Benjamin Sawicki

Manager with a background in electronic engineering and more than 15 years of proven start-up track record in multiple high-tech industries. Robust project management methodologies, intercultural expertise and hands-on mentality, broad all-rounder able to cope with complex situations calmly.

I believe in continuous improvement, fair play, boldness, taking calculated risks, rising to the challenge and loving it.

Management areas

Development

From hardware, embedded systems, IoT devices, software platforms, automated test environments, mobile apps, windows tools, data centres, scripts, to big data analytic databases - I like to build digital systems.

Cybersecurity

As a script kiddie of the 90s, astalavista.box.sk and LAN-parties taught me gaining and preventing unauthorized access in various systems. Today I'm more focused on organizational and theoretical aspects of information security.

Innovation

Use scientific methodology, e.g. to optimize business processes. Get a prior understanding, setup hypotheses, build experiments, collect data, analyse results, present, discuss, and continuously improve.

Operations

Leadership skills and creativity tools allow me to foster innovation and build strong teams that pursue change for better. Broad international project management experience with inter-cultural sensitivity and focus on economic success.

Resume

15+ years of experience

Education

2019
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Executive Master of Business Administration

The "Management of Technology" included:
Business analytics & big data, business model innovation, creativity & ideation, decision-making for innovators, digital transformation, the economics of innovation, executing & securing sales, generating impact through business (social entrepreneurship), global economics, IT strategy, innovation strategy, international business management, launching new ventures & opportunity evaluation, leadership & team dynamics, organizational dynamics, intellectual property, legal strategy, principles of accounting, managerial finance, marketing & new product development, personal brand development, presentation skills, quality control, lean manufacturing, supply chain & operations management and a capstone project in Capetown, South Africa.

2016
IMD Lausanne

Being Innovative

8 week course by Bill Fischer, Professor of Innovation Management at IMD and Sloan School of Management at MIT. Included the application of S-curve for decision making, business model innovation, forward pollination, lean start-up, design thinking, exploration vs exploitation, defeating legacy thinking, innovation culture, and new leadership competencies.

2011
University St.Gallen

CAS Junior Management

16 days on-campus on general management, strategy, governance, finance, IT management, business models, processes, project management, team building, leadership, presentation skills, intercultural communication, values, culture, change management and accompanied with personal coaching over the duration of one semester.    

2007
Berner Fachhochschule

Diplomierter Ingenieur (FH) in Elektro- und Kommunikationstechnik

Intermittently connected mobile ad-hoc networks

Mobile wireless network devices are often not within the transmission range of access points. In order to be able to connect to them anyway, other nodes serve as intermediate points that forward the data. Such network topologies are called mobile ad-hoc networks. The constant movement of peers, a limited energy supply and sporadically interrupted connections place high demands on routing algorithms and hardware. In this thesis, both aspects were investigated with respect to their suitability in the field of wireless telemetry: Collecting measurement data from grazing livestock using sensors and transmitting them wirelessly.

2004
Gymnasium Unterhaching

Abitur

examen Latinum
specialisation: chemistry and math

 

Work Experience

2019 - 2020
tiko Energy Solutions

Chief Quality & Cybersecurity Office

2017 - 2019
tiko Energy Solutions

Head of Quality

2013 - 2017
tiko Energy Solutions

Testengineer

2012 - 2013
Rayzon Technologies

Project Manager

Business Development & Sales: cold calling in the DACH region, including roadshow up to the Greek-Turkish border (Frontex). Exhibition booths at the GPEC2012 in Leipzig, the SPIC in Bern and the SwissSec in Murten.
Test setups, exercises and trials with various national and international special forces.
Expansion of the contact network and brand awareness through active participation in industry associations.
Establishment of international sales partnerships with resellers and integrators.
Operations: Responsible for installation, training and support
Taking up customer-specific change requests and implementations of such as coordination with developers, creation and maintenance of documentation (flyer, quick start guide, interactive eBook). Creation of training documentation and planning and implementation of seminars/workshops.
Training of the customer's internal first level support, technicians and users.

Research: Participant in publicly founded research projects. Coordination with other project parties, presentation of development results, sub-project management with responsibility for development team (near-shoring, SCRUM).

2010 - 2012
AXSionics

Head of IT & e-Commerce

Job Enrichment within 2009 as Head of Logistics to strengthen leadership skills. Restructuring allowed in 2010 to take up further activities as project manager and sales assistant in the SME customer segment. Among other things, the development and management of the support center based on Kayako e-Support and the Magento online store for B2B and B2C customers, which became the strongest sales channel in 2011.

2008 - 2010
AXSionics

Head of IT Department

Set-up and management of the IT department with 3 employees in Biel and the highly available, virtualized server platform for customer services with external partners. Installation and support of the high security infrastructure in the production in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2004 - 2008
Sunwatt Bio SA

Project Manager

Starting as a vacation job during my studies, evaluation, planning, installing and maintaining of solar plants (water + electricity) in the Geneva/Lausanne area from single-family houses to large-scale plants (1 megawatt for SIG). Purchasing negotiations with international suppliers (Germany, Austria, China). Exhibition at regional fairs (Geneva, Berne, Vallée du Joux) and consulting of customers.

1998 - 2004
PM electronic

Freelance Consultant

Starting as a temporary employee in the accounting department of the family business (computer wholesale, IT system house). Insight and participation in different departments (development, logistics, production, sales). Self-employed as IT consultant, IT service provider and first-level supporter for small businesses.

Friends around the globe

Africa

Algeria, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, South Africa, Tunisia

Americas

Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, United States

Asia

China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam

Europe

Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Oceania

Australia, New Zealand

Project Management

V-Model

50%

Waterfall

95%

Scrum

70%

Kanban

80%

Agile

95%

Lean Six Sigma

100%

Coding Skills

Quick Basic

15%

Visual Basic

40%

LISP

5%

HTML / CSS

60%

Java Script

60%

Perl

10%

C / C++

70%

Java

50%

Python

75%

R / Shiny

95%

Tools

  • Data Science R Tidyverse, rstan, Python SciPy, PyMC3, TensorFlow Probability
  • Business Analytics R Studio, Tableau, Excel Analysis ToolPak, Minitab, Companion
  • Project Management Phabricator, Jira, Redmine, trac, MS Project, Trello, Asana
  • Version Control Git, SVN, Alfresco (Documents)
  • Hardware Altium Designer, Soldering, Pico Scope, Rhode&Schwarz LISN + Test Receiver, Power Calibrator, Multimeter
  • CMS Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, Typo3, Sharepoint
  • Graphics Adobe Photoshop, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, ggplot2
  • Cameras Hasselblad 500C/M, Canon 5D, DJI Mavic Pro, Samsung Gear 360, Pocket Cinema 6K

Posts

Thoughts and more

Portfolio

My wide range of Interests
Aliquando

Aliquando

Start-Up
Smart Contracts

Smart Contracts

Technology
e-Mobility

e-Mobility

Technology
Battery Technology

Battery Technology

Technology
Awareness Training

Awareness Training

Experience
Calibration / Certification

Calibration / Certification

Experience
IoT / LoRaWAN

IoT / LoRaWAN

Technology
Web Apps

Web Apps

Technology
Auditor

Auditor

Experience
Design of Experiments

Design of Experiments

Experience
Negotiations

Negotiations

Experience
Business Process Modelling

Business Process Modelling

Experience
EMC

EMC

Experience
Electronic Manufacturing

Electronic Manufacturing

Experience
VR / AR / CAD

VR / AR / CAD

Technology
3D Printing

3D Printing

Technology
Privacy Impact Assessment

Privacy Impact Assessment

Experience
AXSionics

AXSionics

Start-Up
Virtual Power Plant

Virtual Power Plant

Technology
Rayzon Technologies

Rayzon Technologies

Start-Up
tiko Energy Solutions

tiko Energy Solutions

Start-Up

Contact

Get in Touch

+4176 387 55 68

Sursee, Switzerland

info@sawicki.ch

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