Jan Stip is an international executive, with more than 25 years of experience in Commercial and Technical Management functions within the IT, Security, and Network domains. In addition, Jan is internationally active as an investor and advisor at start-ups and scale-ups. The current position is as COO and Co-Founder at OPT/NET, a scale-up in Artificial intelligence. Where he is responsible for the day-to-day management and all customer-oriented activities. Previously employed at Valesco Ventures as CEO, an investor in international start-ups. Before that at Infoblox (NASDQ:BLOX), responsible for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). He was a founding member of Juniper Networks (NASDQ: JNPR) in Europe. Where he has held various positions such as Vice President & Managing Director Service Providers, with responsibility for the Telecom Sector a $2.3 Bn business. And General Manager & Vice President Engineering for the Mobile and Open Software Business Units. Jan Stip was also active as an officer with the Royal Dutch Navy in Den Helder.