Dr.-Ing. Andreas WierseManaging Director, Sicos BW
Mr. Wierse studied Mathematics at Bonn University and briefly worked at the Institute for Applied Mathematics, before he 1991 moved to Stuttgart, to work on his PhD in the visualization department at the Computing Centre of the University. In 1997 he founded together with his colleagues the start-up VirCinity (later Visenso) and co-ordinated as managing director the commercialization of the COVISE visualization software; in parallel he finished his PhD in Engineering in 2001. In 2011 he founded SICOS BW together with the shareholders Karlsruhe Institute for Technology and University of Stuttgart in order to promote the usage of HPC and Big Data towards small and medium sized enterprises; his work includes consulting about the right tools and support during the first steps in the HPC environment. SICOS BW is funded by the Ministry for Science, Research and Art of Baden-Württemberg, allowing to provide the support at no cost for the SMEs.