Our team of volunteers comes from diverse industries and brings extensive professional experience in the data domain.

If you’re motivated to join us check out the Powercoders related volunteering page IT trainer and reach out. Depending on the topic of intervention, we expect advanced knowledge in at least one of the following areas:

Business Analytics: Power BI or Tableau
Statistics: university degree in Statistics or equivalent, R
Data Science & AI: Python and ML packages
RPA: Power Automate, Automation Anywhere, UIPath or similar technology

João Ramalho

Senior Data Scientist at Nestlé

Topics covered: Data Science, R, Python, SQL

João has a background in Mechanical Engineering from the Instituto Superior Tecnico of Lisbon and a specialization in Applied Data Science by the Swiss technical university EPFL.

In his work he had the opportunity to see more than 30 different factories around the world and work on varied projects from coffee capsules to watches, from plastic parts to software. His experience in the manufacturing industry spans 24 years, with Philip Morris, Rolex and Nestlé. Having held various positions in R&D, Operations and IT he has gathered a broad understanding of how consumer goods are conceived, industrialized and manufactured.

Enrico Chavez

Senior Statistics Specialist at Nestlé

Topics covered: Statistics, R

Enrico holds an MSc in Mathematics and a PhD in Statistics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL).

Enrico has been working as a statistician for more than 18 years in the food and pharma industry. He worked at the Federal Department of Finance in Bern for 4 years, and was a course developer & instructor at the EPFL Extension School for 2 years. Since 2019, Enrico is a Senior Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Geneva. He is currently a Senior Statistician in Food Safety at Nestlé.

Alain Jungo

Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Bern

Topics covered: Data Science, Statistics, Python

Alain holds an MSc and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Bern.

Currently, he is a postdoctoral fellow in the AI for medical imaging group at the University of Bern. In his research, Alain primarily develops and applies machine learning methods for medical images and other medical data to facilitate clinical research and innovation.

Tomas Van Pottelbergh

Senior Data Scientist at Open Systems

Topics covered: Data Science, Statistics, Python, SQL

Tomas obtained his MSc in Mathematical Engineering at the KU Leuven (Belgium), during which he did an exchange year at EPFL. He applied mathematical modelling to biological systems during his PhD in Engineering at the University of Cambridge (UK).

After his PhD he chose to apply his skills in industry. First as a Data Scientist in a Smart Energy company, later as a consultant for companies in the finance and chemical industries. He currently works as a Senior Data Scientist at Open Systems, a cybersecurity company.

Sasa Juratovic

Advisory Group Manager at Avanade

Topics covered: Business Analytics, Power BI

Sasa holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Zagreb.

Sasa is an experienced professional with more than 25 years in software and large-scale systems engineering. Currently working as part of Digital Enterprise Advisory team, focusing on Digital Innovations (Analytics, Data & AI , IoT) technologies. Sasa has led multiple, diverse, and cross-functional projects for global companies in the Pharmaceutical, Consumer Good & Services, Banking, Electronics and High-Tech industries. He is currently working as Advisory Group Manager at Avanade.

Oscar Martinez

Manager Business Intelligence at PwC Switzerland

Topics covered: Business Analytics, Power BI

Oscar holds a Bachelor's degree in International Business Management and various licenses and certifications related to data analysis and IT service management.

Oscar has over 10 years of experience in the finance and business intelligence fields. He has held roles such as Corporate Treasurer Business Intelligence and Financial Planning Consultant. Oscar is proficient in various data analysis tools like Microsoft Excel, SQL, and Power BI. He has a strong understanding of business intelligence, analytics, cash management, treasury management, and banking, as well as experience in financial analysis and accounting.

Vafā Sarmast

Group Manager, Data and Analytics at Avanade

Topics covered: Business Analytics, Power BI, RPA

Vafā studied Civil Engineering at the University of Tehran and has a background in computational modelling and analysis of structures and bridges.

Vafā has more than 20 years of experience in software development, enterprise data management, data architecture, and data engineering. From 1993 to 2011, he lived in Tehran and worked as structural engineer, software developer, and IT consultant. He moved to Switzerland in 2011, and by joining Frontiers he participated in its innovative advancement by conducting enterprise data management and analytics. He is currently working as Data and Analytics Group Manager at Avanade.

Paul Janes

Director at Global Financial Services Firm

Topics covered: RPA

Paul holds an MBA from IE Business School, and Masters degrees in Physics and Computer Science from the University of Bristol. Paul also recently completed a CAS in Blockchain at the University of Zurich.

Paul has 20 years of IT experience working mainly within the Financial Services industry. He started his career working for the United Nations in Geneva as a software developer, before moving into financial services. From 2017, Paul spent several years working as an RPA specialist and leading multiple RPA teams within Group Operations at UBS. Since 2019, he has been working as an AI Advisor at UBS. Prior to becoming an IT Trainer, Paul was also a volunteer job coach for several years at Powercoders.