Jan Wiersma has more than 15 years experience in building and managing large scale IT infrastructures. He has been responsible for datacenter & cloud strategy at large governmental agencies and several international companies, where he managed and build teams, organizational structures and datacenter infrastructures on a worldwide scale including projects in Netherlands, Germany and the USA. 

As the Vice President of Global Cloud Operations at SDL he now leads the vision and the implementation of the cloud infrastructure strategy that is the foundation to SDL’s world-class PAAS&SAAS solutions for global customer experience management. 

Being a partner at EVO Venture Partners, he provides knowledge, experience and network as well as seed capital to turn great ideas from talented entrepreneurs into global defining technology companies. EVO VP focuses on game changing early stage startups in software based infrastructures, specifically in security, storage, virtualization, networking and cloud. 

He represents his employers in international industry groups such as The Open Compute Project & Open Datacenter Alliance. He is also the international director EMEA & board member for non-profit organization DatacenterPulse; the datacenter end-user and operators platform.