Arjan van der Vegt has worked for Liberty Global since 2018, when he came onboard as a member of the Connectivity Team. His focus has been CPE technology, and in particular Wi-Fi. Based on the successes he achieved applying this expertise to improving CPE performance, Arjan was asked to lead Liberty Global’s XGS-PON CPE development effort.
Jan Hruska graduated in Computer Science at Charles University in Prague in 1994. After 8 years in management consulting, he moved to Telefónica O2 Czech Republic. Within his 15 years with Telefónica, and later O2 Czech Republic, Jan went through many positions, mainly Fixed-Mobile convergence program manager, E-shop manager, Director for distribution strategy and sales performance, Fixed services marketing director, to his current role of CTO, covering responsibility for IT, Network, and Product management areas. Jan’s latest focus is FWA, 5G, IPTV platform, IT modernization, and agile at a scale of big organization.
Boris is Chief Strategy Officer at a leading UK fibre infrastructure and broadband service provider – Hyperoptic. Prior to his currently 3 years at Hyperoptic, Boris has spent 7 years as Senior Vice President of McKinsey & Company’s Recovery and Transformation Service focusing on strategy and transformation design and implementation and serving some of the largest Telcos globally, including in senior interim roles. As part of his current role, Boris now focuses extensively on market and investment dynamics in fibre infrastructure, looking at the mid-/long-term fibre value creation in European, and especially UK market.
Clayton’s 25+ years of telecoms experience started with the emerging internet access market in the early nineties. This led to him joining The Cloud in 2001, where he rolled out over 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across three countries. Today Clayton leads CityFibre’s strategy team, where he manages rollout planning, shapes long range commercial thinking and helps the business set strategic priorities.
Kjeld Balmer is heading the operation and development of the cable network in Norlys, the 2nd largest service provider and infrastructure owner in Denmark. His primary responsibilities include research and evaluation of technology transformations as it relates to Norlys’ business, strategic and operational objectives. Previously, Kjeld has been holding different management positions in the telco industry in Europe. Kjeld holds a Masters degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a E-MBA in Technology and Change Management from Aalborg University in Denmark.
Enrique Blanco Nadales, born in Madrid in 1959, studied Physics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Master PDG at IESE. After a period of three years in Standard Eléctrica (a company associated with the multinational ITT) as a Software Designer in System 12, he joined the National Telefónica Company of Spain in 1985 in the Direction of Technology, assuming different responsibilities in the area of Digital Switching.