Team

MANAGEMENT
Dr. Falk-Florian Henrich
Founder & CEO

Founder & CEO of SST


Founder, Majority Owner, CEO of CeleraOne, market leader for paid content software (acquired by Axel Springer SE)

Research and software engineering in Large Scale Machine Learning

Ph.D. Mathematics, M.Sc. Computer Science, TU Berlin

Achieved more than 50% defect reduction for ArcelorMittal Eisenhüttenstadt


Dr. Otmar Jannasch
VP Metallurgy

VP Metallurgy at SST


20 years metallurgy experience at leading plant engineering group SMS. Onsite commissioning and optimization of steel mills in Europe, USA, Russia, China

Ph.D. in Metallurgy, RWTH Aachen

Achieved substantial melt shop energy savings for ArcelorMittal Duisburg



Lucas Corts
head of business development

Head of Business Development at SST


CORTS® is the leading global provider of flat bearings and associated engineering services for rolling mills

5 years experience in industrial business development and consulting

Expert for scale reduction and surface quality in hot rolling



Dr. Michael F. Peintinger
Managing Director North America

Managing Director North America at SST

More than six years experience in data landscape unification in steel, brass and aluminum mills by deploying data warehousing solutions, implementing rule-based production quality management systems and AI based root-cause analysis software in the USA and Canada.
Proven track record in business development, team building and management in the USA.

Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry, University of Bonn

Implemented multi-facility Data Platform unifying corporate data landscape for easy access, root-cause analysis and AI applications


Dr. Jan Daldrop
team lead upstream

Team Lead Upstream at SST

6 years research in high performance computing, stochastic models and machine learning

Ph.D. in Physics, summa cum laude

Applied physics and machine learning for liquid steel cleanliness





Selim Arikan
team lead downstream

Team Lead Downstream at SST

6 years research in deep learning and image processing

Proven expertise in automated steel surface inspection

Achieved super human accuracy in surface inspection for ArcelorMittal Bremen



ADVISORY BOARD
Matthias Bittner
HEAD OF Advisory Board

Head of Advisory Board

Senior Advisor Morgan Stanley




Partner McKinsey

 & Company

Managing Director TMG Munich




Dr. Falk-Florian Henrich
Founder & CEO

Founder & Majority Owner & CEO of SST


Founder, Majority Owner, CEO of CeleraOne, market leader for paid content software (acquired by Axel Springer SE)

Research and software engineering in Large Scale Machine Learning

Ph.D. Mathematics, M.Sc. Computer Science, TU Berlin

Bernhard Janke
Lead investor & Partner at LEA Partners GmbH

Lead Investor (LEA Partners)

Principal Investor at Global Founders Capital (Silicon Valley)


First Employee at German Silicon Valley Accelerator


Industrial Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Blending AI And Metallurgical Expertise in One Team


Smart Steel Technologies, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, is tackling the last efficiency frontier in steel manufacturing through Artificial Intelligence. A growing team of highly motivated, experienced mathematicians, physicists, software engineers, and metallurgy experts develops efficient solutions to reduce quality costs from basic oxygen furnace operation to hot-dip galvanizing. Along all processes, SST improves CO2 efficiency and reduces energy consumption.

We deliver complex IT projects on time. We work closely with our clients to seamlessly integrate our products with their existing infrastructure. Our team is exceptionally well connected and cooperates with renowned experts from various fields in information technology and steel manufacturing.

Our technology is built for performance, scalability and the reduction of operating costs. We integrate all relevant data sources. We connect with conventional enterprise solutions and free valuable business data from information silos.