Collaborating with different industries broadens our horizons but is above all to your advantage. At first glance, developments in one industry may seem irrelevant for another. At second glance, the interrelations are often immense: our eye is sharpened for cross-impacts and blind spots. Companies benefit from our accumulated expertise and our broad network across industries. We remain true to our mission: together with our clients, we want to set the European economy on course for the future.
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From blockchain to quantum computing – we shed light on the influence of a number of future-relevant technologies and their secondary effects on business models and entire industries. The list of our research topics is long. Below you can find a selection of technological topics that we consider in our research.
Artificial intelligence will significantly reorganize how we work and live. Already today, we need to anticipate how human digital teams will look like to accordingly compose teams, find specialists at an early stage, set the right standards in selecting technologies and establish structures for a smooth collaboration. This requires both an understanding of the technology and people.
Machine learning-based AI systems have already found their way into European companies in a variety of ways. With them came the establishment of trustworthy-sounding AI ethics committees. In theory, these committees may sound meaningful. In practice, however, they hardly generate actionable strategies. The biggest challenge is to get rid of unethical bias in established IT systems, databases, and AI algorithms while not losing focus of individual values. Good AI ethics adequately reflect your corporate culture. We help your organization to build a sustainable, practical AI ethics program that is actionable, updatable and sustainable.
Good cybersecurity is changing at the same rate that attackers are coming up with new technologies. Cyber-attacks are steadily increasing: the formerly lone wolf has transformed into organized hacker groups. The quantum era will radically change cybersecurity on both the attacker and defense sides. Cybersecurity will have to become top priority in the future. Lay the foundation for your company’s security today.
Two things are certain: First, the exact timeline for quantum computing breakthroughs is uncertain. Second, once quantum computers become universally applicable, they will make a huge contribution to solving the most complex problems of humanity such as climate, health and data security. By no means does this mean that companies can lean back. The quantum age has already begun. In 2019, Google announced Quantum Supremacy, meaning supremacy over classical supercomputers. The standards for quantum encryption are already being set today. Computers that use quantum effects are already solving so-called combinatorial optimization problems such as freight, route, load and fuel optimization in the logistics industry or traffic control in road and air transport. We help to answer the question: How will the quantum age affect your business model and how can you use it to your advantage?