Having spent 11 years, in various roles, becoming familiar with the RIPE NCC membership, her focus is now to drive improvements to a variety of RIPE NCC services and software. Nathalie gathers and acts on information to help improve the usability of various internal and external products such as the RIPE Database, LIR Portal, and the functions on ripe.net. Nathalie has over 20 years of experience in technical roles, including IP Resource Analyst, Trainer and IPv6 Program Manager for the RIPE NCC, and serves on the boards of NLNOG and Coloclue. She no longer owns a boat.
Maarten C. Stol completed his M.Sc. in AI at the University of Amsterdam in 2000, specializing in Applied Logic, with a broader interest in optimization and nature inspired algorithms. Since then he has worked as a research assistant, software developer and teacher, and has been part of several IT start-ups. In the last few years he has moved from development to consultancy in the field of machine learning and AI. He currently holds the position of Principal Scientific Adviser on the BrainCreators team in Amsterdam.
Pedro V. Estrela, PhD, is a Sr Performance Engineer at IMC Financial Markets, Amsterdam, specialised in all aspects of TimeKeeping required to optimise Low-latency and High-frequency trading systems. Over the last years Pedro built a state-of-the-art PTPv2 time distribution system on the IMC worldwide network. Pedro's work on PTPv2 included a major rework of the open source PTPd client, and it directly triggered the development of the “PTP Enterprise profile” by the IETF. Other work included optimizing all latency components of both short-distance and long-distance links, namely by measuring and reverse-engineering all steps of the trading loop, and building prototypes of new cutting edge technologies that lower the Latency. Pedro holds a MSc (2003) and PhD in Computer Science (mobile networks) from IST-TU Lisbon (2007).
Tim Bruijnzeels has worked in the RIPE NCC's Software Engineering Department since December 2006. In his current role as a Senior Technology Officer he is involved in developing various software components that support the RIPE NCC's internal processes and provide services to RIPE NCC members. Tim’s main focus points are RPKI and the Internet Routing Registry. Prior to joining the RIPE NCC, Tim worked for six years as a software/system engineer in the not-for-profit sector (2001-2004 University of Nijmegen, 2004-2006 Greenpeace International). He has an MSc in Biology from the university of Nijmegen.
Stephen Donnelly is the CIO with Spectral, a tech development and systems integration company in the smart energy domain, based in Amsterdam. Spectral’s software implementations include energy portfolio management tools, blockchain-based market platforms for peer-to-peer energy trading and energy management systems. Stephen has more than 20 years' experience of technology deployments across multiple roles from software development to process consultancy and project management. He holds a Masters in Engineering and Computer Science from Oxford University.
Prof. Cees de Laat chairs the System and Network Engineering (SNE) laboratory at the Faculty of Science at University of Amsterdam. The SNE lab conducts research on leading-edge computer systems of all scales, ranging from global-scale systems and networks to embedded devices. Across these multiple scales our particular interest is on extra-functional properties of systems, such as performance, programmability, productivity, security, trust, sustainability and, last but not least, the societal impact of emerging systems-related technologies. For current activities and projects see: http://delaat.net/.
Justin is a hacker, master of ceremonies, conference organizer and community leader and an all round charming personality with a life long passion for technology and development. He is a well respected moderator hackatons and pitch events and a hackathon veteran.
As Developer Advocate for IBM in New York, he mainly focusses his time and energy on developers and startups. He has over a decade of startup and development experience and previously he occupied the roles of Technology Evangelist in Europe and Asia at SoftLayer (Cloud service) and the Director of Developer Programs at Bottlenose, a company that tracks trends on Social Media.
Nell Watson is an engineer, entrepreneur, and futurist thinker who grew up in Northern Ireland. She has a longstanding interest in the philosophy of technology, and how extensions of human capacity drive emerging social trends.
Nell lectures globally on Machine Intelligence, AI philosophy, Human-Machine relations, and the Future of Human Society, serving as Associate Faculty at Singularity University and a member of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
She has had an unusual career, including teaching post-grad Computer Science at the age of 24, and later co-founding a successful Graffiti arts company. Her ability to bridge the world of technology and the Humanities makes it easy for her to translate complex subjects so that they can be clearly understood.
In 2010 Nell founded Poikos (now QuantaCorp), a machine learning-driven ‘AI for for body measurement’. Nell’s patented technology ‘dematerialises’ the 3D body scanner, by providing accurate 3D scans of the body with only 2D camera hardware, such as that found within smartphones, or laptops. This may then be applied to a range of markets, such as mass customisation, and health.
Possessing a long-term mindset, Nell serves as Senior Advisor to The Future Society at Harvard, as well as serving as an advisory technologist to several startups, accelerators, and venture capital funds.
She is also Co-Founder of OpenEth, an ‘ethical explication engine’ that aims to crowdsource ethical heuristics for autonomous systems.
In her spare time Nell enjoys coding games, such as her startup life simulator, Founder Life. Founder Life attempts to teach the mindfulness and psychological habits necessary for entrepreneurs to consistently execute under pressure. She has also written two easily digestible books on philosophy – one for business leaders, and one aimed at children.
Dr. Maurits Kaptein (1983) is a scientist and entrepreneur. He obtained his Ph.D. with honours in a joint research project by the Technical University of Eindhoven and Stanford University. During his Ph.D. Maurits worked for Philips Research where he designed and improved technologies aimed at making customers more active. After obtaining his Ph.D., Maurits worked as an Assistant Professor in statistics at the University of Tilburg.
Currently Maurits is Professor Data Science & Health at Tilburg University and Principal Investigator at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science in Den Bosch.
Previously he was Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Science Rockstars, a company that was sold to Webpower in December 2014. His scientific work on Persuasion Profiles has been published in leading scientific journals such as the Journal of Interactive Marketing. Furthermore, his work has been featured in popular press: Magazines like Wired (USA), Blink (UK), and Bright (NL) covered his work.
In November 2012 Maurits published his first book (English version available May 2015): Persuasion Profiling. How the internet knows what makes you tick. Based on both psychology and technology, Maurits found a way to influence visitors individually. For this he developed so-called Persuasion Profiles. A good sales person knows whether a prospect will buy its product and what the underlying reasons are: Is he or she interested in the specs? Is he or she looking for a bargain? Or is this person influence by his or her peers? Many buying decisions are individual and often irrational. Maurits persuasion profiles resemble the intuition of a good salesman and enable online vendors to implement the optimal individual persuasion strategy.
Maurits stories are based on cutting edge research. He talks about digital seduction, privacy, big data, and human behaviour.
Stephanie Wehner works towards a large scale quantum internet as Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor at QuTech, Delft University of Technology. Her passion is communication in all its facets, and she has written numerous scientific articles in both physics and computer science. Stephanie is one the founders of QCRYPT, which has become the largest conference in quantum cryptography. She is Roadmap Leader of the Quantum Internet and Network Computing efforts at QuTech, has served on the steering committees of QIP, QCMC and QCRYPT, and is presently QCN for the Netherlands to the EU flagship CSA. From 2010 to 2014, her research group was located at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, where she was first Assistant and later Dean's Chair Associate Professor. Previously, she was a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology in the group of John Preskill. In a former life, she worked in the classical internet industry and as a professional hacker.
Peter Zinn left the private industry in 2007 to start working for the newly founded National high tech crime unit. It was a time when cybercrime was still relatively unknown, and Peter helped put it firmly on the agenda of Dutch law enforcement. He helped shape the strategy and tactics of a team that is now known as one of the most forward thinking in the world. An award winning speaker, Peter started his own company as a cyber security trend watcher and international keynote speaker in 2013, but remains advisor to the police. He wants to help build a cyber resilient world.
Henk Steenman joined AMS-IX in 2001 when the AMS-IX Association decided to insource the technical management of the Exchange to the AMS-IX B.V. Before he joined AMS-IX as CTO, Henk had already been involved with AMS-IX as board member and chair of the AMS-IX Association.
Prior to working at AMS-IX, Henk was Director Internetworking Center of Expertise (ICoE) at AT&T. In this role he was responsible for the ICoE budget, 9 team members and a lab environment. Prior to his function as Director ICoE, he worked as a Senior Network Architect for AT&T. Before working at AT&T, Henk worked at the Network Operations Center of SARA (1990 -1997) and as Manager Network Services at SURFnet BV.
Henk studied Astrophysics, Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam and holds a bachelor degree in Marine Engineering.
Peter van Burgel has recently been appointed as new CEO of AMS-IX. He succeeds Job Witteman who stepped down from his position in October 2017.
Throughout his 20-year career within the IT, Telecommunications, and Internet industries, Peter has been the driving force behind global business transformation initiatives spanning people, processes, and technology. Peter launched his career within Landis Group, a network products and services company, where he ultimately became Director of Vendor Management and Business Development EMEA.
He then went on to found his own IT solutions company and systems integrator – 2Build4 – from scratch, turning it into a profitable growth engine within just one year. Later as Business Director with KPN, Peter expanded the company’s IT services into outsourcing.
Eventually, Peter joined Westcon-Comstor – a technology distribution leader – where he advanced through leadership roles spanning operations, SAP implementations, and business development.
Most recently Director of Digital Transformation, EMEA, Peter demonstrated his ability to drive radical change through an IT transformation project and complex SAP implementation spanning 24 countries.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
Aris has worn many hats during his career, with Cybersecurity being the latest one. Previous roles and experiences covered Network and Systems Architecture, as well as Network Engineering and Systems Administration, in environments such as ISPs and Financial Services, before joining AMS-IX in 2011. Aris holds a Bachelor in International and European Studies from the Panteion University of Athens, Greece.
Steven has over 24 years of experience in various parts of the Internet industry such as Network and Systems Operations, Network Architecture, Software Development, and Technical Pre-Sales. He has been at AMS-IX for over 15 years, and previously worked at AT&T, DANTE (now Géant) and SARA (now Interxion). Steven holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Vrije University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Konstantinos has been working for AMS-IX for more than 3 year now and is part of the AMS-IX NOC department. He has previously worked for ISPs, not-for-profit organisations and System Integrators and brings more than 10 years of experience in various job positions and roles. Konstantinos holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Greece and a MSc degree in Networking and Data Communication from Kingston University.
Miguel joined AMS-IX in 2016, previously has been working as Manager, Project Manager and System Administrator for several companies in Spain; Universitat de Valencia, Faurecia, Fujitsu, Steria, Grupo Sothis and Mercadona. He studied physics at the University of Valencia, and holds more than 20 years of experience in IT systems management.
Andreas Falkner joined Dell Networking in August 2012 as part of Dells acquisition of Force10 Networks.
Andreas is a Senior Technical Manager and he heads up the Systems Engineering Team of DELL EMC Networking in EMEA . His responsibility is to drive the Networking Opportunities throughout EMEA and evangelize the DELL EMC Networking solutions. His favourite topic these days is Open Networking and Open Source Solution - showing how it will change the networking Paradigm
Prior joining DELL Andreas has covered multiple Technical Management roles in Networking over the past 20 years - including positions with Force 10 Networks, Brocade and Foundry Networks.
Ignas Bagdonas has been involved in network engineering field for over two decades, covering operations, deployment, design, architecture, development, and standardization aspects. He has worked on multiple large SP and enterprise networks worldwide, participated in many of the world's first technology deployments, and has been involved with building community awareness via conferences, seminars, and workshops. He currently holds a role of Principal Architect with Equinix, focusing on end to end network architecture evolution and new emerging technologies. Ignas is active in the IETF and has been speaking at RIPE, NANOG, various IXP forums and regional NOGs.
Job Snijders is IP Development Engineer at NTT Communications, where
he analyzes and architects NTT's global IP network for future growth.
He has been actively involved in the Internet community in an
engineering and architectural capacity, as a frequent presenter at
network operator events such as NANOG, ITNOG, DKNOG, RIPE, NLNOG &
APRICOT, and in a number of community projects for over 10 years. Job
is co-chair of the IETF GROW working group, founder & chairman of the
NLNOG Foundation, and vice president of PeeringDB.
Job's special interests are routing policy, routing security and large
scale BGP deployments. He maintains several tools such as irrtree and
irrexplorer, and is active in the IETF where he has coauthored or
contributed to RFCs and Internet-Drafts.
Erik Bais has a profound background in (ISP) consultancy and networking; in 2010 he founded A2B Internet, a company providing transit, full BGP network management (fiber) Internet access and networking services as well as services in Dutch datacenters. Erik is also co-founder of the Dutch IPV4 broker, Prefix Broker.
After working for several International organizations like Tenneco Automotive and Accenture, Erik joined the ISP Industry in 2000. Initially as a consultant for multiple ISP and ISP related projects but soon he joined a Dutch Microsoft oriented webhosting company and as their CTO transformed the company into a full service all-round ISP. Late 2005 Erik was responsible for the creation of an EMEA team for a US Based System Integrator focused on helping ISPs and Telcos with their Microsoft hosting strategy. He ended up doing projects in Africa, the Middle East and a large part of Europe.
Erik is especially passionate about technology, networking, security, RIPE policy and privacy. As a result, he is actively involved in lobbying for digital privacy. Supporting ISPs during the EU Data Retention Act and against the expansion of wire tapping regulations.
Philip O'Reilly is the world-wide Sales Vice President for Global Data Center at Extreme Networks. He is responsible for positioning Extreme’s portfolio in the rapidly evolving data center market. These architectures span Extreme’s complete solution offering of platforms, technologies and services for the Data Center Core, Network Fabrics, IP Storage, Visibility, Analytics and Automation.Extreme provides a uniquely comprehensive end-to-end solution for their customers that also includes world-class Network Edge and Wireless Access products all built to help customers smoothly and safely transition to the virtual, scalable and automated network in their future.
A seasoned sales and technology leader, Mr. O'Reilly joined Extreme as part of the acquisition of the Brocade data center portfolio – a key expansion of the scope and scale of Extreme’s market presence.Mr.O’Reilly was a VP and CTO at Brocade for eight years.His prior experience includes serving SVP for Enterprise Products Juniper Networks and CEO of Solunet, Inc., a top-ten value-added infrastructure solutions provider which had a broad presence in the US, Federal, LATAM and Canadian markets.He has over thirty years of experience in executive leadership roles in Fortune 1000 technology and manufacturing companies.
Mr. O'Reilly holds a B.A. from St. Joseph’s College, a J.D. from Western New England College School of Law and an MBA from Penn State University.Mr. O’Reilly is also an experienced military aviator and continues to fly as a commercial pilot and flight instructor in both airplanes and gliders.He hails from Charleston, South Carolina.
Mark plays a leading role in identifying and developing Epsilon’s cutting edge Cloud and communication strategies, with a focus on market and customer needs.
A veteran telecommunications professional, Mark served 14 years with Telstra and other high profile Telecommunication companies such as NTT and eircom. Mark held leading Products and Marketing roles in Telstra’s move into the European market in the mid 90’s, and wrote NTT’s European ICT strategy in the mid 2000’s which they continue to deliver today, as well as winning NTT’s first ever World Communications Award. Mark has also held executive Marketing & Product Director positions at Cap Gemini TMN UK and spent 8 innovative years in the Mobile Roaming world including at WSI’s first US Roaming Hub and launching Syniverse’s first hosted intelligent network services portfolio. Recently, Mark spent 4 years at NetDev that had developed the next generation of web based OTT voice, video and WebRTC service functions, as well as developing the leading innovative Audio Conferencing platform at BT, which now includes Spatial Audio.
Since joining the company in early 2009, Thomas has worked closely with Hosting, Cloud and Service Providers in a variety of customer focused roles.
Thomas has utilized his extensive industry experiences to solve the business problems of customers through his knowledge and understanding of networking and security innovations, paving the way for new technologies
Thomas brings more than 25 years’ experience to Arista Networks, having previously worked for networking industry innovators.