Dr. Sandro Saitta

Founder & CEO, viadata

Sandro Saitta is passionate about helping companies to become even more data-driven. He has worked in various industries to foster usage of data. He is currently the Founder & CEO of viadata (www.viadata.ch). As Head of the Industry Unit of the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC), Sandro built a team of 20 data scientists and initiated 25 collaborations with companies such as Richemont, Logitech, Merck, Adecco and Firmenich. Prior to SDSC, he gained experience in a wide range of companies such as Swisscom (consultant), SICPA Security Solutions, Expedia and Nestlé Nespresso. Sandro is a lecturer at Business School Lausanne (BSL) and in the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Data Science & Management at HEC Lausanne. He is a member of the executive committee of CDOIQ Europe, an association that supports the role of Chief Data Officer in Europe. Sandro co-founded the Swiss Association for Analytics in 2013 to promote Data Science in Switzerland through regular meetups. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).