About us

The aim of the data innovation alliance is to help companies develop new products and services. We rely on three pillars for our success:

Learn more about us here.

Our Management team

Dr. Gundula Heinatz Bürki

Managing Director

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Dr. Gundula Heinatz Bürki led an analytics group at a Swiss insurance company and has been Manager of an analytics research group at ETH Zurich. She knows what transforming to digitization for a larger company means.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Heitz

President

 Institut für Datenanalyse und Prozessdesign (IDP), ZHAW School of Engineering

Prof. Dr. Heitz has founded the Swiss Institute of Service Science (SISS) in 2008, and led it since. He is well-connected in the Swiss Service Science community and has vast experience in setting up and leading interdisciplinary research-focused organizations.

Hans Peter Gränicher

Vice President

D ONE

Hans Peter Gränicher is CEO and co-founder of D|ONE, a company established in 2006 based on the belief that making sense of data is the key to success in the information age. His focus are entrepreneurship and data-driven value creation.

Dr. Matthias Brändle

Die Mobiliar

Dr. Matthias Brändle heads the nearshore Analytics Service Center at la Mobilière insurance company. He manages data-driven use-cases from idea to productive integration into business.

Prof. Dr. Anne Herrmann

FHNW

Anne leads the Institute of Market Offerings and Consumer Decisions at the School of Applied Psychology at FHNW. She has broad experience in industry-academia collaboration and innovation. As a business psychologist, she brings in the human and social perspective in data-based services.

Prof. Dr. Thilo Stadelmann

ZHAW Datalab

Prof. Dr. Stadelmann is co-founder and head of ZHAW Datalab, one of the first dedicated interdisciplinary research centers for Data Science with >60 researchers in all stages of the data value creation process.

Matthias Werner

TRUMPF Schweiz AG

Matthias Werner heads the Program Management Digital Transformation at TRUMPF Schweiz AG. He is responsible for program management of digital transformation in the dimensions leading user and leading provider.

Our Office

Dr. Melanie Geiger

Deputy Managing Director

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Dr. Melanie Geiger has worked in many innovation projects and received her PhD from the University of Neuchâtel. She shaped the SDS conference series since its beginning.

David Schaffner

Administrative Assistent

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David has extensive knowledge working in the administration. Currently he is responsible for the office of the Alliance in Thun.

Location

Bälliz 62
3600 Thun

Direct:+41 33 221 88 20

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