Speakers

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Karl Breuer

Director Specialist Sales, Team Client and Datacenter, Microsoft

Karl Breuer leitet als Director Specialist Sales in der Microsoft GmbH ein Team von 45 Vertriebs- und technischen Spezialisten mit einem Themenspektrum vom „Flexiblen Arbeitsplatz“ (Windows, Devices, Apps) bis zu „Hybrid/Public Cloud“ (Server Infrastruktur, Datacenter, Private/Public cloud).

Sein Zuständigkeitsbereich umfasst die Enterprise und großen Mittelstandskunden aller vertikalen Ausprägungen überregional in Deutschland. Seit ca. 30 Jahren ist er in der IT tätig und wohnt mit seiner Familie in Köln.

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Alexander Jany

Leiter IT, Langenscheidt

Alexander Jany ist seit 2010 IT-Leiter des Langenscheidt Verlags und für die strategische Neuausrichtung des Bereichs Informationstechnologie verantwortlich.

In der Zeit davor war Alexander Jany für Langenscheidt als Systems Engineer tätig und als IT-Projektleiter maßgeblich an der erfolgreichen Einführung eines neuen Warenwirtschaftssystem beteiligt.

Seine berufliche Laufbahn begann Alexander Jany bei s. Oliver.

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Andreas Limpak

Senior Manager SE, NetApp

Andreas Limpak ist nach dem Studium der Wirtschaftsinformatik und beruflichen Stationen, u.a. bei Computacenter und EMC, seit neun Jahren bei NetApp im Bereich System Engineering tätig.

In seiner Laufbahn bekleidete er mehrere Management Positionen. Aktuell ist Herr Limpak als Senior Manager mit seinem Team für die bundesweite Betreuung der Großkunden von NetApp verantwortlich.

Zudem liegt das Thema IT Industrialisierung und Datacenter Transformation bundesweit in seiner Verantwortung.

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Ralf Lindenlaub

Vice President Value Prototyping / Center of Excellence, SAP AG

Ralf Lindenlaub is Vice President Cloud Solution Services at SAP AG. In this position he is responsible for all Infrastructure and Cloud related challenges in a future services oriented portfolio within SAP's Value Prototyping / Center of Excellence.

With more than 28 years of experience in the field of IT, Infrastructure and Technical Consulting, Ralf has been contributing SAP with his skills for the last 18 years. Thanks to his leadership talent various concepts are deployed in Value Prototyping today to provide SAP content in an 80% TCO improvement for the cloud.

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Dennis Nikles

Director Solution Design, Bid- & Transitionmanagement, Freudenberg IT

Dennis Nikles is currently Solution Design, Bid- & Transitionmanagement Director at Freudenberg Information Services. In this position he is responsible for all presales activities. Together with his team he is managing the implementation of a competitive product and solution portfolio, increasing the efficiency of presales and taking care of Cloud Implementation and Innovation. Additionally the transition, transformation and internal projects and improvement programs also belong to his scope of duties. Under his leadership the performance of new service portfolio increased and also the cloud implementation was achieved in time and budget.

Before Dennis started his job as a Solution Design Director he was working for T-Systems in Frankfurt in different positions. Furthermore Dennis has gained a Bachelor degree in Business Informatics from the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany.

Besides spending time with his family, Dennis interests include politics and sports.

Norman Schäfer

Director Sales Germany, NetApp

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Alexander Wallner

Area Vice President CEMA, NetApp

Alexander Wallner is NetApp’s Vice President CEMA, an area that includes Central Europe, Eastern Europe (with Russia and the CIS), Middle-East and Africa. Since May 2015 he is responsible for all sales, channel and marketing activities across this diverse area.

Before that, Alexander Wallner was Area Vice President of Central EMEA and lead NetApp Germany as General Manager for this most important market in EMEA. Under his leadership NetApp became the country’s number one storage player and has held this distinction since 2010. Mr. Wallner reports to Manfred Reitner, Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA.

He joined NetApp in 1999 and has gained experience in a variety of management roles. He was Senior Director Sales Germany and since May 2010 Area Vice President Germany, looking after the business with large accounts and enterprise clients as well as the eight NetApp offices in Germany. Other positions at NetApp included Channel Manager Central Europe with the responsibility for the channel business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as Eastern Europe and then Sales Director Geography Germany. He started his career at m+s Elektronik AG. Mr. Wallner holds a degree in Business Administration.

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Peter Wüst

Senior Director Emerging Solutions and Innovation Group EMEA, NetApp

In December 2015, Peter Wüst was appointed as Director of Cloud & Alliances EMEA, NetApp. In his role Peter is responsible for the new platforms & solutions. This includes the global strategic alliance partners as well as the go to market for the cloud business & SPs in EMEA.

3rd platform, Analytics, OpenStack, Containers, Converged Infrastructure and Cloud are key elements that the team is driving in EMEA.

In May 2015, Peter Wüst did take ownership on the Cloud & Alliances business in CEMA (Central Europe, Middle East and Africa and Russia).

In May 2012, Peter Wüst was appointed as Director of Strategic Pathways, NetApp. In his role Peter Wüst is responsible for the management of all strategic alliances with manufacturers as well as the support of Global System Integrators and Service Providers in Germany. Furthermore, the strategic topic "Big Data" lies within his responsibility.

In May 2010 Peter Wüst held the position of Sales Director, Germany and was responsible for NetApp´s entire sales business in Germany

Before this, Peter Wüst was Director of Systems Engineering and was in charge of the technical sales for NetApp.

Peter Wüst has a profound knowledge of database products and is an expert in storage grids, virtualization and high availability.

Peter Wüst holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and started his IT career at a company that developed industry software based on Oracle technology. From 2000 he was a member of the executive team and responsible for a subsidiary focused on web applications and business process mapping with the help of Internet technologies.

Peter Wüst lives with his family near Stuttgart.