Gert Svensson is the Deputy Director of the PDC Center for High-Performance Computing at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Gert has worked with high-performance computing at PDC since 1990. He has lead various European research projects in different areas of HPC. Gert has also been involved with and directed numerous HPC procurements. He is also responsible for the infrastructure at PDC and is especially interested in energy efficiency and heat re-use for supercomputing systems; he is highly involved with these issues in the context of the PRACE project. Since 2017 Gert has been an active member of the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group Team on Energy Efficient Procurement Considerations. Gert obtained an M.Sc. in Physics from KTH in 1981. After a period in the industry, he returned to the Computer System Laboratory at KTH. His early research interests were parallel and concurrent programming and open-source software.