Welcome. My name is Agustín Benito Bethencourt (toscalix). In this site you can find my professional background together with my thoughts about topics I am interested on. At the same time, it is a modest attempt to reduce the dispersion and take ownership of the information I consider most relevant.

Principlestoscalix avatar

Agustín enjoys customer oriented environments and is well known for promoting open and collaborative environments where:

  • A shared vision is a requirement towards alignment, not a feature.
  • To build trust, alignment is more important than hierarchy, and a necessary step towards autonomy.
  • Autonomy is a requirement towards mastery.
  • Mastery is our biggest asset and the fuel of vision.

Agustín believes that the assimilation of this virtuous circle by those he works with, defines the culture of an organization where experimentation and innovation is a constant, not an exception. Only through innovation you can move towards sustainability, the ultimate goal for those who care about the organization and their people.

Agustín promotes Open Source principles and practices as well as popular modern approaches like a Continuous Delivery/Deployment, lean thinking or DevOps.

Short bio

Agustín Benito Bethencourt has been involved in the Open Source software industry for 15+ years in different management or executive positions. He also has experience as  entrepreneur and consultant. Agustín has led multidisciplinary and distributed-remote teams in the design, development, deployment and support of a wide variety of products, services and projects. He also has an extensive background as speaker, net-worker, business developer and trainer.

There is a specific section on this website that describes in detail Agustín’s most recent professional background. Currently he works at Daimler Global Services Madrid coordinating MBition GmbH Open Source related activities, specially those related with product development, delivery and maintenance.

Agustín has three passions: innovation, basketball and La Palma, the place he calls home. He is a KDE e.V. and KDE Spain member and an openSUSE user. He has been also involved in other Open Source projects/communities at a personal and professional level. Currently he lives in Málaga, Spain, although he spends in La Palma, Canary Islands, also Spain, a couple of months per year.

More about Toscalix and contact

To know more about Agustín, please check any of the following sites:

Feel free to contact him thorugh:

  • Twitter: @toscalix
  • Mail:
    • Personal: toscalix(at)gmail(dot)com or abenito(at)kde(dot)org
    • Profesional: (coming soon)
  • Skype ID: toscalix (Agustin Benito Bethencourt).
  • IRC nickname: toscalix in irc.freenode.net