AskBrian was founded in 2018 south of Munich and focuses on applied artificial intelligence in the field of management consulting and research. The company was founded by Pavol Sikula (15 years of consulting experience at Roland Berger and Stern Stewart & Co.) and Matthias Ruppel (software architect and big data specialist from T-Systems). The company provides access to selected databases and digital services using natural language. AskBrian develops and operates Brian – the digital assistant for business professionals.

Brief description

Brian communicates like a human via a normal email address, today he does 15 different tasks and new skills are added all the time. His skills include:

  • Translation of documents from / into 100 languages, whereby all MS Office formats as well as PDFs are supported
  • Conversion of PDFs (native and scanned) and images to all MS Office formats thanks to integrated OCR
  • Provision of presentation graphics for attractive preparation of content (Powerpoint icons and templates)
  • Industry benchmarks – Provision of 80 KPIs for 100 industries including the history of the last 5 years
  • Analyzes of listed companies – management, 150 KPIs, standardized financial statements of the last 6 years and the last 5 quarters as well as specific median comparison (in Excel and Powerpoint)


The way Brian works is extremely simple: you write to Brian at and ask for the data you need. For example: “Hello Brian, send me the benchmarks for the pharmaceutical industry” or “Hey Brian, send me the financial analysis from Tesla!”. Similarly, translations and conversions are also requested, e.g. “Hi Brian convert the documents from pdf to Excel and translate them from Chinese into English”. Brian answers within 3 minutes as the processes are fully automated. Brian is available every day of the year, any time of the day or night.


Since data protection and data security play essential roles and GDPR conformity is guaranteed independently, the company has established an independent data protection officer. The highest standards apply to data processing.

Trial version of AskBrian

After registering here, Brian can be tested for 14 days free of charge and without obligation. Welcome to the digital age.

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