What strengths and challenges do you see in development right now?
We regard ourselves as system providers. As well as developing individual applications, we provide a system that covers and also integrates all business processes of transport operators. In the duty scheduling team, we cover a huge range of disciplines, and can often meet even the most unusual customer requirements from the product itself without individual development. That is a powerful tool.
The IVU product philosophy is a defining feature for us. Rather than expensive individual solutions, we aim to develop useful, long-lasting products for lots of different customers. The challenge when looking for general answers is to find right and consistently good solutions that provide added value for many customers. This is very exciting because it means that a real depth of expert knowledge can be accumulated over time. That motivates me.
How do you embody your leadership role at IVU?
I have been heading a nine-strong team since 2015. My major task is to create a productive environment with and for my colleagues in which they can flourish. That requires a great deal of communication and mutual feedback. And it also means being able to change course at the right time. I want to be sure that everyone can work independently and knows exactly what it takes to do their jobs well.