About us

ngena is an acronym that stands for “Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance”, an alliance of global telecommunication providers and system integrators. At the same time, it is the company name of ngena GmbH, which is a private limited company (GmbH), headquartered in Frankfurt am Main.

What do we offer?

ngena provides companies around the world with consistent data connectivity services, integrating the networks of its alliance partners into a single global Software-Defined Network (SDN).

ngena also offers end-to-end managed Software-Defined Wide Area Networks by using state-of-the-art cloud and virtualization technologies of Cisco-Viptela and Meraki.

Our Team

We believe that diversity and inclusion drive innovation across the globe.

Nationalities

+35

Our strength is our multicultural team

Working at ngena means working in a dynamic environment where your ideas count and make a difference. Become an ngenious and lets built a secure connected world

Team members

304

We are very flexible, whatever the season or reason. That's why we offer our employees flexible working hours.

Kelly Slater
Head of assurance and testing

Knowledge & experience

Jenny Sotto-Siquioco
Head of Marketing, North America

Business, Marketing Strategy, and Operations Leader • Solid, global experience in the high technology industry • Highly skilled in people management with an excellent leadership track record • Core competency in marketing and sales in international settings • Extensive experience …

Arnav Ghai
IT Development Lead at ngena

Solving problems is my passion - with more than 15 years international Telecommunications industry experience, I have performed tasks in various technical as well as project and product managerial roles, supporting customers around the world build, develop and maintain their …

Dietmar Geiler
Chief Platform Officer

Dietmar has always played an integral and important role at ngena and is Chief Platform Officer since January 2021. Starting from the foundation of ngena in 2016, he has steered the company on various areas: Product Management, Solution Architecture, Pricing, …

Advisory Board

Global innovative market leading experts shaping ngena on a daily basis

Chris Burke

Advisory Board

Chris has spent almost 40 years in the Telecommunications, IT and Technology industries in a very International career. Chris has held both Senior Technical and General Management responsibilities in a Telecoms Equipment Manufacture (Nortel), Fixed Line Carrier (Energis), Wireless Service Provider company (Vodafone), and a User Equipment Manufacturer (RIM).

Jack Sepple

Chairman Advisory Board

Jack led Accenture’s Multi-billion Cloud practice from 2012 to 2019 growing it into the largest and #1 ranked Global System Integrator across cloud consulting and outsourcing capabilities. His responsibilities included strategy, investment, plan, implementation and managed cloud services across IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and BPaaS. He also established Accenture’s cloud ecosystem relationships that included Azure, AWS, Google, ServiceNow, VMWare, Oracle and others.

Luis Alvarez Satorre

Advisory Board

An experienced global business leader with deep understanding of how innovation through digital technologies can transform businesses. Now SIA´s CEO, a leading cybersecurity company, part of Indra group. He has led businesses from high growth small units to drive the turnaround as CEO of a £6bn global operation improving it cash performance and market leadership. . High energy executive, technology savvy, diversity champion, passionate customer focused and inspirational people and team leader. Author of Amazon Best Seller, “Becoming a 3DCEO”

Managing Directors

With over 100 years of combined experience, we've got a well-seasoned team at the helm

Bart de Graaff

CEO

Prior to joining ngena in May 2019, Bart spent over 20 years working with global consultancies and IT powerhouses. He served as Managing Director at Accenture for 12 years, leading Cloud Sales, Solutions, and Operations, as well as creating digital and data-driven client programs. He also worked in enterprise architecture at Perot Systems Corp. Bart has a passion for helping companies and teams to exceed their own expectations, and he has been delivering on this philosophy at ngena, establishing it as the premiere SD-WAN as a Service provider in the industry

Geoff Perfect

CRO

Spanning over twenty-five years, Geoff has had a successful global sales leadership career working in executive positions in the largest technology companies in the world. He was part of the team that IPO’d Nuance as one of the most successful IPOs in 2000. Blackberry was Geoff’s next calling in 2004 and he led the global sales team that focused on the largest Blackberry accounts and made Blackberry a household name. He and the team regularly called on GE, Goldman Sachs, Fedex and United Airlines to name a few. Apple recruited Geoff from Blackberry and he set up and led the first iPhone enterprise sales team based in Cupertino.

Marcus Hacke

CTO

Marcus Hacke developed the idea and concept behind ngena. He is Managing Director since the company’s formation in February 2016 and acting as CTO. From 2004 until then, he worked at Deutsche Telekom Group where he held several managerial positions in Sales, Delivery and Product Management. In these roles, his responsibilities included global provisioning and operations of telecommunications solutions, as well as the development of a global IT portfolio. Before joining Deutsche Telekom, Marcus spent seven years in the industry as a business consultant with McKinsey & Company, focusing on the IT and telecommunications industries.

What our partners say

Since the beginning of the SDWAN investment at Convergia, we understood that the only way to solve technological challenges and respond to opportunities is simplify the SDWAN solution delivery process. ngena makes it super easy from the beginning with the help of tools such as ngena QuickSizer; the design decisions and solution sizing are accomplished in a matter of minutes

We are honored to have a partner in the TD SYNNEX family that has designed a platform that enables enterprise networks to support hybrid multi-cloud environments as a service, one of our most important goals as a company.

The alliance between ngena and NetReady combines technological innovation, years of experience, and a regional structure of professional services with presence in Latin America and the Caribbean. We are confident that we can provide a leading SD-WAN Plug & Play portfolio in its segment, under a vision that considers the management of critical infrastructure and includes our comprehensive knowledge of processes, trends, and technologies in cybersecurity

Events

June 12, 2022

Cisco Live 2022

Cisco Live is the place to be to meet, greet, learn, and share ways of solving some of the biggest challenges out there. Let's get back together to build community, share experiences, and discover solutions.

Cisco Live 2022

May 10, 2022

Cloud Expo Europe

Join us at Cloud Expo Europe Frankfurt and meet 300 industry leading suppliers showcasing the latest technologies within the cloud industry. Enjoy an unrivalled two-day conference programme of thought-provoking panel discussions, inspirational keynotes and practical insight sessions from 300 speakers, covering: Digital Transformation, Cloud-Migration, Multi-Cloud Strategies, Threat Detection & Response, Cloud-native, Open Source & DevOps.

Website

November 15, 2021

.connect ngena Partner Summit 2021

Join the ngena .connect partner summit 2021 to learn about all the great achievements we have accomplish this year. We are very exited to showcase the .connect platform and the must see keynotes with our main team members and very special guests, including Cisco, Alkira, Inc., Thirdera, Zscaler, Insight.

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Press releases

“IT leaders and businesses need to act now to find the right solutions that will support them throughout the entire network lifecycle, from start to finish.” - Bart de Graaff

“The world has already entered into another wave of disruption around the world, since the pandemic. In order for businesses to continue smooth operations, IT teams must be equipped with new tools that simplify processes, supplies and minimize risk,” - Bart de Graaff

ngena understands the need to evolve the way we provision networks and define connectivity dynamically to where more and more business-critical workloads reside nowadays: the cloud.

The report includes short profiles on a selection of vendors including Akamai, Ciena, Ericsson, IBM, Nokia, Spirent and VMware, as well as security capabilities offered by BT, Lumen and ngena.

"ServiceNow and Thirdera, will for the first time ever, provide customers with an automated end-to-end service across the full network lifecycle," de Graaff said. "We have taken ServiceNow's vertical implementation and are putting it on steroids for our customers."

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