Know & Predict IT
âImagine a world where a smart platform â think of how Waze helps you reach your destination while driving â helps you navigate the tasks you do at your job in a similar way.
Well, thatâs exactly what we want to do at Know & Predict IT! So much so that weâve spend the last 8 years doing the necessary research and development: me â Steven â as a PhD/postdoc, together with my promotor, professor Frederik Gailly.
For this project, we have been applying every bit of our expertise in business economics, engineering, computer science and information management.
- What Waze does:
It combines regular street maps with experiences shared by the Waze community to calculate (alternative) route suggestions, anticipate traffic and provide an ETA. The premise is that aggregated experiences of the whole userbase benefits individual users.
- What we want to do at Know&PredictIT: apply a similar way of thinking to software systems meant to support people during their jobs
Our goal is to empower users, not overpower. Waze helps you reach your destination but if you (un)willingly ignore the suggested route, it doesnât seize control over the steering wheel.Â Similarly, our assistant doesnât do the userâs job for them but rather helps make their decision making processes more efficient and effective.
- Customers: B2B
- Team: Steven Mertens: Postdoc Department of Business Informatics and Operations Management