WE BUILD DIGITAL HIDDEN CHAMPIONS "MADE IN GERMANY"

DDG is the platform for artificial intelligence and data-driven products and services by, with and for  medium-sized businesses.

HOW WE WORK

CREATING INNOVATION TOGETHER

We bring together the challenges of SMEs with Artificial Intelligence technology in order to create solutions that can be marketed worldwide.

The starting point for the development of new products and services are always real-life applications from daily work of small and medium-sized companies. Therefore we are always looking for partners who tell us about their challenges and ideas and have the courage to create something new together.

From the very first minute, we take entrepreneurial and financial risks and jointly exploit the achievements – we call this way of cooperation “Co-Innovation”.

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WE ARE 100% “MITTELSTAND”

 Not only do we work hand in hand with SMEs, but we also see ourselves as SMEs at eye level, speaking the same language. Proximity to medium-sized companies is therefore also important to us when selecting our investors, network partners and office locations.

We have our roots in Kaiserslautern, THE hidden champion location for artificial intelligence in Germany. In addition, we are expanding through a steadily growing number of locations in other regions close to medium-sized companies.

WHAT DRIVES US

“We are of the opinion that SMEs are still world champions in processes, but that they cannot build up the necessary digital implementation competence fast enough on their own to keep up with global competition.

However, we do not believe in a new Google or Facebook. Our Google or Facebook is the Mittelstand, with which we develop digital premium products that occupy international niches and thus become the next  hidden champions. This way, we solve the “digital congestion” in SMEs on the one hand and drive Germany’s future international competitiveness at the same time.


Alexander Fridhi, CEO & Chairman of the Executive Board

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STRUCTURE OF THE DDG AI ECOSYSTEM

BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS AT EYE LEVEL

By covering full value chain within our ecosystem, we ensure quality at all levels and thus guarantee maximum implementation speed with minimum effort and complete transparency.

We also see ourselves as a platform for our medium-sized partners, investors , technology experts, universitiesand research institutes and promote their respective networking efforts.

With the power of this strong ecosystem, we are able to create sustainable business value and build the next digital hidden champions.

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DDG LEADERSHIP

 From our management team, over our supervisory and expert advisory board up to the complete staff base – at DDG we think in terms of data and artificial intelligence, always act entrepreneurial and burn for digital innovation.

Alexander
Fridhi
Management Team

CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board & Founder
Dr.-Ing. Christian Gilcher
Management Team

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Partner
Jil
Haberstig
Management Team

Head of Human Resources
Lara
Wirth
Management Team

Head of Sales & Marketing
Philipp J.
Lingmann
Management Team

Head of Legal
Can
Yavuz
Management Team

Head of Platform
Nikolaus
Reuter
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats

Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter ShelterRock Investments GmbH
Prof. Dr. Andreas Dengel
Mitglied des Aufsichtsrats

Wissenschaftlicher Direktor Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI), Prof. Computer Science
Dr. Stefan
Wess
Mitglied des Aufsichtsrats

CEO & Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter, Empolis Information Management GmbH
Prof. Dr. Ingo Scheuermann
Expertenbeirat
Ingo Scheuermann

Dekan der Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften Hochschule Aaalen, Prof. of Finance
Prof. Dr. Reinhard
Meier
Expertenbeirat

Medical Director & Founder TeleClinic, Expert Healthtech
Karin
Schintgen
Expertenbeirat

Innovation Scout & Management Consultant
Christian
Wild
Expertenbeirat

Expert for digital businesses & Serial Entrepreneur

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

PRACTICAL AI- AND DATA KNOW-HOW

We combine our expertise in the areas of data and  AI with the process knowledge of medium-sized businesses. This is how we develop digital solutions for real challenges that affect entire industries.

WE TAKE A RISK

Together with all players in our ecosystem, we support companies in becoming innovation drivers. We co-finance the entire process from the initial idea to market maturity.

LEAN PATH TO SUCCESS

With our proven and trusted Co-Innovation process we guarantee maximum implementation speed with minimum effort and complete transparency. This way, we ensure the fastest way from the idea to a prototype to the final digital product.

COMPLETE ECOSYSTEM

The combination of holistic value creation by DDG and its associated companies and the embedding into a constantly growing partnership network of research institutes, universities, innovation hubs and other multipliers makes us THE ecosystem for AI.

SELECTION OF OUR CURRENT PROJECTS

AUTOMATED PRICE CALCULATION FOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION
USING DATA AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN MEDIA PLANNING
INTELLIGENT EMAIL INDEXING AND AUTOMATED DOCUMENT STORAGE

FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF REGIONAL CHAMPIONS AND LEADING COMPANIES

„We’ve had enough slides about digitalization, but how and where to start? DDG with its comprehensive know-how supported us in finding our way in a tailor-made and efficient way.“

Christian Kauth
Managing Director General Dynamics ELS-Germany

„By partnering with DDG, we were able to turn our domain knowledge into an innovative data and AI-based proof-of-concept including the corresponding spin-off concept for a novel software solution.“

Simon Geib
Head of PMO & Business Development, Gienanth Group

„We consider DDG’s AI-based solution an improvement of our workflow and would recommend a collaboration to any company that wants to optimize its internal processes.“

Dipl.-Ing. Tim Gemünden
Geschäftsführer, Bauunternehmung Karl Gemünden GmbH & Co. KG

„Artificial intelligence has made enormous leaps in recent years. In cooperation with the DDG, we were able to quickly test our own idea and jointly develop a digital product. We see the general AI challenge as a great opportunity for all those who want to change the future and have found a suitable partner in DDG.“

Alexander Linn
Head of Digital Analytics, HORNBACH Baumarkt AG

OUR NETWORK PARTNERS

DDG is embedded in a constantly growing network of research institutes, universities and colleges, innovation hubs and other business multipliers.

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