Career Leap: Starting as Senior Advisor at Ernst & Young
Tuesday August 03rd 2010, 23:04h
Filed under: Private

Working for one year at the innovative software development company Liip provided me in-depth insight into bleeding edge web technologies, agile methodologies, and professional PHP programming. Now it’s time to move on and learn something new - or as some of my friends replied ‘becoming serious’ with tie and Blackberry:

As of August 2nd, 2010 I started as senior advisor in the IT Risk and Assurance team at Ernst & Young in Bern (announced also in the current Netzwoche Ticker)

The first two days at EY (yesterday introduction in Zürich, today in Bern) were challenging. Not only getting to know a completely new industry, auditing, and its complex regulations (e.g. the Sarbanes–Oxley Act), but also learning strange old software such as Windows, Word, and Lotus Notes… Nevertheless the job tasks are interesting and the people I’ve met so far are great and very helpful - and that’s what matters at the end of the day.

And since I might even use some of my know-how in social media, mobile computing, and open source software for the moment I’m also able to continue working at the board of Swiss Open Systems User Group /ch/open and as a secretary of the Parlamentarian Group for Digital Sustainability.

BTW my new business address is

Dr. Matthias Stürmer | Senior, Advisory Services | EMEIA Financial Services
Dr. sc. ETH Zürich, lic.rer.pol. Universität Bern
Ernst & Young
Belpstrasse 23, 3001 Bern, Switzerland
Office: +41 58 286 61 97 | Cell: +41 58 289 61 97 | matthias.stuermer@ch.ey.com
Website: www.ch.ey.com