Speakers

Join SUSE top executives, along with industry luminaries at SUSECon as they share their unique perspectives on the world of enterprise Linux. SUSECon keynotes take a penetrating look at the current Linux market, the latest trends in open source and the role of SUSE and our ecosystem partners in it all.
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    Mark Linesch

    Vice President, Strategy and Operations, Enterprise Group CTO Office, Hewlett-Packard Company


    Mark is responsible for shaping key technology and portfolio strategies in collaboration with the HP Enterprise businesses. Prior to this role, Mark was vice president of strategy for HP Converged Systems—developing the strategic recommendations leading to the establishment of this business unit within HP Enterprise Group and working on the initial organizational startup.

    Mark has more than two decades of experience in the industry and has held executive positions in strategic planning, business development, product and solutions marketing, as well as solutions and software engineering. He graduated with highest honors from the University of Cincinnati and is a recipient of the University of Cincinnati Scholarship Award for academic excellence.

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    Dan Lahl

    Vice President of Product Marketing, SAP


    Dan Lahl, Vice President of Product Marketing at SAP, has been in high tech for over 30 years, with extensive experience in data management, data warehousing and analytics. While at SAP Dan has led emerging technology initiatives, including Data Integration, Data Grid, Cloud Computing and Mobile BI. Dan is currently focused on growing SAP's in-memory and extreme transaction data management business for SAP. Dan has degrees from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In his off hours, Dan enjoys paddleboarding, skiing and spending time with his wife and 4 children.

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    James Staten

    Principal Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals, Forrester Research


    We are pleased to announce that James Staten from Forrester Research will be one of the keynote speakers at SUSECon 2014.


    James provides insights into and best-practice use of cloud computing and next-generation, collaborative business intelligence often called adaptive intelligence. As the content lead for Forrester's cloud computing playbook, he advises IT leaders on public cloud platforms, CIO-level cloud investment strategies, cloud economics, hybrid cloud and cloud outsourcing (strategic rightsourcing), IT cloud readiness and business and developer engagement on cloud.

  • Nils Brauckmann Photo

    Nils Brauckmann

    President & General Manager, SUSE


    Nils Brauckmann is responsible for leading the continued development and distribution of the industry's first Linux operating system. He manages development, sales, marketing, technical support and services for SUSE worldwide.

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    Michael Miller

    Vice President of Global Alliances & Marketing, SUSE


    Michael Miller is responsible for growing SUSE's business globally through key alliances, innovative marketing and strategic business development. He has over 17 years of experience across a broad range of global leadership roles including senior management positions in engineering, product management, marketing, sales and business development.



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