As member of the IT department, I'm responsible
for all database applications, as people database and inventory database as
well as the seminar schedule program and the image database. For this purpose,
PostgreSQL and MySQL are used; the image database runs on the DAMS (Digital
Asset Management System) Cumulus from Canto.
As responsible person for the User Data Office,
I take care of compliance of policies and take care of processes and workflows
concerning user's data like workflows for user accounts. This requires a good
interaction between the people database and the account management.
Another focus of my work is the equipment of
the seminar rooms and videoconferencing. Videoconferencing is an increasing
field in daily work. Different groups need different technique for internal or
external conferences. So, beside the technical equipment, the various options
for videoconferencing and presentation need to interact seamlessly.
In addition, I take care of all orders in the
IT sector. This field covers the whole purchase process, from determination of
requirements and solicitation of quotations up to taking care of inventory,
together with the department for procurement and for financial accounting.
Furthermore, I'm the deputy of the Head of IT
Beyond my tasks in the IT department, I'm the
elected Gender Equality Officer for the institute in Potsdam. Here, I have
the task to promote and control the equal treatment of women and men within the
institute, the elimination of existing and the prevention of future gender
related discrimination. The Gender Equality Officer is involved in all
personnel, organizational and social measures which affect the equal
opportunities of women and men, the compatibility of work and family and the
protection against sexual harassment at the workplace.