Personal Details

  • Name: David Puippe
  • Day of Birth: 29th May 1988 (27 years old)
  • Nationality: Swiss and French citizen
  • Languages: French (mother tongue), English (C1), German (B2), Italian (B1)
  • Adress: Avenue du Crochetan 68, CH-1870 Monthey, Switzerland
  • Phone: +41 (0)79 279 79 14
  • Email: mail@davidpuippe.com

Professional Profile

  • Energetic, pragmatic, multilingual, results-focused entrepreneur and politician with proven ability to manage and deliver projects on time and budget.

    I’m currently Project Manager at Virtua, leader of digital strategies/communication in French speaking area of Switzerland. Engineer and entrepreneur who is very interested in project management, innovation and sustainable development; I love facing new challenges and bring added value to projects.

Work Experience

  • Sept 2014 - Present

    Project Manager

    Virtua SA, Full-Time (Geneva area)


    Virtua is currently leader of digital strategies/communication in French speaking area of Switzerland. Virtua has developed for almost 17 years a unique vision of the conception, design and implementation of online media and multimedia. Main tasks:

    • Management of web & mobile projects for major players of food & beverage, banking industries
    • Management of B2B projects generating up to 500k new customers yearly over 35 markets
    • Management of CRC projects (B2C & B2B) handling 800k requests/leads yearly over 50 markets
    • Delivery over 1 M$ budgeted IT projects in time, budget and quality
    • Reduction of operational costs by 75%
    • Supervision of teams up to 8 people (local & remote)
  • Jan 2013 - Present

    Legislator (city parliament / local authority)

    City of Monthey, Part-Time (Monthey)


    • Member of urban planning commission
    • President of ad-hoc committee for the amendment of regulations and pricing for water purification and evacuation
    • Deputy member of finance commission (approx. 110 M$ yearly budget)
    • Deputy member of agglomeration (region planning) commission
  • Oct 2012 - Sept 2014

    Consultant

    Altran SA (Switzerland), Full-Time (Lausanne, Geneva & Zurich)


    Altran is a global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting. Altran supports companies in the creation and development of their new products and services. For thirty years, Altran has been providing services to key players in the fields of Healthcare, Finance/Assurance, Government, Railways, Telecoms, Aerospace, Automotive, Industry and Energy. Main tasks:

    • Business analysis and scoping of projects up to 1.4 M$ budget
    • Lead and coordination of teams up to 14 people (local & remote) in Switzerland, India (Offshoring), Hungary and Romania (Nearshoring)
    • Development and management of web oriented applications generating up to 28 M$ sales per year
  • Mar 2011 - Aug 2012

    Project Coordinator

    Smallrivers SA (Paper.li), Full-Time (Lausanne)


    Paper.li is a content curation service. It enables people to publish newspapers based on topics they like and treat their readers to fresh news, daily, based on content from the web (Twitter, Facebook, G+, RSS, Youtube, ...). Main tasks:

    • Coordinatation of projects and development in a team of 12 people (including 6 engineers)
    • Supervision of co-branded systems with main actors of the press sector (e.g. : Yahoo!)
    • Collaboration to introduce Scrum methodology and Agile development in the team

    As an engineer, I was also in charge of following tasks:

    • Introduction of new functionnalities (increase of application's usage, better conversion rate)
    • Developement of an API (REST)
    • Full migration of an application from a Rails to a Javascript technical stack
    • Tracking (and usage reports) implementation on applications and definition of their KPIs
    • Supervision of co-branded applications with famous brands (e.g. : HBO)
  • Aug 2008 - Feb 2011

    Co-founder

    Sykkeen Sàrl, Part-Time (Geneva)


    Sykkeen Sàrl is an innovating agency specialized in web solutions, marketing and consulting, based in Geneva (Switzerland). Its experts combined the best resources mix based on an holistic approach to reach clients' objectives. Main tasks:

    • Growing the business and the team under control (from 0$ to 550 k$ direct sales per year)
    • Driving strategic vision and tackling economic issues
    • Management of a team of 7 people (local & remote) in Switzerland, Japan and Romania
    • Operational tasks : customer acquisition, communication, marketing, projects follow-up
    • Developement of web applications and mobile hybrid applications
  • Aug 2003 - July 2007

    Technician in Computer Science

    Swisscom AG, Full-Time (Sion)


    Learner as technician in computer science, I worked during 4 years in different industries like chemical industry, research in ophtalmology and telecommunications industry. Main tasks:

    • Developing scientific applications with ANSI-C, Assembler, Perl with a regular use of Latex, Bash and several tools on Linux
    • Developing coaching tools for Swisscom Systems’ hotlines
    • Developing web applications and content management systems for sportive associations
    • Developing .NET desktop applications for HR departement and the head of the enterprise

Skills

  • Project management Extensive skillset PMI methodologies (PMP in progress), Agile methodologies, budget management, resources management, delivery management, business analysis, customers and vendors relationships
  • Development Extensive skillset xHTML, Javascript (jQuery, Backbone.js, Ember.js, Angular.js), CSS 2&3 (with Sass), PHP 4&5 (Zend, Magento, Symfony), Ruby ( Rails 2&3), MySQL databases, Clojure, Sencha Touch, PhoneGap, Objective-C, Java, C, C++, Ada, .NET, Perl, VB Script, Bash
  • Graphic design Moderate skillset Photoshop (layouts for web and print), Illustrator, InDesign, Blender 3D, OpenGL

Education

  • Sep 2007 - July 2010

    University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland


    Bachelor (Bsc) degree in Computer Science (grade: 89%) mainly focused on the following fields : software engineering, complex systems and architecture, Internet applications and services, business & management and decision support tools.

    My diploma's work ("Creating an application using the iPhone as a controller and sequencer for a Lego Mindstroms through a Gumstix embedded system for the communication.") was achieved with a grade of 94%.

  • July - Aug 2009

    San Jose State University (SJSU), California (USA)


    Summer university (grade: 94%) in collaboration with people coming from different US universities (Arizona State, Long Beach, San Jose) during wich I have :

    • Learned Adobe Flex and created some RIAs (Rich Internet Applications)
    • Participated to conferences about projets management and unit testing
    • Visited famous enterprises in the Sillicon Valley (e.g. : Google, Cisco, Nvidia, Accenture, ...)

Miscellaneous

    • Press, media and public relations management for Le Mans 24 Hours and GT racing drivers
    • Candidate for 2015 swiss federal elections (swiss parliament)
    • Guest speaker for Venture Ideas (300 people) and Venture Challenge in 2011
    • Finalist at HEIG Start-up Award 2010 (engineering High School of State Vaud)
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