As Director of Technology EMEA, Bert Oosterhof is responsible for communicating the technology needs and requirements of key EMEA customers to Informatica’s R&D organisation, as well as communicating and evangelizing architectures and benefits of Informatica technology to the EMEA customer community, analysts and press. Bert has held this position since September 2003. Prior to this, he was the Benelux Technical Director, responsible for all technical pre-sales and the post-sales activities within the region. Bert was formerly the Technical Director of a former Informatica distributor, a company which he co-founded in June 1998. Bert has been involved in the IT-sector since 1977. He has previously worked as a systems programmer, consultant, product manager and product marketing manager at companies such as Centraal Beheer, Cullinet, Computer Associates, Ingres (The ASK Group) and Do-IT (the first distributor of Object-Relational Database Technology).