The aim of the Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services is to help companies develop new products and services. We rely on three pillars for our success:

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Our Management team

Dr. Gundula Heinatz Bürki, Managing Director

Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services

Dr. Gundula Heinatz Bürki led an analytics group at a Swiss insurance company and has been Manager of an analytics research group at ETH Zurich. She knows what transforming to digitization for a larger company means.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Heitz, President

Institut für Datenanalyse und Prozessdesign (IDP), ZHAW School of Engineering

Prof. Dr. Heitz has founded the Swiss Institute of Service Science (SISS) in 2008, and led it since. He is well-connected in the Swiss Service Science community and has vast experience in setting up and leading interdisciplinary research-focused organizations.

Hans Peter Gränicher, Vice President


Hans Peter Gränicher is CEO and co-founder of D|ONE, a company established in 2006 based on the belief that making sense of data is the key to success in the information age. His focus are entrepreneurship and data-driven value creation.

Prof. Dr. Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo

Université de Genève

Prof. Dr. Di Marzo leads the Institute of Information Service Science (ISS) at the University of Geneva. ISS carries teaching and research in data driven services. She brings also expertise in smart services exploiting spatial data and connected objects.

Prof. Dr. Thilo Stadelmann

ZHAW Datalab

Prof. Dr. Stadelmann is co-founder and head of ZHAW Datalab, one of the first dedicated interdisciplinary research centers for Data Science with >60 researchers in all stages of the data value creation process.

Matthias Werner


Matthias Werner heads the Program Management Digital Transformation at TRUMPF Schweiz AG. He is responsible for program management of digital transformation in the dimensions leading user and leading provider.

Dr. Matthias Brändle

Die Mobiliar

Dr. Matthias Brändle heads the nearshore Analytics Service Center at la Mobilière insurance company. He manages data-driven use-cases from idea to productive integration into business.


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Contact in Suisse Romande 

Dr. Michel Benard (

Direct: +41 79 320 93 89

Dr. Michel Benard

Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services

Michel, a PhD in Digital Signal Processing, has a long career in working at R&D and executive positions in corporations like IBM, HP and Google as well at EPFL. Currently Michel is working as an Innosuisse expert, and is helping the Alliance develop its network in Suisse Romande.