Mark McGrath

As lead singer for the band Sugar Ray, Mark McGrath stormed the airwaves with a string of international top-ten hits, including “Fly,” “Every Morning,” “When It’s Over,” and “Someday” — selling millions of records. And when he wasn’t setting the stage on fire he was warming the hearts of his female fans, being named “Sexiest Rocker” of 1998 by People Magazine.

Lords of Uptime

Blake Irving

CEO GoDaddy

Blake Irving

CEO GoDaddy
 

Laurent Allard

CEO OVH

Laurent Allard

CEO OVH
 

Diarmuid Daltun

VP Sales Plesk

Diarmuid Daltun

VP Sales Plesk
 

Judah Johns

VP Dropsuite

Judah Johns

VP Dropsuite
 

Claudia van Veen

moderator at WHD with professional background in Musicals

Claudia van Veen

moderator at WHD with professional background in Musicals
 

Soeren von Varchmin

CEO WorldHostingDays

Soeren von Varchmin

CEO WorldHostingDays
 

SPEAKERS

Inspiring and insightful content is at the core of WHD.global. In addition to our amazing keynote speakers, we have dozens of leaders and experts spanning all areas of the internet and cloud sectors.  This will give you the most cutting-edge industry insights that can add real value to your business and your career.

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Chris Sheridan

Head of Strategic Partnership Sales 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.

Vincent Oostlander

Regional Director for Benelux, Nordic & BalticKingston

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.

Daniel Wette

CEOrankingCoach

Daniel Wette

CEOrankingCoach
- CEO, CO-Founder rankingCoach - Serial Entrepreneur - 20+ Years Online Marketing Expert

Marco Revesz

Business Automation EvangelistInterNetX

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.

Jan Löffler

CTOPlesk

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.

Wilfredo Sotolongo

VP & GMLenovo 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.

Raj Ramchandani

General Manager, Cloud ProductsAccelerite

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.

John Zanni

CMO SVP Channel and Cloud StrategyAcronis

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.

Bogdan Carstoiu

CEO4PSA

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.

Jeff Wittich

Director, Cloud Service Provider Business AccelerationIntel

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.

Graham Crich

Director of Consulting, Integration & Service Providers (CISP) 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.

Markus Lachmann

Head of Pre-Sales EuropeQuanta 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

Daniel Viney

Director, Product atmail

Daniel Viney

Director, Product atmail
 

Oded Ilan

General ManagerToshiba 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.

Mark Lucas

EMEA PreSales Systems Engineering Manager HGSTWestern 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.

Alistair Wildman

CROOnApp

Alistair Wildman

CROOnApp
Alistair Wildman is OnApp’s Chief Revenue Officer. He has more than 18 years’ experience in enterprise software businesses, including VMware, Salesforce.com and Microsoft. He's passionate about finding new ways for service providers to grow, and for the last two years has been driving growth across the global community of OnApp cloud providers.

Roxane Divol

GM and EVP Website SecuritySymantec

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.

Toan Nguyen

Director Business Development & Cloud PlatformE-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.

Pavel Ershov

Vice President, Sales and MarketingIngram 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.

Andre Moruga

Director of Program ManagementVirtuozzo

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.

Igor Seletskiy

CEOCloudLinux

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.

Alexander Schwertner

Vice President of ProductsTucows

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.

Antti Laine

Asset ManagerGrosvenor 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.

Ralf Barth

Systems EngineerWestern Digital

Ralf Barth

Systems EngineerWestern Digital
Ralf Uwe Barth is a Systems Engineer for enterprise customers at Western Digital. Ralf has more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry. Within his current role, Ralf is responsible for helping customers transform their data center infrastructure with Data Centre Solutions product portfolio.

Jacques Boschung

Senior Vice President EMEA Alliances & TelcoDell 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.

Ron Saad

System ArchitectLiteSpeed 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.

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.

Ron Raffensperger

CTO, Data Center SolutionsHuawei 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.

Joe Fagan

Snr Dir Cloud and Pre-SalesSeagate

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

Thomas Arenz

Director Marcom + SBD EMEASamsung

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.

Neill Feather

PresidentSiteLock

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.

Dreas van Donselaar

CTOSpamExperts

Dreas van Donselaar

CTOSpamExperts

Christian Kallenbach

Director of Business Development, Central EuropeVerne 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.

Richard Liu

Senior Director of Cloud Computing Business UnitQuanta

Richard Liu

Senior Director of Cloud Computing Business UnitQuanta
Richard has been in the IT industry and in a product management role for over 19 years. He started his professional career with a global company in Taiwan, handling both ODM/OEM and own-brand projects. After joining Quanta, his department became the first and only product marketing organization within Quanta Computer Inc. Besides his product marketing role, Richard has been a venture capitalist, helping to fund and incubate startup companies across various industries, including IC design, LED, consumer electronics and software. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and an MBA degree from National Taiwan University.

Antje Engel

Cloud Hosting Partner ManagerMicrosoft

Antje Engel

Cloud Hosting Partner ManagerMicrosoft
 

Stefan Bichler

Director Software & SolutionTech Data Azlan

Stefan Bichler

Director Software & SolutionTech Data Azlan
 

Kirill Ilganaev

HEAD OF KASPERSKY DDoS PROTECTIONKaspersky Lab

Kirill Ilganaev

HEAD OF KASPERSKY DDoS PROTECTIONKaspersky Lab
 

Marco Hoffmann

Head of Domain Services and Product ManagementInterNetX

Marco Hoffmann

Head of Domain Services and Product ManagementInterNetX
 

Oliver Thylmann

Co-Founder & Chief Customer OfficerGiant 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.

Josua Braun

Channel Account ManagerStorageCraft Technology

Josua Braun

Channel Account ManagerStorageCraft Technology
 

Dr. Thomas Fischer

Principal IT Architectnoris 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.

JJ Jager

SVP & GM Global, Cloud Solutions & SalesAcronis

JJ Jager

SVP & GM Global, Cloud Solutions & SalesAcronis
 

Mladen Maras

Director of Application Development DivisionCOMBIS

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.

Tjebbe de Winter

Managing DirectorDell EMC

Tjebbe de Winter

Managing DirectorDell EMC
 

Michael Baver

Strategic Business & Market Development ManagerIntel Non Volatile Memory Solutions Group

Michael Baver

Strategic Business & Market Development ManagerIntel Non Volatile Memory Solutions Group
 

Matthias Zahn

CEOFAST 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.

George Egri

Founder and CEOBitNinja

George Egri

Founder and CEOBitNinja
 

Julian Chesterfield

Director of Emerging TechnologiesOnApp

Julian Chesterfield

Director of Emerging TechnologiesOnApp
 

Igor Kuzmin

Head of Product ManagementISPsystem

Igor Kuzmin

Head of Product ManagementISPsystem
 

Arif Polat

Senior Peering Manager, Data LogistIXITENOS

Arif Polat

Senior Peering Manager, Data LogistIXITENOS
 

Christian Heutger

CEOPSW 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.

Vik Malyala

Vice PresidentSupermicro

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.

Amir Glatt

CTO & CofounderDuda

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.

Oz Wilder

Director of Product ManagementImperva

Oz Wilder

Director of Product ManagementImperva
 

Carl-Henric Möllerström

Vice PresidentCompuverde

Carl-Henric Möllerström

Vice PresidentCompuverde
 

Sebastian Hein

Systems EngineerAruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

Sebastian Hein

Systems EngineerAruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
 

Gerrit-Jan van Wieren

CSORushFiles

Gerrit-Jan van Wieren

CSORushFiles
 

Dr. Kunbin Hong

IT Solution Director, Huawei Enterprise Western Europe Huawei Technologies

Dr. Kunbin Hong

IT Solution Director, Huawei Enterprise Western Europe Huawei Technologies
 

Laurent Garcia

Cloud/Hosting Senior Director EMEA, Russia,I ndiaVeeam

Laurent Garcia

Cloud/Hosting Senior Director EMEA, Russia,I ndiaVeeam
 

Cem Mercan

GTM Consulting Manager EMEA / FBSF ProgramNetApp

Cem Mercan

GTM Consulting Manager EMEA / FBSF ProgramNetApp
 

Stephane Estevez

Backup & DR Product Marketing Manager Quantum

Stephane Estevez

Backup & DR Product Marketing Manager Quantum