LU-CIX counts 68 members, connected or not, participating to the dynamism of the Luxembourgish ICT eco-system.
Executive Committee - LU-CIX ASBL
Marco Houwen has founded Datacenter Luxembourg S.A. together with Xavier Buck in 2000.
With a background in Sales and Marketing, Marco is passionate about human excellence and contact, and strives to get the best out of himself and others.
In association with Xavier Buck, he has managed to navigate through the difficult times, and during the .com crash he raised DCL Group as one of the biggest Internet success stories in Luxembourg.
His commitment and loyalty contributed to the success of the group including Datacenter, EuroDNS, EnumDNS and voipGATE. Supported by the DCL Group’s shareholders, he became Managing Director of Datacenter Luxembourg and is a board member of the entire group.
Peter Sodermans works as senior adviser for the department of Media, Telecommunications and Digital Policy of the Luxembourg Ministry of State (Prime Minister’s office) since 2010.
In evolving roles, he identifies strategic initiatives related to technological infrastructure and works on creating business development opportunities for the Luxembourg government, related to the international positioning of Luxembourg’s ICT environment.
Since 2016, he’s topic leader for the infrastructure related activities (5G, Wifi4EU, AI, data centers, connectivity, IoT, LU-CIX, ..) for the Luxembourg’s government initiative “Digital Luxembourg”.
Previously, Peter Sodermans served as vice-president of Cogent Communications and Lambdanet and was a successful telecoms entrepreneur in the late 90’s (Direct Telecom, Firstmark Communications).
Didier Wasilewski joined Cegecom as one of the first employees in 2000. Today he is responsible for the sales and marketing department in Luxembourg and he develops cross-border activities in the Greater Region.
He manages over 30% of the artelis group’s revenue.
Didier is an expert in the telecom industry and believes in exceeding the customer’s expectation. Didier is active in several local federations.
Before joining the artelis group, Didier has worked for 10 years for Philips International where he sold and implemented communication and security projects.
Having come up with the idea of a Luxembourgish commercial Internet exchange, Claude Demuth has participated actively in the creation of LU-CIX and holds, since the creation of LU-CIX Management GIE in 2009, the position as CEO.
Until February 2016 his commitment was based on a volunteer basis but since March 2016 he is an employee of LU-CIX GIE and a “full-time” CEO.
Between December 2013 and February 2016 he was the Business Development Manager of LuxConnect which he joined as Senior Business Development Specialist in 2011 in order to develop the national and international Data Centre and dark fiber business of LuxConnect.
Claude Demuth has worked for POST Luxembourg’s Telecommunications Division between 2005 and 2011. As a telecommunication pre-sales engineer for the Internet, IP and Ethernet network services, he was in charge of numerous projects in the financial and ICT sectors. He was also responsible for the promotion and development of POST Luxembourg’s international fiber backbone.
Before joining the POST team, he gained a 10 years’ experience as a team leader responsible for the telecommunication and security departments at CETREL, where he was also in charge of the business line “Internet, Managed ICT and Security Services”.
Luxembourgish born, graduated at the University Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg), he likes promoting Luxembourg as a great place to live and to do business.
Gilles Mulheims started working for Tango in 2007 taking over the responsibility for the complete radio access network of Tango’s mobile telecommunication networks. Since 2013 he is responsible for both, the fixed and mobile access networks of Tango, as well as the national and international interconnections. Today he is heading a team of 20 engineers.
In 2013 he started building up a new Internet Platform for Tango and connected it to several Internet Exchanges. Over the years he acquired a huge experience in IP network interconnections, the overall Internet topology and the negotiation of peering agreements.
Gilles holds a Master degree in electrical and electronics engineering with a specialization in mobile telecommunications.
Carlo Richartz has been working for Post Technologies since 1997. Now as Deputy Head of Department Transport Technologies, he is the Assisting Head of the Department and manages 120 strong teams responsible for access and core transport networks.
He also directly heads a 40 strong team responsible for developing and operating Post Technologies national and international transport, corporate and IP networks.
Carlo Richartz owns a Master in electrical and electronics engineering with extensive technical, marketing, strategic planning and leadership experience in the network and telecommunications industries nationally and internationally.
Yves joined the Government IT Centre, called “Centre des technologies et de l’information de l’État” (CTIE), in 2014 where his activities are focused on network management and operations.
Before he worked at RESTENA Foundation, starting 2000 as a network and systems engineer. He was responsible for the operation of the National Research and Education Network (NREN) and was among the early adopters of IPv6 in Luxembourg.
On a voluntary basis he contributes to the Luxembourg Commercial Internet eXchange point (LU-CIX) since 2012.
Yves holds a master’s degree in Computer Science – Network and Systems Engineering from the University Henri Poincaré (Nancy).
She is in charge of the harmonious development of LU-CIX which drives her to a very cross functional position allowing her to be active on all fronts; from sales to events organisation, from day to day administration to representation outside of the office…
She is the point of contact for LU-CIX’s members and addresses all topics with regards to LU-CIX in general. Frédérique is the organiser the yearly Luxembourg Internet Days event, which has become an industry must in the Greater Region.
After being graduated from INSEEC Paris, Frédérique ULRICH has acquired a strong background in sales, marketing, communication and event organisation in trend setting companies at the international level.
She works on organising the different LU-CIX events, particularly the Luxembourg Internet Days together with Frédérique ULRICH. She is also in charge of LU-CIX’s presence on social media and manages its different websites.
After graduating in advertisement from IUT Nancy-Charlemagne in 2014, she specialised in event management during one year at IFA Metz.
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