About Lars Bennetzen







A brief presentation

I founded Blackbelt Communications in 2012, after working for just over 20 years as an IT journalist on various Danish media. It was my dream and ambition to combine the values ​​of karate with communication.

Always IT and technology

My career started as an electrical engineering degree from the Danish Academy of Engineering, where I graduated in 1990. But in 1992 my fingers started to itch. I started as a freelancer for Engineering weekly magazine, and the following year I became an editor of PC World, where I built the PC World Test Center and PC World Online over the next three years.

In 1996, I was employed as IT editor at Ingeniøren, and I am so lucky to be in the development phase of ing.dk, Denmark's first online newspaper. I then started Engineering Weekly | IT, an IT section, which I planned, wrote to and edited.

Then, in 2002, I went to Aller Business, where I became an cross media IT editor of the many professional media that Aller Business had at that time.

Here I was in charge for all IT stories in the "Jern- og Maskinindustrien, Proces Teknologi, Licitation  and later Industriens dagblad, to which I developed and operated an IT supplement.

In 2006, the opportunity to become Chief Editor of Alt om DATA, Denmark's oldest IT magazin came about, and here I worked for the next six years and further developed both the magazine and the online site, aod.dk.

Throughout my career, I have been involved in IT journalism and especially IT security has been an integral part of my work for the last ten years. In this regard, I participated in many IT security conferences, courses and seminars around the world.

In 2014, I founded Tech-Test.dk, an online tech site where we test and review consumer electronics. During the years the site has existed, the number of visitors has risen more than I had hoped for and I enjoy every day I work with content for the site.

The Karate in my life

I have spent a large part of my life on Shotokan karate, in fact over 30 years.

I have the third black belt (3rd then) and the values that my style represents, including respect, credibility, discipline and honesty, is the core of Blackbelt Communications.

The Kanji characters you find on all the pages here on blackbelt-communications.com means "reigi", which can be translated into respect, a term that matters to me.

In few words:

  • More than 20 years of experience as IT journalist and editor
  • 6 years as editor-in-chief of Alt om DATA
  • Background as both journalist and machine engineer
  • Solid experience in hardware and software testing
  • Worked with both B2B and B2C customers
  • Founded Blackbelt Communications in 2012
  • Founded Tech Test in 2014