Our mission

We are improving the ability of any organization to master AI and IoT through the collective intelligence of people

Our team

Arno Staude

Chief Executive Officer

Gebhard Schrader

Chief Information Officer

Tuyet Stark

Team Assistance


Software developer

Timo Gatta

Quality Assurance

Bianca Staude

Human Resources

Jan Schnorrenberg

Software developer

Nastassya Schrader

Design & Marketing

Our corporate values

We are convinced that GroupLotse will bring added value to humanity by harnessing the collective intelligence of humans to master artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. Our vision inspires us and drives us to achieve the extraordinary.

We live and value diversity, which enriches our team. We promote different perspectives, lateral thinkers and new impulses, break up old structures and break new ground. We use the diversity of our team, our customers and service providers to grow as a team and to continuously improve our products and services.

We stand for an open, respectful and friendly interaction with each other. You listen to each other, value the opinions of teammates, customers and service providers and reflect on what has been said. We believe in creating something of value in an environment where everyone can trust others to do their best. We develop and maintain relationships of trust so that we can discuss openly and question each other.

We encourage each other's creativity in order to create something new and improve what already exists. Together we create an inspiring environment in which all employees, customers and service providers feel comfortable and we can get the best out of ourselves. We are open to disruptive ideas and constantly question ourselves in order to create innovative products that offer our customers extraordinary added value.

We strive for efficiency through prioritized work and focused thinking. We promote flexibility and resilience of each individual. Because everyone is an important part of the team and contributes to the success of the company with their performance together with everyone else.

We want to work together efficiently and successfully without neglecting the essentials in life. We support each other in order to constantly develop our skills. Family, friends and health are important to us. Flexible working time accounts, flextime, part-time and home office solutions help us to create healthy working conditions in the long term.

Our timeline

Our timeline

Our motivation

In the beginning there was the idea of making messages from AI or IoT applications accessible to groups. After all, why should only messages from people be shared with others and not those from AI/IoT applications as well? Collaboration platforms such as Slack and Microsoft Team, messenger solutions (Telegram) and bot technologies offered us the right platform to turn our idea into a product.

But we soon learned that while the mere notification of groups is a very useful feature, the real value lies in what the group does with messages from AI/IoT applications. Because AI/IoT applications can describe complex states, but often cannot (yet) derive any decisions from them. This requires at least one person in the case of more complex relationships, and even more people in the case of increasing complexity – i.e. groups.

Therefore, we are convinced that we have to harness the collective intelligence of groups in order to process messages from AI/IoT applications in a timely manner, to bring about the optimal decision and to initiate the corresponding follow-up processes. For us, the control of IoT/AI applications via groups/channels of collaboration platforms was only the last logical step in our product development.