"DKE-DATA" stands for data, communication and development. The term "DATA" is an additional reference to the topic of data management as the core of our work. The company DKE GmbH was founded in 2014 and became DKE-Data GmbH & Co. KG in July 2016.
The approach is supported by a consortium of well-known agricultural technology companies (currently 16 shareholders), who have jointly recognised that Farming 4.0 only works if data exchange is possible across manufacturers and products. The consortium is open to further members.
DKE-Data is based in the Osnabrück Science Park, a high-quality location for knowledge-based companies and scientific institutions
The management team of DKE-Data GmbH & Co. KG:
Dr. Jens Möller, born in 1960, has studied mechanical engineering at the University of Brunswick – Institute of Technology and after graduating initially worked as research associate and later as academic councilor at the Institute for Agricultural Machinery at the TU Brunswick. Following his doctorate, he changed to the agricultural technology industry, where he was working for one of the industry’s giants with increasing responsibilities for more than 20 years. In 2014 he was appointed managing director of the newly founded DKE-Data GmbH & Co. KG, which he has been managing since then. Jens Möller lives with his family in Westphalia, likes to go hiking and is a keen racing cyclist.
Dr. Johannes Sonnen, born in 1975, holds a degree in agricultural engineering technology (Diplom-Ingenieur – FH), which he has acquired at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences (FH) following an apprenticeship as industrial mechanic. In 2006, he received his doctorate (Dr. rer. agr.) in the field of agricultural technology at the Humboldt University in Berlin. He has been working in the agricultural technology industry since 2006 and since June 2015 signs responsible for the product management of DKE-Data GmbH & Co. KG. Johannes Sonnen was born in Westphalia, but lives with his family in Lower Saxony. He loves the sea and the mountains and is an enthusiastic carnivalist.
Dipl.-Kaufmann Alexander Hammerschmidt, born in 1972, completes the management circle of DKE-Data GmbH & Co. KG. He studied Production Management, Management Support as well as Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the University of Osnabrück with a focus on Business Informatics. After graduating with a degree in business administration, he worked for a consulting company advising major telecommunications companies, logistics industries and IT service providers of banks on the conception, development and operational management of data management and information systems.
After moving to the Bertelsmann Group, he implemented tailor-made industry-specific and individualized management information systems as well as data warehouse solutions in the business intelligence area. He then worked in the Finance & Accounting division, where he was responsible for IT Service Management for a 24/7 online payment solution and a SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) direct debit payment system until his decision to join DKE-Data GmbH & Co. KG. At DKE-Data GmbH & Co. KG, he is responsible for the entire IT management and therefore also significantly involved in the development, implementation and operation of the agrirouter. Alexander Hammerschmidt lives with his family in Osnabrück.