Six questions to the DKSR-base for the ASCEND-project

You quickly strike up a conversation with Cijo. The communication-friendly Indian came to Berlin for his master’s degree in IT management and soon started working for DKSR as a student trainee. He mainly supports the team in the large EU project ASCEND. He has already had some contact with the topic of data and is looking forward to learning a lot of new things from the field of smart cities in his role – and to getting involved in the topic of his heart, sustainability.

Project ASCEND / Data Management

Cijo Daniel

What brings you to DKSR?

The young, dynamic team and the innovative smart city projects drew my attention to DKSR and sparked my interest in becoming part of the company.

What was your first impression of the team?

As a newcomer to the team, my impression is that it is a young, dynamic team. My contacts were very nice to me – Laura was very helpful when it came to answering my questions about the project, and Conny constantly checked in with me to make sure I had everything I needed. I’m really glad to be on this team!

What do you spend your days doing when you’re not working?

In my free time, I like to explore Berlin with my friends or watch new movies and series on Netflix.

What strengths do you bring to your new job?

I consider myself a hard-working person who approaches his tasks in a team-oriented way and offers support wherever possible. This is very important to myself and adds value to any team I am part of!

Does the company drive the technology or does the technology drive the company?

I believe DKSR drives technology as we invest in research and development to improve our products and services.

What movie would you recommend to everyone – and why?

I would recommend the Netflix movie “Swimmers,” which made me realize how privileged I am and helped me understand the challenges refugees face. It is a thought-provoking film that highlights the struggles of those who are forced to flee their homes.