SIT Academy Team

About us

Located in Zurich, Munich, and remote, SIT Academy is a coding and data science academy offering a variety of full-time, part-time, and corporate programs to motivated learners looking to enhance their careers with technology.

Schaffhausen Institute of Technology

Our parent company, the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT), is a Swiss international educational and research institution with the mission to develop knowledge through science. The SIT ecosystem includes SIT Campus, SIT StartGarden, SIT Autonomous, SIT Capital, SIT Alemira, SIT Academy, SIT Programming School, SIT Rolos and Jacobs University Bremen.

Our mission

We give people new professional opportunities by unleashing their hidden potential and turning them into the effective software developers and data scientists the industry so desperately needs. SIT Academy graduates live the dream of the digital revolution by learning the tools to build tomorrow's disruptive technologies.

Our methods

Through a hands-on and project-based approach, our teaching methods consists of a combination of lectures and follow-on exercises. With a strong industry focus, our programs are designed to simulate a real-work environment, from the technologies we teach, the team-work between students, to the projects they work on. Every module ends with a project so that students use what they learned. The final Capstone Project is done in collaboration with industry.

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Our team

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Laurent Meyer

CEO and Board of Directors
Ever since his childhood, Laurent has lived and breathed IT and entrepreneurship. His passion is to ...
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Daniele Roncaglioni

Ever since Daniele coded his first game while in high school, the passion for programming has never ...
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Daniela Meier

In addition to her MBA at the University of St.Gallen, Daniela worked in a wide variety of marketing...
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Marianne Petitpierre

Chief Student Officer
Marianne brings 20 years of experience in executive education and is a strong believer in upskilling...
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Katharina Fürst

City Manager Munich
"Lifelong learning is one of the most important factors for one's own inner growth." At SIT Academy,...
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Ruben Villalon

Full-Stack Program Manager & Instructor
With an extensive background and experience in Banking and Finance, Ruben needed a change and decide...
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Dr. Ekaterina Butyugina

Data Science Program Manager & Instructor
Ekaterina studied mathematics at university and worked as Junior Researcher in Russia where she did ...
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Cedric Delacombaz

Software Developer & Instructor
Cedric had previously worked as carpenter, clerk, travel agent and financial accountant. Each profes...
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Dipanjan Sarkar

Lead Data Scientist & Instructor
Dipanjan (DJ) is a Lead Data Science Consultant & Instructor, leading advanced analytics efforts aro...
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Albin Plathottathil

Data Science Consultant
Soon after graduating with a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering, Albin found his interest in working...
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Marcus Lindberg

Data Science Program Manager
Starting his career in clinical immunotherapy research, Marcus was exposed to the pressing need for ...
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Mai Kraemer

Business Coordinator
Mai knows people! After several years in the hospitality industry, she kept hearing all this stuff a...

Teaching assistants

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Giuseppe Di Guglielmo

Full-Stack Teaching Assistant
As a child, he saw his job as getting second hand computers up and running. The famous 'blue screen ...
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Adrien Laâboudi

Full-Stack Teaching Assistant
After working for more than three years in IT support in France, Adrien made the decision to further...
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Max Brüning

Full-Stack Teaching Assistant
Max spent the first six years of his career in hospitality and customer service. During lockdown he ...
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Ansam Zedan

Data Science Teaching Assistant
Ansam graduated with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and wor...

Advisors and Board of Directors

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Laurent Meyer

CEO and Board of Directors
Ever since his childhood, Laurent has lived and breathed IT and entrepreneurship. His passion is to ...
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Serg Bell

Founder & Chairman of the Board of Directors
Entrepreneur, investor, and executive with a 25-year record of building, leading, and growing succes...
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Katya Fisher

Member of the Board of Directors
Executive Vice Chairman, SIT Holding. Katya is admitted to practice law in New York and United State...
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Prof. Dr. Bertrand Meyer

Bertrand’s inventions in theories, techniques, notations and tools for software quality have had a m...
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Prof. Dr. Markus Gross

Markus is Professor of Computer science at ETH Zürich, head of its Computer Graphics Laboratory, dir...

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Why study in Zurich?

The biggest city in Switzerland and also the most international one. Its diversity is felt throughout, whether along the lake or the shopping mile. Zurich is at the center of Europe, with quick train connections to surrounding countries and direct flights to major European cities. Our students love the Swiss transportation system, delicious tap water, and nature. Zurich’s main attraction is its lake, with picture-perfect views of the mountains.


Why study in Munich?

A financial powerhouse and global city, making it the economic heart of southern Germany. Centrally located, take advantage of quick train connections to surrounding countries and direct flights to major European cities. If you enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and never-ending things to discover, Munich is right for you.