Bentley Systems founder Keith Bentley to retire

By on 17 March, 2023

Keith Bentley, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Bentley Systems. Image courtesy of Bentley Systems.

Bentley Systems founder Keith Bentley will step down as Chief Technology Officer in April in advance of his anticipated retirement later in the year. He will assume the role of Technology Advisor and remain on the Board of Directors.

Bentley’s successor as Chief Technology Officer will be Julien Moutte, currently Vice President of Technology

The company’s CEO, Greg Bentley, said, “It is practically unique for any mature software company to have had, for its lifetime, a chief inventor who has also been its chief evangelist, both for the work of its engineer users and developers.”

“Bentley Systems was founded in 1984 to commercialise Keith Bentley’s software for infrastructure engineering, and Keith’s contributions to the substance and articulation of our work have never slowed down, culminating in our market-leading iTwin Platform for infrastructure digital twins,” he added.

“Keith has been working closely and continuously with Julien Moutte over the past two years. Together they are committed to assuring that iTwin benefits will extend to every one of our application and cloud services users.”

Julien Moutte, Vice President of Technology, Bentley Systems. Image courtesy of Bentley Systems.

Moutte joined Bentley Systems in January 2021 from SAP, where he was head of technology for SAP Marketing Cloud. His technical expertise ranges from cloud operations and high availability platforms to multimedia and mobile. He is an IT entrepreneur and investor and during the past 15 years has launched more than 10 companies in Europe and the United States.

“Working with a visionary CTO like Keith Bentley is a rare privilege and a humbling experience, which I have enjoyed greatly for the past two years,” said Moutte.

“Our iTwin Platform is uniquely positioned to help us and our users advance infrastructure for a world in dire need. I’m honoured to succeed him, privileged to continue benefiting from his wisdom, and as Bentley Systems’ CTO I look forward to furthering his life’s work.”

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