Faculty successfully presents two projects at Business Analytics Congress hosted by EVACO GmbH

On April 14, 2019 The Faculty of Communication and Environment presented two project at the fourth annual Business Analytics Congress at the Colosseum Theater Essen hosted by EVACO GmbH.

The "EVACO# datatalk" event offers interesting presentations and discussions on topics relevant to a broad audience of businesses. This year’s guests included AIL Leasing München AG, Klöckner & Co Deutschland GmbH, Pixum / Diginet GmbH & Co. KG as well as IFINA Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH. 118 visitors enjoyed exchanging information on current products, projects and topics at 16 demo and info points.

The first student project presented by our faculty had been realized in summer semester 2019. In cooperation with EVACO GmbH and supervised by Prof. Dr. Kahl, Sebastian Golks, Max Lietzau, Daniel Angenendt, Lucas Osten and Alessandra Crotty had researched and developed different application scenarios using Open Data. Following an example in Seattle, the project group had visualized a public data set of a building’s energy consumption using the business intelligence tool Qlik Sense® and implemented various interactive visualization levels with corresponding application cases.

The second project shown at #datatalk 2019 had been developed in cooperation with EVACO GmbH and VENTAPP GmbH. It focused on the use of Qlik Sense® for scheduling and capacity planning in individual production at VENTAPP GmbH. For schedule planning in fan and apparatus construction, it is necessary to calculate the production time of separate parts (fans) as accurately as possible, taking individual configurations into account. To do so, an identification of the most time-consuming configuration parameters is essential. The business intelligence tool Qlik Sense® was used to find solutions, including data cleansing, clustering of configurations and interactive visualization. With the developed solution it was possible to calculate and display the production time and to determine the time cost drivers in the production process. In addition, the production times for all configuration variations could be successfully calculated. The results will be published in 2019 as a contribution to the second conference on digital production at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.

Both projects met with great interest among the participants and provided fascinating insights. This year's #datatalk was rounded off by stand-up comedian and cabaret artist Frank Eilers on the subject of "Digitalization and digital transformation”.