Dr. Andreas Wierse

Managing Director
at SICOS BW GmbH

Dr. Andreas Wierse acts since 2011 as Managing Director of SICOS BW GmbH,
located in Stuttgart. The company was founded by the University of Stuttgart and the
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to support small and medium sized enterprises
in the uptake of smart data technology and is financially supported significantly by the
ministry for science, research and art of Baden-Württemberg and its shareholders
He is one of the founders of the Smart Data Solution Center BW (SDSC-BW); the
experience he and his project partner Dr. Till Riedel gained there formed the basis for
the „Smart Data Analytics“ Compendium for entrepreneurs, published by DeGruyter in
2017.
Since 2014 is his also managing director of HWW GmbH, a public/private partnership
for industrial use of HPC including shareholders like Porsche, T-Systems and the state
of Baden-Württemberg. In May 2018 he was appointed as member of the board of
DigitalSüdwest 2025 to support SMEs in the southwest on their path towards digital
transformation. Since April 2019 he is chair of the Mittelstands- und Wirtschaftsunion
(MIT) in Böblingen County.
Before he joined SICOS BW he was from 2004 to 2011 shareholder and managing
director of Visenso GmbH, Stuttgart, a company specialised in Virtual Reality (VR)-
Solutions. Between 1997 and 2004 he had the same position at VirCinity GmbH,
working amongst others in the development of the visualisation and VR software
Covise. 2002 he received a doctor’s degree at Stuttgart University; he had finished his
studies of Mathematics at Bonn University in 1991.