I'm a Bay Area based
Swiss Information Scientist,
focused on developing
data visualization projects and tools.

Professional Experience

Partner / Technology Lead
August 2012 – Present

Helping clients manage, design, and realize data visualization projects of any size. Our focus is on solving industry specific problems and communicating effectively through data visualization and interaction design.

Director of Engineering
Visual.ly
July 2011 – August 2012
  • Managed a team of 5 engineers.
  • Architected a browser-based visualization platform through all layers of the stack.
  • Followed and led an iterative development process.
Lecturer
UC Berkeley
January 2012 – June 2013
  • Taught a graduate level class on Information Visualization.
  • Lecturing, evaluation, and on-the-project coaching for multiple project teams and 40 students.
Data Visualization Analyst
Statewide Database, UC Berkeley Law Center for Research
August 2010 – May 2011
  • Created an interactive visualization prototype for exploratory data analysis based on census data, political indicators and location based data.

  • Created and implemented the communication platform for the Redistricting Group at Berkeley.

  • Developed an information architecture based on the group’s needs.

Data Visualization Analyst Intern
Google
July 2010 – August 2010
  • Developed an interactive visualization to facilitate visual correlation analysis of large-scale term corpus.
IT Consultant in Risk Management and Data Processing
SHS VIVEON AG, Baden, Switzerland
November 2007 – January 2009
  • Managed a project that implemented a solvency check system for a major Swiss telecommunication company (SOA, Web Services, XML)

  • Provided integration support of standard software solutions into enterprise IT landscape (Oracle, Business Objects)

  • Consulted for data warehousing unit in a banking industry firm

  • Analyzed, designed and implemented data mapping user interface used to configure data warehousing process definitions

Project Manager, Application Engineer (Oracle / Java)
UBS AG, Zurich, Switzerland
January 2006 – September 2007
  • Developed and maintained company-wide data mart facilitating analysis of bulk risks associated with large group companies

  • Created requirements in collaboration with business analysts

  • Developed with an eye on performance management due to large volumes of data (in Oracle 10g)

  • Was part of an internationally operating project team (Zurich, London, Singapore)

Co-Founder
Opposite Web Publishing, Zurich, Switzerland
June 2000 – December 2007
  • Developed online presences for NGOs and small/medium enterprises (PHP, HTML, MySQL/PostgreSQL, CSS, XML, RSS)
  • Developed database applications to manage inventory and payments for wine dealer
  • Integration of a credit card payment process into an existing shop solution
  • Consulting for web presence integration into communication processes
  • Internet marketing and optimization for search engines
Software Developer, Online Producer, Project Manager
Tamedia AG, Zurich, Switzerland
January 2000 – December 2002
  • Developed various online games and sport event companion sites
  • Technologies: PHP, MySQL

My Skills

  • Data Visualization concepting & implementation
  • Data transformation, data exploration, data analysis
  • GIS
  • Relational / NoSQL Databases
  • Software product management
  • Project management
  • Full stack development

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