AI experts appoint chief technology officer

Jan Zawadzki to be appointed new CTO at CertifAI

Aug 16, 2023 Cyber Security / Remote Services / Digital & Product Solutions

AI product testing and certification specialists CertifAI are expanding their senior management team, appointing Jan Zawadzki as their new chief technology officer (CTO). The data scientist has extensive experience in the machine learning and artificial intelligence fields, most recently heading up the AI unit at Volkswagen software subsidiary Cariad SE for over three years.

  • Former Head of AI at Volkswagen subsidiary Cariad due to arrive mid of August
  • CertifAI ensures that AI remains secure by providing certification, and testing services
  • DEKRA, PwC Germany, and Hamburg city government are shareholders in the AI specialist firm
“In Jan Zawadzki, we have been able to attract an absolute expert in AI and machine learning. I have no doubt that at CertifAI, he will continue to expand the extensive range of services for us and take key decisions to make sure that artificial intelligence is safe and secure for everyday use,” says Fernando Hardasmal,
executive vice-president of DEKRA SE, who is responsible for the organization’s digital and product solutions business and CertifAI. “CertifAI’s ambition is to ensure safe, secure and trustworthy AI in the automotive industry, the industrial sector, and the medical field.
Dr. Robert Kilian, CEO CertifAI: “I am very grateful that we have found Jan Zawadzki as CertifAI’s CTO. As long-time Head of AI at Cariad SE, Jan has been focused on creating disruptive solutions to scale safe AI development across various industrial functions for many years. It is rare to find such a good professional and personal match and I am beyond excited to start working with him on unlocking market access for our clients and building trust in AI solutions.”
CertifAI was founded at the end of 2022 by DEKRA, PwC Germany, and the Hamburg city government (through its Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg). The joint venture’s focus is on providing services geared toward delivering solutions and meeting customer needs, specializing in testing and certification of individual AI products and components. The company also works to ensure compliance with industry-specific norms and standards, such as those found in the automotive manufacturing and health industry, in order to ensure that AI is used in a safe, secure and trustworthy manner.