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Jesper Christensen Jesper Christensen
Director, Offering Strategy and Delivery, IBM Rational Software

Jesper Christensen holds the position as Director in the Rational Offering Strategy and Delivery overseeing the business in the EM Domain as well as the Ecosystem. Jesper is involved in the offering strategy for the EM Domain, EM Accelerators and segments. This includes ensuring that the offering are brought to the market effectively including overseeing strategy initiatives and Rational competitiveness.

Jesper joined IBM Rational Software through the acquisition of Telelogic AB in April 2008. Jesper brought more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, engineering and corporate development into IBM.

Jesper previously held the position as Telelogic AB Executive Vice President for the Change & Configuration Management Product Division. In this capacity, he is responsible for the Change & Configuration Management and PPM worldwide business, including P/L, sales, product planning and development, marketing, pre- and post-sales technical support, professional services and product support. That business represented >23% of Telelogic’s overall worldwide revenue.

From 2002 to 2006 Jesper served as Chief Marketing Officer of Telelogic AB with the responsibility to reinforce and enhance Telelogic’s reputation as the leading global provider of development software. In this capacity, he was responsible for the global market activities with respect to marketing, product marketing, product management and global sales coordination with the Presidents for Europe, Americas and Asia.

Jesper joined Telelogic as President Market Division Europe in March 2000. In this role, he was responsible for all market activities in EMEA (excluding Nordic) including sales, pre- and post-sales technical support, professional services, marketing and finance. This included responsibility for 8 daughter companies including establishing of additional 2.

Dirk Nicol Dirk Nicol
Program Director, SWG Mobile Platform Product Management

Dirk is IBM Program Director for Mobile Strategy and Product Management. Dirk is responsible for setting strategy and direction of IBM’s overall mobile product portfolio. Prior to his current position, Dirk led IBM's Cloud standards program and was a founder of the Cloud Standards Customer Council. Dirk also conceived and led the creation of the IBM developerWorks, IBM’s worldwide developer program. Dirk holds a masters degree in electrical engineering and an MBA at the University of North Carolina. You can reach him at He currently resides with his wife and three boys in Durham, North Carolina, USA.

Chris Sloan 
Green Hat Europe, CEE and MEA SWG SSR

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