People are our greatest asset and we are proud of them. This is the first time at ERNI, that our employees had the chance to nominate any of their colleagues for their positive approach or social engagement. In the end, there were 3 ERNI Heroes announced and we are happy to share a series about them with you! Let us start this series with Darina Stipula new Managing Director of ERNI Slovakia. Darina describes herself as a real city girl of Bratislava. “My best childhood memories are from the times spent at my grandparents who lived in a village close to my home town. They were hard workers who built up everything they had on their own. This is something that influenced me a lot”, says Darina. Her grandparents lived in the times of World War II, where they lost all family assets and had to find their way in life again. “I loved listening to their stories. I became the person that I am today mainly thanks to them”, she adds.

Darina’s dream was to become an architect, so she started her studies to become an architect with a focus on eco-friendly and sustainable design. “Despite my plans, my career path always kept leading me to IT, towards project delivery and requirements engineering. During my studies, I was already working for a global financial organization in its software department as a project manager”, she explains. Here she was involved in the entire cycle, starting from generating ideas through the development and rollout to the launch of new products and services. Suddenly she found herself liking her career.

“Soon I knew that this was the thing I wanted to do”, says Darina.

Darina lived in the USA for eight years. She finished her studies there and got her first job for projects affecting the east coast states. Here she also came in touch with the agile mindset and scrum when working for an organization finding itself in transformation. During her time in the US, Darina travelled a lot and when she started missing home, she returned to Europe. Still working for global companies, she continued travelling to Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Australia and for some projects to the US.

What does Darina value the most in her job and private life? “Responsibility and reliability in the first place.” “I like to be around self-driven people with great ideas who are able to implement them also with a minimum of support. In this fast-paced world, it’s great when you can rely on people. Further, community contributions are important to me – giving back to the society, cooperating with NGOs, collecting donations and supporting the eco-friendly and responsible lifestyle”, Darina concludes.

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  • 27.09.2023.

    Unveiling the power of data: Part III – Navigating challenges and harnessing insights in data-driven projects

    Transforming an idea into a successful machine learning (ML)-based product involves navigating various challenges. In this final part of our series, we delve into two crucial aspects: ensuring 24/7 operation of the product and prioritising user experience (UX).

  • 13.09.2023.

    Exploring Language Models: An overview of LLMs and their practical implementation

    Generative AI models have recently amazed with unprecedented outputs, such as hyper-realistic images, diverse music, coherent texts, and synthetic videos, sparking excitement. Despite this progress, addressing ethical and societal concerns is crucial for responsible and beneficial utilization, guarding against issues like misinformation and manipulation in this AI-powered creative era.

  • 01.09.2023.

    Peter Zuber becomes the new Managing Director of ERNI Switzerland

    ERNI is setting an agenda for growth and innovation with the appointment of Peter Zuber as Managing Director of the Swiss business unit. With his previous experience and expertise, he will further expand the positioning of ERNI Switzerland, as a leading consulting firm for software development and digital innovation.

  • data230.08.2023.

    Unveiling the power of data: Part II – Navigating challenges and harnessing insights in data-driven projects

    The second article from the series on data-driven projects, explores common challenges that arise during their execution. To illustrate these concepts, we will focus on one of ERNI’s latest project called GeoML. This second article focuses on the second part of the GeoML project: Idea2Proof.

  • 16.08.2023.

    Unveiling the power of data: Part I – Navigating challenges and harnessing insights in data-driven projects

    In this series of articles (three in total), we look at data-driven projects and explore seven common challenges that arise during their execution. To illustrate these concepts, we will focus on one of ERNI’s latest project – GeoML, dealing with the development of a machine learning algorithm capable of assessing road accident risks more accurately than an individual relying solely on their years of personal experience as a road user, despite limited resources and data availability.


  • 09.08.2023.

    Collaborative robots revolutionising the future of work

    The future of work involves collaboration between robots and humans. After many years of integrating technology into work dynamics, the arrival of collaborative robots, or cobots, is a reality, boosting not only safety in the workplace but also productivity and efficiency in companies.

  • 19.07.2023.

    When the lid doesn’t fit the container: User Experience Design as risk minimisation

    Struggling with a difficult software application is like forcing a lid onto a poorly fitting container. This article explores the significance of user experience (UX) in software development. Discover how prioritising UX improves efficiency and customer satisfaction and reduces risks and costs. Join us as we uncover the key to successful software applications through user-centric design.

  • 21.06.2023.

    How does application security impact your business?

    With the rise of cyber threats and the growing dependence on technology, businesses must recognize the significance of application security as a fundamental pillar for protecting sensitive information and preserving operational resilience.