“This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
Wildcard professional helping executive management fill in the blanks.
I studied Engineering in Telecommunications and have been assisting and consulting to managers for more than 10 years, ranging from Business Unit executives (Public Sector, Automotive) to Executive Board members and Heads of cross-functional teams (HR, Controlling, Sales).
I currently work for T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ― Arthur C. Clarke
At my current position on T-Systems, as part of a business unit that develops software for Local Governments, I am working to design and deliver new solutions that replace or build upon the current generation of systems.
My goal is to leverage modern technology stacks, design thinking and data-driven decisions to improve user experience and push new and better features to our products to make innovation real and not just a fancy word.
A quick Case Study:
As a showcase and technological proof of concept I was asked to put together an interactive map from real-time data in a smart city setting.
I decided to use data from Barcelona's municipal bicycle system (to replicate their map), data from TMB's urban bus network forecasting (to extrapolate bus positions) and data from in-house sensors on our corporate building.
For the bicycle system Bicing provides an endpoint with a catalogue of geopositioned stations and another endpoint giving real-time status on all stations. With those I mapped all stations and visualized the number of bikes, ebikes, free parking slots and malfunctions (much like the official service does).
This was a simple way to bootstrap the project, ready the map, learn to geoposition stuff using Mapbox and display data that doesn't need much processing as it comes straight from the API. It was my first dive into these technologies:
Buses was a whole different game.
For the buses TMB also gives 2 useful API endpoints: One gives the geometry for all routes and the position of all stations. The other gives the ETA of the next vehicles for a specific station (but the vehicles themselves aren't uniquely identified).
Retrieving readings for each pair station-line, I developed a method grouping them by routes and considering lengths between stations, station coordinates and average bus speed to allow the system to extrapolate where each vehicle should be geographically on its route and eliminate duplicate observations.
Results in each bus being accurately positioned circulating on its route at a speed that matches all its forcasted ETAs (while minding the speed limit, actually).
Playing with artificial intelligence:
As a final project for a course I built a system using AI to determine emotion in text sentences from tweets in (close to) any language.
This system has only learned from reading the equivalent of 1 printed newspaper in English from Monday to Friday on one single week, but is able to make reasonable guesses in 93 languages not far from human benchmarks.
There's a public demo for it, you can try it.
“When do I see a photograph, when a reflection?” ― Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly
From time to time, I get out and shoot stuff.
Shooting is something that I enjoy and that I would love to do more than I currently get to do. What you saw above are some of my photographies from the last 10 years.
Have an idea? Get in touch!
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde
In 2018 I helped co-found Flames Barcelona, an urban running crew in Barcelona. With Fabien and Oualid, we've drafted events and experiences, brought together a community, set a brand, established a social media presence, and networked with local and international communities.
And it has allowed me to be creative as never before.
I've been able to experiment and play with digital assets (social media content, animated gifs, mailings, websites), audiovisual assets (video and photography) and physical assets (casual clothing, racing clothing, stickers, badges, magnets, keychains, flags) to establish a brand.
I crafted campaings and activations to build experiences for our runners, at events (on local races like Barcelona's Half Marathon where we hosted 450+ people or on away trips like Berlin's) and for seasonal occasions (like the 2-month home lockdown during the covid-19 outbreak where we played with the concept of "streaming training sessions").
Homemade is ❤!