Education: PhD in Theoretical Cosmology
Position: Head of Gas Systems & Operations
Employed since: September 2014
Fun fact: I know how to fly a hot air balloon
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.
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.
Tobias Basse, Head of Gas Systems & Operations
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 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.
Bridging business knowledge and technology in an environment where my peers and the market provide continuous feedback.
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