In our #InsideAT series we regularly present new staff members. Today it's the turn of Dr Nicholas Drude. Nicholas starts with us as a Senior Data Science Project Manager and Senior Data Strategist - in the interview he tells us what drove him to it, what his background is and how he prefers to spend his life besides work.
About your way to us
What position will you take on at AT?
Dr Nicholas Drude: I take on the position with the rather long title "Senior Data Science Project Manager / Senior Data Strategist".
How did you become aware of AT?
Dr Nicholas Drude: At dinner with friends, I told them about my intention to change. A friend told me he had been to an event where Nadiem spoke. The talk was interesting and the company fits well with what I am looking for.
Why did you choose AT?
Dr Nicholas Drude: A good combination of exciting topics and advanced methods as well as the very positive, pleasant atmosphere in which the talks took place.
What are you looking forward to the most?
Dr Nicholas Drude: Here's to getting it started.
What did you do before?
Dr Nicholas Drude: I was a manager at KPMG advising banks on liquidity risk management.
Where were you born and raised?
Dr Nicholas Drude: In Munich, Star of the South.
What do you do in your spare time?
Dr Nicholas Drude: Playing with my son. When he is asleep (which never happens) or older (in a few years), I like to read, go hiking, play (or watch...) football or go skiing.
What was your dream job as a child?
Dr Nicholas Drude: Astronaut or astrophysicist, I was quite flexible about that.
What is your favourite film / series?
Dr Nicholas Drude: Blues Brothers. Serious mix of good music and nonsensical humour.
What was the last book you read?
Dr Nicholas Drude: Arthur & George. Historical novel highlighting a famous judicial scandal of the late 19th century, privately investigated by Arthur Conan Doyle, the inventor of Sherlock Holmes.
What used to be your favourite subject at school?
Dr Nicholas Drude: My favourite subject was mathematics.