When I started at jambit we were 38 people, now we are 400 people. As a developer you first start and look. You don't think: "I'm going to be CEO here one day." You can't plan that. And then it suddenly happened to me.
But I've always been very interested in the topics that are important for a company like this beyond the work in the project. I always checked a bit what was going on at jambit. What do we actually do? What’s important for our clients? How do we earn our money? And how is everything connected?
Franz: I was a developer at the very beginning, but never a really good one. I was always aware of that. (laughs) All those who developed with me will confirm that. I also didn't have that deep passion that you just need to be a really good technician. I used to look at people a bit puzzled at how deep they dug into things.
I actually hesitated longer when I moved into the Business Division management role than I did when I moved into the CEO role. But there, too, I quickly realized that working with people and in the business suits me better than being developer in the project business, and I also enjoy it more. I also studied psychology as a major. I guess there was a reason for that.
4. As we’re talking about your developer skills, if you were a programming language, which one is it and why?
Thomas: I'd like to be a functional language, but I'm probably still a solid, good Java that can be used in many ways. Safe, widely applicable, rather generalist, stable. It's not a huge adventure, but you can count on it.... Although the new role as CEO is already very adventurous... (smiles)
5. Thomas, which tech trend can we expect in the next years?
I believe that Generative AI will become a huge topic. We already have several people who work intensively on this. This won’t only affect programmers but will go through all divisions. I see lots of disruptive potential that will bring a change in the market.