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).