27 - 28 June 2018, Villa Kennedy Frankfurt


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Ritesh Mukherjee
Director of PLM

Ritesh Mukherjee is Director of Product Management leading routing technology strategy at 128 Technology. His expertise includes routing/switching, data center, cloud, SDN/NFV, and IoT. Prior to 128 Technology, Ritesh was Director, Network Solutions at Huawei leading their Technical Solutions Team responsible for all Canadian customers. Prior to that he was Manager, Product Management at Cisco responsible for LISP, Multicast, Routing, and other technologies for the Network Systems Software Technology Group across IOS, NX-OS, and IOS-XR. Ritesh holds a PhD in Computer Science from Concordia University, Montreal.

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Marcel Koenig
Principal Consultant, IT


Oliver Simonis
Service Manager

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Sanders Barens
VP Commercial Development

After joining Expereo 11 years ago and setting up its first international office in Singapore back in 2008, Sander now works out of the Global Head Quarters in Amsterdam as the VP Commercial Development. His team is spread out globally across 5 offices and combined manage about 2,500 local partners that make up all the portfolio and buying options of Expereo. Before joining Expereo Sander worked out of Australia for BT Global Services and Infonet Services Corp. His Telecom career started in 2006 with Unisource Business Services in Europe. Nice to know fact: before Sander went into telecom he was a helicopter pilot.



Gareth Reid
Architecture and Innovation Manager

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Felix Massoth
Product and QA Manager

Felix Massoth is a Product and QA Manager for the Global Network Service Business Unit at NTT Communications, covering everything from LAN and (SD-) WAN to security solutions.

He joint NTT Communications in 2011 as a solution consultant. Next to successfully working on several large enterprise projects, he completed a degree in Business Informatics (B.Sc. 2013) and a degree in IT-Management (M.Sc. 2016). Mr. Massoth spent his whole carrier in the network business. During his studies he focused on digital transformation trends and investigated internet usage behaviour in relation to bandwidth requirements.

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Hussein Khazaal
VP Marketing & Partnerships

Hussein has served as Vice President, Marketing & Partnerships at Nuage Networks since January 2017. Prior to this role, Hussein was Sr. Director, Business Development – Partnerships, where he built Nuage Networks Technology Partner Program. Before joining Nuage Networks in 2014, Hussein served as Vice President, Operations & Customer Service at Ciinow, a cloud services start-up that was acquired by Google in 2014. Prior to that, Hussein was a Management Consultant at Alvarez & Marsala, a leading management consulting firm, where he delivered performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services to Fortune 1000 companies seeking to transform operations and grow their business.

Earlier in his career, Hussein held leadership roles at Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cyras Systems (acquired by Ciena) and Newbridge Networks (acquired by Alcatel).

Hussein holds a B.Eng. (EE) from the University of Dalhousie and an M.B.A. from UC Berkley, Haas School of Business.

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Michael Huber
Vice President Sales, Germany

Michael Huber has the position of Vice President Sales Germany for IT security at Open Systems AG. Previously he was a Key Account Manager at a German car manufacturer and has additional experience doing project management in Asia, North America, and Europe. Michael Huber graduated from the ESB Business School in International Business and also studied at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management in Croatia.


Oliver Burgstaller
Director, Advanced Business Solutions

Oliver Burgstaller ist seit Januar 2016 als Director Advanced Business Solutions bei Riverbed Technology tätig, wo er zuvor die Position als Portfolio Solutions Architect inne hatte. In dieser Funktion ist er in engem Kontakt mit Produktmanagement und Sales, um gemeinsam Materialien und Strategien zum Vertrieb des Produktportfolios zu erstellen. Gleichzeitig ist er Teil von internen strategischen Diskussionen und er berät das Management bei der Entwicklung, Gestaltung und Integration der Riverbed-Produkte mit dem Ziel, die Bedürfnisse der Kunden und Partner in den Mittelpunkt zu stellen. Dies gelingt ihm nicht nur, weil er sich auf technischer Ebene sehr gut mit den Produkten auskennt, sondern ebenfalls, weil er in seiner Karriere auch schon in der Position des Endkunden und des Reseller war. Diese Erfahrung kommt ihm nun auch auf Hersteller-Seite zugute.

Vor Riverbed war Burgstaller unter anderem als System Engineer Manager DACH bei TINTRI sowie als Head of Network Infrastructure bei der Messe Düsseldorf und der Net Consult and Net 200 GmbH tätig. Weitere Stationen seiner Karriere beinhalten die WIRD AG sowie Acopia Networks / F5 Networks.

Oliver Burgstaller ist Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) und hat seinen Abschluss in Nachrichtentechnik an der Fachhochschule Düsseldorf gemacht. In seiner Freizeit ist Burgstaller begeisterter Segler. Der gebürtige Düsseldorfer versucht jede freie Minute mit Frau  und Tochter auf dem Wasser zu verbringen. 

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Facundo Musante
Global Network Services Manager

Facundo Musante is the Global Network Services Manager for Schlumberger, the leader on oilfield services. In this role, Facundo is responsible for the operation of SINet (Schlumberger Information Network), connecting securely end-user and stand-alone devices spread among +1,000 sites globally to network resources and applications.

He has 24 years of experience on IT,  including more than 20 years with Schlumberger, where he held different key positions in IT based in Argentina, the US and France.

In addition to networking and telecommunications, he has experience managing the operation of large High Performance Computing (HPC) data centers, developing innovative technical solutions for business enablement, and managing complex global-scale projects.

Mr. Musante holds a bachelor’s degree in Electric Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires.

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Lionel Marie
Lead Network Architect, Global Internet & Global Connectivity

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Thomas Lentz
Solution Manager Innovative Services

Thomas is working for more than 18 Years in the ICT Business and since 4.5 Years with Singtel as Solution Manager. Specialised to innovative services for Global Enterprise business customers. During his career Thomas worked as Internet specialist, MPLS Solution Architect, SIP Specialist, Internal Trainer for new technology as well as presales consultant. The challenges Thomas covers these days are the local internet integration into corporate networks, hybrid routing approaches, Software defined WAN, Network Function Virtualisation, innovative network management and reporting as well as technical contract management

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Greg Bryan
Senior Manager, Enterprise Research

Senior Manager Greg Bryan joined TeleGeography in 2006 and has specialized in pricing and market analysis for the wholesale and enterprise long haul and network markets. While at TeleGeography, he has worked on designing, creating, and launching several new data products focused on wholesale and enterprise pricing as well as enterprise services.

Mr. Bryan’s primary focus is on enterprise wide area networks including our benchmarking practice and serving as the chair for several of our WAN Summit conferences around the world.

Mr. Bryan earned a B.A. in Political Science from American University, an M.A. in Geography from the University of Maryland, and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He previously taught Geography as an Adjunct Professor at Marymount University in Virginia.


Rob Schult
Research Director


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