KickStart Europe 2018 Event in Amsterdam Announces Speaking Line-Up

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KickStart Europe, a new government and industry-backed initiative based in the Netherlands, has announced the speaking line-up for KickStart Europe 2018, taking place 24 January, at RAI Amsterdam.

Featuring C-level executives and leading analysts from across the continent, these thought-leaders and influencers will discuss the emerging trends and investments in digital infrastructure that are shaping the connectivity, data center and cloud industry sectors in Europe.

The speakers that will appear in keynote presentations and panel sessions at KickStart Europe 2018 include:

  • Gary Niederpruem – Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Vertiv
  • Thomas King – CIO, DE-CIX
  • Gregor Petri – Vice President Research, Gartner
  • Alfonso Aranda Arias – Head of Global Data Center Operations, IBM
  • Alex Goldblum – CEO, Eurofiber
  • Mitul Patel – Head of EMEA Data Centers Research, CBRE
  • Rutger Bevaart – CTO, Custom Connect
  • Onno Bos – Director of Sales, AMS-IX

 

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“The data center outlook for 2018 and beyond is excellent, with new and emerging technologies such as 5G and Artificial Intelligence expected to proliferate across Europe, and market demands anticipated to grow for IoT applications, the Edge, and green IT,” said Stijn Grove, Managing Director, Digital Gateway to Europe.

KickStart Europe 2018 would attract international data center owner/operators, cloud service providers (CSPs) as well as development and investment agencies. Also, CEOs, managing directors and other key decision-makers responsible for their organizations’ business development will attend the Summit.

 

“The year 2017 has been exceptional for the European digital infrastructure industry, achieving double-digit growth in data center supply and an unprecedented amount of data generated across the continent,” said Stijn Grove, Managing Director, Digital Gateway to Europe. “The outlook for 2018 and beyond is excellent, with new and emerging technologies such as 5G and Artificial Intelligence expected to proliferate across Europe, and market demands anticipated to grow for IoT applications, the Edge, and green IT.”

For a more complete list of speakers at KickStart Europe 2018 click here.

About Digital Gateway to Europe

Digital Gateway to Europe is a government and industry-backed initiative to promote the Netherlands as the international data hub. It’s supported by organizations and businesses from the digital infrastructure including data centers, Internet Exchanges (IXs), cloud providers and connectivity providers.

The organization would help companies outside the Netherlands in many ways to prepare launch or expansion in the Netherlands by organizing events such as trade missions, launchpads and other meet-ups. Scale-ups, start-ups and enterprises that would like more in-depth information regarding the Dutch digital economy can consult their Digital Gateway to Europe knowledge database.

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