Cinevation, Norway / Eurostar
Rune Bjerkestrand founded Piql AS (formerly Cinevation AS) in 2002 and has been the leading force in developing the company’s groundbreaking technology and products. His mission has been to make the company a provider of innovation and efficiency to the motion picture industry, as well as redefining the high-end digital-to-film transfer process by utilizing the most advanced technologies available.
He is currently leading the company’s transition into becoming a service provider of secure long-term preservation of digital data through a global network of partners.
Rune Bjerkestrand’s educational background includes a Master of Management and Business Administration from BI Norwegian School of Management, as well as a Bachelor of Engineering – Cybernetics from Buskerud University College.
He has held senior management positions within the area of automation, process control and security systems in companies such as Honeywell, Norcontrol and the Kongsberg Group. He was Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Product & Marketing Management at Davis before he started Piql (Cinevation) in 2002.