Since more than 10 years I am promoter Linux and (F)OSS. I am not a techie, my expertise lays in partner-management, marketing and sales. I started my OSS career at a Linux specialized training company in The Netherlands. During that period I co-founded LPI Netherlands. Currently as Manager Training at SUSE I am responsible for bringing SUSE training to the market in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). In other words if a IT-pro is looking for quality SUSE training he or she should easily find it at a fair price. Bringing SUSE/Linux/FOSS to the IT curriculum of public schools has always been my mission. It is a long term investment but it will influence the future heavily!