KickStart Europe 2018 Announces Speaking Line-Up

Top Quote Networking and Strategy Summit Will Provide Keynotes and Panel Sessions Featuring C-Level Executives and Leading Analysts from Across the European Digital Landscape. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 22, 2017 - AMSTERDAM – Digital Gateway to Europe (DG), a government and industry-backed initiative based in the Netherlands, today announces 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.

    KickStart Europe 2018 will attract international data center owner-operators, cloud services providers and development and investment agencies, as well as CEOs, managing directors and other key decision-makers responsible for their organisations’ business development. The event will provide attendees with a host of informative keynote presentations and panel sessions along with networking opportunities to expand and grow business on the European continent. On the evening prior to the event, 23 January, KickStart Europe will host a social reception where attendees can meet with other industry leaders in a relaxed and informal setting.

    The speakers that will appear in keynote presentations and panels 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
    For a more complete list of speakers click here.

    “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,” shares 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.”

    Sponsors of KickStart Europe 2018 include NIBC, Vertiv, NHN/Agriport, Caransa Groep, Unica, CBRE, AC Niellsen and ICTroom.

    For more information about KickStart Europe 2018 and to view a detailed program, visit

    To register for KickStart Europe 2018, please visit website.

    About Digital Gateway to Europe
    Digital Gateway to Europe (DG) is the government and industry backed initiative to promote the Netherlands as international data hub. We help foreign companies in many ways to prepare launch or expansion in the Netherlands by organizing events such as trade missions, launchpads and other meetups.  Scale-ups, start-ups and enterprises who would like more in-depth information regarding the Dutch digital economy can consult our Digital Gateway to Europe knowledge database.

    We are an independent organization created by the industry, for the industry. Supported by organizations and businesses from the digital infrastructure: data centers, Internet Exchanges, cloud providers and connectivity providers.

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    Digital Gateway to Europe
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    1105 AA Amsterdam
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