The forces behind Visium


our core values

What we stand by

Excellence

We stretch for amazing. 'Good-enough' is missing from our vocabulary.

Trust & integrity

We can fully count on each other and always strive to do what is right.

Commitment to the community

We develop ethical solutions and help NGOs achieve their mission.

Transparency & candor

We do not sugarcoat information flows, we highlight problems and challenges.

How it all began

In 2018, Alen (CEO) and Timon (CTO) identified an ever- increasing gap  between the adoption of Machine Learning in the industry and the state-of-the-art as seen in academia. They decided to make it their mission to close that gap, and that is when they launched Visium. Before long, Matteo (COO) joined the two in their mission to make cutting-edge ML available to the industry.
Our first offices opened in the Innovation Park at EPFL in Lausanne. In October 2019 the second office, at the Technopark in Zurich, opened its doors to foster our growth in the German speaking part of Switzerland. While remaining financially independent, Visium has grown to a family of 30+ awesome individuals and provided 50+ solutions to some of the top brands globally.
Meet the Makers

Our team

With a team of best-in-class engineers based at EPFL Innovation Park, in Lausanne, and ETH Technopark, in Zurich, we develop high-performing customized Machine Learning solutions.
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Alen Arslanagic

Founder & CEO
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Alen Arslanagic

Alen has a MSc in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management from Imperial College London, where he was awarded best-overall performance. Alen has founded five companies, which gave him the entrepreneurial experience and skills that talyzed the success of his latest venture, Visium. In 2018, Alen was named top 30 under 30 by Forbes for his accomplishments.

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Timon Zimmermann

Founder & CTO
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Timon Zimmermann

Timon has a MSc in Data Science from EPFL. Before co-founding Visium, Timon worked as a ML researcher at Schlumberger and Oracle. Timon won numerous hackathons, including Microsoft Challenge and Facebook Hackathon. In 2019, Timon was selected as part of the "Forum des 100", for his contribution to the dynamism of French-speaking Switzerland.

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Matteo Togninalli

COO
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Matteo Togninalli

Matteo has a MSc in Bioengineering from EPFL and Stanford University. Subsequently, he completed his PhD in Machine Learning and Computational Biology at ETH. During his PhD, he pushed forward the state-of-the-art in Graph Machine Learning and had the honour of giving a spotlight presentation of his paper at NeurIPS, one of the world's largest ML conferences.

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Lucas Nottaris

Head of Business Development
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Lucas Nottaris

Lucas has a BSc in International Hospitality Management from EHL, where he finished 6th in his class. Prior to joining Visium, he worked for several years in the hospitality industry as a trained chef, waiter and sales advisor. Lucas’ hard-working, innovative and ambitious mind-set allowed Lucas to progress quickly throughout the organisation and fuel the growth of our company in the last few years.

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Fady Sader

People Operations Manager
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Fady Sader

Fady has a BSc with a double major in Finance and Business Administration and Management from the International Management School of Geneva. Fady’s unique range of professional experiences in different industries and functions allowed him to play a critical role in structuring some of our departments, before he became People Operations Manager in 2019.

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Axel Uran

Engagement Manager
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Axel Uran

Axel has a MSc in Computational Neuroscience from EPFL. Axel has experience as a Data Analyst at MindMaze and Data Scientist and Neuroengineer at Alpha.One. Axel joined Visium as a ML Solution Architect, prior to becoming an Engagement Manager, is now managing a major data driven transformation for one of our biggest clients.

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Thomas Genoud

Head of Finance
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Thomas Genoud

Thomas joined Visium during his Bachelor's at EHL, where he finished 3rd in his class. Prior to that, he was Head of Finance for EHL’s Finance Board, and worked for several years in various companies, including Movenpick Hotels and Resorts as chef de rang. Thomas’ meticulous analytical skills have been crucial in allowing us to thrive in uncertain times.

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Christine Laut

Head of Financial Services
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Christine Laut

Experienced professional in the financial industry with demonstrated background of leading project transformation across Strategy, Risk and Technology.
Strong delivery track record in large global transformation with significant budget and team lead management across different countries.

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David Züger

Senior Digital & AI Consultant
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David Züger

David completed his university education at the University of St.Gallen, with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Masters in Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining Visium, David worked at Boston Consulting Group for 5 years gaining extensive experience in Strategy, Operations, Digital transformations, Change Management, Implementation in Consumer Goods and Healthcare.

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Thibault Calvayrac

Senior Machine Learning Engineer
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Thibault Calvayrac

Thibault has a MSc in Communication Systems from EPFL. Prior to joining Visium, Thibault worked at Coorpacademy as a Project Manager and completed his Master’s Thesis at Sony, building a ML system to automatically generate deep learning networks for image classification. Thibault’s impressive passion and expertise in machine learning has fueled much of our growth.

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Gaétan Ramet

Senior Machine Learning Engineer
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Gaétan Ramet

Gaétan has a Master’s in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from EPFL. Prior to joining Visium, Gaétan interned at NVISO, developing software for translation of Caffe models to custom machine learning framework for embedded devices. Gaétan completed his Master Thesis at Swisscom’s Digital Lab, on Speech emotion recognition and localization with neural networks.

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Jana Schneuwly

Business Operations Manager
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Jana Schneuwly

Jana has a BSc in International Hospitality Management from EHL. Before joining Visium, Jana worked in Hospitality in Barcelona and Switzerland, event management in Germany and Diplomacy at the Swiss Embassy in Washington D.C. Her shift into the data science industry was the natural continuation of her career as a forward-thinking and purposeful individual.

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Renato Durrer

AI Solution Architect
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Renato Durrer

Renato has a MSc in Physics from ETH Zurich, where he also co-founded the ETH Analytics Club. In 2019 Renato published a paper on Machine Learning for automated tuning of Quantum Dots which could be used to make initializing Quantum Computers more scalable. Renato's business and technical expertise has been a pivotal contribution to our team and our success in the last years.

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Guillaume Mollard

Machine Learning Engineer
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Guillaume Mollard

Guillaume has a MSc in Computational Science and Engineering from EPFL. Before Visium, Guillaume worked as a Data Scientist at Dathena, seeking to speed up machine learning classification processes applied to Natural Language Processing. His Master's Thesis focused on Reinforcement Learning applied to Epidemiology at the Digital Epidemiology Lab of Geneva’s Biotech Campus.

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Pelayo Choya

Senior Machine Learning Engineer
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Pelayo Choya

Pelayo completed his BSc in Industrial Electronics and Automation in parallel with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering - one of the first students to do so at his university. He also gained a MSc in Robotics and automation in parallel with a MSc in Computer Science and Technology. Before Visium, Pelayo was a Software engineer at Synapticon and a Machine Learning Engineer at Cambrian Intelligence.

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Adrien Ruault

Machine Learning Engineer
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Adrien Ruault

Adrien has a MSc in Computational Science and Engineering from EPFL, where he was teaching assistant, helping students in algorithmic analysis, numerical analysis, linear algebra and chemistry. Before Visium Adrien was a Machine Learning Engineer at SenSat and at CSEM, where he also completed his Master Thesis on 'Sample efficient Deep Reinforcement Learning for energy control in buildings.'

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Charles Gallay

Machine Learning Engineer & IS Manager
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Charles Gallay

Charles has a MSc in Data Science from EPFL. During this time, Charles created a cloud print service, allowing students to print directly from their phones. Before Visium, Charles worked for multiple startups, including Apety, now acquired by Smood. At Visium, in addition to being a ML Engineer, Charles conducts much of our IT work, ensuring that all our technology is running smoothly.

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Jimi Vaubien

Machine Learning Engineer
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Jimi Vaubien

Jimi has a MSc in Data Science from EPFL. Before Visium, Jimi launched his professional career with a range of technical experiences, including as a back-end and front-end developer at TasteHit and at Vlynt, as a Machine Learning Intern at Schlumberger, and a Research Intern at NEC Laboratories America in Princeton.

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Hugo Porta

Machine Learning Engineer
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Hugo Porta

Hugo has a MSc in Data Science from the Université Paris-Saclay, one of France’s top-ranking Master’s of science in Machine Learning. Prior to joining Visium, Hugo gained extensive experience as a Data Scientists at Credit Suisse, where he prototyped and developed an industry-leading unauthorized trading detection model and trader risk monitoring pipeline.

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Elli Tzini

Machine Learning Engineer
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Elli Tzini

Elli has a MSc in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics from the ETH Zürich, where she was awarded a certificate of Advanced Studies in Computer Science. Elli's passion for Machine Learning and Data Science pushed her to explore various industries and sectors, including in EM Imaging, Behavioural Sciences and Legal Tech.

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Grégoire Clément

Machine Learning Engineer
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Grégoire Clément

Greg has a MSc in Data Science from EPFL. At EPFL, Greg co-founded two ventures, including a successful web development company. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Greg used his resourcefulness to create a web app for his family’s bakery, allowing for online orders and enabling them to continue operating safely.

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Arnaud Dhaene

AI Solution Specialist
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Arnaud Dhaene

Arnaud is completing his Master’s in Computational Neuroscience at EPFL. As a Research Assistant at Campus Biotech, Arnaud developed a web-based brain imaging analysis dashboard, for dynamic mode decomposition analysis of fMRI data. Furthermore, as VP of the Marketing team at AIESEC in Lausanne, Arnaud led the marketing team in developing all aspects of the marketing strategy.

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Camilla Casamento

Machine Learning Engineer
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Camilla Casamento

Camilla completed her MSc in Data Science from ETH Zürich, which she completed after obtaining a BSc in Mathematics from the Università degli Studi di Padova. Camilla is a multi-time gold medalist of the Italian Mathematical Olympiads, and 2-time bronze medalist of the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiads. During her studies Camilla worked on multiple ML projects, including psychiatric disorder classification from behavioral and MRI data, and human 3D pose estimation.

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Alyssa Kirst

Product Associate
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Alyssa Kirst

Alyssa has a Bachelor in Economics and a Master in Strategy and International Management from the University of St.Gallen. Alyssa's interest in tech motivated her to pursue an Android Basics Nanodegree by Google. Being passionate about sustainability, she has been a board member of a consultancy for sustainable ventures for two years, which allowed her to develop strong business acumen.

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Simon Mathis

Head of Non-Profit Initiatives
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Simon Mathis

Simon has a MSc in Physics from ETH, and is completing a PhD in AI for the Study of Environmental Risks at the University of Cambridge. At ETH, Simon co-founded the Analytics Club, and founded Hack4Good. Simon’s strong social consciousness and desire to use ML for good, pushed him to develop and lead our sustainability strategy and lead for our pro-bono projects.

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Karthigan Sinnathamby

AI Project Manager
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Karthigan Sinnathamby

Karthigan has a MSc in Data Science with a specialization in Deep Learning from EPFL, complemented by various Machine Learning internships. He wrote a paper, with Professor Francois Flueret and Vincent Micheli from the University of Geneva, on ‘Multi-task Reinforcement Learning with a Planning-Quasi Metric’, presented at NeurIPS 2020 - the world’s largest ML Conference.

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Hugo Lageneste

Junior Software Engineer
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Hugo Lageneste

Hugo, one of our youngest team-members, has a High school diploma from the Lycée Madame de Staël, in France, specialising in computer and digital sciences. By the time he was 17, Hugo had built a personal assistant in Go, which reached 1000 stars in 10 days, was at the top of the GitHub global trend page, and was cited in multiple renowned sites, including HackerNews.

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Léonard Berney

Junior Machine Learning Engineer
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Léonard Berney

Leonard has a Master’s in Computer Science from EPFL. Prior to joining Visium, Leonard worked on an electronics project at DomoSafety, building a device to simulate user input on an IoT device for debugging purposes, as well as at AXA, where he also wrote his Master Thesis on Information Retrieval in Contracts using NLP Techniques.

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Maxime Bonnesoeur

Junior Machine Learning Engineer
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Maxime Bonnesoeur

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