About us

It is our shared ambition to revolutionize the world of IT training.

What has happened so far: the idea of acend was initially formulated at a Sammy Deluxe concert in 2019. This was the moment when some of the founders agreed to pursue their vision of revolutionizing IT training. The rest is history. Today, we provide educational, entertaining and rewarding training experiences you won’t forget!

Our Mission

As a knowledge platform, acend accompanies engineers and their businesses across new technological frontiers. We offer extraordinary, inspiring and practice-oriented teaching and learning experiences. Together with high-powered partners like Puzzle ITC, we draw on our expertise in the development, support and teaching of Cloud Native and Open Source technologies. Our trainings focus on the exchange of knowledge and shared learning – practice-oriented, uncomplicated and direct.

Blazing New Trails

We present knowledge in a surprising and interactive fashion. Our trainings consist of varied approaches to theory and practice-based labs.

Taught by Pioneers

Our trainers are experts in their field, continue to develop their skills with an ardent thirst for knowledge and put their heart and soul into their trainings.

Become Part of the Community

We see ourselves as part of the growing Swiss Cloud Native community and invite you to join in. For this reason, we emphasize knowledge exchange during and after our trainings.

«It’s people and their competences that contribute to the success of a business. We teach new knowledge and support our participants in the endeavor to develop with the help of new approaches.»

Thomas, Co-Founder acend

The People Behind acend

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Andreas Gehrig

Trainer, arch.cloud

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Benjamin Affolter

Trainer

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Christian Haller

Trainer, Puzzle ITC

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Christian Schlatter

Trainer, Puzzle ITC

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Christoph Aymon

Trainer

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Daniel Strohecker

Trainer

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David Kilchenmann

Sales

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David Schneider

Trainer, Puzzle ITC

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Gabriel Graf

Trainer

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Gabriel Koch

Trainer, bespinian

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Johann Gyger

Trainer

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Lena Fuhrimann

Trainer, bespinian

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Lorenz Bischof

Trainer, Puzzle ITC

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Marcel Groner

Finance & Experience

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Martin Abegglen

Trainer, Puzzle ITC

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Mathis Kretz

Trainer, bespinian

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Nemanja Kostic

Trainer, arch.cloud

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Philipp Grossenbacher

Experience

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Raffael Hertle

Trainer

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Reto Kupferschmid

Trainer, Puzzle ITC

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Sebastian Plattner

Trainer

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Thomas Philipona

Trainer

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Tobias Tröhler

Sales & Experience

Memberships

bernerit.rocks
CH Open
Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Digital Impact Network
Linux Foundation
swissICT