Renowned artificial intelligence expert Jan Hasse has been appointed as the Managing Director at Axel Springer’s tech division, hy Technologies.
“As a visionary AI boutique consultancy, we strongly believe that the future holds a multitude of opportunities for our customers, and we will act with courage and vision to empower them to build AI-first companies,” Hasse said.
“From strategy to implementation, we offer our customers not only a broad portfolio of consulting services, but also the development of data-based products and AI-native companies, as well as a comprehensive AI-fluency academy programme for non-AI-experts.”
Hasse brings extensive experience and expertise in the field of AI, having worked at prestigious companies such as Allianz, Bertelsmann and PWC.
He most recently served as the Director of AI Innovations and Ecosystems at Deloitte before founding his own AI startup, Cloe.ai, where he built a self-service marketplace for distributed AI solutions.
Christoph Keese, Co-CEO of Axel Springer hy GmbH said Hasse’s appointment comes at a pivotal point, with the demand for AI skyrocketing.
“We are currently experiencing an unprecedented enthusiasm for Artificial Intelligence as a key technology,” he pointed out. “The next decade of AI will revolutionise industries, companies, as well as the way we live and work.
“With the use of generative AI, daily work routines will drastically change, and up to 40% of all activities will be influenced by AI.
“In light of this development, we are investing in hy Technologies, the data and AI business unit of Axel Springer hy, to help our customers create significant value while responsibly handling the technology and pursuing clear business objectives.”