Insight into enterprise IT priorities for 2016 – driving competitive advantage
Enterprises are fighting to make their IT infrastructures a competitive advantage for the business.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise, SAP Alliance Director EMEA, Director SAP Competence Center EMEA
Rupert Holzbauer is the Director of the SAP Alliance and the SAP Competence Center for EMEA. Rupert has been working for Hewlett Packard Enterprise since 1994. His professional career includes over 20 years of experience in SAP pre-sales and sales. He has held several management positions, culminating today as managing the HPE European SAP Competence Center in Walldorf, as well as the European Alliance to SAP. Prior to joining HPE, Rupert acquired experience with Apple as a technical consultant. Rupert holds a degree in engineering from the Technical University of Munich.
Intel EMEA, Director Technical Compute Marketing
Stephan Gillich is Director of Technical Computing for the Intel EMEA Datacenter Group. His responsibilities include the positioning of various Intel products in HPC and workstation environment. Together with his cross-site and inter-organizational team, Stephan Gillich plans and implements strategies for the European region and the Middle East.
Stephan Gillich joined Intel as a computer scientist in the supercomputing division. Since then, he has gained comprehensive expertise on clients and servers in numerous business areas and he has held various management positions with responsibility for technology and the positioning and marketing of relevant products for businesses, industries and end-users. Stephan holds a master level degree in IT (Dipl. Inform.) from the Technische Universität München.
SAP, Head of Business Development Platform Solutions
Mathias Kaldenhoff has about two decades of experience in business technology. After studying academic human discipline and economic computer science he focusses on Data and Process Management, as well as on Big Data, Realtime Enterprise Platform, Realtime Analytics, Mobile and Value Selling. He released for publications in various media. After serving in management positions in consulting, technical presales and sales, today he is responsible for business development for SAP HANA Platform at SAP Germany SE & Co. KG.
Red Hat, Senior Manager, OEM Sales and Alliances EMEA
Dirk Kissinger leads the strategy development and execution of Red Hat's work with its strategic partners, including global system/hardware vendors, their integration and services practises, and the Alliances with SAP and Intel for Europe, Middle East and Africa. His organisation is managing the alignment and adoption of Red Hat solutions through joint initiatives with these partners.
Prior to his current role he was Head of EMEA Marketing at Red Hat and had responsibility for implementing the marketing strategy, direct and channel marketing programs, and communications efforts. Dirk is a proven marketing and sales leader with a record of success at multiple IT companies. Before joining Red Hat in 2004, he held numerous business development and marketing management positions at companies like Nortel Networks, Bay Networks and Centile.
Dirk Kissinger has been in the data communications industry for 20 years and has worked extensively in EMEA since 2000. For the majority of his career, he has been involved in marketing, sales, and business development. He holds a Master of Business Engineering (MBE) degree from the University of Darmstadt in Germany.
IDC, Vice President, European Software
Philip Carter is vice president for the European Enterprise Infrastructure and Software Group. He leads a team of analysts that cover the infrastructure, middleware, and applications software markets and is tasked with writing and presenting on broader enterprise infrastructure software trends and the impact of emerging technology areas such as Big Data, cloud, mobility, and social as they relate to the European region.
Recent engagements include
Presentation to European CIOs on the theme of Digital Transformation and the
impact on IT
Workshop for large European end-user MNC on implications of a shifting 100 000 end users to Google Apps and Chromebooks in terms of managing broader infrastructure, application, security and user concerns
Presentation in London, UK to a group of selected IT partners on the impact of the 3rd Platform technologies (cloud, social, mobile and big data) on the market on behalf of a vendor
Presentation to CIOs on the key disruptive technologies that IDC believes will have the biggest impact on the market through to 2020 as part of IDC's recent CIO Summit in Berlin
Series of workshops in the Nordics around go-to-market strategies for vendors around IDC's 3rd platform including compensation models for the cloud
Carter is regularly featured on mainstream media such as CNBC and Bloomberg, and in global publications such as the New York Times. Prior to working for IDC in Europe, Carter worked in IDC's Asia/Pacific region, covering the software, services, channels, and sustainability research areas. Before joining IDC, he worked at SAS Institute (both in EMEA and Asia/Pacific) in marketing strategy, product management, and business development roles.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Carter holds an honors degree in business science, majoring in economics and law from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
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Moderator: Julian Tanner
AxiCom, Chairman, and Cohn & Wolfe, Global Technology Leader
Julian is Chairman of AxiCom and Global Technology Leader of Cohn & Wolfe. With over 25 years in the tech PR industry Julian has worked with most of the major technology brands and, as importantly, has guided many smaller companies to become the major brands that they are today. On completion of a MSC in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Durham University Julian began his career in technology PR in 1985. He has since covered almost all areas of the industry, from component electronics to systems software, and from mobile devices to mainframe computers.
His career took him from Paris to Silicon Valley before he returned to the UK to found AxiCom in November 1994. In the ensuing years he has built the company from a 2-person start-up to a global business with more than 100 employees.