Technology is a factor. But humans are what make it work.

Prof. Dr. Volker Gruhn talks about companies, IT and people

For years, we have been supporting companies in tackling their individual challenges – be it in moving to digital processes or business models, serving as a source of inspiration or in making technology tangible and identifying suitable use cases.

However, these complex and multi-faceted subject areas require the right blend of technological expertise and sound understanding. We believe that this is best achieved in diverse teams. That's why we’re committed to getting more girls and women interested in pursuing careers in IT.

New School of IT

A new way of thinking is needed. A New School of IT is needed

IT is crucial for the success of a company. Not in the sense of "IT keeps the shop running", but as a source of innovations, business models, revenue streams. For a long time, its role was limited to service provider and vicarious agent. The music played elsewhere. Those who see IT in this way are missing out on potential today and risking the success of tomorrow. Because IT has long been capable of more. The New School of IT gives structure and shape to the necessary change.

IT belongs at the decision-makers' table. Only IT can evaluate technologies, assess consequences and develop solutions. It must be present when those responsible set the course for the future of business.

Learn more about the New School of IT

Artificial intelligence

AI is chancing the perspective

How do companies approach a topic whose effects range from the payment process at the supermarket checkout to the depths of medicine, and that have a profound impact on business and private life alike? By keeping an eye on what’s feasible. That’s because just talking about artificial intelligence (AI) doesn’t help. It’s about finding use cases – and building the right systems.

Our ‘building AI-based system’ process model is our answer to the unique nature of developing AI systems. They take data as their basis and aim at identifying relationships hidden in this data.

Such systems do not magically emerge by themselves. They are the result of flawlessly planned and implemented projects.

Find out more about what AI means for your industry and take a look at what AI is already changing here and now.

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Digital Transformation

We simply make it happen!

Every path to the digital transformation is different. But the reasons for it are similar: dissatisfaction with the status quo meets the will to change.

Systematically developing a company’s own potential for digital transformation in the Interaction Room and paying particular attention to cyber-physical systems when implementing this potential will allow companies to benefit from the possibilities opened up by digital transformation.

Talking to each other and understanding each other, as trivial as it sounds, is the beginning of all transformation.

From start-ups to global players – learn how other companies have handled the challenges of the digital transformation and download our free whitepaper.

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About Volker Gruhn

Prof. Volker Gruhn, born 1963, co-founded adesso SE (formerly adesso AG) in 1997 and is currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He is Chair of Software Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Since 2017, he has also been member of the DAK-Gesundheit digitalisation committee, and has been a member of the university council of Leipzig University since 1 March 2019. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering.

Prof. Dr. Volker Gruhn

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