Hi, my name is Mark Appel. 48 years old and more than 25 years active in the IT industry. I like to share my experiences about marketing, the cloud, triathlon and gadgets. I live in The Netherlands near Amsterdam and was born in the southern part of the country. I have a great family together with my wife Jeannette with two kids. My son Julius at age of 16 and my daugther Sophie at the age of 17. Exciting times with raising kids and parents who have many ambitions. Finding the balance in between business and private life is a challenging thing. But the time we are living in is also exciting. Electronics and internet changing our lives and habits. Today in business life I am the global marketing director of Exact, the cloud solutions part.