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Thomas Bak

Thomas Bak, CEO of Auwau has been working with managed service providers and enterprise clients across the world for more than 15 years helping them with 'as a service' or 'cloud' strategies around IBM Spectrum Protect. Thomas Bak is the idea man behind the Cloud Portal Software solution which is being developed and sold through the software company Auwau. Thomas Bak has an educational background as 'Master of Business Administration and Information Technology' and he is a skilled speaker in topics around data protection and IBM Spectrum Protect.

Karsten Boll

Karsten Boll is Co-founder of General Storage. He joined more than 20 years ago the storage and TSM family as IBM Storage System engineer. As storage expert he was member of the IBM Executive Briefing Center providing technical sales education for business partners and briefings for international customers. Since more than 15 years he is part of the General Storage team as experienced storage consultant, architect and developer. Currently he is focused on scalable, high available Spectrum Protect solutions. 

Stéphane Cardot

Director Pre-Sales EMEA Data Protection

With more than 20 years’ experience in backup and archive technologies and with expertise in deduplication, disaster recovery, data management and Cloud, Stéphane Cardot is Director of Pre-Sales for EMEA, Data Protection at Quantum. In this role he’s responsible for growing the Quantum brand across key EMEA regions, while also maintaining and enhancing the Pre-Sales teams and customer pre-acquisition processes. He reports directly to Gilles Gabriel, VP Sales EMEA.
Prior to this role, Stéphane also worked at Quantum as a Pre-Sales Manager and before this, as a Field Engineer. Before joining Quantum he worked in various technical support roles, focusing on archive optical systems for companies including HP, Plasmon, Ricoh and Nikon.
Stéphane holds a degree in Robotic Design from Léonard de Vinci St Germain en Laye.

Philippe Flueler

Storage Principal Sales Consulting, Oracle Switzerland

Philippe has extensive experience in the storage industry working at StorageTek, Sun and now Oracle. He is a consulting specialist in Data protection and Archive with a deep knowledge of all Oracle Storage portfolio including tape libraries, tape drives, Oracle HSM and Oracle Key Manager products. Over his career Philippe has managed complex archive projects in Germany and Switzerland. Philippe holds a master degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich and an MBA from University of Applied Sciences and Art Western Switzerland.

Bruno Friess


Lars Henningsen

Co-founder of General Storage in 2001. More than 20 years of TSM experience as a systems engineer, consultant and software developer

Tommy Hueber

Tommy Hueber is one of Rocket’s Sales Engineers and has a strong background in software implementation and product development. Tommy has worked with hundreds of Rocket customers to create valuable Backup / Recovery and Data Protection experiences and strategies.

Anders Klamer

Anders Klamer has a very solution oriented mindset and loves to help customers find new solutions to run their business in a more effective way. In the mid 90-ies he helped large car manufacturing companies in Sweden to implement SAP on a global basis, from an infrastructure standpoint. He has now been in the industry for 25 years and worked both with large global companies as well as smaller local ones. Since a couple of years back Anders is acting as a CEO on both Delecsys AB as well as Repostor AB. Both are business partners to IBM in Sweden.

Contact info:

Anders Klamer
CEO Repostor AB
Tel: +46 735 14 69 57

Alistair Mackenzie

Alistair Mackenzie is the CEO of Predatar, a business transformation company specialising in data protection. If you’ve dreamt of building and growing a profitable, sustainable managed service business, then Predatar can help make it a reality. For information about Alistair Mackenzie, please visit his LinkedIn profile

John Matheson

As a Senior Technical Sales Architect, John acts as the technical lead for the Big Data division, and is responsible for designing our highly scalable and low- cost data storage and protection solution, using the Tectrade Big Data Platform. With over twenty years of technical experience, John uses his skill set to provide pre sales consultancy and design for end to end solutions for Tectrade’s global clients.

Alina Mot

Alina Mot is a senior consultant at Empalis, with over 15 years of experience in product and project management, software architecture, design and development. She became a shareholder 2012 and is meanwhile mainly involved in the strategic orientation of Empalis, managing also new ideas like Empalis Service Plus or supporting the sales team in their development.

Mike Rickards

Mike has been with Tectrade since 1994, and held a number of positions in his career with the company. With over 30 years experience in sales of complex IT solutions, Mike now heads up the Big Data division of our business.
The Big Data team assesses, stores, secures and protects large volumes of unstructured data with the Tectrade Big Data platform, providing the most robust, highly scalable and low-cost data storage and protection solution.

Stefan Schröder

Stefan Schröder is Head of Software Development at Schmitz RZ Consult GmbH. He has more than 10 years experiences in Storage Management - especially IBM Spectrum Protect, NetWorker and Veeam. After his study in computer science Stefan Schröder worked first as a software engineer and consultant for IBM Spectrum Protect. Quickly he became software architect at Schmitz RZ Consult GmbH and has a now leading role in the development of BACKUP EAGLE®.

Marcell Szabo

Marcell Szabo is an experienced System Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. I have started my carrier at the 3. biggest Financial Institute in Hungary as a System Administrator in 2005. During the three years working there I have worked with Windows and HP-UX systems, IBM WebShphere MQ, and Oracle databases. Since nine years I work for USER Rendszerhaz Kft., one of the largest IBM Business Partners in Hungary. Here I specialized IBM Spectrum Protect systems planning, implementation and management. Besides ISP my daily work includes AIX and IBM Websphere Application Server management. I have been working with/for International Companies (AMC, Allianz, Avon and Skoda to name a few) among the largest hungarian banks and insurance companies, and public bodies.

Michael Todt

Michael Todt is product manager for Backup- und BCM solutions at SVA in Germany. He has experience working with TSM / Spectrum Protect for more than 20 years. He is co-author of several Redbooks. Michael is an associate member of the business continuity institute.