Even the longest journey begins with a single step. Or, in the case of autonomous vehicles, the first short trip. Surprisingly, autonomous driving is beginning to pick up some speed: The German government has recently proposed a raft of new laws on the use of autonomous vehicles on the roads. If the Bundesrat, the upper body of the German parliament, approves the legislation, autonomous vehicles could be used on selected sections of road by as early as 2022.
adesso has concluded an agreement with the shareholders of KIWI Consulting EDV-Beratung GmbH (KIWI Consulting) to acquire 70% of the shares. The debt-free, growing and profitable company from Walldorf achieved a turnover of over EUR 27 million and an EBIT of around EUR 3.4 million in 2020.
The Leipzig liest extra reading festival starts today as part of the Leipzig Book Fair. The public fair, which normally sees thousands of exhibitors and visitors, was forced to cancel due to the pandemic. This year’s fair has been replaced with Leipzig liest extra: a cultural event held in a hybrid format for literature lovers. Between now and Sunday, the public can experience readings from authors live at around 400 events at 80 locations in Leipzig or online. adesso, Leipzig Messe’s long-standing IT service partner and an expert for digital events, was commissioned with creating the technical platform.
During the global pandemic, event organisers have been left no other choice than to plan their events as digital-only experiences and appeal to visitors with exciting online formats. Hannover Messe has been particularly successful in this area, pulling in 90,000 paying visitors in April with its innovative trade fair platform. The concept was put together with the involvement of adesso as a member of a consortium of IT service providers. The digitalisation specialist also successfully implemented the online edition of gamescom in 2020.
Which AI projects have companies already implemented? What are their plans? Where do they see the greatest obstacles in their businesses? And what potential do they think the technology might have? This year, the IT service provider adesso asked nearly 1,000 decision makers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for their thoughts on artificial intelligence. The most important finding? Half are not convinced of their companies’ AI capabilities.
AI expert adesso is partnering with appliedAI, the “Initiative for Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI)” in Germany. The objective of the appliedAI initiative is to support German companies in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and to prepare wider society for the AI age. adesso will be contributing its know-how as an application partner for technology and consulting to the association.
The Supervisory Board of adesso SE has extended its Executive Board contract with long-serving CEO Michael Kenfenheuer (62). Kenfenheuer’s contract was originally set to expire at the end of 2021. As a result, the experienced manager will continue to help oversee adesso’s further business development until the end of 2023 in his position as CEO and a member of the successful Executive Board. In his over 20 years of service to the Executive Board since 2000, Kenfenheuer has played an instrumental role in adesso’s development to become a leading consulting and technology firm for industry-specific business processes in central Europe.
Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly important for the automotive industry. While the public is primarily interested in its use for autonomous driving, AI is already being utilised in other areas such as engineering, production, the supply chain or mobility services. AI is capable of optimising automotive production throughout the entire value chain, with plenty of room for improvement remaining for manufacturers and suppliers alike.
The IT service provider adesso will act as an official Google Cloud Partner in the future. As a Google Cloud partner, adesso can respond to the increased demand for cloud services in the market and use Google Cloud’s platform to develop and provide high-quality solutions for its enterprise customers.
material.one is the name of the latest innovation in the automotive and manufacturing industry to advance digitalisation in the sector. Within the scope of a joint project between adesso and logsolut, a platform is currently being created that will digitalise the sampling of components along the entire supply chain. The first pilot projects with lead-ing German automobile manufacturers and suppliers are already underway or in preparation.