GigaOM is now accepting speaker proposals for Structure:Europe 2013. Propose a speaker by completing the Speaker Proposal Form. The deadline to submit is 19 June 2013.
CTO, HGST, a Western Digital Company
Steve Campbell is the Chief Technology Officer for HGST, a Western Digital company. As the top technology executive, he plays a strategic role in the company’s future direction and business growth. Steve has global responsibility for all aspects of the HGST’s product development and technical vision. His unique perspective as a business-focused technologist helps deliver extraordinary value for HGST customers around the world. Steven has 30 years of experience in the electronics and data storage industry, having served in senior executive roles at Western Digital Corporation and technology management roles at Quantum and Hewlett-Packard. He has a proven track record in successfully leading cross-cultural and geographically dispersed product development and engineering teams.
VP of Product Marketing and Cloud Evangelist, Hewlett Packard
Margaret Dawson has more than 20 years of experience in global leadership for both start-ups and Fortune 500 technology companies, including Microsoft and Amazon.com. An avid speaker and technologist, Margaret is a frequent author and presenter on cloud computing, data management, network security, integration and other business and technology themes. She is currently Vice President of Product Marketing and Cloud Evangelist for HP Cloud Services. Prior to HP, she ran product management and marketing for two cloud start-ups in the B2B integration and data storage markets. Margaret serves on the Cloud Connect Advisory Council and the steering committee for the Cloud Network of Women (CloudNOW).
Ulf Ewaldsson is enjoying his second year as CTO at Ericsson. He has more than 20 years' experience in product management, industry development and customer relations, which has taken him to leadership positions at Ericsson in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Hungary and Sweden. As head of Product Area Radio at Ericsson’s Business Unit Networks from 2007 to 2012, he was instrumental in helping create some of the products that reflect Ericsson’s technology leadership, including the multi-standard RBS 6000 and the antenna-integrated radio unit. He sees his primary task as CTO of Ericsson as leading the charge to re-define networks for the benefit of people, business and society. Ewaldsson has been a passionate builder of things since shortly after his birth in southern Sweden in 1965.
Director of Content Delivery Architecture, Netflix
David Fullagar is Director of Content Delivery Architecture at Netflix, working on the Open Connect Network, a single purpose global video delivery infrastructure. Prior to Netflix, he led the development team for Level 3's Content Delivery Network (and before that, the same team at SAVVIS and Cable & Wireless). After growing up in Australia, he worked in Astronomy and at an ISP in the Netherlands and then a startup web development company in London before CDN architecture.
Prior to YouSendIt, Brad was President of Consumer Applications and head of AOL's Silicon Valley operations, where he led the company's efforts to expand the global reach of its communications products and reinvigorate the company's mobile and social strategy. Brad was also the West Coast lead for AOL Ventures, the company's venture capital arm. Previously, Brad spent nearly six years at Yahoo!, serving as SVP of Communications and Communities. Under his leadership, Yahoo! Mail went from being ranked No. 3 to leading all competitors by a wide margin, and the company's messaging service rose to become the leader in that market. Brad holds a BA in economics from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Harvard.
Head of Business Development and Strategy, Pivotal an EMC Subsidiary
David Menninger is the head of business development and strategy for Pivotal, a subsidiary of EMC. He is responsible for charting the big data course and future direction of the division as well as developing partnerships to maximize the value of big data to EMC's customers. Most recently, David served as VP and Research Director for Ventana Research covering big data, analytics, and information management. Prior to joining Ventana Research, he served as VP of Marketing and Product Management at Vertica Systems, Oracle, Applix, InforSense and IRI Software helping to create over three quarter billion dollars of shareholder value while in these roles.
Founder, Server Density
David Mytton is the founder of Server Density, a SaaS tool which helps you provision and monitor your infrastructure. Based in the UK, David has been programming in Python and PHP for over 10 years, was one of the earliest production MongoDB users (founding the London MongoDB User Group), co-founded the Open Rights Group and can often be found cycling in London or drinking tea in Japan.
Head of EMEA Cloud Platform, Google Enterprise
Barak Regev is responsible for business relations for Google’s suite of Cloud Platform products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to becoming Cloud Platform Lead, Barak was Head of Google Enterprise for Israel, South Africa, Sub Sahara and Greece. Before joining Google, Barak headed Microsoft’s sales organization dedicated to government, healthcare and educational customers in Israel, managing the team focused on accelerating growth and developing relationships with all enterprise accounts within these verticals. Earlier in his career, he worked for Attunity Ltd where he was responsible for all direct sales of the company’s flagship product in Israel, Greece & Turkey and, before that, was employed as Manager of Sales & Marketing for a start-up called ECU.
EVP of Data Center Technology, Switch
Mark Thiele's responsibilities at Switch include evaluating new data center technologies, developing partners and providing industry thought leadership. Prior to joining Switch, Mark was VP of DC Strategy at ServiceMesh. He is also founder and president of Data Center Pulse, a not-for-profit group focused on improving efficiency in data centers. Mark has a long history of IT leadership specifically in the areas of team leadership, infrastructure, and Data Centers. Over a 20 plus year career he’s demonstrated that IT infrastructure can be improved to drive innovation, improve efficiency and reduce cost and complexity. Mark is an advisor to venture firms and startups, and is a globally-recognized speaker at premier industry events. He is listed as a “Top 100 cloud” and “Top 10 Data Center” blogger.
Antti Vilpponen is the General Manager of UpCloud, a fast growing cloud infrastructure company from Finland, offering truly flexible and dedicated server resources. Launched in May 2012, UpCloud's infrastructure powers Finland's most highly trafficked social media sites as well as online services for the Finnish Ministry of Justice. UpCloud launched internationally in March 2013 with substantial traction in Europe. Vilpponen has founded several companies himself including ArcticStartup, that has become the largest Northern European online media company profiling startups in the region. At UpCloud he is in charge of the company's commercial operations and international expansion strategy. He holds a B.Sc. from Helsinki School of Economics as well as a Master's degree in International Marketing from Lappeenranta University of Technology.
Head of Infrastructure, Trader Media Group
Russell Warman is Head of Infrastructure at Trader Media Group, the British-based publishing company responsible for the Autotrader brand. He leads the infrastructure team charged with the capacity and performance of one the UK’s busiest websites - autotrader.co.uk, which receives 11million UU. During his 15 years within the organization, Russell has been at the heart of the company's transformation from a traditional magazine publisher to a highly successful new media business. He has been instrumental in the move to private cloud technology, working with his team to build TMG's innovative private cloud solution. Previous projects in data centre consolidation and virtualisation focused on simplifying provision and reducing expenditure without compromising on quality of service.