Senior Manager Expert, SAP
Steve Deliën is a senior manager expert within the Systems Integration SAP practice. He is responsible for accenture’s Private Cloud Solution and Real Time Data Management offering for 30 countries in Europe, Africa and Latin America. He is also linked to the Accenture’s SAP Innovation Center in Sophia-Antipolis and leading the Belgium/ Luxembourg SAP Innovation practice.
Steve has a 15-year background in SAP implementations and technical architecture. As a technology enthusiast, Steve follows up on technology trends, helps customers assess the business value of new technologies, turns them into tangible proof of concepts and helps kickstart initial implementations.
His current focus is on cloud computing, in-memory computing and complex event processing.
Director, Products, Solutions & Alliances, NetApp
John Rollason is Director, Products, Solutions & Alliances Marketing EMEA at NetApp. In this role, he not only works closely with the regional and worldwide marketing teams but also with sales and system engineering. His main tasks include internal and external communication regarding NetApp technologies and solutions as well as messaging and competitive positioning. His main focus areas are cloud, virtualization and networking.
John has been with NetApp since May 2005, initially holding the role of Product Marketing Manager for UK and Ireland. Before joining NetApp, John spent over eight years at Nortel in a variety of positions in system engineering, business development and product marketing. John speaks regularly at industry events and attended The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne gaining an M. Eng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
He is a Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology and also blogs regularly on IT industry trends and the impact of NetApp:
Area Partner Manager Benelux, NetApp
Derrick Struys studied Commercial Engineer at the Solvay Business School of Management at the Free University of Brussels. He started his professional career in 1997 at IBM where he worked as a support engineer, professional services engineer as well as a trainer. In 1999 he joined StorageTek where he had several pre-sales roles, moving into a European role to drive a business unit in 10 countries in Northern Europe.
In 2005 he joined NetApp in Belgium & Luxembourg, where he started the Channel organization.
Today he is responsible for partners and alliances in the BeNeLux where his role is to leverage additional economies of scale for partners that operate on a BeNeLux level and to drive consistency within the area.
Samuel Van den Abeele
Technical Partner Manager, NetApp
Samuel Van den Abeele is responsible for helping to onboard new NetApp Partners as well as keeping existing NetApp Partners up to date on all NetApp technologies. He organizes workshops, Partner Update meetings, Partner Academies, and has provided breakout sessions at NetApp Insight (Dublin), as well as NetApp New Hire FastTrack trainings in the Netherlands. Sam is also working closely with Cisco to promote the FlexPod solution.
Before working at NetApp he worked at Sun Microsystems for 7 years.
Sam graduated with a degree in Computer Systems Engineering at Arizona State University.