Dr. Stefan Wess

Dr. Stefan Wess

CEO Empolis

Dr. Stefan Wess holds a PhD in Computer Science and is a highly recognized technology industry expert with many years of international experience in the area of company management. Stefan is an acclaimed speaker and author and has published numerous books and articles on the topic of “Artificial Intelligence”. His professional career includes roles as the technical manager of the U.S. AI-provider Inference Corp. (acquired by eGain Inc.). He was a member of the executive board at tecmath AG (Avid today) and also CEO for tec:inno. From 2000-2008, Stefan was CTO and later CEO of a Bertelsmann arvato AG subsidiary in Gütersloh, Germany, as well as CEO of arvato Middle East in Dubai. He later became a member of the Attensity Group management board, based in Palo Alto, out of which Empolis Information Management GmbH was spun off as an independent company in 2012. Stefan is a member of the DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) Board of Directors, as well as for RS Media in Singen, Germany and Trustee of the Fraunhofer Institute. In his free time, he is a passionate motorcyclist and still remains a computer nerd at heart…

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