Stijn Grove

Managing Director
Dutch Data Center Alliance

Stijn Grove is the Managing Director of the Dutch Datacenter Association, DDA, and the Digital Gateway to Europe organisation.


The DDA connects the market-leading Data Centres in the Netherlands to strengthen economic growth and drive awareness of Data Centres in Dutch society. DDA stimulates interaction between its participants, partners, government, interest groups and platforms. It profiles and promotes the role, impact and significance of the Data Centre industry in our society and represents the interests of the DDA participants. DDA takes initiatives and coordinates these initiatives in the areas of sustainability, security and IT education.


Stijn also heads the Digital Gateway to Europe organisation to promote the Netherlands as the international digital hub. Next to his work for the DDA and Digital Gateway to Europe Stijn is the co-initiator of the Digital Infrastructure Netherlands foundation, the umbrella organisation for the Dutch digital infrastructure sector.


Stijn Grove has previously worked for UUNET, Verizon, Samsung Telecom, Colt and EvoSwitch in Senior Management roles. He is an avid industry blogger and columnist in many IT publications in The Netherlands. He is a featured speaker on data center and digital infrastructure industry trends.