Design and application of open technologies in networked information management
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.