Steven Pemberton is a researcher at CWI Amsterdam, the Dutch national research centre for mathematics and informatics. His research is in interaction, and how the underlying software architecture can support users.
He co-designed the ABC programming language that formed the basis for Python and was one of the first handful of people on the open internet in Europe, when the CWI set it up in 1988.
Involved with the Web from the beginning, he organised two workshops at the first Web Conference in 1994. For the best part of a decade he chaired the W3C HTML working group, and has co-authored many web standards, including HTML, XHTML, CSS, XForms and RDFa. He now chairs the W3C XForms group, and was until recently a member of the ODF (Open Document Format) technical committee.
More details at http://www.cwi.nl/~steven
Kees Neggers is one of the key figures in the development of international research networking and the internet. He co-founded and developed organisations like RARE-TERENA-GEANT, CCIRN, Ebone, AMS-IX, RIPE NCC, the Internet Society and GLIF. He served as Managing Director of SURFnet from SURFnet’s start in 1988 until his retirement mid-2012 and was CEO of SURF from July 2014 until May 2015. In 2002, Neggers became “ICT Personality of the Year” in the Netherlands, in 2012 he was appointed Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau and in 2013 he was inducted as a Pioneer in the Internet Hall of Fame.
Currently he serves as a member of the supervisory boards of SIDN, the .nl registry, and SIVON, a cooperative for primary- and secondary education schools in The Netherlands.
You can find more information here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kees_Neggers
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.
Martin Lyden has been working at AMS-IX for over 10 years and is currently managing the Software Development department.
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.
Dr. Paola Grosso is associate professor in the System and Network Engineering (SNE) group at the University of Amsterdam. She is the coordinator and lead researcher of all the group activities in the field of multi-scale networks and systems. Her research interests lie in the creation of sustainable and secure e-Infrastructures, relying on the provisioning and design of programmable networks.
She currently participates in several national research projects, such as Research on Networks (SURF) SARNET (NWO), DL4LD (NWO), SecConNet (NWO/eScienceCenter) and in a number of EU-funded international projects FED4FIRE+, GN4 and ENVRIPLUS (H2020).
Emile Aben is a Senior Research Engineer for the Research and Development department. Prior to that role, he worked in the RIPE NCC Science Group as a research engineer since 2009. In the 10 years before that he worked as a web developer, sysadmin, security consultant and researcher. He is interested in Internet measurement and technology changes like the transition to IPv6. He frequently posts on RIPE Labs.
Emile has a MSc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Nijmegen, NL.
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.
Sanjay Khanna is Vice President of Product Management in Extreme Networks. In his role, Sanjay is responsible for Extreme’s Data Center, Campus Core and Service Provider product portfolio. Sanjay has over 25 years of experience in the design and development of switches and routers for Enterprise and Service Provider market. He has held numerous leadership positions in product management and engineering at Brocade, Cisco, Foundry Networks, Tellabs, and Newbridge. Sanjay holds B.E and M.E degrees in electrical engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, and a MBA from University of California at Berkeley.
Walt is supporting Hurricane Electric global network reach to over 44 countries and over 207 Internet Exchanges. He focuses on global connectivity and new market development. Walt has been working in the in the Internet industry for over 20 years. Before Hurricane Electric, Walt was an IP Business Development Manager at Amazon supporting over 64 new CDN builds including new markets including Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, Philippines and Australia.
Konstantinos has been working for AMS-IX since 2015 and manages the NOC. 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.
Nina Bargisen is Director, Open Connect Partner Engagement, EMEA, for Netflix. In this role which is part of the Open Connect Team, she works with ISPs and IXPs to deliver Netflix traffic in the best way possible for the members and for the ISPs.
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 148 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
Boom Chicago’s new show is a comedy exploration of technology and what it means for us humans. As artificial intelligence, 3D printing and blockchain go from buzzwords to real life, will this lead to a future of pleasantly targeted adds or will our robot overlords replace us at work and at home?
Michiel Steltman is Managing Director of DINL, the Dutch Digital infrastructure Association. In his capacity he acts as the voice of the industry, consisting of organisations and enterprises delivering core Internet services and digital infrastructure - such as colocation, networks, cloud, hosting, registries. The sector is also referred to as the “NL digital mainport” and “Digital gateway to Europe”.
Steltman has a strong technology and business background, with over 30 years of international experience in the IT and online industry. Other activities include his membership of the Forum Standardisation, a government body that selects mandatory standards for the entire IT domain of the NL government.
Steltman is a frequent speaker and panelist and writes and speaks with passion about the ins and outs of the Dutch online sector and it's impact on society and economy.
Ruurd Oosterwoud is the founder of DROG, an organisation that researches how to combat fake news and disinformation. DROG uses a playful approach to their marketing campaigns, which turns out to be an effective way to achieve awareness.
For one of their campaignes DROG developed a serious game, in which players are challenged to develop and spread fake news. Together with radio station 3FM, Ruurd set up a Russian troll factory in a high school classroom. A successful experiment; the class managed to convince the entire school that one of the lunch breaks will be abolished. Together with the University of Cambridge, DROG researches the effectiveness of this unconventional approach.
Mick Waite joined the EMEA and Subsea Transport NOC in Docklands, London, UK in 2001 at the time owned by Global Crossing, he worked his way to the position of NOC Director seeing the network grow with merger with Level 3 and now CenturyLink. The NOC manages an extensive terrestrial and marine cable network across the globe connecting the EMEA, North American and LATAM regions.
Tom Moran has been involved in the technology industry for nearly 20 years, with everything from startups to large global enterprises. Tom is a futurist, artist and urbanist with a successful track record of leading digital transformation projects. Prior to entering the technology industry, Moran spent a decade working as a photojournalist based in the U.S. and London. Early in his tech career, Tom received a number of patents as well as broad industry recognition for his pioneering work in digital media management, processing and delivery systems. Tom’s appetite for new challenges has led to notable achievements as a business builder and strategist as well as a solution designer. He is currently a C-Suite advisor to executives who are driving technological evolution and cultural change brought about by digital transformation. Moran recently relocated from the U.S. to Amsterdam to help drive the growth of CenturyLink’s Cloud, Hosting and IT Services business in EMEA and support his continuing research and advocacy work on sustainable mobility and new urbanism. Outside of work, Tom can most likely be found traveling with one of his vintage cameras, or racing and restoring classic bikes.
Mark has spent the last 20 years in the Internet networking business working at data centres, Internet Exchange providers, and network service providers. He started his career and network engineering and has held roles in network architecture, product management and marketing, business development and corporate strategy.
Mark is responsible for business development and within the Connectivity segment at Interxion. This role focusses on the connectivity requirement of customers and the development of new strategic partnerships and initiatives
Before joining Interxion, Mr Cooper was EVP Europe at Megaport and prior to that Chief Commercial Officer at AMS-IX.
Jesse Robbers joined AMS-IX in 2016 and is responsible for the AMS-IX commercial department.
Prior to joining AMS-IX, he held the position of Technical Director Benelux at Ericsson Broadcast & Media Services, where he was the strategic link between markets & clients and full product portfolio.
The first 14 years of his career Mr. Robbers worked in different roles for KPN (Royal Dutch Telecom).
Where he was involved in the setup of the first IPTV, OTT and DTT consumer propositions, the setup of different international media & content districbution networks and many other projects on the edge of content, internet and telecom.
Mr. Robbers studied Electric Engineering & Telecommunications at the University of Applied Science in Utrecht.
As of 1 February 2014 Gijs Boudewijn (1958) holds the position of Deputy General Manager at the Dutch Payments Association. Before that he was responsible for payments at the Dutch Banking Association. He has extensive experience in domestic as well as international payments issues, governance, competition law and fraud prevention. He started as an in-house lawyer at a large Dutch savings bank, and later became Head of Legal Affairs at the central Dutch clearing house, Bankgirocentrale, the predecessor of equensWorldline. In 1998 Mr Boudewijn joined the Dutch Banking Association as Head of Payments and Security Affairs, and in 2014 was appointed Deputy General Manager of the Dutch Payments Association. Currently Mr Boudewijn is Chair of the Legal Support Group of the European Payments Council (where he is also a member of the Board) and Chair of the Payment Systems Committee of the European Banking Federation. Over the past years he was in that capacity closely involved with matters relating to PSD2 and the various Regulatory Technical Standards of the European Banking Authority. Mr Boudewijn is a regular speaker at national and international conferences on payments and related issues, new technologies and open banking.
Kent joined Smartoptics in January 2018, to lead the newly established product unit Optical Networks. Previously held various positions at Transmode and Infinera and he has recently returned to Sweden from a 4-year assignment as the director of sales engineering in the USA. He has over 15 years of experience from the optical networking industry.