Open Data and Information Management

Open Data and Information Management

Design and application of open technologies in networked information management

Open Data and Information Management

Private and public organizations are facing new challenges in conventional information management with the advent of platforms and digitalized value chain networks. How are organization structures and roles changing? How do information management systems and the control of organization-wide business processes need to be designed? Which technologies are best suited for which tasks? Where are innovation and value creation occurring?

We address these issues in two ways. First, we demonstrate the potential and challenges of technology-based developments such as blockchain, machine learning and open data with the aim of operating more efficiently and thinking about business processes in a new light on the basis of information. This involves conducting potential analyses and feasibility studies for various industries and individual organizations. Secondly, we work with partners from industry and academic research to leverage this potential, which includes developing governance concepts that can be used to define roles, processes and structures for open and interoperable systems.

We also build demonstrators in order to examine the suitability of the emerging concepts, draft designs and principles for platforms and digitalized value chain networks. One of our focal points here is conducting research into blockchain technologies, which promise an innovative approach to secure, decentralized transaction tracking.

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