ICNAP Interview Karl Lossie

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Since January 1, 2021, Karl Lossie has been leading the ICNAP Community as Community Manager. Karl was born in Goslar in 1992 and studied mechanical engineering at the TU Dresden with a focus on production engineering after graduating from high school. Since 2018, he has been working at the Fraunhofer IPT as a research associate in the field of production quality. In particular, he conducts research in the topic area of decision support for production.

What are your tasks at ICNAP?

As ICNAP Community Manager, I take care of the scope and realization of our offer for our community partners. This includes our studies and working groups as well as the regular community meetings, hackathons and seminars. It is also important to ensure the continuous growth of the community and to attract new partners.

What motivates you?

It is important for me to learn new things and to always face new challenges. I am also motivated by the great collegial cooperation here at the Fraunhofer IPT, where we constructively search for joint solutions in the interest of our customers. That's what makes the work so much fun for me.

What contribution would you like to make with your work?

I always hope to improve something, to generate added value compared to the status quo - be it in the field of research, for our industrial customers in consulting projects, or for the students with their theses.

Why should companies become part of the ICNAP community?

ICNAP offers a unique infrastructure and offerings to meet the challenges and opportunities of digitalization in production. Especially in digitalization, it is important that science and industry work together on solutions.

What are the major current issues and challenges in the area of digitization?

I think a key challenge is to identify and plan the specific fields of action for digitization measures that offer added value for a company. This requires a good understanding of one's own company, a vision - and the will to question oneself and change. We see a great need here, which is addressed in our consulting projects and in the ICNAP.