01001000 01101001 !

I am René. I am interested in many things.

Currently, I am the Lead Data Scientist at Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Switzerland's newspaper of record. In this function I am mainly interested in media innovation, especially algorithmic approaches for newsmedia.

I am especially in charge of our "Smart Media" efforts, see this article.

Together with Nino Maspoli I am organizing TechTuesday Zurich.

Here is a more colorful version of this website designed by "AI"-Tool firedrop.ai. I am not impressed.


Feel free to stay in touch with me using any of the following.
  • Email

  • Mail me at contact(at)renepfitzner(dot)net. If you have an increased need of privacy, use this pgp key to encrypt your message.


  • My Weblog

  • Blog with things-to-remember and some of my thoughts. Irregularly updated.
  • Neue Zürcher Zeitung

  • With 237 years of age, it feels like the oldest Startup of Switzerland. To be in news media these days is super exciting. I am happy to be part of it's transformation towards (tbd).


Back in 1995 (ish) ...

© René Pfitzner, 2017

Hands down, this site could never be 1995 ...