Bertrand Steens started his career back in 2001, around
9/11 in a hotel in Brussels.
The recession in the
travel industry after 9/11 forced him however
quite soon to look for another sector.
This provided the
opportunity to give it a try in his old time love: ICT.
As a self learner, he
had already developed his own network back home with
routing and shared printer and storage services
for all computers from his family.
Despite his short
time in hospitality industry, he learned some valuable
lessons about being service minded and managing
expectations of high demanding customers.
This allowed him to
start at Linklaters, a magic circle law firm, working
for the world's leading lawyers!
Starting as a helpdesk operator, he quickly gained
knowledge and experience about common corporate IT
infrastructures in general as well as law firm specific
Over the years his
job evolved from a junior help desk position to a senior
system engineer, highly valued amongst his peers across
Along the years, many
interesting challenges have crossed his path: pbx
migrations, opening new offices abroad, office moves,...
formalized his experience and knowledge by getting
a two-year post bachelor degree in IT management, which
he completed as top 10% of his class.
After seven years,
new challenges at another
international law firm, Jones Day. Working closely with
the Regional IT manager for Europe, Bert took care of
the Brussels branch where he focused on cost saving,
finding cost effective solutions to develop support to
the office and supporting all infrastructure within the
Currently he is
starting and developing his own business so that other
companies can benefit from this wealth of experience.
Being raised in Dutch as well as French alike, Bert has also acquired excellent
knowledge in English. He also has notions of German and
For a comprehensive
list of what he has
done in the past 15 years, please
download his CV