Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2020


Dirk-Willem van Gulik

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Internet engineer, Apache hacker and Maker.

During the startup-years - Dirk-Willem van Gulik helped shape the world-wide-web. He was one of the founders, and the first president, of the Apache Software Foundation; and worked on standards such as HTTP at the Internet Engineering Taskforce. He has worked for the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, the United Nations, telecommunications firms, the BBC, several satellite&space agencies and founded several startups. He participated in different international standards bodies, such as the IETF and W3C on metadata, GIS, PKI, Security, Architecture and Internet standards. Dirk build the initial engineering team at Covalent - the first open source company; and was one of the Founders of Asemantics, a leader in Enterprise Information Integration; which helped make the Semantic Web a reality. He then initiated, a peer to peer based video and build and lead the team that created the worlds first instant play P2P viewer and a back office system with user profile driven advert targeting and payment settlements. He was the Chief Technical Architect at the BBC where has helped shape the audience facing delivery platform Forge in the time for the Olympics and where he made information security and compliance a core enabler for business processes. He currently works on several medical and privacy intensive security projects with a heavy emphasis on Architecture and Governance. When not at work, he loves to sail, hang out at the or play with his lego.


Title Day Room Track Start End
RedWax - trust only yourself
Easy Industry best practice authentication and security - federated or just for you.
Saturday H.2215 (Ferrer) Lightning Talks 16:40 16:55