About us

Working in various branches of industry made us realize - independently of each other - that getting hands on relevant (organizational) information even from within the organization is neither as easy nor as trivial as it should be. Information must be actively acquired consuming large amounts of valuable time. We had a closer look on how to tackle this problem and found a variety of responsible root causes.

We identified the steps required to solve the problem. The first was to step outside, out of the organization, to be independent and flexible enough. The next steps require a team which is clearly focused on assisting others to find viable solutions. And to leverage the capabilities of AI systems to actually make all the data available as needed.

To achieve all this we founded Ciocene in early 2018.

Our Philosophy

We strive for excellence in everything we do. During our professional career we realized that true excellence can only be achieved if one accepts certain truths. The following ones are those we consider most important for us:

  • No plan survives the contact with reality - Constantly validating the plan and adjusting where needed is a necessity. Staying flexible to enable this paramount.
  • Perfection can never be reached - but one can and should strive for excellence. Within reason. There is, after all, a “good enough”.
  • The only constant is change - Anything we do and build needs to be adaptable to new situations.

The company we set out to build will apply this knowledge. It will be a positive environment with open and constructive relations between everyone, enabling true excellence.

Relationship with our customers

Our business revolves around our customers, their needs and their benefit. To provide meaningful services and solutions requires us to adhere to the following principles:

  • Be proactive - Addressing any issue or need encountered during our work as soon as possible allows for smooth cooperation with the customer.
  • Professionality - We are experts in our domain. Only when we provide our skills in a reliably way can we truly help the customer with his goals.
  • Be Inquisitive - We need to understand the customer’s needs and goals to provide proper consultation and solutions.

Adhering to these principles allows us to provide excellence and value to our customers now and in the future.

How We Work

Our experiences throughout our professional life highlighted the need to properly act upon insights, but also to briefly reflect upon the results of our actions. Our work ethic is best described as follows:

  • Observe - Be aware of the context you’re in.
  • Understand - Understand your purpose and the impact of your decisions.
  • Act! - Execute discrete steps, one by one and don’t fall in the “paralysis by analysis” trap.
  • Evolve - Iterate, don’t try to do everything all at once, get feedback and adjust where needed.

Our main focus is the user - our customer - and his needs. We will therefore support our customers from the first idea to the actual, usable solution and beyond.

The Team

We just started building the team based on the following values:

  • Mutual respect and trust: Everybody is different and has other strengths. Respecting this and adding up the individual strengths to something greater is pivotal for our success.
  • Transparency: We need to talk with each other, not about each other. If we trust each other, then we can tackle any challenge that may arise in the day to day work.
  • Teamwork and professionalism: Every little piece of work adds up to the final result. If we do our work right and with focus, then the result will be great.

If we keep this in mind, we can succeed together and reach goals each member couldn’t have reached individually.

That is how we work and why we are here. We are Ciocene.
We are building the thinking company, together.

Florian Graef

It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Computer Scientist, Requirements Engineer, Solution Designer, Software Architect, Project Manager


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