Solution Provider Advisory Board

Chief Strategy Officer
Sapphire Systems
CEO & Co-Founder

Etienne is one of the early pioneers of the internet security. He first got involved in cybersecurity in 1994, after he graduated University. Etienne really has seen the development of the industry from the very beginning.

He has spent over 20 years promoting the innovative use of technology and building services to solve complex issues. Etienne has been involved in numerous general management roles during his career but has enjoyed staying close to the technology.

UK Managing Director
Managing Director, UK&I

Alex has spent more than 20 years in the IT channel, amassing a great depth of experience and knowledge in leading services focused businesses to deliver transformational solutions for customers. Having worked in both start-ups and more established global businesses, Alex owned e-DBA, a company specialising in Oracle software, hardware, managed and professional service. This business, which became Red Stack Tech in 2015 following a merger with 3sixty-analytics and the acquisition of Polish Oracle Partner, Gridwise, won several notable Oracle awards, including Oracle Partner of the Year 2010, 2011 & 2013 and UK, EMEA & Global Oracle Engineered Systems Partner of the Year 2014. Red Stack Tech was acquired by Data Intensity, a multi-cloud managed services provider, in 2016 and Alex spent the following 2.5 years as International General Manager, integrating and growing the two businesses and leading go-to-market strategies across Europe and Asia Pacific.

Modern Networks

Matthew Reeve, CEO of Modern Networks a company that I founded in the year 2000 that are a provider of Internet, IT and Telecommunications services. My role is to lead the senior management team and deliver our M&A strategy that we put in place after we were backed by Horizon Capital in a £40M deal last April. Having started my career in Beeston Nottingham as an apprentice at GEC Plessey Telecommunications, I have worked for Kingston Communication, Siemens, Racal Telecom and Ericsson before starting the business and still consider myself technically literate. Outside of work I am married – 20 years next month, with two teenage girls, a cocker spaniel and in my spare time race a Caterham in the 7 Race Series in the UK and Europe.

Sales Director
Highgate Solutions
Founder and CEO