Francesca is a passionate interdisciplinary person, who enthusiastically studied physics in Rome and then at UC Berkeley. Afterwards, she moved to apply the principles of physics to the world of biology and chemistry, with the aid of informatics, statistics and data analysis tools. Completed the PhD, she is now dedicated to applying the scientific approach to the world of finance as a Senior Solutions Consultant at Mirai Solutions. To counterbalance the scientist in her, Francesca likes to feed her artistic side with theater, reading and painting.
Senior Solutions Consultant
Gabriel grew up in a small Spanish town on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. He studied economics and quantitative finance. His professional background is in the banking industry, with a specialised focus on regulatory developments such as Basel II. He is a strong believer that by doing good data analytics, economists and data scientists can help institutions to improve the lives of those around them. In his free time Gabriel enjoys running and doing outdoor sports as well as reading books about economic development and political philosophy.
Nikki studied Nuclear engineering in the US and then did her Masters in Physics at the University of Zürich. Her thesis focused on developing a user application in Matlab to improve radiotherapy treatment planning. Having enjoyed programming during her studies, she decided to continue on becoming a professional Solutions Consultant. While she doesn't explore the wonders of R, Nikki enjoys playing sports and going out with friends (and colleagues!).
Senior Business Consultant
Gustavo is an experienced consultant who has held a range of roles in various companies in Spain and Switzerland, mainly within the financial industry. He graduated in mathematics and holds a Msc in Computational Physics. Versatile and results-oriented, Gustavo meets new challenges with enthusiasm and a curious mind.
Martin is a passionate computer scientist who grew up at the foot of Mount Pilatus in Obwalden, central Switzerland. Directly after finishing his CS MSc degree at the ETH Zurich in the area of machine learning and pattern recognition, he started applying his passion in the field of data analysis as an IT Consultant at Insightful Corporation and later as an architect at TIBCO Software Inc. He joined his former Insightful colleagues at Mirai Solutions in 2010 and became a partner in 2011. Unless you find Martin in front of a computer flexing his programming skills, reading CS literature or completing courses on Coursera, you will most likely (not) find him in some remote mountainous place.
Guido is a socio-economic statistician who studied and worked in the Netherlands, Italy and England before finding his final settlement in Zürich where he became a founding partner of Mirai Solutions. During his studies he mainly focused on finding a new approach to the explanation of poverty dynamics and in his MSc on the research of imputation techniques. Later on he applied his experience and customer-focused attitude in the risk management field and in leading consulting projects. Guido has not yet given up playing any kind of ball-related sport and, as a good statistician, he enjoys determining the most significant variables that make a great Italian dish.
Nicola is an enthusiastic electrical engineer coming from the surroundings of the wonderful Amalfi Coast. After his MSc in the telecommunications area, he worked as a consultant for the largest landline and mobile phone company in Italy. He crossed the Alps and joined Mirai Solutions in 2012. When Nicola is not experimenting with functional programming, customizing his Emacs or playing around with microcontrollers and single-board computers, Nicola enjoys traveling and photography.
Roland is an avid data scientist with extensive expertise in leading technical projects in the areas of financial services and quantitative risk management. With a background in business economics as well as statistical and IT consulting, he is the founding partner of Mirai Solutions - where he is particularly engaged in leveraging state-of-the-art technologies to distill complex business concepts into specialized solutions by harnessing the power of statistical modelling and data analytics. Roland is the enigma with the cappuccino and an aficionado of all things Japanese.
Senior Business Consultant
Stéphanie brings a diverse range of experience to her professional endeavours. After having graduated with a Master in Marketing from a business school in France she worked in Paris in promotion and marketing operations, in London in strategic marketing and in Zurich in online marketing. Her analytical mind increasingly drew her into the area of more technical projects. As a business analyst she was involved in a European ERP project, working with subsidiaries to define business processes and implement IT solutions. She enhanced this career turn with a MAS in IT at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and subsequently delved into the development of website applications as an enthusiastic freelancer. Her strong motivation and desire to enhance her skills and gain know-how in new fields led her to join Mirai Solutions. Besides building IT solutions for companies, Stéphanie has a real passion for travel and is known to be always on the move.
Senior Solutions Consultant
Riccardo's education and expertise build upon his passion for algorithms and systems modelling. During his professional experience he has embraced with enthusiasm both academic and consulting projects. In his free time Riccardo enjoys skiing and cooking marathons.
Peter studied environmental sciences and ecology at the ETH and University of Zurich. While his strong interest in biology and natural sciences remains, he gradually improved his R skills and started to enjoy programming and data analytics. This led to an internship at the Functional Genomics Center Zurich, where Peter helped setting up an R package. In his free time, travelling is considered the most rewarding experience, and thus he was also eager and happy to have spent a half-year long internship in Beijing.
Senior Software Engineer
In studying economics in his home town of Lausanne, followed by information systems in Zurich, Simon followed his varied interests. He then started his career in the banking industry in the Zurich region, working in diverse projects and companies. Recently, he moved into consulting to satisfy his curiosity about further industries. At Mirai, he relishes the dynamic environment and opportunities to deepen his knowledge of functional programming and data science. Outside of work, Simon enjoys reading about philosophy and history; he also listens to the occasional science-fiction novel.