European Peering Forum - EPF16

European Peering Forum - EPF16
Netnod where the main hosts of EPF16 meeting in Prague, Czech Republic!

Date: 11-13 September 2023

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

The European Peering Forum is back with Netnod as the lead host together with co-hosts: AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX.


Letterio Leo Bernava

Letterio "Leo" Bernava

Global Interconnection Relations Manager

Leo joined Netnod in December 2020. He is responsible for building and developing relations with Netnod’s international customers. 

Prior to joining Netnod, Leo worked for 9 years in the telecom industry. His roles at C-sam AB and Telia Company were focused on building customer relations.


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Kaj Kjellgren

Kaj Kjellgren, M. Sc.

Senior Network Architect

Kaj has worked for Netnod since 2002. He holds a Master of Science in Systems and Computer Science from Uppsala University. Before this he was the Technical Director for KPNQwest Sweden. He has also worked as a programmer at Ericsson Data and as a Technical Support Engineer at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna. Kaj is part of the operations team and works with peering and operations. In addition to the work Kaj does at Netnod, he also runs his own company on the side.

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Emil Palm

Emil Palm

Network Engineer

Emil Palm joined Netnod in December 2018. Prior to Netnod he worked at Comhem, where he wrote a BGP Flowspec implementation for DDoS mitigation, and at Blocket, where he rewrote the Blocket iOS application. He has 12 years of experience in the industry and has developed a focus on promoting the role of automation in network deployment. 

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Mattias Karlsson

Head of Engineering

Mattias “Matte” Karlsson joined Netnod in 2016 as a Senior Network Architect. Before Mattias started at Netnod he worked over 15 years at Telenor/Bredbandsbolaget as a Senior Network Architect.

Mattias has participated in many large design and development projects in Sweden and on an international basis. As well as participating in many Telenor Group projects covering group strategy and architecture.

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Karin Ahl

Interim CEO

Before being appointed Interim CEO of Netnod, Karin spent two years as Head of Netnod Time and Frequency where she oversaw the expansion of Netnod’s time services for public and commercial use.

Karin has more than 20 years of experience in the fixed telecom network industry and has significant expertise with policy-related topics both in Sweden and on a European level. Prior to Netnod, Karin’s roles included: President of FTTH Council Europe, an industry association focused on advancing full fibre-based connectivity to the whole of Europe; Head of Sales and Marketing for the Technology and Infrastructure specialist Rala AB; and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Swedish Local Fibre Alliance. 

Karin holds a Master of Social and Political Science degree from the University of Linköping.

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Siri Brenden

Marketing Manager

Siri joined Netnod in March 2015 as a member of the marketing team. Siri has a degree in Business Administration and has extensive experience in marketing, events, strategic planning, branding, campaigns and creating marketing materials etc.

Siri has worked in a variety of other industries in sales and marketing roles. During the course of her career, she has developed a good knowledge of customer service, analytical skills, project management and an eye for detail. 

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Filip Olofsson

Filip Olofsson

Systems and Network Engineer

Filip joined Netnod in August 2021 as part of the SRE team. His role includes maintenance, problem solving and configuration of servers, routers, switches and WDM.

Before joining Netnod, Filip worked at IP-Only (now GlobalConnect). His role included troubleshooting enterprise customer services, working with incident management and monitoring the infrastructure.


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Christian Lindholm

Head of Sales and Marketing & Senior Product Manager

Christian joined Netnod in November 2018. He is responsible for the Sales & Marketing team and Netnod's product management.

Prior to joining Netnod, Christian held various positions in product management and sales at Tele2, Bahnhof and Teracom.

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