Dipl-Ing. Goodarz Mahbobi is chairman of the advisory & innovation board of the smart city project “Digital Bonn” as well as CEO and founder of the IT and management consultancy axxessio GmbH.
He started his career by studying computer science at the Technical University of Vienna and at UC Berkeley in the USA. Due to many years of experience as an independent operational IT-architect, strategic consultant and as a project and program manager, he has an extensive know-how especially in the areas of telecommunications, logistics and change processes. Before he founded the axxessio GmbH in 2006 he was active for the Generali Group Austria and the UNIQA Group Austria in Vienna. As independent consultant he led major projects with up to 150 employees.
In the fall of 2015 Goodarz Mahbobi started the initiative “Digital Bonn” together with the Lord Mayor of Bonn. Its aim is to bring together experts from the fields of science, business and politics, in order to jointly support the Bonn/Rhine-Sieg region on its path to digital transformation. So far the initiative achieved to found the so called “Digital Hub Region Bonn”, a center for startups, and to appoint the city’s first Chief Digital Officer. A working group is in the process of establishing an "IT Security Cluster" in the region.
Furthermore, Goodarz Mahbobi is a member of the board at IT FOR WORK – one of Germany‘s leading networks for SME’s in the field of information and communication technologies with particular focus on software development.
axxessio GmbH is an independent, internationally active IT and management consulting firm that conducts forward-looking, strategic software projects. It was founded in 2006 and has offices in Bonn and in Darmstadt. The fast growing consultancy supports companies and public authorities in the conception and successful implementation of digital transformation processes and large IT systems. These included amongst others the first “Industrie 4.0” project in the state of Hesse as well as the co-initiation and project management of the Smart City project “Digital Bonn” of the Federal City of Bonn. axxessio creates innovative, future-oriented strategies with a special focus in the field of voice recognition. With the help of machine learning, methods are developed to automatically recognize and reproduce the spoken language. axxessio's customers include leading companies in the telecommunications, logistics, financial services and industrial sectors.