At the end of 2006 I graduated in the study of Human&Informatics. The study was based on projects, teamwork and practical assignments. In a period of 8 weeks we had to achieve certain goals. Even the theoretical courses we faced as a project, with lectures on request. We developed a lot of internet applications like web shops and administration systems. During the study my attention was drawn by all the aspects of data (e.g. registration, storage, modelling, presentation), user experience and how it could benefit for the business user. I learned to program, but above all I learned to talk to the end user and understand the needs, challenges and what IT could bring them. I see it as the interpreter between two totally different languages, business and IT. I dreamed about having my own business, but first I wanted to get more experienced in the (new) business world.
My first job was as a Functional Test engineer in 2006. I wasn’t graduated yet. I felt deeply unhappy and to grow internal was very difficult. After talking to some external consultants I got enthusiastic. To work for different customers for a given period and to be in control over your own career, that is my future.
Business Intelligence Consultant