Meet The Team

MICHAEL ZEHNDER

 

CEO – SWISS DATA LABS

EXECUTIVE VP – GATE B

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

As Executive Vice President at GateB, Michael has successfully established the Customer Intelligence & Analytics Division. He strategically develops and positions his business unit and has identified new growth opportunities. In 2017, he incorporated and now leads GateB Singapore Pte. Ltd. as its Managing Director. Since 2016, Michael has also been co-founder and CEO of Swiss Data Labs AG, a strategic data platform partner of GateB.

Michael has successfully completed the TRIUM Global Executive MBA, a world-renowned management and leadership program. He holds a doctorate in economics and political science (University of Basel), a master’s degree in economics (University of Zurich), an M. A. S. in Business Intelligence (HSLU) and a D. A. S. in Data Science (ZHAW). Michael is also a Certified Project Manager IPMA, Certified Professional for Requirements Engin. CPRE and attended executive courses at IMD and INSEAD.

SKILLS

With more than 15 years of experience in data analytics, project management and consulting, Michael is constantly looking for value generating solutions. With tailored offerings, he helps companies successfully master core challenges in the areas of digital transformation and data  intelligence.

 

Leadership

Data Science

Big Data Analytics

Business Intelligence

Digital Disruption

STEFAN ZIMMERMAN

 

CMO – SWISS DATA LABS

HEAD DIGITAL DIVISION – GALLEDIA

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Stefan has developed several businesses before joining Galledia in 2016 as Head Digital Division and Member of its Executive Board.
After his apprenticeship as polygraph, Stefan completed his training at the Polygraphic Academy as a Graduate Technician HF (Federal Diploma of Higher Education), followed by a Bachelor in Polygraphic Engineering at ODEC, the Marketing and Sales Manager Diploma at HFW, the Program for Leadership Development at ESADE, and a Master of Business Administration at HSG. He also completed an Elective Course in Digital Marketing & Social Media at HSG and a CAS in Business Intelligence & Analytics at HSLU.

SKILLS

Stefan has over 10 years of consulting as well as project management and execution experience in marketing, sales and procurement projects.

 

Digital Channels

Business Intelligence

Big Data Analytics

Marketing Autom.

Data Warehouse

CHRISTOPH SPIRIG

 

CTO – SWISS DATA LABS

CEO – ENTIISO

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Christoph is the founder and CEO of entiiso AG, an innovative Swiss IT company in the field of systems engineering for enterprise customers. Since the early 1990s he has been working in the professional IT sector. His skill-set spans the full range of technical IT, programming, customization, and implementation. The diversity of his competencies enables him to develop and optimize system architectures and convert the most challenging projects to success stories.

Christoph is a business economist with a major in Marketing (BSc FHO). Christoph also holds an EMBA FHO in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Management and a DAS Data Science from the ZHAW. Christoph attended various IT trainings in order to stay on top of the latest technologies.

SKILLS

Christoph has successfully supported SMEs and large enterprise customers in national and international IT projects for 25 years. His experience and skills are highly appreciated by customers and rewarded by strong partnerships and long-standing relationships.

 

IT Architecture

Project Management

Big Data Infrastructure

IT Security

IT Outsourcing

BRUNO KOCHER

 

CIO – SWISS DATA LABS

CDO – HITACHI VANTARA

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

As Chief Digital Officer and member of Hitachi Vantara’s executive management team in Switzerland, Bruno curates an extremely wide-ranging network. Ongoing successes with large international corporations in the fields of solution architectures for data (SaaS and PaaS), cloud services, SAP, and big data solutions stand for his pronounced customer proximity, and for the conversion of customer requirements into efficient solutions.

Bruno is a mechanical engineer with post-graduate degrees in advanced software development, business administration and a DAS in Data Science.

SKILLS

With more than 20 years of professional experience including 15 years of management experience, Bruno has the distinct ability and long experience to quickly grasp customer needs and think straight into the customer’s business to identify viable solutions.

 

Leadership

IT Consulting

IT Architecture

Internet Of Things

Big Data Analytics

RAMON LIFART

 

ASSOCIATE DATA SCIENTIST – SDL

LEADER DATA CONSULTING – GATE B

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

In several years in the fields of actuarial and advanced analytics, Ramon developed a wide range of predictive models. He has supervised and managed mid- and large- scale analytical projects over the entire Analytical Life Cycle from business understanding to operationalization and value generation. Today, he is the Leader Data Consulting at GateB and an Associate Senior Data Scientist at Swiss Data Labs.

Ramon studied mathematics at ETH and Business Engineering / Business Mathematics at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).

SKILLS

Ramon has 10 years of experience in business analysis, data preparation, reporting, statistical data analysis, machine learning, customer intelligence, programming, and software development.

 

Business Intelligence

Data Warehouse

Statistics

Data Visualization

Business Analysis