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Alfonso Aranda Arias Head of Global Data Center Operations at IBM
Gary Niederpruem Chief Strategy and Development Officer at Vertiv
Thomas King CIO at DE-CIX
Gregor Petri Research Vice President at Gartner
Alex Goldblum CEO at Eurofiber
Mitul Patel EMEA Data Center Research at CBRE
Keimpe Algra Chief Operations Officer at Quanza
Monika Grass Grass Consulting
Frank de Fremery Managing Director at AC Niellsen Data Centers
Paul Ike Managing Director Unica Fastcom
Eric Boonstra CEO at EvoSwitch
Mark Zuidema Director Technology, Media, Telecom & Services at NIBC
Honoré du Puy Founding Partner at ICTroom
Jarno Bloem EU Director of Operations at EdgeConnex
Bart Schouw VP Technology & Digital Alliances at SoftwareAG
Dan Scarbrough Co-founder Datacenter Dynamics
Mark Acton Data Center Technical Consulting at CBRE
Nigel Clarkson Stratus Data Centres
Dave Maasland Managing Director at ESET
Robert de Wit Business Development at USG Engineering
Peter Vermeulen Principal Analyst at Pb7 Research
Jaak Vlasveld Managing Director at Green IT Amsterdam
Ruud Alaerds Director Dutch Hosting Provider Association
Simon Besteman Director ISP Connect
Andrew van der Haar Director Fiber Carrier Association
Bernard Lecanu Managing Director at BLIC
Sam Warnaars Innovation Manager at aFrogleap
Remco van Mook CEO at Asteroid International
Rudolf Meijer Partner at Broad Horizon
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AC-Niellsen Data Centers
Analyst Relationship Services
APG Asset Management
Art of Automation
BL International Consultant
Bouwfonds Investment Management
Bureau Brussels Public Affairs
China Telecom (Europe)
City of Amsterdam
Communication Infrastructure Partners
Cushman & Wakefield
Danish Datacentre Industry
Datacenter . com
Dialogic Innovation & Interaction
Dutch Data Center Association
Dutch Data Ports
Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF)
Energy Solutions Center
European Data Center Association
eVision Industry Software
Fiber Carrier Association
GCC Construction / Energie
Gilde Equity Managment
ICT Facilities GmbH, GDCA
IK Investment Partners
KPMG Meijburg & Co
Level 3 Communications
LRV Corporate Development
Mahler Corporate Finance
MDG Projecten B.V.
Ministery of Foreign Affairs NL
Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency
Open Compute Project
Ortec Data Science
Plain Vanilla Investments
Port of Amsterdam
Province of North-Holland
Reichle & De-Massari AG
Schuberg Philis / atom86
Solon Management Consulting
Stratus Data Centres
Switch Data Centers
SynVest Fund Management BV
The Data Center Group
The Green Bay
Unica Data Centers
Universal Electric Corporation
Vitalizee Vastgoed BV
Guest speakers - Profiles
Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Vertiv
Gary Niederpruem is Chief Strategy and Development Officer for Vertiv, where he is responsible for leading the organizations strategy, business development, M&A and chief of staff functions.
Gary began his career at Emerson as a Product Specialist in 1996 and has held increasingly responsible positions including Product Manager, Director of Account Management and Director of Product Management. Mid 2016 he assumed oversight for the strategy function serving as Executive Vice President, Marketing, Strategy and Development.
Alex Goldblum has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Eurofiber Group since January 2007. His responsibilities include group corporate strategy, commercial policy and public affairs. He is also responsible for shareholder relations, corporate communication, corporate development and regulatory affairs.
Alex Goldblum first joined the Eurofiber Group board as Commercial Director in March 2006. Prior to that he held various management positions at Royal Dutch Shell in both Europe and Africa.
Managing Director, EvoSwitch
With Eric Boonstra as managing director since 2009, EvoSwitch has grown fast. His main drivers are customer satisfaction, operational excellence, international growth and industry leadership. During this time, Eric played a vital role in the acquisition of a broad range of international customers. Eric is quality driven and he is passionate about taking EvoSwitch to the next level.
Stratus Data Centres
Nigel has 32 years property experience in APAC and EMEA. His data centre experience started with British Telecom in 1998. In 2002, he left BT and headed up a major data centre developer for a Forbes listed HK family. He is now CEO of a major DC start up based out of HK, backed by a major US based PE firm.
Managing Director, ESET Nederland
Dave has a passion for IT security. He often speaks at seminars and events to share his knowledge and inform the public on cyber security related subjects. Dave is a strong believer in raising awareness on cyber risks and inspire people about the possibilities the online world offers. This awareness should not be spread by casting fear on people, but by telling captivating stories.
Managing Director, GreenIT Amsterdam
Jaak has been with Green IT Amsterdam since they started in 2010. He has been instrumental to setting up the current research and innovation oriented structure. Jaak is an innovation expert, experienced in integrating new technologies in current and novel scenarios through setting up and running multi-stakeholder collaboration platforms.
Managing Director, ISP Connect
ISP connect is the trade association for Dutch Internet Service Providers. Simon Besteman is managing director of ISP Connect sinds 2012. ISPConnect focuses on privacy, security, branding and education. Previously, Simon worked at Hewlett-Packard, Demon Internet, Sun Microsystems and as a consultant.
Associate Director Data Center Solutions, CBRE
Mitul is Head of EMEA Research for CBRE
Data Center Solutions. CBRE’s EMEA Data Center Solutions team is the world’s largest data centre real estate advisory group. Mitul’s key responsibilities include producing CBRE’s European research insights; which includes the flagship European Data Centers Marketview quarterly report as well as bespoke consulting projects for a range of clients. Mitul’s primary focus is colocation market trends and analysis.
Monika Grass has been an independent and renowned consultant within the data center industry since 2005. She was an external consultant for Equinix for seven years and has recently been supporting eco, Europe’s largest internet association on a number of projects.
Monika Grass created her own consulting firm, Grass Consulting, which focuses on data centers, IT-operations, concepts, and outsourcing.
Chief Operations Officer, Quanza Engineering
Keimpe has over 25 years of Telco & IT experience. Solid technical background with extensive commercial and financial skills and expertise. As a professional his passion comes from monetizing technology. His strengths are in lining up the domains of technology, commerce and finance. If a technology proves it can contribute to our lives, it will be adopted and a healthy business will be the result. With that belief he contributes his passion, experience and skills to Quanza
Director Technology, Media, Telecom and Services, NIBC
Mark Zuidema has joined NIBC as Managing Director and Head of Technology, Media & Services (TMS) as of May 2015. Mark has more than 15 years of experience in M&A, financing and equity capital markets in the TMS sectors. He previously worked for ABN AMRO in Amsterdam and Frankfurt, De Persgroep and Royal Bank of Scotland.
Robert de Wit
Business Development, USG Engineering
As project manager and business developer, Robert works at the cutting edge of commerce and technology. At USG Engineering, he is responsible for developing projects in favor of the energy transition within living environments such as data centers. Together with the Caransa Group, he is developing one of the first highly energy-efficient and large scale data center of 100,000 m² in Amsterdam Westpoort.
Managing Director, Dutch Hosting Provider Association
Ruud has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. he held various management positions at technology and consulting companies. Ruud is interested in everything that has to do with technology. This broad market orientation benefits the Dutch Hosting Provider Association (DHPA) as well.
Andrew van der Haar
Managing Director, FCA
FCA is the Dutch Fiber Carriers Association that unites carriers to achieve mutual cooperation and to align carriers, government and users. Managing Director Andrew has been active in the IT industry since 1997. In 2010 he founded B2B IT service provider Atlantis Data. He is also the managing director of Data Center Groningen in Zuidbroek.
Partner, Broad Horizon
Rudolf founded Broad Horizon in 2010. Broad Horizon is specialized in cloud and business transformation solutions.
Before Broad Horizon, Rudolf Meijer has over 10 years of experience as CFO and co-owner of BBned, and worked for over 15 years in various Financial Management roles in the Energy & IT industry at different enterprises. He has a broad experience in financing and acquisition of companies and divisions.
Chief Innovation Officer, DE-CIX
Thomas King is in the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) industry for more than ten years. As Chief Innovation Officer at DE-CIX he is responsible for Product Development and Research & Development besides other tasks. DE-CIX is operating twelve IXPs on three continents. One of the world's leading IXP located in Frankfurt, Germany connects more than 700 networks and generates a peak traffic of over 6Tbps. The latest product developments include the introduction of a Cloud Exchange at DE-CIX which offers dedicated connections to Cloud Service Provider such as Amazon Azure, Amazon AWS and Google Cloud.
Owner & Principal Analist, Pb7 Research
Peter Vermeulen is a very experienced ICT industry analyst and consultant. His project expertise includes competitive analysis, benchmarking, market segmentation and opportunity analysis, economic impact studies, and market regulation (M&A). In terms of content, Vermeulen is an expert in the Dutch IT services market, including strategic sourcing, professional services, cloud services and data centers.
Honoré du Puy
Founding Partner, ICTroom
Du Puy has a unique background in Telecom and exploitation of European data centers. Since 1990 active in sales positions at KPN and COLT and in the period '98-'01 in the role of managing director at the European start up of Interxion. Co-founded ICTroom in december 2001 together with Sander Nieuwmeijer. Du Puy focuses on value propositions in data center solutions.
Managing Director, Unica Fastcom
Paul is Managing Director of Unica Data centers. He is an IT specialist in heart and soul, focused on helping customers find the best solution for every situation. He is born and bred in Amsterdam, lived and worked in the United States, and feels most at home in a technologically complex international environment. Paul has always been interested in new technological developments and has been working in the data center world for the last 14 years.
Head of Innovation, aFrogleap
With over a decade of experience in digital, Sam Warnaars has built connected services that touched the lives of millions. Given his work at companies such as NOS, Sanoma and now aFrogleap, chances are you use his applications on a daily basis. The practical application of technological innovations is Sam’s main interest, with a strong focus on the human aspect of the technology. Whether its Internet connected devices, Computer Vision or Conversational Interfaces, Sam knows his way around the digital future.
Research Vice President Gartner
At Gartner, Gregor Petri covers cloud strategies and the use of public cloud computing. Mr. Petri is also the Agenda Manager for the Built and Market Cloud-based offerings Key Initiative and is the Country Research Lead for the Benelux region. Presenting perspectives on the impact of public cloud computing on multi-enterprise and ecosystem scenario's in the new digital era and helping organizations plan for this transition are an important part of Mr. Petri's activities.
Frank de Fremery,
Managing Director, AC Niellsen Data Centers
Frank has over twenty years of experience in the global telecommunications and data centre sector across several continents. He joined AC Niellsen in 2016 to head up AC Niellsen Data Centers Limited, an independent boutique datacentre advisory practice based in London and Amsterdam. Our principal focus is to provide strategic advice and real estate services for data centres to occupiers, landlords, investors and operators. Prior to that he held various management positions at TRES networks, Linxtelecom and Globalcrossing.
Head of Data Center Technical Consulting, CBRE
Mark Acton's role is to provide data center specific thought leadership and technical direction to CBRE’s Global Data Center Solutions (DCS) business and clients to ensure that the DCS service offering continues to set the highest possible benchmark worldwide within the data center sector. Acton is a regular public speaker and industry advisor on data center technical issues and the current Chair of the Best Practice Committee for the European Code of Conduct for Data Center Energy Efficiency.
Alfonso Aranda Arias
Head of Global Data Center Operations, IBM
Alfonso Aranda Arias currently leads the Global Data Center operations function at IBM Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Operations. His previous positions at IBM include: Head of Real Estate Strategy and Operations for Spain, Israel and Portugal and Head of Data Center Operations Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Mr. Aranda’s career has always been connected to data centers and project and energy management, from technical through senior leadership roles in corporations operating in the IT and telecommunications sectors.
Co-founder Datacenter Dynamics
Dan Scarbrough is the Co-Founder of DatacenterDynamics. An accomplished entrepreneur, Dan founded DCD in 1998 and remained the acting CEO until early 2013. Under his leadership the company became globally recognized as a leading voice of the Data Center industry through its offering of a coherent set of products serving previously unmet industry needs.
Remco van Mook
CEO Asteroid International
Remco is an Internet veteran, with more than a decade and a half of experience in the interconnection industry. His rich experience includes creating one of the most successful data centres in the Netherlands, building fast Internet access networks and running both small, local, IXPs, as well as the first multinational IXP in the world. Remco has served in numerous leadership positions and industry boards, including roles as Director of Interconnection for Equinix EMEA, Treasurer of the RIPE NCC Executive Board and Co-chair of the RIPE Connect Working Group.