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.
After completing his masters in artificial intelligence at the University of Amsterdam in 2004, Jasper went right to work with Startups. He moved from fin-tech to e-commerce and consultancy. Finishing a post master on enterprise architecture at Radboud University, he joined Dutch social network Hyves to setup the product department. When Hyves was bought by TMG Media Group, Jasper focused on startups again as an angel investor and startup mentor. He got back into AI with Looklive.com out of which BrainCreators was born in 2016. BrainCreators is an expert team dedicated to creating success stories with cutting edge data technology.
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.