We are happy to welcome Gerd Becker to the Cristie Team!

Cristie Nordic and Cristie Data are dedicated to our customers success and confident that we can assist with high skilled team members. With this is mind we are proud to announce that Gerd have joined the Cristie Team as a “Head of Solution Competence Center”! He will take care of Modern Data Protection in the DACH Region.


Dear Gerd can you tell us shortly about your background?

Yes Magnus, I have more than 40 years of IT experience, including over 20 years experience with IBM storage management products such as DFSMS and Tivoli® Storage Manager (today IBM® Spectrum Protect). I am holding several certifications, including technical and sales, and I am an IBM® Tivoli Certified Instructor.

Since more than 20 years I am Chairman of the Guide Share Europe (GSE) Storage-User group in Germany. I have authored many IBM® Redbooks® and I am proud to be IBM® Champion 2019, 2020 and 2021.


Gerd, that is impressive! What brings you joy in your profession?

To be close at the pulse of the IT development, test and evaluate new products and functions. I also like to teach and share my experience.


Sound great, what do you at your free time?

I spend a lot of time with my garden railroad. I run may G-scale trains and create buildings in the appropriate scale. I am very proud to have two grandchildren and spend available free time with them.


Nice, why did you choose to join Cristie?

Cristie is a modern an innovative company and new challenge at the end of my business live. I like the team I am working with!


We are happy to have you onboard at the Cristie team and sure that your experiences and interest to share will help many people in our regions! Welcome!


Cristie Nordic and Cristie Data are together covering the Nordic and DACH regions with professional services and solutions for data availability. We want to make your data available, anytime, anywhere!

Cristie is one of a few partners globally named Rubrik® ELITE and Rubrik® Authorized Support Partner meaning that we are carrying highest competence including local support. Our teams are ready to assist you in German, Swedish, Islandic and English. We are also top certified Cloudian®, Stronglink® and IBM® Partner and we are confident that know-how brings value to our customers.


Thanks for reading my #Welcome2Cristie blog!



Magnus Thunberg

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