Stijn Grove

Stijn Grove

Managing Director , Dutch Data Center Association

Stijn Grove is the Managing Director of the Dutch Data Center Association, DDA, which is the national trade association for Data Centers in the Netherlands. He also heads the Digital Gateway to Europe organisation which promotes the Dutch data hub. The DDA connects the market-leading Data Centers in the Netherlands to strengthen economic growth and drive awareness of Data Centers. DDA stimulates interaction between its participants, partners, government, interest groups and platforms. It promotes the role, impact and significance of Data Centers in our society and represents the interests of the DDA participants. Digital Gateway to Europe organisation promotes the Netherlands as the international digital hub. Next to his work for the DDA and Digital Gateway to Europe Stijn is member of the standards working groups in The Netherlands and in Europe, leads the European data center trade association panel, is chairman of the KickStart Europe Conference, and is the co-initiator of the Digital Infrastructure Netherlands foundation, the umbrella organisation for the Dutch digital infrastructure sector. Stijn Grove has previously worked for Compuserve/UUNET, Verizon Business, Samsung Telecom, Colt and EvoSwitch Data Centers in Senior Management roles. He is an avid industry blogger, columnist, jury member and event speaker.