DKE-Data GmbH & Co. KG
"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.
Business & Product Management
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.
IT Technical Management
Dipl.-Informatiker Oliver Rahner, born in 1983, is responsible for all technical topics in DKE-Data GmbH & Co. KG, from the specification of the agrirouter to supporting our partners during implementation.
He studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Munich with a focus on Economics. From 2010 until 2018, he held different IT positions in the agricultural industry, most recently as Head of IT. After a two-year period working in IT consulting, he returned back into the agribusiness in the beginning of 2021 by joining DKE-Data GmbH & Co. KG.