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Joe Baguley

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, VMware

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Joe Baguley is VMware’s Vice President CTO for EMEA, joining VMware in July 2011. He helps develop and communicate VMware’s strategy and vision with customers and partners, using his wealth of experience to help organizations reduce costs and better support users and business needs. As part of VMware’s Office of the CTO and its representative in EMEA, Joe assists VMware’s customers in understanding how to use today’s advances in technology to deliver real business impact as well as working with them to inform VMware’s R&D processes. Joe is a recognized leader within the European technical community and considered one of the top 50 most influential leaders in UK IT.

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Stefanie Schütze

Sales Director VMware EMEA, Intel Sales and Marketing Group

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Stefanie Schütze is the Sales Director for VMware in Intel’s Sales and Marketing Group in the EMEA region. In her role, she is driving Intel’s sales strategy with VMware to accelerate the adoption of Intel Datacenter technologies by global SIs, CSPs, OEMs, channel partners and end customers. Schütze spent fifteen years in a variety of positions within Intel’s sales and marketing organization, including Sales Director for the EMEA channel, Account Direct Datacenter for Hewlett Packard in EMEA, Energy Efficiency Manager, Enterprise Sales and Alliances Director for Germany and Austria, Market Development Manager in Germany. Prior to her time in Intel, Schütze held various sales roles at Hewlett Packard, Compaq, ascon, iXOS and Siemens Nixdorf.

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Ivo Sladoljev

Regional Director Middle Europe, VMware

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Ivo Sladoljev is VMware’s Regional Director for Middle Europe, a cluster of 15 countries, spanning from Greece in the east to Slovenia in the west. Ivo joined VMware in November 2009, as one of the first employees in the region. Today, one of his main focuses is to drive VMware’s strategy and vision to enable organisations reduce costs and better support users and their business needs. With a formal educational background in Electrical Engineering and Computing, MBA studies, Ivo has extensive experience with managing teams, across the region. His team helps customers using cutting-edge advances in technology as tools for adopting inventive business models, identifying better and more sustainable ways to work, driving innovation and providing new experiences. His people-centric philosophy and extensive experience in managing people and remote teams are merged into dedication to helping companies work smarter and more sustainably – with emphasis on employees’ wellbeing. His holistic approach to work is also reflected in his personal practices which include activities for body and mind balance, such are sports and reading.

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Martin Obradović

Senior Territory Manager, VMware Croatia and Slovenia

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Martin is sales professional with more than 10 years of experience in ICT industry. At his current role as Senior Territory Manager for Croatia and Slovenia at VMware, his primary goal is to motivate and lead the partners and customers thrue a journey of adopting cutting edge technologies as inevitable prerequisite for digital transformation.

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Barak Shrefler

Lead Solution Architect, Cloud Management, VMware

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Miljana Jovičić

Sales Specialist, VMware AVS, CEMEA

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Miljana Jovicic is experienced IT professional with significant cloud transformation experience in our region. She joined VMware from Microsoft where she has spent 18 years occupying various positions – from Channel development, through direct sales and sales management to consulting Services. Last couple of years she was working as Business and Sales excellence leader for Microsoft CEE Consulting Services organization where she was driving accurate and compliant sales execution, organizational and business transformation, focusing all the time on the biggest enterprise clients in CEE.

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Jacek Wosz

Lead Specialist Solution Engineer, VMware Tanzu

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Jacek Wosz is the Lead Specialist Solution Engineer of VMware’s modern application portfolio responsible for MEE. He started six years ago as a Solution Engineer covering Poland, where was a face of several Digital Transformation Project, then moved to Specialist Role for Modern Apps. Prior joining VMware he helped several Polish ISP to start offering virtual services based on MPLS technology. JCNIE-SP certificate holder.

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Martin Keller

Data Specialist CEMEA, VMware

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Martin Keller works in the pan-European data and analytics team at VMware and joined the company with the Pivotal acquisition. His career has taken him into the fields of business intelligence, data warehousing and data modernisation.

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Valentin Czuczumanov

Manager Solution Engineering, VMware Tanzu

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Valentin is the Solution Engineering Manager of VMware’s modern application portfolio responsible for MEE and Russia. He started six years ago as a Solution Engineer covering Hungary and filling in his current position since the beginning of last December. He has over 15 years of experience working with a wide variety of enterprises consulting their IT and business goals and challenges.

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Michal Minarik

Senior Solution Engineer - Digital Workspace, VMware, Eastern Europe

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Michal is an IT professional and VMware enthusiast, currently holding a role of Senior Solution Engineer – Digital Workspace, specializing in End User Computing (EUC) and guiding customers to the new Mobile Cloud Era. He lives in Beroun (Czech Republic) and covers the Eastern Europe region.

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Luka Markota

NSX Account Executive Middle Europe, VMware

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Luka is responsible for Networking and Security business in Croatia, Slovenia and Hungary. He works in networking and security industry for 15 years and consults customers in EMEA around Software Defined Networks, Security and Cloud Strategy. He holds Mr.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Zagreb and MBA degree from University of Indiana.

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Višnja Radoš

Senior Account Executive, Networking & Security, Middle Europe, VMware

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Višnja is responsible for networking and security business in VMware in Middle Europe. She brings 14 years of experience in IT working on transformational projects with focus on networking, automation and analytics. She holds MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from University in Belgrade.

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Tiodor Jovović

CBO, Sky Express

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Internationally recognized expert for information security, with great experience in identifying, communicating, and achieving significant strategic changes. He is an IT expert with extensive knowledge and proven experience in the field of information security, data protection and privacy, GRC standards and methodologies, business continuity, corporate security, as well as secure business processes. In addition to his membership in numerous international associations, he has been holding the CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional) for more than 15 years, as well as the Member of Business Continuity Institute certificate. Founding and managing information security departments in leading regional banking institutions, such as Banca Intesa Beograd and Credit Agricole Serbia, and providing advisory services to governmental institutions and international organizations demonstrates his ability to transform theory into practice and deliver results in any situation.

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Aleksandar Mitić

Senior Security Engineer, Sky Express

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Experienced IT Security engineer and pre-sales manager. He has spent most of his career in the IT industry, gaining experience in areas in such as digital forensics, incidents response and data protection. As a Senior IT Security Engineer, his goals include analyzing the security needs of users, planning, and proposing the implementation of solutions, testing and monitoring activities aimed at improving the security of the user’s information system. In addition to his primary job function, Aleksandar provides expert support to customers and clients throughout the sales process. Outside the office, Aleksandar enjoys playing volleyball.

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Vassil Gourov

Team Lead / Senior Technology Expert, Telelink Business Services

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Vassil is part of Telelink Business Services for over 5 years. With an extensive IT background and over 10 years of domestic and international experience in pre-sales, technical design and implementation and 2nd day operations focused on data center infrastructure, applications, security, and networking. Achieved success in developing and managing robust IT solutions and infrastructures in large multi-site and unionized environments. Areas of expertise, but not limited to: Networking including Software Defined Networks and Security, Compute, Virtualization and Automation, Storage solutions and Data Protection/Backup/Recovery.

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Saša Burić

Business Development Manager and EUC team leader, Combis

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Saša is an IT professional and EUC enthusiast, currently holding a role of Business Development Manager and EUC team leader in Combis. He is specialized in VDI/UEM solutions for a wide range of customers. His primary focus are VMware technologies for digital workspace and solutions that provide users with the way to ease their digital transformation, enable hybrid work models and ensure the integrity of ICT infrastructure on premises and in the cloud.

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Marko Keča

Network Security Team Leader, KING ICT

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Many years of experience in the implementation of network and security solutions, work on complex systems and various technologies, many years of experience in working with loadbalancing technologies.

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Nedeljko Matejak

Director of Technology Solutions & Services, Comping

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Nedeljko Matejak is expert in infrastructure, virtualization, data processing and tailor-made digital services. Thanks to many years of practice and extensive knowledge of technology, products and services from the portfolio of large technology corporations such as VMware, Dell Technologies, etc., his name is associated with some of the largest and most demanding IT projects in Croatia. In addition to business expertise, Nedeljko is also a successful leader of one of the largest business verticals in Comping, the Technology Solutions and Services sector. When commitments allow, his great passion is bicycles and long and challenging rides.

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Marko Katavić

Principal Support Engineer – Team Lead at S&T Hrvatska

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Marko Katavić is a Principal Support engineer who has been working at S&T Croatia for over 10 years. He is the team leader in charge of VMware and Microsoft infrastructure services. Over the years, he has designed and implemented advanced VMware technologies and services.

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Dávid Bokrossy

Tanzu Senior Account Executive, Middle Europe, VMware

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David has 21 years of experience in IT solution sales and business development. He’s held functional manager roles covering large regions as well as country business development and sales roles. He’s based in Budapest and holds an MSc in Economics from the Corvinus University of Budapest.

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Moshe Asseraf

Regional Sales Director MEE & Russia, Networking & Security

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David has 21 years of experience in IT solution sales and business development. He’s held functional manager roles covering large regions as well as country business development and sales roles. He’s based in Budapest and holds an MSc in Economics from the Corvinus University of Budapest.

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Marko Vešligaj

Solution Architect, Comping

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Marko is Systems Engineer with 15 years of experience in the IT industry. Through career, I had the opportunity to work with the technologies of all major vendors and gain experience in various fields of the IT industry. For the past few years, I have been working on Enterprise backup and backup protection, Workload and Endpoint security as well as various Email traffic protection solutions.Current VMware technologies in focus are VDI Horizon as well as Carbon Black security.

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Tomislav Kralj

Cloud & Infrastructure Department Manager, Neos

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After two decades in the enterprise level IT, Kralj rules his field. As department manager Of Cloud/System, he enjoys Clouds, private and public, Database and system administration, and of course Linux. Ask him to take you fishing someday.

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