What’s the most exciting project you’ve worked on so far at IVU?
The most exciting project I’ve been involved with was – and remains to this day – our ‘Vietnam project’, which involves supporting the Vietnamese state railway in its digital transformation and proving a range of solutions as alternatives to pen and paper.
Especially in projects like these, in a cultural environment that’s so far removed from Europe, we are constantly faced with exciting challenges that give everyone involved the opportunity to grow and learn from each other.
How would you describe IVU in a word, and what’s most important when it comes to project work?
I think the best word to describe IVU would be ‘collaborative’. Here, everyone pulls together and helps and supports each other. This is what makes IVU special and is absolutely fundamental to the great working atmosphere here. A healthy degree of openness is also important and necessary – especially when it comes to our international projects, which are extremely diverse and depend on clear communication.
When it comes to project work, it’s not about having ONE SPECIFIC course of studies that a person must follow. Of course, an affinity with numbers is every bit as important as a background in software development or a general understanding of software and hardware. But what it really comes down to, in my opinion, is having an instinct for good interpersonal relations.