#InsideAT - Our new Teamlead Data Science Johannes Pöppelmeyer

von | 6 October 2021 | #InsideAT

In our #InsideAT series we regularly present new employees. Today it's Johannes Pöppelmeyer's turn. He starts with us as a Senior Principal Data Scientist - in the interview he tells us what drove him to it, what his background is and how he likes to spend his life outside of work.

What position will you take on at AT?

I am taking on a team lead position with a focus on data science in the NDR tribe.

How did you become aware of AT?

In 2017, during my parental leave, I rediscovered the topic of data science and became more and more involved with it. I rediscovered it because I had started my job with data analytics, but over the years I had moved away from it professionally. In 2019, I decided to change jobs and looked for companies where I could combine the topic of data science with my experience as a team and project manager.

Why did you choose AT?

I am convinced by the vision of generating real added value from data, which is also authentically conveyed through many industrial use cases. I also liked the interviews very much. Above all, I had the impression that I was on the same wavelength with my interview partners. This impression was confirmed in the first few days.

What are you looking forward to the most?

What I look forward to most is working with many interesting colleagues. I also look forward to the contact with our customers.

What did you do before?

Previously, I was responsible for infotainment and connected car developments as a project manager in the automotive/commercial vehicle industry.

Where were you born and raised?

I come from Essen in the Ruhr area and grew up there.

What do you do in your spare time?

I am a passionate musician and play jazz piano. Maybe some AT jam sessions or a band project will come up.
Apart from that, I like to cook and am usually responsible for the food in our house.

What was your dream job as a child?

Senior Principal Data Scientist

What was the last book you read?

The noise of time by Julian Barnes, a novel about the composer Shostakovich, which is about the freedom of art/music/opinion in authoritarian regimes. Also Bill Gates' How to avoid a climate disaster.
I look forward to Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen, which will be published in October. 

What could you definitely not do without in your travel suitcase?

A few good books, though I'm thinking of switching to Kindle or similar.

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