Know-Center is an Austrian Research Center for Data-Driven Business and Big Data Analytics. Via a network of over 50 partner companies and 100 international research organizations, with more than 100 highly-qualified employees at our location in Graz, we provide innovative solutions and intelligent services to our customers under the motto “from data to intelligence".
Data-Driven Business means business models and processes that generate real business value out of unstructured data. In most cases, large amounts of data must be obtained from relevant sources, interpreted and utilized.
Particularly large, heterogeneous and unstructured data volumes, as well as live analysis (streaming, real-time), pose a challenge to current technologies. With that regard, we play an active role on the forefront, and two of our Areas (Knowledge Discovery and Social Computing) focus on big data with the aim of creating real added value for enterprises.
In the area of cognitive computing, we follow an integrated approach: Although excellent technology is absolutely important in that respect, for us it is only part of a greater whole. Companies and their business models and processes depend on the people who implement, creatively adapt and critically analyze them. Our cognitive computing approach, which is anchored in our Areas Knowledge Visualization and Ubiquitous Personal Computing, takes advantage of the strengths of humans and machines and combines them.