About Us

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Our Vision

Old World Computing GmbH offers professional consultation and services regarding all things data science: from trainings to concrete, data-driven projects and custom-made software solutions – we have been here for you since 2015. We support you with strategic consulting on how to establish data science in your company.

We see our task in enabling other organisations to use data science methods. In order to ensure our work leads to sustainable and satisfactory results for all parties involved, we strive for long-term relationships with our customers, based on respect, transparency, and honesty, and always oriented towards the individual requirements of the customer.

The Team

The team of Old World Computing is made up of computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and economists. With this bundled competence, we are prepared for your project in the best possible way.

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Jan Vollmer


Jan Vollmer is economist and controller by trade. Between 2010 and 2014, he was able to use his economic knowledge to predict job market changes and assess consequences of legislative amendment in his position as Advisor to the Federal German Government.

Since 2015, he is CEO of Old World Computing, bringing to the table not only model theory, but also keeping an eye on the intersections to classic business intelligence systems.

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Sebastian Land

Founder and Lead Data Scientist

During his time studying computer sciences at TU Dortmund, Sebastian Land specialized on machine learning and was involved in programming the data science platform RapidMiner. After graduating, he started working at the startup, where he was substantially involved in the development of the platform as well as in sales, support and customer consultation for over ten years.

He left the company in 2015 to start Old World Computing and to establish data science in society.

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Chris Scharpenberg

Data Science Consultant

Chris Scharpenberg completed his master’s in mathematics, specializing in statistics, and taking computer science as minor subject at Ruhr-University Bochum.

He has been supporting the consulting team at Old World Computing since 2017.

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Sigrun Fraunhoffer

Data Science Consultant

Sigrun Fraunhoffer completed her studies in industrial engineering at TU Dortmund, focussing on production management. She has been with Old World Computing as a consultant since 2015.

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Tobias Wiedau

Data Science Consultant

After completing his master’s degree in computer science at Münster University, Tobias Wiedau became an important member of the data science consulting team at Old World Computing in 2018.

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Christian König

Data Science Coach

Christian König successfully completed his degree in computer science at RWTH Aachen and has been supporting the team of Old World Computing since 2016. Besides consultation, he gives training courses offered by OWC.

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Gunnar Grasshoff

Data Science Software Developer & Organizational Development Specialist

Gunnar Graßhoff studied computer science, followed by Network Systems Engineering.

At Old World Computing, he has been researching and developing, among others, big data architectures and privacy mechanisms in the OPA_TAD and SPAA research projects since 2018.

He also contributes to the promotion of self-organisation and the basis of communication as well as the development of concepts to strengthen the well-being of employees and cohesion within the company.