Timo started his career as a corporate student at IBM where he got involved into a customer project early on. The intention was to hire somebody who is able to write VBA scripts for the weekly reporting. Timo applied for this job, but decided to take a different approach. Instead of writing VBA scripts he coded his own Business Intelligence (BI)-Application by using JAVA. The tool was able to query SAP data, create visual personalized PDF reports, and send them out to several project shareholders. Since then his passion for BI never stopped. Timo was working for IBM for five and a half years in several different roles including a BI presales consultant role as well as a Business Analytics architect. He has been with Tableau since 2014.