Do you remember your first time on the Internet?
Yes – it was back in the days of 56k modems and you heard that horrible fax tone every time you logged on. ISDN was still in its infancy then. The first site I visited, I think, was search.ch, but I can’t remember why.
What fascinates you about smart work?
I think people nowadays want flexibility first and foremost. The workplace of the future is not location-dependent, which results in a different way of working.
Have you ever had an experience where your ability to work from home was particularly helpful?
There have been many, especially having a family with kids – if your kids are sick, for example, or if you have to pick them up early from daycare. Of course, there are also environmental reasons, like not having to commute every day, which I think is great. This type of flexibility has greatly improved my work-life balance.
What apps do you currently use? What does the home screen on your smartphone look like?
I have two smartphones: one for work and one for personal use. Generally speaking I use the same apps on both of them. For personal use it’s mainly Threema, WhatsApp, Xing, LinkedIn, Twint, YouTube, Google Maps and the Chrome browser. For work purposes, I have the entire Microsoft Office suite on both phones, and I mostly use Microsoft Teams, One Drive, Circuit, Webex Teams, Threema Work, Rainbow, Chrome and Gmail.