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Welcome to my site. My name is Agustín Benito Bethencourt (toscalix). This site describes my professional background together with information about what I have done in the past and my thoughts about topics I am interested on. At the same time, it is a modest attempt to reduce the dispersion of the information I have been generating over time.

Agustin Benito Bethencourt


Agustín enjoys customer oriented environments and is well known for promoting an 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.

I believe that the assimilation of this virtuous circle by those I work with, defines the culture of an organization where 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.

Short bio

Agustín Benito Bethencourt is an Open Source professional with experience in different management, consultant and executive positions in multinational companies, as entrepreneur and contractor, leading worldwide projects. He has led multidisciplinary and distributed 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, networker and business developer.

There is a specific section on this website that describes in detail Agustín’s most recent professional background.

Agustín Benito Bethencourt 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 users. He has been involved with other Open Source projects/communities at a personal and professional level. Currently he lives in Málaga, Spain.

More about Toscalix and contact

To know more about Agustín, it is recommended to check any of the following sites:

Feel free to contact me:

  • Twitter: @toscalix
  • G+: profile
  • Mail:
    • Personal: toscalix(at)gmail(dot)com or abenito(at)kde(dot)org
    • Profesional: agustin.benito(at)odethink(dot)co(dot)uk
  • Skype ID: Agustin Benito Bethencourt
  • IRC nickname: toscalix in irc.freenode.net