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OiC.OS Macro Management Systems

We offer 

management systems as digital twins of macro economic systems in three stages:

  • we specify your and other deciders situation in contextual systems
    as the core of our consulting service in the AI-Boutique

  • we implement your decision situation within the digital twins of the systems
    which we call Prosumers - producers and/or consumers

  • we integrate the management for your decision situation in your IT landscape
    with the result being OiC.OS.

The USP of our approach is that we have researched and solved old problems in the economic, AI and computer scientific fields to understand living systems. Our approach is modular and the user interface you operate in is visual.

For more informations get in touch with us at info@oicos.org.

 

 

 

More concrete ...

At the top management level of systems, like companies or organisations and their networks, the most important and complex questions are about system design, reorganisation or transformation. This topic is located at the macro rather than at the micro level.

We have been researching since many years towards OiC.OS and feel now to be ready to model and implement management systems for such decisions situations. The technologies, for a quality of the product we are happy with, do only exist since a couple of years. We believe that this approach gives our clients a competitive advantage to adapt to new development in their markets.

Here are more concrete explanations for the involved abstract concepts.

What is a macro system?

The decisive feature of a macro system is not (only) its size but that it is composed:

  • energy production plants of the size of some soccer fields with

    • solar panels, wind mills, geothermic heat pumps and

    • batteries and heat stores.

  • A renewable energy plant could also be a prosumer, ie. producer and consumer,

    • with home production by solar panels with batteries and heat stores

    • and energy consumption of an E-car and the family living in the house.

  • Often many prosumers are connected within the energy sectors of economies.

Such a macro system is characterised by subsystems and their composition, often in hierarchical levels, with complex interactions of the machines, nature and human behaviours.

Why is the technology for macro management rather abstract?

These systems are complicated and become complex by the following feature:

  • humans and algorithmic decision makers maintain models of the system

  • to coordinate, communicate or form expectations.

  • The model is not real in the sense of having a physical shape but

  • real in the sense of influencing the dynamics of the system and their models.

  • Our software is meant to design, use and learn models suited for such situations

  • and which are indispensable for decisions including on system design.

We call this feature "the interaction of the context and the content".

An economic theory needs to be reflexive in order to be able to deal with it:

The deciders at the micro level form the macro system

but each decider needs to maintain a model of the macro system.

Macro and micro systems are about and within each other -  like in Yin and Yang.

The decision logic at the macro level including on system design is fundamentally different from the one suited for the everyday situations located at the micro level within a given macro system. In order to decide on the macro level in line with macro goals one needs to take into account the reactions of the agents at the micro level pursuing their goals by maintaining models of the macro system.

OiCOS is the result of many years of fundamental research for the new kind of mathematics, computer science and economics needed to design, implement and run the management software systems with digital twins of real world macro systems.

What is the right place for abstractions?

You should not need to know about the brain-twisting abstractions that we need to build into our software. Exactly because the goal of abstractions is to hide the complexity behind the scenes. So, this is our job. A software system to manage complex systems has been well designed if the user of the software does not realise how complex the machinery is in the background.

"Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them." - Alfred North Whitehead 

Our mission is that "Macro Management" becomes such an operation. We are happy to tell you how we approach the performances behind the scenes but beware that it might become a complex discussion. However, we at OiCOS feel at home in complex situations - this is our passion.

What is a management system?

A management system helps to decide on:

  • Physics: plan, build, run and change parts or all of the macro system

  • Economics:

    • Take into account informations like 

      • climate and weather forecasts,

      • prices at commodity and financial assets exchanges,​

      • behaviours and preferences of the people involved and

      • their strategic interactions (in the sense of game theory).

    • Decide on

      • production and consumption plans for the micro prosumers and

      • payments and balance sheets for all.

  • Governance​ and system design:

    • Design coordination schemes like auction systems and exchanges and

    • Smart contracts for the exchanges between human and algorithmic deciders.

    • Design FinTech operators at the production plant level consisting of

      • accounting schemes with changing

        • property rights or

        • leasing schemes for the production means - the hardware - and

      • Liquidity management and refinancing models for the hardware.

    • But most important, governance involves complex operations like

      • business model simulations for scenario analysis which

      • asks how agents within the system react to changes in the system design

      • like changed rules of the interactions, i.e. of the games

      • in order to adapt the system and products

      • to new technologies, client preferences or legal settings.

      • As the overall and most complex goal of macro management is to

        • achieve consent of the goals of the micro agents

        • with the goals of the macro system.

We expect the capability of business model simulation to become the decisive competitive advantage for any digitally mature company.

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Dr. Viktor Winschel

Entrepreneur and Scientist

Founder of OiCOS and Reflexive Economics