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 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.
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.