Advisory Board - interdisciplinary, international executive team makes it happen

Michael Bentele, founder and CEO of 1st MTB Market Intelligence

Michael Bentele - Founder and CEO

With over 20 years of experience in national and international IT markets, Michael combines in-depth expertise from various sales and sales management roles in leading international technology companies with a comprehensive geographical reach that includes Austria, the DACH-Area as well as Western, Southern and Central Europe. His track record of acquiring new customers with highly competitive, market-challenging products and solutions demonstrates his ability to solve complex challenges in the technology industry. With the founding of 1st MTB Market Intelligence, he demonstrates his commitment to accelerating the international exchange of IT solutions providing companies a decisive competitive advantage. Michael's combined experience and vision position him as a valuable partner for anyone seeking success in the IT industry. He holds an M.Sc. degree in business administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Michael Dvorak - PR and Marketing

Michael Dvorak - Executive Partner for Marketing and Communications Strategy

Michael Dvorak has been publishing specialist management quality media for decision-makers in information management and digital transformation for 12 years. For this target group of digital executives, it also offers the opportunity for intensive, open exchange of experiences with regular CXO roundtables and other networking formats.

Before that, he was responsible for marketing in international IT groups in Austria and the DACH region for over 10 years, mostly as a member of the respective management.

As a B2B marketing expert, he is primarily concerned with future effective target group and content marketing strategies and innovative Face2Face concepts.


Location: Vienna, Austria


Michal Furman - Central and Eastern Europe - CEE Region (Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia and much more)

Michał Furman - General Manager Central and Eastern Europe

Michał Furman brings over 20 years of successful sales experience gained at leading global IT companies.

He specializes in building high-performance sales organizations, which has resulted in business deals worth over 100 million euros in the last ten years alone.

Michał has a deep understanding of the global IT landscape and a passion for efficient business deals. He holds an MA in Political Science from Jagiellonian University and is an avid triathlete.


Location: Warsaw, Poland

Thomaas Eger - Denmark - Nordics Region

Thomas Eger - General Manager Nordics Region

Thomas has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry in international leadership roles in EMEA, Northern Europe and the Nordics, where he has worked for several technology giants. Thomas has in-depth knowledge of the IT sector in general, major customers in the private and public sectors, partner and alliance business and the market for small and medium-sized companies.

He holds both an M.Sc. as well as an MBA. Due to his experience, Thomas can cover both strategic and operational issues with a focus on the Nordic region and has extensive experience with innovative products and solutions, go-to-market strategies in highly competitive areas and with both business and organizational transformation.


Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Francisco Javier Gonzalez - Iberia Region Spain Portugal

Francisco Javier Gonzalez - General Manager Iberia Region

Francisco Javier Gonzalez has more than 22 years of experience in sales, business development and IT project management in the Iberian Peninsula and France. He led delivery teams, supervised consultants and spent most of his career in solution sales. This gives him a significant network and deep insights into the Iberian IT market across all vertical sectors from tech startups to government customers. He held key positions in leading multinational technology companies and with leading local and international systems integrators. Francisco attaches great importance to customer orientation, sustainable projects and a deep, comprehensive understanding of solutions in order to make his projects a success for everyone involved.



Location: Madrid, Spain

Jocelyn Boureche - France region

Jocelyn Bourèche - General Manager France

An experienced market professional, Jocelyn has an impressive track record in strategic alliances and partner management, with a clear focus on the dynamic IT sector in France and Europe. With over two decades of experience, he has held key positions at multiple technology leaders to deliver significant revenue growth alongside partner ecosystems. Jocelyn's professional background includes leadership positions at prestigious organizations where he consistently forged critical and successful partnerships. His deep understanding of strategic alliances and commercial success has made him a valued advisor to leading players in the French and European IT markets. Jocelyn's expertise is a valuable resource for those seeking insight and success in the ever-changing terrain of the IT market in France and beyond.


Seat: Mougins, France

Axel Albrecht - Cybersecurity and data protection Germany

Axel Albrecht - Executive Partner for Data Security and Data Protection

With specializations in information management, data protection, quality management and friendly auditing, Axel Albrecht has been working as a business and market consultant in Germany since 2018 with a focus on data security and data protection. He began his career at the renowned Fraunhofer Institute in Karlsruhe as a research assistant before working for several decades in various sales and management positions for renowned top US tech companies.

Today, Axel is a recognized expert for IT-relevant regulations, both at the national level in Germany and at the European level - especially in data protection and information security. His know-how and experience are invaluable for all customers who primarily need organizational and process support to cover the areas mentioned.


Location: Stuttgart, Germany

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