Kristian Thyregod is vice president for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and is responsible for sales operations, including Silver Peak go-to-market and channel strategies, designed to accelerate customer acquisition and partner engagement. Prior to Silver Peak, Kristian served as senior vice president, EMEA at Riverbed Technology. Prior to that, Kristian was responsible for EMEA Solution Sales at CA Technologies selling CA’s portfolio to new customers in both the Enterprise and Public-Sector space. Before joining CA, Kristian held senior leadership positions at both EMC Corporation and IBM. Kristian is a graduate of Copenhagen Business School and Henley Management College with advanced degrees in strategy and business administration and has recently completed a post graduate program in Strategy at IMD Business School.