Last work experience
Damien Buchs is currently a full stack designer and a coordinator for China Hardware Innovation Camp (CHIC). He is designing and implementing its web collaborative platform from zero to its launch at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).
He holds a Master Degree in Information Systems from the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne) at the University of Lausanne and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. His Master thesis looks at a psychological factor (psychological safety) for fostering innovation, learning behaviors, and team performance where innovation projects are complex, uncertain, and interdisciplinary.
Passionate about technology and design, Damien develops innovative solutions from conception to launch. He plans to continue focusing on these areas and collaborating actively in challenging projects by solving critical problems.
His complementary skills in management, IT, and UX allow him to lead complex projects and create bridges between technical and business worlds. For instance, he participated an in entrepreneurial venture by developing and producing an IoT prototype with an interdisciplinary team formed by four engineers, two designers, and one businessman. He took part in other enrepreneurs’ challenges such as Venture Challenge and Startup Weekend (Lausanne, Switzerland; Oakland, United States).
Always on the hunt for discovering new cultures and exploring the latest innovations and technologies, Damien went to Hong Kong and Shenzhen in July 2016 for prototyping an IoT device and accessing to the hardware ecosystem. In September 2016 he moved again to China (Shanghai) for collaborating with Swissnex China. From January to February 2017, he stayed in San Francisco and its Bay (especially Silicon Valley) for participating as a volunteer (NewCo Bay Area) and networking with the major actors, unicorns, and startups.