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Yves Mauron
@ Trivadis

Yves Mauron, data & AI consultant, likes to optimise his everyday life by automating repetitive Excel tasks. More than one folder on his desktop is a no-go.

 

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Since recently, my days have been beginning with the training of a very special "neural network": that of my new dog. It goes without saying that for this, I gladly put my own needs and habits – such as staying in bed longer – back, and instead hand out treats for good behaviour at six o'clock and go for a walk in the fresh morning air. About an hour and a quick breakfast for both of us later, I sit down in the home office and the new flatmate happily lies down under my desk.

At this point, another love, besides that for my dog, comes into play: programming. I have always been good with numbers and computers. I noticed that already in my school days. That's why I initially wanted to study finance; I was somehow taken with the stock market. It was an information event on the "Business Informatics" degree programme that changed my mind. When I started my studies, I was immediately hooked on programming. I even worked as a software developer in a student company while studying. I then went to the University of Bath in England for my Master's degree to specialise in data science and machine learning. I hesitated for a short time whether I should stay there after graduating and do a PhD but decided against it. I came back to Switzerland and was contacted shortly afterwards by an acquaintance from my student days: interested in a job at Trivadis?

What makes my job at Trivadis special is that I have many different, exciting areas of work and can switch between them quite flexibly.

I've been here for three and a half years now – and I'm still stoked about how IT can make so many areas of life better and automate tedious processes. That's what I do, by the way, not only for clients, but also for myself: optimise everyday work. I can't stand doing the same repetitive tasks over and over again. So, I sometimes write a programme to save me the ever-same entries in the Excel spreadsheet – even if it costs me some initial extra effort.

And while we're on the subject of peculiarities: I best get into the programming mood with my noise-cancelling headphones and a programming Spotify playlist like "Brain Food". Additionally – especially on intense days – the coffee cup is being refilled until my stomach rebels and I have to switch to tea. I always have "Visual Studio Code" open with various "extensions", for example for the "GitHub Copilot" or "Stack Overflow", and of course Google – I wouldn't know how to develop without Googling. I'm also more fussy about tidiness on my computer than I am in real life – my desktop contains a maximum of one folder, anything else is an absolute no-go.

This variety and the pleasant, open and bright minds here are what makes Trivadis unique for me – and the sincere recognition of good work, beyond mere treats.

This could come across as me being a closed-off computer nerd. That's not the case. What makes my job at Trivadis special is that I have many different, exciting areas of work and can switch between them quite flexibly. That's also where my extroverted side comes into play. For example, I get to supervise our internal ata & AI trainee programme and conduct training courses for our customers. I can stand in front of interested people for a few days, talk, share my knowledge and exchange ideas with exciting personalities. That also helps me personally. The variety and the pleasant, open and bright minds here are what makes Trivadis unique for me – and the sincere recognition of good work, beyond mere treats.

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