Begin 2018 heeft Frances Rose, Head of TowerXchange Europe, een oproep gedaan aan directieleden binnen de Tower Industry om hun beste en slimste professionals onder de 35 jaar te benoemen en ze werd overweldigd door de reacties van over de hele wereld. Maarten Kippers, Sales Manager bij Alticom, is één van deze Rising Stars.
De Rising Stars waren uitgenodigd voor de Meetup Europe 2018 in Londen, dat plaatsvond op 17 en 18 april jongstleden. Dit jaarlijkse event wordt bezocht door meer dan 2.000 decision makers, de meest invloedrijke mannen en vrouwen binnen de telecominfrastructuur.
Alle Rising Stars zijn door TowerXchange geïnterviewd om ze beter te leren kennen. Het interview met Maarten, waarin hij zijn achtergrond, prestaties en ambities deelt, staat hieronder. De interviews van alle Rising Stars staan op de website van TowerXchange.
When I was 15 years old I started working as a sales representative with one of the first independent mobile phone stores in the Netherlands. Since that moment I’ve mostly been working within or related to the telecommunications industry and mostly from the sales point of view. I’ve had various sales positions within the (hosted) fixed and mobile communication market with MNOs and MVNOs. I’ve also been responsible for the integration of telecommunication as a service within one of the largest collective purchasing organisations in the Netherlands.
I’ve been working with Alticom since December 2016. Alticom was searching for an additional Sales Manager for their datacentre proposition and I immediately applied when I heard about the vacancy. Although Alticom had seen numerous applicants, I felt an immediate chemistry with the Alticom team and after various interviews, we shook hands and here we are now.
I’m really proud of working with the 24 Alticom (and nowadays Cellnex) towers. These towers are not your average broadcasting or telecommunication towers, but enormous media towers with a more than 60-year history. I’m proud of being a member of the Alticom team, implementing new technologies to the towers, like IoT, edge computing and blockchain technologies. With these new technologies, I’m confident that the towers of Alticom will be part of a whole new era.
My personal goal for the future is to search for the perfect partners for our datacentre solutions and of course other (Cellnex) solutions. These towers are perfect for small private datacentre solutions. Recently we have been able to provide universities, insurance companies and other well-known companies with these private-build datacenters in our towers.
My personal goal is to add more of these well-known names to our existing clients. Within the last months, I have successfully added a new type of service to the Alticom menu card: housing for cryptocurrency-miners. This market has an enormous potential and could be one of our more profitable services. I hope to expand this activity to several megawatts before the end of the year.
I know it is a common path for many people in my position and once I have gained the required experience, I would like to move on to management eventually.