Technology consulting

Dr. Hermann Gumpp is an IT consultant and entrepreneur based in Munich. Currently he is head of the German-Japanese Business Association's IT working group, technical procurement advisor with Munich University (LMU) and alumnus of the LMU Center for Entrepreneurship where he co-founded the mobile application deployment platform Pocketsite®.

Prior to his work in the field of computing science, he stayed in Japan as a member of the executive training program of a global German industrial group and at the National Institute of Informatics Tokyo (NII). He received his Dipl.-Phys. and Dr. rer. nat. from Munich University (LMU) where he was member of the research and teaching staff in the field of nano biophysics.

Together with an international team of renowned experts Dr. Gumpp develops business concepts for emerging fields of technology, evaluates case studies and implements prototypes for various computing platforms. His main areas of interest are technology and service strategy, process optimization and platform migration with a special focus on international collaborative environments.


Business Concepts und Prototypes

Clouds and Clients

As computing power and storage capacity continue to grow dramatically, slow networks and laggy connections often become a bottle neck. In Germany, even with VDSL and LTE available now, this will continue to be a challenge for carriers, especially considering the steady growth of traffic from mobile devices.

Fast and secure distribution of apps and contents can be accomplished via brokers or “stores” that can take care of payment, security, curation and legal issues. Hence it becomes clear how healthy hardware / software ecosystems are vital for the distribution of virtual goods and services, and therefore for the success of global companies.

Ecosystems
Interconnected worlds
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Products and services are more interwoven today than ever before. A central topic is how to communicate a company’s offerings in the context of different cultures and countries. In many cases it is not enough to provide a list of features; companies must specifically address user cases and needs.

Today’s customers need to understand IT products in order to accept and purchase them. Key is communication of values which define every culture, be it national or corporate culture. Here, social media can help to improve transparency and communication.

Strategic Prototyping

Corporations have strategic planning departments staffed by analysts who work with top executives to develop direction. The more traditional approach used in business is to develop plans that are highly analytical and data-driven, producing projections and measurable consequences which eventually serve as targets for success. In the field of emerging technologies however, this approach is not feasible since there are to many unknowns. That's why strategic prototyping is essential.

prototyping

Every software design process starts with a use case analysis. But what is in greatest demand today isn’t analysis but in synthesis, recognizing patterns, crossing boundaries to uncover hidden connections and making bold leaps of imagination.


Software Lab

Mobile app deployment

The hosting and deployment service Pocketsite® provides a very convenient way to publish apps quickly. Since everything is web-based a submission to the AppStore is not mandatory and all apps are platform-independent by default.

Developers are provided with various templates, frameworks and programming tools to commit their code into the git repository. From there an automatic deployment process takes care of their app. Another good reason to choose Pocketsite®: All apps and contents are hosted in Germany.

Business concepts for mobile

Mobile computing is not just about smartphones, but covers all kinds of computing devices that are not tied to a fixed location. Think about cars, drones, beacons, medical devices, wearable computers and sensor networks.

It's a huge challenge for corporations to corroborate the whole space of possibilities in respect to product and market strategy. Exploring use cases applying methods like heuristic prototyping often speeds up evaluation of new technology dramatically.

LED real time control

Real-time web apps

Modern JavaScript allows for writing APIs that are available on both the client and the server. Powerful data synchronization makes REST endpoints obsolete, and when a user makes a change, their screen updates immediately thanks to latency compensation. On iPhone and other mobile devices sensors readings can be used to create truly interactive experiences.

Hot code pushes update the web app while users are connected without disturbing them. Even with thousands of users simultaneously using an app in real-time new code is seamlessly injected into each browser frame.