Joshua Slater completed his PhD in Canada, working on a range of technologies in quantum cryptography and quantum communication. After 3 years at the University of Vienna and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Joshua came to the Netherlands to join the Quantum Internet Team at QuTech at the TU Delft. Currently he is leading a project to start building and laying the foundations of the Dutch Quantum Internet.
Massimo Candela is a Senior Software Engineer at the Global IP Network division of NTT Ltd., focused on developing applications to guide decisions and to facilitate day-to-day Internet operations. Some of the open-source tools he developed are the go-to resources for network operators to monitor certain aspects of the Internet performance. Currently he is contributing to the automation and monitoring of the NTT Global IP Network, one of the biggest backbone networks in the world.
Arjan Erkel both inspires, impresses, and touches his audiences with his motivational speeches of how he was kidnapped in Russia working for a charity organisation but managed to move on afterward and use the experience to grow as a human being. His personal, authentic, and inspirational approach to telling his dramatic, tragic and brave story certainly makes people wonder about their own situation, their own freedom of choice and freedom of mind. It serves as a lesson in self-reflection, courage and self-esteem, and building rapport. Arjan Erken seeks to use his own story to inspire and empower other people.
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.
Chris van ’t Hof is a researcher and writer in information technology. With his background in both engineering and sociology, he analyses the interaction between human and electronic networks. He has written a book on ethical hacking. His company Tek Tok organises conferences on scientific and technological issues. He also has his own talk show: Tek Tok late night.
For more information, visit his website.
Elena joined AMS-IX as Business Development Manager in 2018. Her primary focus within this role was to develop new sales channels and methods of altering the "go-to-market" approach. The major focus was adjusting and driving new products, pricing and sales strategy to open new markets and meet the customer requirements. She is now leading the innovation program within the organisation to seek and develop innovative projects as well creating structures and process to accommodate the innovation.
Niels Raijer (1974, M.Sc. Chem.Eng.) is CTO and owner of Fusix Networks, where stability of the Internet Routing System is of the highest importance. He has been a BGP networker since 1999 and has worked for ISPs such as Demon Internet and Proserve before starting a career in BGP consulting, building and running dozens of autonomous systems. Having founded Coloclue and being one of the founding members of NLNOG as well as volunteering in the boards of non-profits (‘vereniging’) outside of the Internet world, Niels is now chairman of the Route Server Support Foundation and will make it the success that IXPs require.