In our #InsideAT series we regularly present new employees. Today it's Arne Hartz's turn. He starts with us as a Senior Data Strategist - in this interview he tells us what drove him to join, what his background is and how he likes to spend his life outside of work.
What position will you take on at AT?
I will be a Senior Data Strategist in Team ASC.
How did you become aware of AT?
A close friend, former fellow student and now colleague again quickly convinced me to apply to [at].
Why did you choose AT?
After my time in academia, I would now like to learn how the economy "ticks". What appeals to me about [at] in particular is the wide range of potential projects I can be involved in, so that the internet doesn't continue to be "uncharted territory" for Germany as a business location. Structured data has a calming effect on me.
What are you looking forward to the most?
To drive digitalisation forward with my (hopefully) constructive ideas in a professional and appreciative environment.
What did you do before?
After my training as a reserve officer, I studied physics at the LMU in Munich. Afterwards, I started my doctorate in theoretical medicine at the child and adolescent psychiatry department of the RWTH Aachen University Hospital, where I built technical solutions for experiments to study non-verbal communication and analysed neuronal image data. I haven't quite finished that yet, so at [at] I have a four-day week to start.
Where were you born and raised?
I was born in the most beautiful city in the world (Hamburg ?) and grew up in its suburbs. (By the way, you can say "Moin" at any time of day).
What do you do in your spare time?
I've always enjoyed endurance sports, and a good 3 years ago I discovered cycling for myself, and I'm clocking up quite a few kilometres with it. Otherwise, I like to play strategy games, read non-fiction books and discuss things in YouTube comment columns.
What has been your favourite travel destination so far and where would you definitely like to go?
The most beautiful place I have seen so far was the Dead Sea. Unfortunately, you can also see how the water level keeps dropping. But I would like to go there again, maybe on a crossing of the Eurasian continent on a bike?
What was your dream job as a child?
Inspired by the "Was ist Was? books: Astronaut.
What is your favourite film / series?
ARTE is never wrong.
What was the last book you read?
"German Warriors" by Sönke Neitzel
What could you definitely not do without in your travel suitcase?
Bicycle GPS with the route on it.
What would you get up for in the middle of the night?
For a long day full of new impressions.
What do you always carry in your pocket?