Bertil Brendeke, born in 1965, is an accomplished figure known for his independence and networking abilities. His impressive career within the hosting industry, spanning over two decades, began in 2002 and has positioned him as an expert in his field.
Bertil's early years were characterized by a career in the finance industry. His fierce independence and a quest for knowledge, nurturing traits were developed well during this episode of his journey that would later prove instrumental in his career. A problem-solver at heart, he was always attracted to challenging situations where he could apply his skills, and the evolving hosting industry offered him exactly that opportunity.
In 2002, he plunged into the hosting industry, leveraging his formidable networking skills to establish critical connections. Bertil's ability to navigate diverse relationships and negotiate complex agreements quickly distinguished him among his peers. He crafted with his co-workers unique business models which could be recognized as emerging trends in the industry, co-creating and selling innovative solutions to allow hosters to improve system efficiency by automation and security.
Over the years, Bertil's reputation as a strategic thinker and a go-to person for problem-solving has only grown. His knack for connecting people and organizations has proven invaluable, fostering collaborations and partnerships that have been pivotal in driving the business forward.
Despite his substantial accomplishments, Bertil's core principle of independence continues to guide his work. He persists in challenging traditional norms, tirelessly seeking out fresh perspectives and opportunities. This philosophy, coupled with his extensive experience, makes Bertil an inspirational figure, not just within the hosting industry, but also for anyone aspiring to make their mark in a rapidly changing technological landscape.
Daniele is Peering Developer at Namex Roma IXP. In the early 2000s, he upscaled Namex from a volunteer-based initiative to a healthy not-for-profit IXP, the largest in central-southern Italy. He's now focused on developing peering in the Mediterranean area.
Daniele holds an M.Sc. in Mathematics from La Sapienza in Rome and an MBA from CEU in Budapest. He speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish and bits and pieces of other languages.
Ahmed has 15 years' experience in operational, sales and business development at global business to business technology leaders. As VP of Global Business Development at Virtuozzo, he is responsible for channel strategy, partnerships and leading business interactions with a diverse ecosystem of partners, including technology service providers, hosting providers, telcos, distributors, resellers and independent software vendors.
Joe has more than 20 years’ experience running hosting, cloud and MSP businesses. As VP of Cloud he’s creating the next generation of Virtuozzo solutions that will enable MSPs and CSPs to offer more flexible, cost-effective and profitable clouds of their own.
Julian has worked in the cloud and virtualization industry for over 15 years. After completing his PhD at Cambridge University, he became involved in writing a technology called Xen, which became the foundation of the public cloud back in 2007 when it was adopted by Amazon and most of the emerging public cloud infrastructure providers of the day.
Julian began Sunlight as an incubation project in 2013 to build a lightweight hypervisor for low-power Arm processors. On seeing its value for data-intensive applications at the Edge, Julian and the founding team built it into a full hyperconverged infrastructure stack - Sunlight. Sunlight has secured $20m in funding to date and has gone on to launch new products, including the Sunlight NexCenter and AppLibrary. Julian previously held positions at OnApp, as Chief Scientific Officer, and Citrix, as Storage Architect.
Amir Ben-Gacem is a Partner at Record Digital, overseeing the digital infrastructure initiatives of Record Financial Group, a UK fund manager with some $87bn in AUM. He has spent more than two decades in investment banking in the city of London, holding senior positions at major financial institutions including BNP Paribas, HSBC Global Markets and Morgan Stanley. Most recently, he was head of international Emerging Markets sales at Credit Suisse Securities. Amir has a wide range of expertise and is specialised in emerging and frontier fixed income products both cash and derivatives. He now focuses on new technologies and renewable energy. Outside of his professional life, Amir is Vice President and Executive Board member of the International Trail Runners Association. He is also a TedX and a COP28 guest speaker and a proactive business angel. Academically, Amir holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and computer science, as well as a master’s degree in Financial Markets from Paris Dauphine University.
Filip Borcov is IT-superman with 20 years practice, mostly working on Site.pro website builder (leading white label solution). Team and Filip spread Product mindset & Growth hacking methodology online and offline (GH.lt). Filip Borcov is a professional traveller who has visited 120+ countries around the world: Borcov.com/Travel.
Dr Fouad ben Nasr Omri is responsible for the product engineering of AI-infused applications at scale at QiO. Managing a global team of engineers to develop AI expertise that provides our customers and partners with self-learning applications that are not limited by static slices of point-in-time views but become smarter with each deployment.
Fouad holds a PhD in computer science and applied mathematics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He was a Lecturer and Senior Researcher at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, specialising in Statistical Modelling, Machine Learning, Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning.
Marco d'Itri has been working since 2006 for Seeweb, an Italian cloud infrastructure and colocation provider, where he develops the cloud computing services and manages things like the network, DNS and the mail systems.
He has been using Linux since 1996, IPv6 since 2000 and has been a Debian Developer since 1997.
Matija launched his career in 2003 as a co-founder of the Klaro group, beginning as a developer before transitioning into an R&D managerial role. His technical journey provided him with profound insights into software architecture, and development processes such as agile development, test-driven development, continuous integration, and system administration.
When the company pivoted towards hosting and began acquiring competitors, Matija became responsible of operations, playing a pivotal role in establishing the largest hosting group in Slovenia. Later, he co-founded DHH, an internet access and cloud computing platform in the developing markets of Europe. Today he’s the COO of DHH, responsible for the operations of the group.
Holding a MSc in Computer Science, Matija maintains an active involvement in Slovenia's developer community, further enriching his industry expertise.
Belhassen Jerbi is a seasoned professional with a robust background in IT, product management and business development. As the current General Manager at DATA HORIZON, he oversees operations in France, Germany, and Tunisia.
DATA HORIZON has developed "TeamsFox," a Microsoft 365 SaaS management solution, for optimizing licenses, reducing costs, and enhancing governance, security, and reporting. DATA HORIZON is a distinguished Microsoft Solution Partner in Digital and App Innovation, focusing on Azure solutions.
His career includes key roles:
General Manager at SAMA PARTNER Sarl, with a focus on building the Cybersecurity team and business in Tunisia, while building partnerships with Germany and France.
Leadership positions at Servicom IT Tunisia, E-Plus Group in Germany, NAVIGON AG in Germany, and BenQ Mobile, marked by award-winning product launches and substantial market share growth.
Belhassen Jerbi also held strategic roles in France and the Middle East, emphasizing his global perspective and his knack for fostering business growth and partnerships.
Belhassen Jerbi possesses a robust academic foundation and diverse practical experiences, reflecting his commitment to innovation, customer-centric strategies, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.
Tarek Bel Haj Kacem is an industrial computer engineer from INSAT. He is the product owner of ElcoMES/EMS plateforme installed in many industries and DataCenters inside and outside Tunisia.
Tarek worked on different solutions for industry 4.0, industrial IoT systems and Smart Building Environmental Monitoring System which gave him the experience to training on Industry 4.0 Roadmap, Data Center Environmental Protection and Power Management.
As a fan of robotics, Tarek was part of university robotics clubs, in 2015 he was the president of the Tunisian national day of robotics TUNIROBOTS, in 2016 he was the co-founder and treasurer of the Tunisian robot law association and in 2018 he was one of the founders of the Tunisian robotics federation.