For me, computers
were always a tool, and while extremely fascinating, they have to help
organizations do their job, and not the other way around. I was fortunate to
have a career that gave me a deeper insight into many aspects of industrial
activities. It is this wide background that I am now able to draw on.
I was born in
Switzerland, where I spent the first 40 years of my life. I graduated from the
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich with the equivalent of a Masters
degree in Electrical Engineering, majoring in Manufacturing Engineering.