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Valentin Bercovici

Valentin Bercovici
Founder and CEO, PencilDATA

Website | @valb00

Valentin “Val” Bercovici is founder and CEO at PencilDATA, democratizing trust throughout digital transformation. Val is also cofounder and a senior advisor at, a company focused on completing the autonomous data center vision by addressing the gap in automated tech support via machine learning. He was a founding member of the governing board at the Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF), the Linux Foundation’s home for Google’s Kubernetes, the Open Container Initiative (OCI), and many other related cloud-native projects. Val has enjoyed a long leadership career. Previously, at NetApp/SolidFire, he launched multibillion-dollar storage and compliance products, created the competitive team and strategy, directed new research investments for the NetApp Data Fabric roadmap, and served as SolidFire’s CTO. A pioneer in the cloud industry, Val led the creation of NetApp’s cloud strategy and introduced the first international cloud standard to the marketplace as CDMI (ISO INCITS 17826) in 2012. Val advises numerous data-driven startups and is passionate about improving diversity within the tech industry. He has several patents issued and pending around data center applications of augmented reality and data authenticity.


1:30pm-2:15pm Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Location: Imperial B
Valentin Bercovici (PencilDATA)
Valentin Bercovici explains why a simple distributed ledger (SDL) offers the right combination of blockchain value to serve diverse enterprise workflows while abstracting away the governance, economic, security, development, implementation, and other operational details of multiple underlying blockchain specifics. Read more.