Arno Witvliet is the Chief Sales Officer of Leaseweb since 2016. In this position, he oversees all commercial operations of Leaseweb worldwide with a clear focus on achieving the overall topline objectives of the company.
Prior to Leaseweb, Arno served UNIT4 as SVP & Global Transformation Officer leading the transformation of the worldwide sales organization. Having earlier served in senior leadership positions with Atos as the SVP Global Sales & Marketing, for Canopy Cloud and OpenText/Cordys as the VP & General Manager for Continental Europe.
Arno also holds a Masters Degree in business economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and the busiest for e-commerce merchants. The 2022 holiday shopping season is underway with online sales forecast to grow by 12.8% to 14.3% over last year, reaching $260 billion. Even with rising inflation and ongoing inventory concerns, consumers are planning to spend this holiday season, which […]
Are cloud and colocation complementary or competitive solutions? It’s a debate that’s been raging in the wake of the rising dominance of cloud technologies over the past decade. Offering flexible, scalable, and cost-effective infrastructure, demand for cloud solutions jumped as the pandemic hit and businesses moved at speed to support remote workforces and a raft […]
With the rise of Software-as-a-Service and cloud-hosted online services, many tech companies have moved to an always-on model. An increasing amount of software is being bought and delivered as an online service, which only contributes to the prevalence of always-on businesses in every aspect of our lives. For example, we do not install programs on […]
Many organizations are taking the leap to begin rolling out new online services – and with relatively low development costs and a wide range of use cases, it’s no surprise that online services are rising in popularity. From internal self-service platforms for HR, to customer-facing solutions, all the way to Software as a Service and […]
Welcome to the third and final chapter of the Leaseweb SaaS Sessions series, where we examine important choices SaaS suppliers are making in the technology sector. Among them: how to deal with development talent shortages, ways to successfully acquire and retain customers, and the ‘always-on’ infrastructure needed for scaling a SaaS business. In case you missed the first […]
Getting started as a SaaS provider is step one. Improving your market position by expanding your business (nationally and internationally) is step two. What do SaaS companies think about their growth track and what are their considerations? Organic growth Rob Coppen, who founded Yellowtail Group, explains that his company has grown organically, from what was […]
This is the first in our blog series ‘SaaS Sessions,’ which was inspired by a recent roundtable event in which five Dutch SaaS entrepreneurs and I had a discussion and shared insights. In this one, I discuss ambitions for Dutch SaaS companies, the steps for scaling, and expanding overseas. Enjoy! The Netherlands is a country with […]
Phones may have been the first devices to become “smart,” but the Internet of Things (IoT) aims to raise almost every object around us to that status. When we connect objects to the internet, the possibilities are virtually endless. We can operate them remotely from computers or phones, check on their status to ensure they’re […]
The Latitude59 tech conference was held in late May for the 11th straight year, featuring almost 100 speakers from 20 different countries around the globe. Topics ranged from “The Future of Cybersecurity” to “The Future of Sustainable Food”, and, new for this year, Leaseweb partnered with online investment platform TWINO to host the “Fintech Talks” event. Latitude59 […]
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the most sweeping corporate regulations coming down the pipeline. The measure was adopted by the European Commission and is set to go into effect May 25, 2018, and its purpose is to standardize rules for data collection, storage, and use, and then apply those rules across […]