3-4 December 2019, Sofitel, London Heathrow

Rami Rahim

CEO, Juniper Networks

Rami became employee No. 32 at Juniper in 1997, working as an engineer on our first breakthrough product: the M40 core router. Throughout his technical and leadership roles at Juniper, Rami has brought engineering acumen to the design and development of our broad product portfolio. Learn more.

Michael Marcellin

Chief Marketing Officer, Juniper Networks.

Mike Marcellin is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, leading the global marketing team responsible for marketing Juniper's product and services portfolio and stewarding the brand, driving preference for Juniper in the market, training our partners and account teams, and developing a differentiated information experience for our customers. Before joining the global marketing organization, Marcellin led business strategy and marketing for Juniper's industry-leading portfolio of high-performance routing, switching and security products.

Prior to joining Juniper in 2010, Marcellin served as Vice President of Global Managed Solutions for Verizon, where he oversaw product development and marketing of its managed IP networking, hosting, security and IT solutions for businesses around the world. He also served as Vice President of Global Product Marketing for Verizon Business, executive director of Verizon Business' IP and Ethernet portfolio as well as leading the company's eCRM marketing division. Marcellin began his career with MCI in 1994.

Marcellin is a Board Member for the Telecommunications Industry Association and a Board Member of US Ignite, an NSF-sponsored initiative. Marcellin holds two patents and was a Rodman Scholar at the University of Virginia, where he received a bachelor of science degree with distinction in systems engineering. He is based in Sunnyvale, California.

Manoj Leelanivas

Executive VP and Chief Product Officer, Juniper Networks

Manoj returned to Juniper this year to apply his incisive leadership style to our product strategy and direction. In his most recent role, Manoj was president and CEO of Cyphort, an innovator in scale-out security analytics technology, from 2013 until it was acquired by Juniper in late 2017. He serves on the Board of Directors for Automation Anywhere, a global leader in robotic process automation. Learn more

Marcus Jewell

EVP & Chief Sales Officer, Juniper Networks

Marcus joined Juniper from Brocade Communications, where he ran the EMEA business and was also the global head of the company’s software sales. Marcus has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years and has held several senior global sales leadership positions in networking organizations.. Learn more

Sujai Hajela

CEO of Mist Systems, a Juniper Networks company

Acquired by Juniper in April 2019, Mist is leading the transition to AI-driven IT, making Wi-Fi predictable, reliable and measurable by providing visibility and proactive automation to the user experience across the AI-driven enterprise. Prior to Mist, Hajela held several roles at Cisco, including SVP of the Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions Group for Cisco’s Enterprise Segment organization, SVP of Product Management and Strategy for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Group and VP and GM of Cisco’s Wireless and Cloud Networking Group. He also led the Cisco acquisitions of ThinkSmart and Meraki. Before Cisco, he held senior roles at Motorola, Nortel and Hewlett Packard.

Jeff Aaron

Vice President, Enterprise Marketing, Juniper Networks

Jeff Aaron is Juniper’s Vice President, Enterprise Marketing, having previously served as Mist’s Head of Marketing where he was responsible for promotion of the company's ground-breaking AI-driven wireless platform. Prior to Mist, Jeff was VP of Marketing at PernixData, the leading storage acceleration and analytics company.

Jeff has over 25 years of experience marketing in the high tech space, having worked at various software, networking and telecommunications companies including Silver Peak Systems, Airespace, Turnstone Systems, and Newbridge Networks. He began his career as a senior consultant at Ernst and Young, where he counselled Fortune 100 companies with IT design and planning. Jeff earned his BA from Duke University with majors in Computer Science and Economics.

Brendan Gibbs

Vice President, Service Provider Segment, Juniper Networks

Brendan joined Juniper Networks in 2018 as Vice President of the Service Provider Segment. Brendan has over 20 years of industry experience in routing technologies and Service Provider solutions, investing a significant portion of his tenure in various product management leadership roles with Cisco Systems. Over his career, Brendan’s contributions have influenced the evolving telecommunication industry, pairing innovative strategy with relentless execution to achieve industry-leading results that have captured market leadership while leading multiple product ideas from concept to billions in annual revenue. Brendan graduated from Georgetown University.

Laurence Pitt

Technical Security Lead, Juniper Networks

Laurence is Juniper Networks’ Technical Security Lead and is renowned for both challenging and entertaining audiences in his presentations. A security evangelist, Laurence’s aim is to start conversations so when you leave his session, you’ll want to talk to others (and maybe even make his ideas your own). Laurence represents Juniper at The Global Cyber Alliance and The Tech Accord and with over 20 years in the communications and computing security, he shares in his regular by-line at http://www.securityweek.com.

Javier Antich

Senior Product Line Director, Automation Software team, Juniper CPO

Javier is the Senior Product Line Director in Juniper’s Automation Software team where he focusses on automation, programmability, telemetry & analytics. With over 20 years industry experience (15 of them being at Juniper), Javier witnessed the rise of Carrier Ethernet at Riverstone Networks. His passion extends beyond networking technologies and includes macroeconomics, nutrition, and Ironman triathlons. Javier holds a Masters Degree in Telecommunications (ETSIT) from The Polytechnic University, Valencia and an Executive MBA awarded by the Instituto de Empresa Business School.

Sander Groot

Head of EMEA Channels, Juniper Networks

With a mission to build a predictable and sustainable partner business focused on growth by securing strong new logo sales, protecting and growing our existing partner business and developing new complementary partners.

Sander is a long standing-member of the Juniper family and has performed many roles since 2004.

After beginning as a field marketeer, Sander moved into a variety of channel roles when he became responsible for the Distribution business in The Netherlands. That role expanded to BeNeLux and later on to Northern Europe. Sander progressed by taking on total partner responsibility in Northern Europe as Area Partner Director. Field sales responsibility was subsequently added by managing the Commercial sales team as well as the Partner team. In 2017 Sander was responsible overall for the BeNeLux region as Sales Director managing Service Provider, Enterprise and Partner Sales. In November 2018 Sander was promoted to lead the EMEA Partner organization.

Ian Goetz

Chief Architect, Mobile Solutions, Juniper Networks

Ian Goetz is the Chief Architect for Mobile Solutions and part of the Mobile Product Strategy Community within Juniper Networks. He has previously run his own contracting & consulting business and held roles at Motorola, where he was the chief core network architect for EMEA, as well as working for IBM Business Consulting Services, Tellabs, BT Cellnet and BT Laboratories, all in the mobile communications arena spanning a career of thirty years. More recently, Ian has been leading work on SDN/NFV, 5G Ready Access and MEC for the team as well as working with the Juniper EMEA and Engineering teams to create new, differentiating propositions. Ian has thirty years’ experience in the mobile communications industry and in past roles has been active in ETSI SMG2, SMG11, 3GPP SA4 and GSMA 3GIG. He is a Member of the IET (MIET) and a Chartered Engineer.

Thorsten Kamps

Product Manager Staff - Security SP, Juniper Networks

Thorsten Kamps is the product management lead for Juniper's SRX5000 Series Services Gateway, primarily focusing on the Service Provider customer segment. Thorsten brings deep expertise in security infrastructure design, implementation and operations with over 15 years of experience. He is passionate about hardware design and bringing the best value in security products to support customers.

Scott Sneddon

Senior Director and Evangelist, Multicloud Solution, Juniper Networks

Scott Sneddon is Senior Director and Evangelist, Multicloud Solutions at Juniper Networks, where he spends most of his time evangelizing the benefits of Cloud adoption and Software-Defined Networking. His background is in architecting large scale Cloud environments and Enterprise networks. He was talking about network virtualization before network virtualization was cool.

Pierre Bichon

Product Manager for Telco Cloud Solutions, Juniper Networks

Pierre Bichon has worked in the Networking industry for the last 30 years, having attained a Computer Science Engineering Degree in Paris and a Network Architecture Master’s in Sophia-Antipolis, France. After working for a number of networking vendors and telecom operators he joined Juniper Networks in the year 2000, where he has held various technical and management positions. He is currently Product Manager for Telco Cloud Solutions, helping service providers to transform their businesses by leveraging cloud technologies.

Oliver Schuermann

Senior Director of Enterprise Marketing, Juniper Networks.

Oliver Schuermann is a Senior Director of Enterprise Marketing at Juniper Networks. Oliver is a 16-year veteran of Juniper Networks, joining in 2003. During his time at Juniper, he has led Systems Engineering, Specialist and Architecture teams and it is this experience that has led to his current role in Enterprise Product Marketing with a focus on security fitting to all domains. As a proven leader, Oliver has been part of Juniper’s Enterprise strategy since the beginning.

During Oliver’s 25-year career, he has worked with a wide variety of customers. From building monitoring and ZTP solutions at scale for large distributed customers early in his career, to building and developing highly-productive teams that fit the business need at hand, Oliver's career has evolved from software integration and systems engineering to sales and marketing. Today, Oliver is responsible for Juniper Connected Security: a marketing and business strategy approach that differentiates Juniper within the information security industry. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Oliver spends his off hours as an avid runner, cyclist, father, husband and dog lover.

Samantha Madrid

VP, Juniper Networks.

Samantha Madrid is the Vice President of Product Line Management for Security Juniper Networks. Samantha is an expert in the enterprise security market with nearly two decades of experience in roles spanning sales engineering, product management and marketing. She most recently served as the Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for E8 Security (recently acquired by VMware). Prior to that, she held leadership roles at Palo Alto Networks, Forcepoint, Inc. (formerly Websense) and Cisco IronPort Systems. She also spent many years in the field as a hands-on Systems Engineer, specializing in various security technologies. Over the span of her career, Samantha has built strong product organizations, introduced many successful products, created brands, and launched effective go-to-marketing programs that have led to rapid product adoption in the highly competitive security industry.

James Kelly

Director, Enterprise Marketing, Juniper Networks.

James loves helping businesses transform with technology, and his software and business experience have been applied over the last decade at Juniper Networks in the areas of customer-facing engineering, business development, product management, and marketing. He’s now Marketing Director, leading the team of product marketers for enterprise networking and automation. Prior to working at Juniper, James was a tech researcher, developer, hedge-fund founder, and executive technology consultant.

Neil J. McRae

BT Group Chief Architect & MD, Architecture and Technology Strategy

Neil, named after the first man to walk upon the moon, has over twenty years’ experience working in the technology arena. He joined BT in 2011 as Chief Network Architect, driving the network strategy for BT across all lines of business. Setting a strategy of simplification, Neil was able to realise significant capital savings and improved customer experience on BT’s core broadband products and was also instrumental in driving mobile and wireless as a critical capability which led to BT acquiring 4G spectrum and building a 4G network. This led to the acquisition of EE where Neil led the technology workstream.

Neil is now BT Chief Architect, leading Architecture and Technology direction across all of BT, most recently leading BT’s 5G programme. Neil is a BT Distinguished Engineer.

Neil’s entire career has been linked to his personal purpose in which he believes that getting people connected opens them to education and gives opportunity for anyone to be successful. Neil works with under-privileged teenagers, helping them with technical skills in the areas of computer programming and electronic engineering. Neil also supports Path of Play, an organisation that uses gaming to support those who live with autism - “when we play, we connect”.

1992 – Co-Founded Demon Internet Ltd. Various roles focused on Network and Systems technology

1995 – Easynet Group – Lead Engineer – Transformed Easynet from a reseller into a network provider in its own right.

Darryl Alder

Network Architect, Aston Martin Lagonda

Darryl Alder is the Network Architect at Aston Martin Lagonda. He is responsible for the connectivity of all users, devices and sites for both wired and wireless technologies. He also looks after a team of network engineers acting as the escalation point for any major operational issues.

In previous roles Darryl has worked in operational teams managing large enterprise and service provider environments. As a certified network professional, Darryl is always looking for ways to improve customer experiences when connecting to the network.

Steve O’Connor

Director of Information Technology, Aston Martin Lagonda

Steve O’Connor is Director of Information Technology for Aston Martin Lagonda, where he is responsible for the end-to-end IT function.

Steve is entering his ninth year with Aston Martin. Previously Steve was responsible for managing IT Operations within Aston Martin Lagonda. Using his strong technical background and ITIL skills, he built the IT Operations function from the ground up.

Roberto Pullicino

Head of Production Engineering, Gamesys

Roberto started messing around with servers and network equipment during the early days of University, over 15 years ago; until in 2007 he decided to place smart bets and start working in the emerging online gambling sector.

Over the past 12 years, Roberto’s career development has paralleled Gamesys', and it’s been quite a journey! Starting as a relatively Junior NOC Engineer, forming the foundations of today’s 24x7 NOC operation, he eventually moved on to Systems Reliability Management focusing primarily on technical escalation operations and systems integration.

Thereafter he moved on as an Infrastructure Architect where he was responsible for the deployment of the first iteration of Gamesys' private cloud, and finally as the Head of Production Engineering Group. PEG is his brainchild which was brought into being in 2014 by merging all his previous roles and competencies. Today it’s a team of 19 people.

Roberto’s key responsibilities encompass devising the strategy, influencing the design and overseeing the actual implementation of the infrastructure solutions for the production and staging environments, including the integration of applications and third-party solutions for the operation of the Gamesys platforms. Working very closely with Technical Architects, Solutions Architects and Software Engineers he’s an avid follower of the DevOps movement where collaboration and communication are key elements of the SDLC. It's quite a cultural change but Roberto considers one of his personal challenges bridging the gap between Devs and Ops people, hence one of his key aims is to pursue PEG’s growth based on the DevOps ethos.

One of Roberto’s recent key achievements at Gamesys include spearheading the project behind the delivery of the latest private cloud infrastructure platform named GAIA (Gamesys Adaptive InfrAstructure). On top of this, he’s also been actively involved in a key programme named Accelerate Delivery. It’s an ongoing transformation programme, involving numerous departments across the business, with the aim to measure and improve software delivery performance, provide visibility via key industry standard KPIs and accelerate the journey towards Continuous Delivery.

Gamesys’ employees strive to “Have fun, making fun”!

Roeland Siegers

Senior System Developer, Coolblue

Roeland is currently a System developer at Coolblue. He has worked in the networking industry for more than 15 years. He’s a subject matter expert for network solutions across Coolblue stores, offices, data centers and distribution centers. Recent network automation projects has led him to believe that infrastructure as code is really achievable. This means not only in the cloud but also for on premise networking. Working at Coolblue with other devops system developers is finally paying off.