The Digital Signage Federation (DSF), the independent not-for-profit trade organization serving the digital signage industry, and the Digital Signage Federation Europe (DSF Europe) have announced the newly elected leadership for the European Affiliate.

Dirk Huelsermann DSF

Dirk Huelsermann, Managing Director of STRATACACHE Capital, is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of DSF Europe.  Mr. Huelsermann has chaired the association since its inception for more than nine years and has said, “With this announcement, the aim is to help rejuvenate DSF Europe and continue to build a solid foundation that works on behalf of our members. The affiliation with the DSF will allow us to offer our members additional educational and professional development opportunities.”

Mr. Huelsermann also announced the two newly elected officers of DSF Europe. The new President of DSF Europe will be Simon Jackson, Vice President, Strategic & Vertical Sales EMEA, NEC Display Solutions.  The new Vice President of DSF Europe will be Leif Liljebrunn, President and CEO of ZetaDisplay AB.

Simon Jackson, Leif Liljebrunn

Mr. Jackson said “I would like to thank Mr. Huelsermann for his work on growing this organization.  Soon we will be announcing our programming plan for the remainder of 2018 and encourage our members, and potential members, to connect with us at an upcoming event.”

DSF Chairman Richard Ventura, Vice President of Strategy for NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., said “The ability for business to share collaboratively on growing our industry within a global network is important.  Our issues extend across borders and a strong DSF Europe is important to all our stakeholders, whether they are in the Americas or elsewhere.  I want to congratulate Mr. Huelsermann on his successes leading DSF Europe, and the organization under its former name, OVAB Europe.”

Although supported and endorsed by the DSF, the European affiliate operates independently.  Their members focus on issues within a specific European context but receive certain benefits from the shared membership.   These benefits include access to information and discounts for professional development.

About the Digital Signage Federation

DSF’s Mission is to support and promote the common business interests of the world-wide digital signage, interactive technologies and the digital out-of-home network industries. The DSF is a not-for-profit independent voice of the digital signage industry reflecting the diversity of its membership. It promotes professional recognition through certifications, continuing education, conferences, publications, and presentations offered by the DSF and affiliate groups. It provides government lobbying to leverage the collective strength of members and represent their interests at the higher levels of government and the community. The DSF provides leadership and networking opportunities focused on building a solid foundation for the advancement of the digital signage industry. For more information, visit www.digitalsignagefederation.org.