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Trading, automation & analysis

Tobias Basse

Head of Gas Digitalisation
Education
PhD in Theoretical Cosmology
Employed since
Sep 2014
Fun fact
I know how to fly a hot air balloon

My background

I studied physics in Aarhus, where I did a PhD in Cosmology. During my PhD, I specialised in the elusive dark energy component, which makes up more than 70% of the energy content in the universe. Although I rarely use my particular knowledge about the universe and dark energy in my daily work, I am surrounded by curious colleagues who are not afraid to ask questions on this topic when the opportunity presents itself. In my time with DC, I have used my analytical approach to problem solving and optimisation plus my mathematical and coding toolbox to extract value.

Why I wanted to work for DC

After my PhD, I was ready for new challenges and a change of scene. Basically, I just wanted to try something completely different and DC has since proven to be a place where I have continually been able to develop and acquire new knowledge.

What I do

My responsibility is to set the direction for the digitalisation of our gas team. My team collaborates closely with multiple branches of our internal IT department to create the digital foundation for the trading of tomorrow.

My typical workday

My work days entail a lot of diversity: some common elements are prioritisation of IT resources and alignment with these, providing sparring to my colleagues, setting business requirements, and seeking out new knowledge to set the right direction for the team. Beside these elements, I still manage to find some time to sin in front of the screen and write code.

My team collaborates closely with multiple branches of our internal IT department to create the digital foundation for the trading of tomorrow.

The best part of my job

Bridging business knowledge and technology in an environment where my peers and the market provide continuous feedback.