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Olivier Maes

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Senior Director Cloud Platforms EMEA at Citrix

After eleven years at Cisco in EMEA and several emerging markets, Olivier has specialised in new datacenter, collaboration and networking technologies. Olivier works as Senior Director Cloud Platforms EMEA at Citrix Systems.

Tijl Van den Broeck


Lead Systems Engineer Cloud Networking at Citrix

Tijl knows all sides of open source technology. As a presales engineer, he devotes himself to security, virtualisation and networking. Tijl does technical presales with Citrix for Netscaler, Branch Repeater, Cloud technologies and the XenServer platform. Currently he is Lead Systems Engineer Cloud Networking at Citrix.

Patrick McGarry

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Community Manager at Inktank

Patrick McGarry is the community manager at Inktank, the consulting services company helping users to learn and deploy Ceph. He has spent years managing Slashdot and directing projects at SourceForge. Patrick enthusiastically helps companies to understand and adapt Open Source solutions.

Andreas Jaeger

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Product Manager SUSE Cloud and Linux Enterprise

Andreas has been an open source software developer since the early days of 1994 and joined SUSE in 1999. He has an impressive track record in software development, project management and a deep knowledge of SUSE Linux infrastructure. Currently he is the product manager for SUSE Cloud, SUSE Studio and SUSE Linux Enterprise.

Roel Hodzelmans


Solution Architect at Red Hat

Roel has years of experience developing software and security with Java. He has expertise in a wide variety of business applications with a focus on tier integration, beans, web services, Spring framework and security aspects. Roel works as a Solution Architect at Red Hat.