Welcome to the NEXT team, Steffen Drangmeister! We are pleased that Steffen will be joining us from now on to provide support as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). He has been a proven expert in the field of information security for ten years and currently continues to work in this role at Volkswagen Bank in parallel. His experience will help us set up the NEXT organization even more securely to meet the requirements of our customers. We are very pleased about this valuable addition to our team!
Julia ThieleChief Information Security Officer is now part of our NEXT Team
Innovation exchange in Augsburg: Digitalization and artificial intelligence are changing our lives. Digital services are already being used in many areas today. At the conference “Innovationsstadt Augsburg – Wirtschaft und Politik im Dialog” (Innovation City Augsburg – Business and Politics in Dialogue), we discussed what this looks like in practice and where AI holds risks as well as opportunities. We also presented our OR planning solution for intelligent operating room planning. Together with the orthopedic clinic of the Hessing Foundation, we are developing this software to product maturity. Interested hospitals are welcome to contact us directly.
What a great achievement! We are so happy that the Hessing Foundation was awarded with the “cdgw-Zukunftspreis 2019” last night for our joint project “AI in OR Planning”. We are impressed and pleased about the success of the UNITY Innovation Alliance. Do you also want to benefit from intelligent OR management? Then contact us for information about receiving a software license as a pilot user!
In the innovation competition “Artificial Intelligence”, the project “AI Marketplace”, in which NEXT is also involved, was awarded. This offers us the opportunity to realize the project within the framework of a funded implementation phase. The award ceremony took place on the opening of the new forum “Digital Technologies” in Berlin. More information about the project: https://ki-marktplatz.com/
NEXTProject KI Marketplace among the winners of the KI Innovation Competition of the BMWi
New office in Berlin-Moabit! Together with our partner from the UNITY Innovation Alliance UNITY, we have moved to a larger, ultra-modern and very central office to provide more working space. On September 19th we celebrate the opening with a cooperation event on “How to implement Data Driven Strategies using the UNITY INNOVATION Alliance” and toast to our new branch.
Marcus Goerke, Co-founder and Board Member at NEXT Data Service, gave a presentation at the symposium “Digitalization and Startups” on the topic “AI in mechanical and plant engineering, lessons learned from practice”. After the presentations, a practical example was used to explain the advantages of cooperation between machine builders and start ups.
NEXTMarcus Goerke About “AI in mechanical and plant Engineering”
Next Data Service is now a member of the FIWARE Foundation – an open source platform for digital smart City solutions. As a Gold Member, we are pleased to participater in the industrialization of the open source framework. The photo shows Ulrich Ahle, CEO of FIWARE and Marcus Goerke, Member of the Executive Board & Co-founder of NEXT at the signing of the contract. Read more about theFIWARE Foundation.
Establishing artificial intelligence (AI) in OR planning makes a significant contribution to making one of the most important areas in hospitals more transparent, plannable and thus more controllable than it is today. Albased “Intelligent OR-Planning” enables OR management to control OR processes in real time. Automated suggestions for the scheduling of surgical interventions offer a current and binding schedule in which slots for emergencies are already taken into account based on empirical values. The time saved by eliminating manual organization and coordination can be used for strategic activities such as personnel development or research and teaching. Optimized and systemically controlled time and resource planning also has a positive effect on working conditions across occupational groups.
In their article “OP-Management und KI” that was published in the journal KU Gesundheitsmanagement (2/2019), Dr. Sebastian Busse, Svena Skrzipale and René Störmer explain how artificial intelligence can help in hospitals and what has to be considered when introducing AI.
NEXTIncreasing efficiency and improving quality with artificial intelligence in OR planning
Solving problems with large amounts of data – Data science is a discipline that can provide great added-value, especially in controlling. In the article “The Business Data Scientist“, Marcus Goerke, Co-founder at NEXT Data Service, and Prof. Dr. Heiko Seif, Senior Manager at UNITY and MBS Professor, show what concrete opportunities are hidden behind Business Data Science and how companies can make targeted use of them. In addition, they explain what the special combination is in the relatively new role of the Business Data Scientist and which success factors apply. The article also discusses what makes a good “Business Data Scientist” and, lastly, what Approach needs to be taken in order to effectively leverage potentials for the company. This article was published in the “Controller Magazine” (Issue 1/2019).