Dr. Daniel Fasel is founder and CEO of Scigility. Scigility provides solutions for large-scale information
systems and Big Data technologies for large Swiss and European companies. Its expert team has
strong academic and practical knowledge on Big Data technologies with experience of more than 10
Previously, Dr. Daniel Fasel served as the first data scientist on the business intelligence team at
Swisscom, number one telecommunication provider in Switzerland, and was key in implementing
NoSQL technologies for exploratory analytics during his time at Swisscom. Before focusing on data
science and NoSQL technologies, he was business intelligence engineer for contract and customer
domain – a core component of the Swisscom Data Warehouse. He also served as business
intelligence architect and administrator for the Oracle Hyperion Essbase cubes.
He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He wrote a thesis on
Fuzzy Data Warehousing for which he obtained the highest final grade Summa Cum Laude. In
addition to his Ph.D. studies, he worked as a system engineer and team leader of the system
administrators at the department of informatics at the University of Fribourg. Within this role he
installed and maintained distributed computing clusters and NoSQL technologies in 2009. Big Data as
term has not yet been known at this time.
Dr. Daniel Fasel publishes on regular basis books and articles in the area of Big Data and Data