Naser Bakhshi

Senior Manager Artificial Intelligence
Deloitte

Naser Bakhshi works as Senior Manager Advanced Analytics and is leading the EMEA Artificial Intelligence community of practice within Deloitte Consulting. In the world of ever-growing data and continues new technological advances, Naser is driven by a passion for science and technology to bring the best, the newest and most innovative AI solutions to the organizations.  With a background in Information Science and more than 12 years of hands-on experience in Machine Learning and AI, Naser is capable of translating business needs into AI strategy and drive teams to develop AI based systems for the business. Being a bridge between Business and Tech is what describes Naser’s core capability the best.

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19 Sept / 11:00
Ai, Automation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Rob van den Dam

Global Industry Leader, Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment, IBM Institute for Business Value
IBM

Rob van den Dam is the Global Industry Leader, Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment (TME) for the IBM Institute for Business Value (the business think tank of IBM). In his role, he is responsible for developing strategic TME thought leadership. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry and is a member of the IBM Global Business Services (GBS) senior leadership team. He is a recognized presenter – often being invited as keynote speaker - at most major industry conferences, such as TMForum, ITU, GSMA and CommunicAsia. In the last 15 years, Rob has authored more than 100 reports, articles and blogs.

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18 Sept / 10:50
Stay Smart with Cloud and Data

Evita Stoop

Chief Marketing Officer, Benelux
IBM

Evita has a heart for driving change and putting people in the center of that change. Before recently joining IBM as Chief Marketing Officer for the Benelux market, she has had several international management functions at Microsoft, Philips Electronics and World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) with over twenty years of experience in Marketing, Business Innovation, Strategy consultancy, Global Product marketing and Regional marketing & sales. By embracing and leveraging the new opportunities that data and digital provide, marketing has become a solid and predictable marketing machine that drives highly relevant sales leads. Next to the opportunities that Digital Transformation brings to businesses, Evita is highly interested in the impact it has on society and how it serves as a driver of the dialogue around Diversity and Inclusion. As a Board member of the Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder, she also supports the societal dialogue around Tolerance and Diversity.

Evita Stoop holds a Master of Science degree from Delft University of Technology and a MBA from London Business School.

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18 Sept / 14:20
2020 Digital Operator – Making Digital Transformation a Reality

Jan-Willem Lammers

Principal Solutions Architect
VMware

Innovation is the cornerstone of VMware. Exactly that is what kept Jan-Willem engaged for already 12 years. As member of VMware’s Office of the CTO he is always exposed and involved with the latest developments and helps his customers in the region to grasp these new concepts. He is passionate about Sustainability and actively helps VMware to achieve the ambitious 2020 goals. He helps his customers to crack the code of Cloud, DevOps, Blockchain, Sustainability, Cybersecurity and IoT to achieve their goals of Digital Transformation.

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18 Sept / 10:50
Stay Smart with Cloud and Data

Tom Glover

Director
CBRE

As Head of Landlord Services in CBRE’s Data Centre Solutions team Tom is responsible for advising landlords and operators on their data centre strategies, site selection, marketing and sales activity. He has worked for and advised the world’s largest data centre operators and previously led the sales and marketing for Interxion’s international business. Tom has advised investors on over $5bn of acquisitions in the last three years as well as helping to launch several new data centre companies. During his earlier career Tom worked within organisations such as FICO, Misys and FIS where he formed new divisions, ran global sales & marketing teams and helped to transform failing businesses. With experience across data centres, core banking, capital markets, SaaS, cloud platforms, analytics, rules engines and ITSM solutions Tom has a unique perspective and understanding of IT.

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19 Sept / 15:00
The Role of Resilient Hybrid & Edge Infrastructure In the New Digital Ecosystem

Emanuel Tanase

Global Chief Information Security Officer
Lombard International Assurance

Emanuel is the Global CISO at Lombard International, a global leader in developing life assurance solutions for wealth planning, structuring and management purpose. He has defined and implemented a group-wide information security program aligning the information security practices across multiple offices located in ten countries.

Prior to his current role, Emanuel was the CISO of ABN AMRO Bank Luxembourg and before that he worked for PwC Luxembourg.

Before moving to Luxembourg he worked for Wellington IT Solutions where he established the IT managed services and information security services practices.

Having a degree in law, Emanuel is very familiar with data protection and other legal and regulatory matters. He is CISA, CISM and CISSP certified.

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19 Sept / 09:45
Cyber Security: The big deal for securing the future of your business

David Tomalin

Head of Architecture & Engineering
CityFibre

Having worked within well-known vendor and network provider organisations for almost 25 years, David is now responsible for network design, operations, product and service engineering for CityFibre; a critical role focused on ensuring the company’s ongoing position as the UK’s leading alternate carrier.

David joined CityFibre from Ciena where, as CTO for EMEA he was responsible for leveraging Ciena's technology and operational leadership to drive Ciena’s regional business.

Prior positions include Level 3 Communications as European Director of Engineering &  CTO at euNetworks, where he took responsibility for technology selection, platform lifecycle and network integration.

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19 Sept / 14:00
Building Networks for the Future

Steve Ross

SVP Wholesale
Zayo

Steve joined Zayo in May 2017 as senior vice president, wholesale and oversees the company’s carrier sales organization. In his role, Ross is responsible for Zayo’s global sales and marketing efforts to its wholesale carrier customers.

Steve has extensive telecom experience in US and Europe. Prior to joining Zayo, Steve ran Level 3’s wholesale global accounts group. Prior to Level 3, Steve relocated from UK to the bay area with BT, subsequently joining Concert, a joint venture between BT and AT&T. Steve’s career also includes various sales roles at BT in the UK.

Steve has an international MBA from UNC’s Kenan Flagler’s OneMBA program; an innovative program that included study-time at the Rotterdam School of Management; Chinese University of Hong Kong, FGV in Brazil and the EGADE Business School in Monterrey, Mexico. He lives in Reston, Virginia.

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19 Sept / 14:00
Building Networks for the Future

Jens-Peter Schulz

CEO Group
Dresdner Real Estate Investment Holding

Peter is CEO of Dresdner Real Estate Holding with national and international clients such as funds, banks and insurance companies, looking to invest or sell in Real Estate in Germany.

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18 Sept / 14:20
2020 Digital Operator – Making Digital Transformation a Reality

Pascal Huijbers

CTO Financial Services EMEIA
Fujitsu Global

Pascal is the Fujitsu Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Financial Services EMEIA (Europe, Middle-East, India & Africa) where he drives the Fujitsu financial services portfolio, innovations and thought leadership. He defines digital business innovation and digital business transformation together with our EMEIA customers. He has a background in IT strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Innovation and worked for many governments, inter-organisational projects, insurance companies and banks. Besides his strategic business focus and his knowledge of multiple business domains like marketing, online and entrepreneurship he has a very strong background in IT with in-depth knowledge of many IT topics.

Pascal is the former Group CTO of the Deltalloyd group, one of the largest (Top3) insurance companies in the Netherlands. Besides his corporate background he founded two start-ups and his own consulting and training label. Now he focuses on driving Innovation for large organisations.

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19 Sept / 11:00
Ai, Automation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Matt Armstrong-Barnes

Chief Technologist
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Matt is a chief technologist at HPE and has a passion for Artificial Intelligence, Systems Integration, & DevOps. As a strategic leader he works to drive innovative technical solutions across industries and technology trends. He has a diverse background as he has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. He has held numerous senior leadership positions, winning, architecting and delivering sizable, complex transformation programmes.

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19 Sept / 11:00
Ai, Automation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Ahmed Abdulla

Founder / CEO
Digipharm

Ahmed is the founder and CEO of DIGIPHARM, the world’s first blockchain platform using smart contracts for value-based pricing in healthcare. He also serves as a Blockchain Expert for Healthcare at the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and E-Business (UN/CEFACT) and is a project coordinator for the blockchain in healthcare working group.

Ahmed’s background includes his role as a Global Health Economist at pharma giant Roche’s HQ in Switzerland and hold an MSc in Health Economics and Decision Modelling. DIGIPHARM currently have a full-stack developmental partnership with the blockchain arm of the Swiss telecom giant Swisscom.

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19 Sept / 15:45
Disrupting the Enterprise: Is Blockchain Actually Useful?

dr. Alexandra Mikityuk

Head of Blockchain Architecture
Deutsche Telekom Laboratories (T-Labs)

Dr. Alexandra Mikityuk is a 10 year veteran of the telecommunication industry, having held various positions at Deutsche Telekom in Berlin. Dr. Mikityuk received her Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin. In 2010, she concentrated her research and work on secure media distribution and processing topics. In 2013, she joined the Security in Telecommunication research group at TU Berlin, where she received her doctorate (PhD) in embedded security for remote processing. In 2017, Dr. Mikityuk turned her attention towards distributed ledger technology and is currently the Co-Founder and Head of Blockchain Technology for The Blockchain Group, a unit of Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs (T-Labs).

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19 Sept / 15:45
Disrupting the Enterprise: Is Blockchain Actually Useful?

Simon Vye

CEO
IX Reach

Simon Vye, a seasoned telecoms professional and CEO of IX Reach since February 2018, has over 25 years of experience in senior management positions in global telecoms companies across Europe, the U.S., Middle East and Asia, and has a deep understanding of technology, its growth trends and patterns, and their impacts on international telecommunications markets.

Previous to IX Reach, Simon was Head of EMEA and Asia Sales at global fibre network giant Telia Carrier and before that held the position of CEO at Telstra Global EMEA. Prior to 2007, he held senior management positions at AT&T, Colt, Liberty Global and Sprint.

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19 Sept / 11:00
Ai, Automation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Daniel Haudenschild

CEO
Swisscom Blockchain

Daniel has over 20 years of proven systems enabled transformation delivery in banking and financial services from his work as a Partner of a big 4 advisory firm.  He has worked in Blockchain since 2014 and assists organizations and entrepreneurs to realize the business potential of blockchain into practical deployment of applications. His experience has given him excellent understanding of the opportunities and pitfalls offered by deploying new technology applications, allowing him to help companies navigate FinTech investments successfully.  In his role as CEO of Swisscom Blockchain AG he runs the blockchain services of one of the most trusted brands in Switzerland adding industrial strength blockchain infrastructure services to the Crypto Valley and beyond.

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19 Sept / 15:45
Disrupting the Enterprise: Is Blockchain Actually Useful?

John Calian

Head of T-Labs & The Blockchain Group
Deutsche Telekom Laboratories (T-Labs)

John is the Head of the Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) and of the Blockchain Group. In this dual role, John is responsible for developing and leading innovation topics, including blockchain strategies and initiatives, for Deutsche Telekom and its partners. Prior to joining T-Labs, John held numerous technology leadership roles and was the founder and COO of multiple startup software firms in the Seattle area. Mr. Calian holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Washington.

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19 Sept / 15:45
Disrupting the Enterprise: Is Blockchain Actually Useful?

Maurits Westerik

Senior Counsel / Attorney at Law
Bird & Bird

As a member of the international technology firm's Tech & Comms group, he advises on cases in his field, with a particular technical emphasis on software and electronics. He litigates patent and licensing cases for major international companies in the field of software, telecommunications, cryptography, digital security and convergent media solutions.

A software developer and security enthusiast himself, Maurits is an active speaker on IP strategy, cyber security, R&D best practices and the intersection between law and technology. At the invitation of the Dutch Cyber Security Centre, Maurits was of one the few private practice attendees at the Global Cyber Security Summit 2015. He teaches IP law and strategy as guest lecturer at the University of Leiden and software protection and patent law at the Technical University of Delft. He also serves as an editor on the EPLAW Patent Blog.

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19 Sept / 09:45
Cyber Security: The big deal for securing the future of your business

Fraser Bell

CCO
BSO

Fraser Bell is BSO’s CCO and is responsible for the company’s strategic sales and marketing functions, which he leads from the London office. With a wealth of experience at building and running high-performance sales and marketing teams, Fraser brings a client-first mindset to the organisation.

Fraser joined BSO in 2009 and was pivotal in establishing the company’s presence in London. In his position as CCO, Fraser has been instrumental in BSO’s international growth and sustained client satisfaction. A true believer in the clarity of goals, targets and teamwork, Fraser leads the commercial arm of the business to meet its strategic objectives.Adept at visualising and understanding clients’ objectives, Fraser regularly calls upon his considerable experience in business development and customer service to ensure customers achieve their desired results.

Fraser holds a BA (Hons.) in Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University and is a keen golfer.

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19 Sept / 14:00
Building Networks for the Future

Mattias Fridström

Vice President & Chief Evangelist
Telia Carrier

With over 20 years in the telecommunications industry, Mattias Fridström can be considered a veteran – but his enthusiasm hasn’t faded.

Mattias combines expert knowledge with anecdotes from behind the scenes and deep insight into the networked economy: What are the challenges of tomorrow for network providers? How can we meet ever-increasing traffic demand and customer quality expectations within the same cost frame?

Mattias holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Australia. Since joining Telia in 1996, he has worked in a number of senior roles within Telia Carrier and most recently as CTO. Since July 2016 he is Telia Carriers Chief Evangelist.

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18 Sept / 14:20
2020 Digital Operator – Making Digital Transformation a Reality

Alex Henthorn-Iwane

VP of Product Marketing
ThousandEyes

Alex Henthorn-Iwane leads Product Marketing at ThousandEyes, which delivers Network Intelligence solutions that that enable companies to gain digital experience insights  from every user to every app over any network. Prior to ThousandEyes, Alex has worked with big data network analytics, DevOps orchestration and Internet routing monitoring technologies at Kentik, Quali and Packet Design.

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19 Sept / 14:00
Building Networks for the Future

Martin Vliem

National Security Officer Netherlands
Microsoft

Martin Vliem represents Microsoft the Netherlands to public and private organizations concerning the fields of security, privacy and compliance in his role as National Security Officer. Before joining Microsoft 13 years ago, he participated in many ICT projects working for Capgemini and started his professional career as university teacher after graduating from his study Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society at the University of Twente.

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19 Sept / 09:45
Cyber Security: The big deal for securing the future of your business

Uday Sodhi

Executive Vice President & Head – Digital Business
Sony Pictures Networks India

Uday Sodhi has been heading the digital and new media business at SPN for the SonyLIV platform since 2014. SonyLIV is SPN’s premium Video on demand (VOD) service providing multi-screen engagement to users on all devices. Launched in January 2013, it enables users to discover 22 years of rich content from the network channels of Sony Pictures Networks India.

SonyLIV refreshed its brand identity in December 2017. The renewed brand ethos “We LIV to Entertain” promises to make SonyLIV the ultimate destination for rich entertainment across genres, screen types and audience preferences. SonyLIV has a whole array of original shows, regional shows, movies, live channels and recently launched award-winning English TV series.With best sporting action line-up, this year from cricketing extravaganza of India series, biggest football tournament like UEFA Champions league, UEFA Europa League, FIFA U-17, 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the ongoing India tour of England along with other adrenaline sports like WWE, Moto GP, SonyLIV is all set to continue to enthrall its audience.

At SPN, Uday is responsible for driving SPN’s OTT platform’s growth trajectory and revenue streams of the new media initiatives by broadening the networks’ horizons to digital and mobile businesses. He has over 27 years of experience across varied broadcast and digital business verticals.

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18 Sept / 15:40
Optimising Content and User Experience in the Golden Age of OTT

Mark Acton

Head of Data Centre Technical Consulting, MC
CBRE

Mark’s role as Head of Data Centre Technical Consulting is to provide data centre specific thought leadership and technical direction to CBRE’s Global Data Centre Solutions (DCS) business and clients to ensure that the DCS service offering continues to set the highest possible benchmark worldwide within the data centre sector. CBRE Data Centre Solutions offers clients a full suite of data centre specific service including technical consulting, facilities management, engineering, project management, risk reviews, certifications and diligence reports as well as a range of IT specific services in the data centre.

With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry Mark has specialised in the field of Data Centre Operations for over 20 years, concentrating on the delivery of business critical services from highly reliable, world class 24x365 Data Centres. This has included consultancy and technical advice as well as senior management roles responsible for service delivery and both strategic and operational management within the industry. A Technical Operations Manager with extensive international experience and solid technical skills covering both Data Centre Facilities Design and IT Operational and Technical Management.

A regular public speaker at international events and industry advisor on data centre technical issues, currently acting as consultant to several leading data centre operators as well as being involved in European data centre Standards development.

Tom Homer

Managing Director – EMEA
Telstra

Tom Homer is Head of EMEA for Telstra, a leading telecommunications and technology company. He oversees the region for Telstra Enterprise, a global business unit which offers industry-based telecommunications services and solutions.

Based in London, Tom is responsible for developing and driving the business strategy across EMEA, as well as Telstra’s relationships with multinational corporations in the region. With a strong focus on the customer experience and building the Telstra brand, he has presided over the EMEA business’ expansion to nine offices across the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Under Tom’s leadership, the business has also recorded large referenced deals such as Allianz, Standard Chartered Bank, Ericsson, Springer Nature, Perform Media and Sotheby’s.

Tom has over 25 years’ experience in management in the telecoms industry, having held a number of leadership roles at Reliance Globalcom, Cable & Wireless and AT&T prior to joining Telstra. He is also a board member of the Australia-UK Chamber of Commerce.

Outside of work, Tom is a keen skier and sailor with two teenage children, and also enjoys spending time with his dogs and horses.

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18 Sept / 09:30
Leadership, Strategy and Innovation — Succeed in Digital Transformation

Jason Alcock

Manager, EUC Security Engineering
VMware

After graduating from Georgia Tech, Jason has seen all manner of the tech industry; front-end web design & small-business IT to security & compliance consulting to his current position at VMware, security engineering manager.

The security engineering team is responsible for the global deployment and management of an array of security tools in dozens of customer-facing datacenters for multiple business units. Tools performing frontline defense, infrastructure monitoring, logging, response, forensics, and compliance functionality are deployed for teams managing Iaas, Saas, and Paas consumer products.

Each system and environment present technical, operational, and administrative challenges in the never-ending search for security.

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19 Sept / 09:45
Cyber Security: The big deal for securing the future of your business

Jerzy Szlosarek

CEO
Epsilon

Epsilon Co-Founder and CEO Jerzy Szlosarek is a seasoned industry executive with a strong sales and engineering background particularly in the global telecom markets. Leading Epsilon’s worldwide partner development and innovation initiatives, Jerzy has been central to the company’s success positioning Epsilon into Service Provider Networks worldwide. Jerzy’s track record of success spans almost twenty years having progressed in Epsilon from the founding days as CTO during which Jerzy laid out the technical vision to running the Global Sales and Operations teams as COO before assuming the CEO position. Starting off his career at Ciena, EMEA and later in Dynegy Europe holding Senior System and Network Engineering positions, Jerzy built, developed and nurtured successful technology, support and sales teams for almost 20 years.

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18 Sept / 15:05
Platforms, People and Partnerships

Brian Stevenson

VP of Ecosystem Strategy
Ericsson

Brian is an industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience in the Media, Entertainment and Broadcast industries and is responsible for Ecosystem Strategy and Partnerships at Ericsson UDN. Prior to Ericsson, Brian ran Global IP Video Strategy for Nokia. He is a serial technology entrepreneur and an alumna of 4 successful startups that have helped shaped today’s OTT and IP Video entertainment experience. He has extensive experience in “Cloud First”, IP video processing, content delivery and programmatic advertising; and has built and deployed many innovative technologies and solution sets that have driven Tier 1 Network Operator, Programmer and Studio OTT strategies.

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18 Sept / 15:40
Optimising Content and User Experience in the Golden Age of OTT

Victor Sanchez

BeNeLux Internet of Things Practice Leader
IBM

Victor Sanchez is a Senior Business Architect in IBM's Consulting group.

With more than 20 years of experience in Telecommunications, Supply Chain... and IoT!!

Started working with IoT when Internet was in its infancy and connecting things costed thousands of euros.

Since 2015 has been leading the IoT Practice in IBM Benelux where his responsibility is to ensure customer solutions address business needs, bringing several innovations to speed up IoT adoption and help customers to understand what's important to address in their strategies; such as the IoT Functional Reference Architecture, IoT Consulting Method... and the IoT Escape Room

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18 Sept / 11:35
Powering the Internet of Things with 5G and how it will Revolutionize the Industry

David J Keegan

CEO
DCi2

David is a project leader with 25 years’ experience of managing uncertainty and change within complex and fast moving projects. A business professional who has spent the last 20 years working in the data centre industry, and is experienced at a senior level in client, consultancy and contracting roles, working with diverse clients in many business sectors including banking and finance, insurance organisations, data centre space providers, managed services operators, as well as other industries including, retail, leisure, aviation, betting, HMRC, local and central Government, technology etc., and has designed built, managed, audited and set the standards on more than 25 million square feet of technical raised floor space globally. This work included; writing of business plans and financial modelling, modelling and understanding stakeholder requirements, full commercial engagement, formulation of project specifications, cost modelling, tender engagements, strategic advice, master planning, budgeting, option appraisal, due diligence, site selection, procurement, on-site implementation and project management. Some of his clients included; Barclays, Dawnay Day, Aviva, Cable & Wireless, Exodus Communications, Citi bank, EDS, BP, Global Switch, Interxion, Globix, Rebus, HSBC, JP Morgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, Metropolitan Police, Research in Motion (BlackBerry), Reuters Ford Motor Company, as well local and central Government offices and departments.

He has led the construction and development programme for numerous clients’ build-to-suit developments globally, which comprised of new build facilities and data centre fit-outs. His role took the projects through the full development cycle from; strategic planning, feasibility analysis, site selection, due diligence, design, permitting, budgeting, construction, technical fit-out, through to full commissioning and full IST’s.

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19 Sept / 15:00
The Role of Resilient Hybrid and Edge Infrastructure in the new Digital Ecosystem

Tim Passingham

Chairman
Cambridge Management Consulting

Tim is a Non-Executive Director of cyber security start-up C2 Cyber, a strategy adviser to numerous organisations and has extensive senior executive experience in the information and communications technology industry including executive roles at BT, Level3 (now CenturyLink) and Colt.

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18 Sept / 11:35
Powering the Internet of Things with 5G and how it will Revolutionize the Industry

Christian Van Tuin

Chief Technologist, NA West
Red Hat

Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, NA West at Red Hat, has over 20 years of experience in IT and Software. Since joining Red Hat in 2005, Chris has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners and is a frequent speaker on DevOps, Security, and Containers. He started his career at Intel in IT and Managed Hosting followed by leadership roles in services and sales engineering at Loudcloud and Linux startups. Chris holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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10:50
Stay Smart with Cloud and Data

Christian Van Tuin

Chief Technologist, NA West
Red Hat

Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, NA West at Red Hat, has over 20 years of experience in IT and Software. Since joining Red Hat in 2005, Chris has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners and is a frequent speaker on DevOps, Security, and Containers. He started his career at Intel in IT and Managed Hosting followed by leadership roles in services and sales engineering at Loudcloud and Linux startups. Chris holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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18 Sept / 10:50
Stay Smart with Cloud and Data

Eric Boonstra

VP Continental Europe
Iron Mountain

Eric Boonstra is the VP Continental Europe of Iron Mountain Data Centers. His focus on attracting international customers to Iron Mountain has been helped by his multi-sector experience, which includes senior management roles in Siemens, Staples and ABN AMRO.

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18 Sept / 14:20
2020 Digital Operator – Making Digital Transformation a Reality

Giuliano Di Vitantonio

Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer
Interxion

Giuliano joined Interxion in 2015 and is responsible for our market and product strategies including product management, product marketing, segment strategy, commercial strategy and business development. He joined from Cisco Systems where he held the position of Vice President Marketing, Data Center & Cloud.

Giuliano has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, including 17 years at Hewlett-Packard, where he held a broad range of positions in R&D, strategy, consulting, business development and marketing. Giuliano’s areas of expertise include IT management software, enterprise applications, data centre infrastructure and business intelligence solutions.Giuliano has lived in five different countries and is fluent in four languages.

He has a Masters degree in EE / Telecommunications from the University of Bologna and an MBA from the London Business School.

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18 Sept / 10:50
Stay Smart with Cloud and Data

Alex Goldblum

CEO
Eurofiber

Alex has been our Chief Executive Officer since January 2007. His responsibilities include group corporate strategy, commercial policy and public affairs. He is also responsible for shareholder relations, corporate communication and regulatory affairs.

Alex 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 Europe and Africa.

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18 Sept / 09:30
Leadership, Strategy and Innovation — Succeed in Digital Transformation

Jon Watts

Managing Partner & Co-Founder
MTM

Jon Watts is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of MTM, an international research and strategy consultancy specialising in media and technology. MTM helps clients around the world understand and respond to digitally-driven change, providing market and consumer research, strategic advice, support for service and business planning, and organisational change. Recent clients include Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google, Adobe, Comcast, Bauer, Time Inc, The Guardian, DMGT, Sky, Disney, Discovery, and many others. Jon has over 20 years of consulting experience, working with senior executives and leadership teams around the world.

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18 Sept / 09:30
Leadership, Strategy and Innovation — Succeed in Digital Transformation

Jacques Bähler

Head of International Events & Engineering
Swisscom Event & Media Solutions

Jacques started as field service manager and is now Network Engineer with a certified advanced study in management. Since 2016, he is Head of International Events and Engineering, covering six of the biggest international events (Ol Games, FIFA, UEFA, Ski WC, Nordics WC). The business is growing constantly due to increased bandwidth and altered consumer behaviour. It turns out that delivering temporary network infrastructure for event organizers abroad Switzerland is the right strategy.

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19 Sept / 11:45
Impact of the Digitalisation on the event ICT infrastructure

Johan Christenson

CEO
City Network Hosting

Johan is the founder and CEO of City Network, which offers a global Public Cloud as well as Compliant- and Private Clouds for enterprises – all based on OpenStack. City Networks mission is to enable innovation and focuses on enterprises with regulatory challenges such as bank and finance.

Johan sees Open Infrastructure as critical for all enterprises in order to provide options and create competition in an ever more centralized infrastructure world. He, and the team at City Network, empower new types of industries and markets to use the power of open infrastructure, to enable and increase innovation in their organizations.

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18 Sept / 09:30
Leadership, Strategy and Innovation — Succeed in Digital Transformation

Eoin Connolly

Technology Director
ConsenSys

Eoin Connolly is Technology Director at the ConsenSys Dublin Innovation Studio. After a long time building beautifully centralised database applications, he fell down the blockchain rabbit hole in 2015 and is now helping to build the decentralised future.

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19 Sept / 15:45
Disrupting the Enterprise: Is Blockchain Actually Useful?

Phil Collerton

Chief Revenue Officer
Uptime Institute

Philip Collerton is the Chief Revenue Officer of the Uptime Institute, responsible for all commercial and service delivery activities globally. Mr. Collerton joined the Uptime Institute in April 2012. Mr. Collerton frequently represents the Uptime Institute at data centre industry events, drawing on his expertise in designing, building and operating data centres. He has gained extensive experience in data centre operations, data centre training and staffing, consolidation of data centres and establishment of data centres in new markets and geographies.

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19 Sept / 09:30
The Role of Resilient Hybrid and Edge Infrastructure in the new Digital Ecosystem

Vincent Teissier

Managing Director France
Cogent Communications

Vincent Teissier serves as Chief Marketing Officer at Cogent Communications, after having held various management positions within Cogent since 2004. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director of LambdaNet Communications France, a pan-European telecommunications/IP provider, since its inception in 2000. He held the positions of Product Manager & Head of Interconnection at 9 Telecom in France since 1997, and Technical Manager for Transport Networks at Vebacom/o.tel.o in Germany before that. Between 1992 and 1995, he served as Product Manager for optical transport systems at Philips (PKI). Vincent holds an engineering degree in electronics and information technology from TU Munich.

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19 Sept / 14:00
Building Networks for the Future

Wim Ponnet

Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer
Endemol Shine Group

As Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer, Wim is responsible for defining and implementing Endemol Shine Group’s global strategy, working closely with the company’s local leaders and partners around the world. This includes identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, including acquisitions and expansion into new markets, whilst tracking and leveraging market trends, as well as driving the group’s digital endeavours.His remit includes overseeing the Group’s commercial partnerships, brand licensing, gaming, gambling, M&A and digital teams.

Wim joined Endemol Shine Group in 2015 from Yahoo EMEA where he was Senior Director, Strategy & Operations since 2011. In this role he oversaw the company’s strategic planning and business development across the region, identifying opportunities for M&A, commercial partnerships and expansion into new markets, whilst evaluating and exploiting trends in the marketplace.

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18 Sept / 15:40
Optimising Content and User Experience in the Golden Age of OTT

Jochem Steman

CEO
Datacenter.com

Jochem Steman is CEO at Datacenter.com. He is responsible for Datacenter.com’s overall strategy and global expansion to ensure that the truly neutral data center services offering continues to set the highest possible benchmark within the data center market. Specialized in challenging existing markets, Jochem has over 20 years’ experience in critical infrastructures. Before joining Datacenter.com in 2016, he held several technical and sales development management, and executive roles at companies including Comparex, ITSP, DataLogix and Brocade Communications. Over the years he gained valuable market and product experience related to critical infrastructures.

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19 Sept / 15:00
The Role of Resilient Hybrid and Edge Infrastructure in the new Digital Ecosystem

Mohamed Abuagla

CIO
Al Jazeera Media Network

Mohamed Abuagla is the CIO/CTO and Executive Director for Technology & Operations for Aljazeera Media Network. He oversees Aljazeera’s largest division with responsibilities including IT, Broadcast Engineering & Operations, Information Security and Digital Products development. Mr. Abuagla guides the technology & operational strategies and support services for the network globally; covering 7 channels and over 70 locations worldwide.

Mr. Abuagla is leading a team of more than 1200 members that provides a complete end-to-end lifecycle of integrated services across various domains. His responsibilities include Field Newsgathering Operations, MCR, Ingesting, Editing, Media Management, Studio Operations, Transmission, Teleport, IT, Digital Platforms, InfoSec and Broadcast IT. Mr. Abuagla’s focus is on the complete transformation of Aljazeera to truly run as a world class organization with emphasis on digitization, cloud, global efficiency and developing the best talent pool.

Prior to joining Aljazeera, Mr. Abuagla had over 20 years of global technical consultancy and executive management experience serving both public and private organizations.

in agenda
19 Sept / 09:45
Cyber Security: The big deal for securing the future of your business

Mustafa Ergen

Chief Technology Advisor
Türk Telekom

Mustafa Ergen is Chief Technology Advisor in Türk Telekom and president of venture funded Ambeent Inc. Previously, Mustafa co-founded Silicon Valley startup WiChorus Inc. to focus on 4G technologies and company is acquired by Tellabs for $200M. Previously, he was a National Semiconductor Fellow [now TI] at the University of California Berkeley, where he co-founded the Distributed Sensing Lab, focusing on statistical sensor intelligence and vehicular communication. Mustafa completed four programs from UC Berkeley: PhD and MS degrees in electrical engineering, MA degree from international studies and MOT program from HAAS Business School. His BS is from electrical engineering as valedictorian from ODTU. Doc. Dr. Ergen has more than 39 patent applications, many publications and authored three books: “Mobile Broadband” and “Multi-Carrier Digital Communications” are about wireless communications and published from Springer. Last one is about entrepreneurship and titled “Girişimci Kapital: Silikon Vadisi Tarihi ve Startup Ekonomisi” and published by KUY.  

in agenda
19 Sept / 11:00
Ai, Automation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Nicholas Wodtke

Executive VP, Digital Content

Nicholas is a seasoned digital media experience running digital teams at Samsung, Disney and Sony across entertainment, games, music, learning, reading, news and lifestyle.

Nicholas was head of Content and Services and Product Innovation at Samsung Electronics for the South East Asia and Australia region.  Before that, Nicholas held influential positions at several important entertainment companies, from VP of Business Development at Disney Media Distribution, to CEO at Snap TV, to SVP of Interactive Television at Sony Pictures Digital  Entertainment.

His experience working in SE Asia and USA and Europe give him a unique point of view on the digital landscape.

in agenda
18 Sept / 15:40
Optimising Content and User Experience in the Golden Age of OTT

Dr. Muneer Zuhdi

CTO – Head of Global IoT Smart City Solution
Nokia

Dr. Muneer Zuhdi has joined Nokia in 2015 and is currently Head of IoT Smart City Solution in the Global Digital Economy Practice.

Dr. Zuhdi has worked for telecom vendors and operators. He worked for Etisalat as Senior Director of Digital & Smart City, and was in charge of Technology Strategy, Network & Digital Transformation, and Smart City Solutions. Prior to that, Dr. Zuhdi held variety of engineering and management positions in the USA managing global R&D groups at companies such as Tellabs and Marconi / Ericsson.

Dr. Zuhdi has a Ph.D., MBA, and over 20 American and international patents.

in agenda
18 Sept / 11:35
Powering the Internet of Things with 5G and how it will Revolutionize the Industry

Erik Jan van Vuuren

Microsoft Azure Lead, Nederland
Microsoft

is a Cloud born entrepreneur and people manager responsible for the Microsoft Azure Solution Sales in The Netherlands. Erik Jan is working since 2000 the Cloud services sector within the Dutch and European market and driving change in business with the newest technologies and services. He is a strong believer that cloud technology, services and fast developing people are a big enabler in business acceleration, innovation, efficiency and sustainability.  Erik Jan has a background in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration. 8 years ago he joined Microsoft to bring Microsoft Azure in the Dutch market and built the Dutch Azure team and partner ecosystem to one of the most impactful Cloud teams and ecosystems of Microsoft in the world. Before joining Microsoft, Erik Jan had different commercial, business and operational management positions in IT, pioneering in commercial companies with hosting and datacenter operations and sales, ISVs, SaaS in national and international environments.
Next to his professional live, Erik Jan is a proud father of a son and daughter. Likes to spend time with his family and friends, sport, and coach and train field hockey and basketball teams and trainers.

in agenda
19 Sept / 15:00
The Role of Resilient Hybrid & Edge Infrastructure In the New Digital Ecosystem

Jean-Claude Geha

SVP International Delivery Unit
Deutsche Telekom

Jean-Claude is responsible for providing engineering services or shared services and for defining the requirements for access technologies like fiber. He is also accountable for delivering and operating E2E product components to 13 European subsidiaries and ensuring the central delivery of products, platforms or IT systems.

Jean-Claude is an operations and management executive with over 25 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry leading global initiatives with international companies like MCI-BT Concert, Bell Canada, TeliaSonera and Ericsson. He held various roles in Operations Management & Engineering as well as Network, Infrastructure & Technology and other functions. He worked at Ericsson for more than 10 years in different positions, including Managing Director of Ericsson Belgium and Luxembourg as well as Vice President Services for Western and Central Europe. He became SVP Global Managed Services in 2013 and was President of the Region Sub Saharan Africa since 2016. He joined Deutsche Telekom in June 2017 to take over the position of SVP International Delivery Unit.

in agenda
18 Sept / 11:35
Powering the Internet of Things with 5G and how it will Revolutionize the Industry

Dr. Michael Opitz

Head of TIME Practice Central Europe
Arthur D. Little

Dr. Michael Opitz is Partner and Head of the TIME Practice of Arthur D. Little in Central Europe, located in Munich. The focus of his work lies in the areas of:

  • Strategy & operating models
  • Digital Transformation
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Complexity reduction
  • Internet of Things

Michael studied Business Administration at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. He holds a master degree and PhD. He has international work experience including Europe, Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Prior to joining Arthur D. Little Michael gained working experience in the banking industry. He publishes regularly in well-respected business magazines and is often speaker at high level European executive events.

in agenda
18 Sept / 14:20
2020 Digital Operator – Making Digital Transformation a Reality

Charles Lee

CEO & Founder
OneAsia Network

Mr. Charles Lee is the Founder and CEO of the OneAsia. Throughout his career, Charles has been dedicating to the development and provision of IT / data centre services and also infrastructure solutions for critical environments.

Foreseeing the tremendous potential of the IT industry, OneAsia was established to keep up with current IT industry trends across APAC and offers holistic solutions to corporate clients all over the world. The company is addressing the rising demand and offering all rounded data center services, connectivity and advanced IT solutions including end-to-end cloud computing, IT outsource, big data & IoT solutions to business of all sizes.

The company now has more than 500 employees spread across Asia with headquarter in Hong Kong as well as offices in mainland China, and Singapore. The sister company, New tech Technology provide total solutions for critical environments and IT infrastructure with a business network covering APAC.

in agenda
18 Sept / 09:30
Leadership, Strategy and Innovation — Succeed in Digital Transformation

Remco Helwerda

CTO Theme Lead Digitalization
KPN

After a study Mathematics at the Technical University in Delft, Remco has now more than 30 years of experience in the ICT/Telecom sector, always working in areas with the most innovation, from videotex to network virtualization.

He performed different jobs within the KPN group varying from software development, international project management, product management, general management to strategic consultancy.

Currently he is working for the Chief Technology Officer of KPN as Theme Lead for Digitalization, focusing on the impact of digitalization on KPN itself, what we do for customers and how we do that. The goal is to create vision (7 years ahead), strategy and roadmap for digitalization of KPN from business, technical and organizational perspectives.

in agenda
18 Sept / 14:20
2020 Digital Operator – Making Digital Transformation a Reality

Hans Timmerman

Chief Technology Officer – EMEA
Dell EMC

Hans is CTO for Dell EMC The Netherlands and responsible for the development and deepening of Dell EMC’s local business. He is linked to the Corporate CTO office and locally focused on technology development at the existing strategic alliances and partnerships. He studied Power Electronics at the Technical University of Delft. A large part of his career Hans worked in the Dutch electrotechnical and aerospace industry. Before he joined EMC in 2002 he held various management and executive functions at consultancy and software companies. He is also board member of the Foundation for Technology Trends (STT) where he previously lead several future prospective studies.

in agenda
18 Sept / 10:50
Stay Smart with Cloud and Data

Vincent English

CEO
Megaport

Vincent English leads the Megaport team with over 15 years of combined international finance and operations experience in the telecommunications industry.

Prior to joining the Company, Vincent served as Chief Financial Officer for Digicel Group. He managed financial operations in multiple global markets and drove several major acquisitions for mobile businesses and TV operations. He is a member of ACMA, CPA Australia, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

As CEO, Vincent drives the success of one of the world’s leading Network as a Service providers which is quickly transforming the way people, enterprises, and services interconnect.

in agenda
18 Sept / 09:30
Leadership, Strategy and Innovation — Succeed in Digital Transformation

Amar Kalvikatte

Senior Manager, Cloud Services
Liberty Global

Amar's International experience spans 17+ yrs of Technology and Management leadership in B2C/B2B markets like Public and Private Cloud , Customer development with developing new technology solutions, Engineering, DC networking, Virtualisation, Security, Storage, Orchestration and Automation, Pre-sales, Product, Account and Project Management, and International Finance. Amar graduated with an MBA from University of Amsterdam - Business school and a C-Level program called the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from INSEAD Business School in France (Alumni) and, Driving growth through Innovation Program from Harvard Business school. Amar achieved his Bachelor degree in Engineering from Shivaji University(India) and top of all, Amar holds a Prestigious Cisco CCIE certification in Security & Amazon AWS Certification. Amar lives over 10.5 years in The Netherlands.

Amar holds an ambition to become a Chief Technology and Product officer.

in agenda
18 Sept / 10:50
Stay Smart with Cloud and Data

Yali Liu

Vice President
ChinaCache

Yali Z. Liu is Vice President of ChinaCache, responsible for Global Business Development. Yali has been instrumental in driving the first internet exchange in mainland China (CHN-IX) for more effective regional connectivity among cloud and data with ISPs. Prior to joining ChinaCache in mid-2014, Yali spent more than 18 years with Verizon (including MCI) in various executive positions responsible for global network planning, engineering and network product development.

in agenda
18 Sept / 10:50
Stay Smart with Cloud and Data

Nik Kraft

Client Partner
Facebook

Operating across a diverse array of Technology and Communications clients, Sacha's role at facebook is to help clients and their supporting agency teams make the most of mobile opportunities to grow their businesses.

The seasoned Marketing and Sales professional joined Facebook beginning of 2015 and has previously worked as Head of Sales at Telefónica Germany, leading digital initiatives and managing communication solutions for Wholesale partners. Prior to this, the native German started his career at Bertelsmann and OTTO Group.

For the last 15+ years, he has built and effectively led cross-functional teams, loves to put his creativity to work on innovative Product and Marketing opportunities and is a trusted advisor with key relationships both internally and externally.

Born in 1973, he holds an MBA from WHU / Kellogg School of Management, is married with three children and calls Hamburg his hometown.

in agenda
18 Sept / 15:40
Optimising Content and User Experience in the Golden Age of OTT

3rd edition

iCU AMSTERDAM 2018

18 & 19 September | SOFITEL LEGEND

Hallootjes!

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iCU Amsterdam is back in town for a third year. Now established as the meeting point for international industry leaders across the entire digital ecosystem; this summit gives you a unique opportunity to make sure you generate new business and offers you exclusive access to get connected with C-levels and key decision makers from the tech and telco industries. Our invigorating and thought-provoking content gives you the opportunity to hear from key players who will share their expertise and insights on all the latest strategies, innovations and issues disrupting the landscape.

Don’t miss out on this two-day quality networking event to connect with industry leaders and partners!

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key topics

in agenda this year

cloud innovations

Blockchain

cyber security

infrastructure

service providers

managed services

digital transformation

artificial intelligence

machine learning

iot connectivity

5g

LEADERSHIP STRATEGY

edge computing

agile networks

SDN

NFV

content distribution

Devops

Agenda

19:30

🍸 Pre-Event Reception

location:

Restaurant De Palmboom

(Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam, Rusland 17, 1012 CK Amsterdam)

+31 (0)20 6231 231

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08:30

Badge Check-in

09:30

panel discussion:

Leadership, Strategy and Innovation – Succeed in Digital Transformation

10:30

☕️ Morning Coffee Break

10:50

panel discussion:

Stay Smart with Cloud and Data

11:35

panel discussion:

Powering the Internet of Things with 5G and how it will Revolutionize the Industry

12:20

🍽 Networking lunch

14:20

panel discussion:

2020 Digital Operator – Making Digital Transformation a Reality

15:05

keynote:

Platforms, People and Partnerships

15:20

☕️ afternoon Coffee Break

15:40

panel discussion:

Optimising Content and User Experience in the Golden Age of OTT

19:30

🍺 Evening Reception

09:00

🤝 GREETING

09:45

panel discussion:

Cyber Security: The big deal for securing the future of your business

10:30

☕️ Morning Coffee Break

11:00

panel discussion:

Ai, Automation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

SYNOPSIS:

This session will explore the impact of artificial intelligence for the industry and explore the validity of the AI’s stake as the vanguard of the fourth industrial revolution – the latest and possibly the most significant revolution in the underlying structure of enterprise. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is driven by the convergence of computing, data, artificial intelligence and universal connectivity. This revolution is reshaping operations in every industry, it offers businesses huge opportunities for efficiencies and for insight – but it also creates new competitors, threatens old established modes of operation, and creates new risks to security and reputation.

moderator:

Naser Bakhshi, Senior Counsel / Attorney at Law of Deloitte

PANELISTS:

Mustafa Ergen, Chief Technology Advisor of Türk Telekom

Matt Armstrong-Barnes, Chief Technologist of Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Simon Vye, CEO of IX Reach

Pascal Huijbers, CTO Financial Services EMEIA of Fujitsu Global

11:45

KEYNOTE:

Impact of the Digitalisation on the event ICT infrastructure

12:10

🍽 Networking lunch

14:00

panel discussion:

Building Networks for the Future

14:45

☕️ afternoon Coffee Break

15:00

panel discussion:

The Role of Resilient Hybrid and Edge Infrastructure in the new Digital Ecosystem

15:45

panel discussion:

Disrupting the Enterprise: Is Blockchain Actually Useful?

17:00

🍷 Happy-Hour Drinks Reception

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Sofitel Legend amsterdam

OUDEZIJDS VOORBURGWAL 197 1012 EX AMSTERDAM, The NETHERLANDS

(+31) 20 / 5553111

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