Improving the world of tomorrow with data products.

At Westphalia DataLab we are passionately building data products for a better tomorrow.
Learn more about us, our work and our team.

 

Vision & Mission

Hello Future! Good to see you today.

Every expedition and every thought begin somewhere: in a real, tangible place. The Westphalia DataLab is the core, starting point, and driving force behind our mission to make the benefits of artificial intelligence accessible to everyone. So that the future turns into reality.

Here, our highly motivated, interdisciplinary team of around 50 employees not only works on tailor-made end-to-end software solutions for your company but also on transforming our project experience into standardized off-the-shelf software.

Our vision

Improving the world of tomorrow with data products.

Our mission

Artificial intelligence is the key technology of the 21st century. Its use allows us to solve the social and economic challenges we are confronted with. The basis for this is provided by data. By analyzing data, we are able to make better, fact-based decisions and thus to generate sustainable added value for all of us.

We passionately build data products and accompany you on your individual journey to a data-driven company.

Together for a better tomorrow.

 

We

Technology …

and good coffee

We rely on state-of-the-art open source tools to develop the data-driven solutions for your company. Our technology stack includes a variety of tools for data science, machine learning engineering, data engineering and web development.

We are vendor independent. Therefore, we always have the right tool at hand to meet your specific needs.

Our Tech-Stack

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We’ve been officially awarded

Despite our young history, we have already been officially awarded: As part of an international study, the Center Smart Services of RWTH Aachen University examined more than 300 providers of Machine Learning services in the industrial environment. We were the only startup to be named the “Machine Learning Champion 2019“.

Our greatest success was celebrated in 2020: We had the honor to receive the German AI Award (Deutscher KI-Ehrenpreis) from WELT for our outstanding achievements in the practical application of AI?

OUR EXPERTISE

Data Science Projects & Data Products

Through our unique combination of skills and the valuable experience we have gathered, we are perfectly equipped to successfully develop data products and to effectively carry out any data science project.

Data science & AI Expertise

Our data scientists possess vast methodological competence. They are masters in applying state-of-the-art methods in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

This is why we are experts in pretty much all data science areas.

Software Development & UX-Design

Our software engineers are integration artists. Regardless of the data format, interfaces, and target systems, they adapt flexibly and ensure the seamless integration of all our solutions into your operational business processes.

Our UX designers bring our solutions to perfection by building intuitive frontends. This way, our solutions can also be used by non-data scientists.

Domain Expertise & Knowledge

Data science is only beneficial when delivering tangible business value. We unite a diversity of academic backgrounds and practical experience in a range of industries. Leveraging our deep understanding of real-life challenges, we are able to tackle projects as insiders and to develop the best possible solution for your company.

Data science & AI expertise

Our data scientists possess vast methodological competence. They are masters in applying state-of-the-art methods in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning. This is why we are experts in pretty much all data science areas.

Software Development & UX-Design

Our software engineers are integration artists. Regardless of the data format, interfaces, and target systems, they adapt flexibly and ensure the seamless integration of all our solutions into your operational business processes. Our UX designers bring our solutions to perfection by building intuitive frontends. This way, our solutions can also be used by non-data scientists.

Domain Expertise & Knowledge

Data science is only beneficial when delivering tangible business value. We unite a diversity of academic backgrounds and practical experience in a range of industries. Leveraging our deep understanding of real-life challenges, we are able to tackle projects as insiders and to develop the best possible solution for your company.

Management

The Westphalia DataLab was founded in autumn 2017 by a team around Prof. Dr. Reiner Kurzhals and FIEGE Logistik as a strategic investor. In August 2020 we were able to win REMONDIS, one of the world’s largest recycling, service and water companies, as an investor. In this combination, we unite the agility and adaptability of a startup with the experience and security of two established, family-run businesses.

You want to be part of our team? We are always looking for new talents. Check out our careers page and browse through our currently available positions.

To our careers page

Philip Vospeter

Chief Executive Officer

10 years of experience in IT consulting with a focus on the automotive and manufacturing industry.

7 years of corporate (IT) experience, most recently as Chief Digital Officer at CLAAS.

 

Prof. Dr. Reiner Kurzhals

Founder

Entrepreneur in the field of big data analytics and Professor for Statistics at Muenster School of Business, FH Muenster.

Sold his first data science company to McKinsey & Company in 2015.

Advisory Board

Felix Fiege
CO-CEO of FIEGE Group, co-founder and strategic investor of Westphalia DataLab.

Thomas Conzendorf
Board member REMONDIS SE & Co. KG.

Prof. Dr. Heike Trautmann
Professor for Statistics and Optimization at the Department of Information Systems at University of Muenster (WWU).

Carsten Schröder
Member of the Presidential Board at University of Applied Sciences Münster and Vice-President for Knowledge Transfer, Cooperation and Innovation.

Heinrich Widera
Investor, interim manager and former partner at Roland Berger.