Hans-Peter Kuessner heads a Competence Center focusing on “cognitive application systems” at adesso. After completing his business administration studies, he worked in the “Artificial Intelligence” department of an IT consulting firm as a software and knowledge engineer. He held various positions in the IT department of a company and then built a business for collaborative application systems at IBM Global Services. Before joining adesso, he was co-founder and shareholder of a medium-sized IT consulting firm. The focus of his current projects is the acquisition of structured information from unstructured data (such as voice/text) – especially in the context of the implementation of chatbots.