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Brockhaus Group 2014

  1. 1. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest --- Benjamin Franklin
  2. 2. Brockhaus Group - an overview
  3. 3. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 3 About... The Brockhaus Group ✔ Founded in 1988 by Dipl.-Ing. Dirk Brockhaus (no relations to Brockhaus Verlag) ✔ Today: group of 3 medium sized, almost independent companies ✔ Companies and offices: ➢ Brockhaus Consulting GmbH: Wiesbaden (Germany) ➢ Brockhaus GmbH: Heidelberg (Germany) ➢ Brockhaus Pvt. Ltd: Bhubaneswar, Odisha (India)
  4. 4. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 4 About... Brockhaus Consulting GmbH Facts ✔ Founded in April 2011 by Matthias Bohnen, former subsidiary of Brockhaus GmbH ✔ 100% privately owned, no venture capital, no investors ✔ Major shareholding of all other companies: (Brockhaus GmbH: 70%, Brockhaus Pvt. Ltd.: 60%) ✔ “Face 2 the customer” (Sales, Marketing, Procurement) for all activities of Brockhaus Group: ➢ Consulting ➢ Training ➢ Coaching Brockhaus Consulting GmbH - Wiesbaden -
  5. 5. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 5 About... Brockhaus GmbH Facts ✔ Founded in 2003 by Dirk Brockhaus and Matthias Bohnen ✔ 100% privately owned, approx. 30% of shares hold external (non-employees) ✔ no venture capital, no investors ✔ the 'executing' part of Brockhaus Group ✔ ~ 15 Employees ➢ Consultants ➢ Administrative staff ➢ Apprentices (acknowledged by Industrial and Commercial Chamber (IHK) Heidelberg) Brockhaus GmbH - Heidelberg -
  6. 6. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 6 About... Brockhaus Pvt. Ltd. Facts ✔ Founded in 2007 in Pune, India (Maharastra state), relocation to Bhubaneswar in Q3/2011 ✔ 100% privately owned, no venture capital, no investors ✔ Headed by Dr. Amiya Basiston, former Principal of an Engineering College ✔ Fields of activities ➢ Students exchange programs (PGDAIT) jointly with University of Siegen (until 2012) ➢ Training programs for local students (post-graduate) ➢ Not an off-shoring wing! Brockhaus Pvt. Ltd. - Pune -
  7. 7. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 7 Management Dipl.-Kfm. Matthias Bohnen ✔ Managing Director and major shareholder of Brockhaus GmbH, Heidelberg, Brockhaus Consulting GmbH, Wiesbaden ✔ Chairman of Brockhaus Technologies & Consulting Pvt. Ltd., Pune / India ✔ Visiting lecturer („Lehrbeauftragter“) at Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln, UCLM Albacete, University of Siegen, Philipps University Marburg and DHBW Mannheim ✔ Visiting lecturer of Biju Patnaik Universities of Technologies, Bhubaneswar (Odisha, India) in 2010 and 2011 ✔ Guest Professor in 2012 at SOA Institute, Bhubaneswar (Odisha, India) ✔ approx. 15+ years of experience in IT industries and 10+ years in academic teaching
  8. 8. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 8 Management Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Barth ✔ Professor at University of Applied Sciences RFH Köln ✔ Professor at University of Siegen 2002-2009 ✔ Visiting lecturer at University of Siegen, Philipps University Marburg, and RFH Köln ✔ Member of Management Team ✔ Head of Brockhaus' SOA Competence Team ✔ Selected research projects: ➢ In-Grid (funded by German Fed. Ministry BMBF) www.ingrid-info.de ➢ Mi#Grid (funded by NRW MIWFT) www.migrid.de ➢ RESCUE IT (funded by German Fed. Ministry BMBF) www.sichere-warenketten.de Modeling and implementing business processes is one of the key issues in any enterprise's IT. The concepts of Service-oriented Architectures (SOA) are assessed as the most promising approach to assure qualities like flexibility and agility in support and management of business processes.
  9. 9. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 9 The people ... ✔ Almost all consultants are previous students of Prof. Dr. Barth or Matthias Bohnen ✔ Almost all consultants wrote their thesis at Brockhaus Group ✔ Currently we employ: ➢ 7 Consultants in various projects ➢ 2 Backoffice employees (Accounting, secretary) ➢ Several freelancers on-demand ➢ Several other at the companies abroad
  10. 10. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 10 Academic cooperations
  11. 11. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 11 (Inter)national cooperations in academia ✔ Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln ➢ Professorship (Thomas Barth) and visiting lecturer (Matthias Bohnen) ➢ Collaboration in various fields (e.g. Big Data & Industry 4.0) ➢ Joint educational program in Nairobi / Kenia
  12. 12. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 12 (Inter)national cooperations in academia ✔ Universidad Castilla La Macha / Albacete (Spain) ➢ Several courses in the field of Software Development and Software Architecture
  13. 13. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 13 International cooperations in academia ✔ Biju Patnaik University of Technologies (Orissa, India) ➢ 40 Colleges with approx. 58.000 students ➢ Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding with University of Siegen and Brockhaus ✔ Vivesvaraya Technological University (Karnataka, India) ➢ 140 Colleges with approx 180.000 students ➢ Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding with University of Siegen and Brockhaus ✔ Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (Orissa, India) ➢ 15.000 students ➢ Top ten ranking positions in Indian rankings
  14. 14. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 14 Partners and cooperations ... … in academia ✔ University of Siegen ➢ Contract partners since 2006 (extended twice in 2008 and 2010) for joint activities in the field of education, international student exchange etc. ➢ Joint diploma theses for e.g. T-Online ➢ Joint (inter-)national workshops for vodafone D/POR, SAP, Dresdner Bank, ... ➢ Joint positions in student assistentships / research projects ➢ Joint collaboration with international partners (various Universities from India)
  15. 15. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 15 Reference: SOA / BPM Roadshow (April 2007) Joint roadshow between Brockhaus GmbH and University of Siegen Speakers • Business Process Management im Auswärtigen Amt Sascha Girrulat, IT-Strategie, Auswärtiges Amt • Die Bedeutung der SOA-Governance Andreas Fröhlich, Solution Architect, Software AG • SAP XI – Legacy Integration Emanuel Schlesiger, Business Development Manager SAG Systemhaus GmbH • SAP Discovery Server - der Einstieg in eine service- basierte Welt. Jewgeni Kravets, Business Development Manager, SAP AG • Aspekte service-orientierter Workflows– Modellierung und Umsetzung mit BPMN und BPEL 2.0 Prof. Dr. - Ing. Thomas Barth, Universität Siegen • Grundlagen einer SOA – Architektur und die Rolle des Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Alexander Eitner, Brockhaus GmbH Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia   by Siegener Zeitung
  16. 16. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 16 Reference: TEQIP SOA Workshop (March 2008) Enterprise Java / SOA / BPM workshop for Indian colleges in Karnataka Funded by World Bank's „Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme“ • 10-day workshop on state-of-the-art topics from software development, distributed systems and business computing: • Java SE/EE • Service-oriented architecture • Business Process Management • Participants were mostly faculty from Computer Science department of Bagalkot CET • Media attention for educational issues: • Reports on Indian national TV from opening ceremony • Former Vice Chancellor of VTU (Dr. K.B. Reddy) attended closing ceremony Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia  
  17. 17. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 17 Master Thesis: Industry 4.0, CEP and Big Data Joint Master Thesis in the field of Complex Event Processing and Big Data Storages in production lines within the automotive industries The master thesis of Steffen Templin was done in collaboration of Dürr Systems, University of Siegen and Brockhaus Group. • Real-time analysis of complex events from several streams / sensors in production processes • Storing large amounts of sensor data in NoSQL datastores • Prototypical implementation using OpenSource technologies (WSO2 CEP / ESB, MongoDB) Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia  
  18. 18. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 18 Reference: eLearning system based on ILIAS Internal eLearning System (German / English) covering all trainings and workshops available Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia  
  19. 19. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 19 Selected customers and projects
  20. 20. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 20 Selected References • 1&1 • Amadeus • AXA • Aareal Hypotheken Management • Auswärtiges Amt • Axentiv • BKK • Boehringer Ingelheim • Cellent AG • Deutsche Post • Dresdner Bank • Dell • GiS • Lufthansa Systems • Nürnberger Versicherungsgruppe „Unser Kunde - und somit auch wir - waren mit dem Berater und den Ergebnissen seiner Arbeit sehr zufrieden“ Projektmanager der plenum AG über Beratung und Coaching im Rahmen eines Projektes zur Portierung einer Mainframe-Anwendung in eine J2EE Umgebung unter Evaluierung der Bea WebLogic Suite. "Unsere Partnerschaft mit Brockhaus hat sich für unsere Kunden und Versata selbst durch die kompetente Beratung und einen wirkungs-vollen Know-how-Transfer im Bereich des JBoss Applicationservers bereits heute gelohnt. Brockhaus Trainer und Consultants zeichnen sich durch ihre hohe fachliche und soziale Kompetenz aus.„ Achim F.v.Montigny, Geschäftsführer Versata GmbH • Orbis • OTTO Versand • OVB • Porsche • R&V Versicherungen • SAP • Sparkassenverlag • T-Online, T-Systems • Telefonica o2 • vodafone • Voest Alpine • Volkswagen Coaching • Eon • Dürr • Brückner • Mercedes
  21. 21. Training / Coaching customer's statements approx: 70 developer, Enterprise Java Beans (EJB). „.. that (EJB 2.0) training was comprehensive and excellent. I recommend that training really.“ --- Oliver Schweim, OTTO VERSAND Training of approx. 70 employees about J2EE-Technology. „..the training was customised to our needs exactly.... Good communication between trainer and participants .. That training have been met our expectations completely.“ --- delegate of T-SYSTEMS WebServices-Workshop. „.. The course was good in respect of content, well structured .. with an excellent trainer.“ --- delegate of SAP AG BEA WebLogic-Training. „..the best course, i have ever been visited. Partially better than the courses of the vendor“´ --- delegate of START AMADEUS JAVA for SAP/ABAP developer „... Very capable trainer, ... Optimal course books, ... An excellent training“ --- delegate of PASS CONSULTING AG
  22. 22. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 22 Workshop: SOA for Managers One day workshop covering all relevant SOA aspect from a management's perspective • Technical as well as organizational issues • Aspects of closing the “business/IT divide” • Covering the complete way from modelling a business process to its actual implementation/automation • Reference model/architecture (e.g. from OASIS, Open Group) • Maturity models (e.g. from Open Group) • Case studies from different industries Selected customers so far: • vodafone Germany / Düsseldorf • vodafone Portugal / Lisbon • SAP Systems Integration, Bensheim • Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt • PASS IT, Aschaffenburg Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia  
  23. 23. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 23 Reference: SAP eLearning 45 min eLearning for internal use at SAP AG SAP University wants to introduce SAP's strategy in areas of eSOA globally • Brockhaus was chosen due to several trainings given in the area of Java / Enterprise Java Brockhaus' tasks and objectives: • Defining educational scheme and didactical approach • Content rework, storyboarding • Supervising technical implementation Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia    most successful e-Learning of SAP
  24. 24. Reference: T-Online International AG T-Online is a brand of Deutsche Telekom and Germany's largest internet provider. Brockhaus defined the migration concept, supported the migration from SUN iPlanet to Bea WebLogic 8.1 and was training the employees and supporting the administration and 24/7 operation. Results: • Increase of performance by factor 10 • Increase of load balancing by factor 3 • 24/7 operation, no failure Cluster • 8 Mio. hits per day (incl. static content) • 24 Bea WebLogic 8.1 instancies / 4 Apache WebServer Applikations: • Ordermanagement • Billing systems Migration: • IPlanet Bea WebLogic Migration / administration of „Customer Self Care System“ of T-Online International AG. „The experts of Brockhaus GmbH not only did a very good migration job, but also have supported us in the perfect operation of our system. We are very satisfied with their performance.“ Gerd Rolvering, Senior Manager Application Services, T-ONLINE INTERNATIONAL AG. Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia  
  25. 25. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 25 Reference: DBV Winterthur Evaluation and Administration of “ePlatform” for all online applications DBV is part of global AXA Group • Employees: 4.600 • Customers: 3,5 million • Revenue: 2.8 billion € --- Data from DBV-winterthur Brockhaus' tasks and objectives: • Evaluation of strategic platform to support all online business of DBV • Training and coaching of DBV employees • 24/7 operation, no failure • Technical env.: JBoss 4.0.4, Solaris 10, Oracle 10g, Gauss VIP Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia  
  26. 26. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 26 Reference: SAP / BASF Developing several parts of the project as subcontractor for SAP Project description: Mainly dealing with SSO solutions based on SAP's NetWeaver Brockhaus' tasks and objectives: • deputy teamlead (technologies) • technologywise: ✔ EJB2.0 – as WebService endpoints with Netweaver Developer Studio ✔ Generating of Webservices with NDS ✔ Generation of Proxies to interact with SAP-Workflow ✔ NWDI and Transport System Consulting / Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia 
  27. 27. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 27 Reference: OVB Vermögensberatung Köln FOSS based prototype for new CRM-System Project desc.: OVB was about making a descision about their new CRM-System. One of the alternatives was a pure open-source based implementation. Brockhaus together with University of Siegen evaluated FOSS technologies / products and implemented the prototype Brockhaus' tasks and objectives: • Evaluation of free open source technologies to make use of (JBoss, jBPM, MySQL/Postgres, eclipse, Hibernate) • implementation of prototype, presentation of results to OVB's IT executive director • Training OVB IT-personal in Java, Enterprise Java and JBoss-Admin Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia    pic by Raimond Spekking / GNU-License for free Docu
  28. 28. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 28 Reference: Process Design for T-Home Designing and implementing service-oriented processes in sales Project description: Decouple business logic from sales channels and provide automated processes on a unified platform (T-Home's SOA) Brockhaus' tasks and objectives: • Design of services • Implementation and maintenance of services • Supporting the retirement of existing applications Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia 
  29. 29. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 29 Reference: Message-based infrastructure for GiS Evaluation, design and implementation of a prototype for a message-based infrastructure GiS Weinheim, leading provider of operational management systems (openBMS) for large industrial installations, mostly nuclear power plants Project description: Evaluation of alternatives for the re-design of an open, standard-compliant infrastructure supporting communication and integration with external systems Brockhaus' tasks and objectives: • Evaluation of ESB and messaging-systems • Implementation of prototype based on ActiveMQ Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia 
  30. 30. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 30 MES System for Automotive Supplier Architectural lead on ISA 95 compliant MES System realized with Java EE The existing solution came to an end in terms of maintainability and technologies. The customer asked for a modern solution catering all needs. • Training internal teams • Defining the a new architecture • Implementation lead • Staffing of development teams Implemented for: • Honda / Ohio • Volkswagen / Wolfsburg • Ford / China, Thailand, Turkey and India Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia  
  31. 31. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 31 MES System for Film-stretching industry Architectural lead on ISA 95 compliant MES System realized with Java EE and Big Data The existing solution was build by different vendors and not according to modern requirements. The new solution should be re-build based upon standards like ISA 95 and latest technologies. • Training of internal teams • Defining the a new architecture • Implementation lead of distributed teams in Germany and Romania • Staffing of development teams Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia  
  32. 32. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 32 eConvey: Operating and supervising conveyors Implementing a new, mobile solution for operating and supervising conveyors in the automotive sector (mass production) The existing solution was operated by 250+ touch screens, the mobile solution was developed to replace several of these. Based upon direct OPC interaction the solution allows: • to operate the conveyors (< 5 ms latency), • to localize the operator (Bluetooth LE), • to vizualize the current state of the conveyor(s) by means of a VISU • Retrieving additional information by QR-Codes Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia  
  33. 33. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 33 Software Architecture: Review Architectural review of the HR application of one of the largest Cash-and-Carry markets within Europe The head of software development asked Brockhaus to evaluate the implemented architecture and to provide suggestions in terms of enhancement. Characteristics of the application: • 90.000+ users • 100.000.000+ records per year • Java EE architecture running on Open Source Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia  
  34. 34. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 34 Software Architecture: Review Architectural review of the application related to planning the production of the powertrain components of a car manufacturer in Germany The existing solution was more than 16 years old, maintenance and improvement were almost impossible due to technical debts. • Evaluating the existing architecture • Identification of problematic hot spots • Defining an optimization strategy • Developing the new reference architecture Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia  
  35. 35. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 35 BigData: Storing & Visualizing time series data Replacement of an existing, file-based data storage by modern NoSQL approaches. The existing solution (automotive supplier) was not able to deal properly with the increasing amount of sensors and respective data. The replacing solution should be able to to cope with approx. 10.000 sensors and will form the foundation for a machine learning approach. • Evaluating the NoSQL databases (MongoDB and Apache Cassandra) • Definition of the datamodel, implementation of import mechanisms (JMS, WebServices and CSV files) • Visualization of data In the future: • Evaluation of weka Framework and Apache Mahout in the filed of machine learning and pattern recognizion. Consulting/ Development Training / Coaching Research / Academia  
  36. 36. Copyright by Brockhaus GmbH, alle Rechte reserviert, unautorisierte Vervielfältigung untersagt 36 Enough propaganda ... Get in touch! Contact information: Brockhaus Consulting GmbH Gustav Stresemann Ring 1 D - 65189 Wiesbaden Germany Fon: +49-611-97774-332 Fax: +49-611-97774-432 WWW: www.brockhaus-gruppe.de Mail: office@brockhaus-gruppe.de
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