ESTREL HOTEL BERLIN
NOVEMBER 18-19, 2019

FROM DATA LAB TO DATA OPS

Confirmed speakers

Predictive Analytics World Berlin
November 18-19, 2019, Estrel Hotel Berlin

Dean Abbott
Dean Abbott

Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist

Dean Abbott is Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist of SmarterHQ, and President of Abbott Analytics, in San Diego, California. Mr. Abbott is an internationally recognized data science and predictive analytics expert with over three decades of experience. Abbott is the author of Applied Predictive Analytics (Wiley, 2014, 2nd edition forthcoming in 2020. He has a B.S. in Mathematics of Computation from Rensselaer (1985) and a Master of Applied Mathematics from the University of Virginia (1987).

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John Arko
John Arko

Geschäftsführer

Prof. Dr. Florian Artinger
Prof. Dr. Florian Artinger

Co-Founder

Professor Florian Artinger is co-founder and managing partner of Simply Rational - The Decision Institute, Professor of Digital Business at Berlin International University of Applied Sciences, and associated scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. Reference customers of Simply Rational include among others Morningstar Investment Management, Swiss Life, and the DFB (German Football Association).

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Dr. Dominik Ballreich
Dr. Dominik Ballreich

Data Scientist

Dr. Dominik Ballreich studied Business Mathematics and Economics at the University of Wuppertal. He holds a Doctorate at the Department of Applied Statistics at the FernUniversität in Hagen and is employed as a Data Scientist at Arvato Financial Solutions. His special research interests are Bayes‘ Filter, Time Series Analysis and Heuristic Optimization.

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Andreas Baudisch
Andreas Baudisch

Head of Predictive Analytics

Andreas Baudisch studied Sociology (FU Berlin) with focus on quantitative statistics and economics (TU Berlin, Université de Genève). He has about 10 Years working experience in the field of data science and worked for several companies like infas, DHL, mobile.de, Stepstone.de and McMakler. His major topics include the development and organizational implementation of dynamic pricing engines, recommendation engines and forecasting methods with a strong focus to create impact. 

Andreas Baudisch is speaker of the following sessions:

Dr. Frank Block
Dr. Frank Block

Head of Dia IT Data Science Lab

Dr. Frank Block joined Roche in February 2017. He has over 15 years of experience in analytics, ranging from start-ups to big companies in leading digital industries (banking, e-commerce). At Roche, he is responsible for building a data science practice within Diagnostics. The Data science activities include analyzing big data, advanced analytics, proof of value experiments, predictive modeling, machine learning, process optimization and data quality management. 

Dr. Frank Block is speaker of the following session:

Dr. Timo Böhm
Dr. Timo Böhm

Data & Cloud Engineer

After working for about three years as a (Senior) Consultant for Data Science & AI with an emphasis on machine learning in the cloud, Timo Böhm is now a Data & Cloud Engineer for Codecentric. In this role, he focuses on enabling organizations to bring their machine learning projects into production.

Dr. Timo Böhm is speaker of the following session:

Julia Butter
Julia Butter

AI Evangelist

Julia Butter is an AI evangelist at Scout24, where she’s actively driving culture change within the company. Julia has a strong background in product development, including data products, strategy, and innovation. She’s an initiator of forward thinking and energizes through her creativity and enthusiasm.

Thiago de Faria
Thiago de Faria

Head of Solutions Engineering

Thiago de Faria is the Head of Solutions Engineering at LINKIT, a knowledge-driven organization with IT experts supporting partners with a transparent path toward pain mitigation and solving business problems. Passionate about data, programming and the people behind it, he’s given many talks and workshops at conferences. Sometimes on stage, sometimes coding and sometimes in meetings, Thiago loves to learn and try new things... he also likes to crack bad jokes that sounded better on his own mind. He is an active part of the community (devopsdays Amsterdam, ITNEXT & Codemotion), married to someone smarter than him, open-source enthusiast, knowledge-sharer and a proud father. Thiago wakes up every day with one goal: develop happy high-performing teams to decrease time-to-market and build production-ready applications, always!

Alexander Dietzel
Alexander Dietzel

Head of Institute

Alexander Dietzel studied business administration at the University of Bielefeld with a focus on empirical economic research and quantitative methods. He is a lecturer for the subject controlling and author of books. Since 2017 he has been the head of the interdisciplinary research group 'instat' - institute of applied statistics and is a consultant, among others for institutions of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Federal Government.

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Dr. Markus Eberl
Dr. Markus Eberl

Senior Director Analytics Practice

Dr. Markus Eberl has more than 15 years of experience in Data Science, Machine Learning, Segmentation, Technology and Solutions Architecting and Analytics Consulting. He is leading Kantar Analytics Practice in Germany since 2012. The team of 40 analytics and machine learning specialists and marketing consultants helps clients unlock deeper insights from their data to fuel growth. Markus holds a Ph.D. from LMU Munich University and previously held senior architecting positions at SPSS and IBM.

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Olalekan Elesin
Olalekan Elesin

Technical Product Manager – AI Platform

Olalekan Elesin spent early years of his career as a software engineer, building data intensive applications in the telecommunications and e-commerce sectors in Nigeria. His passion for creating business value with big data architectures, machine learning and AI-driven products at scale led him into doing what he loves at Scout24 Group as the Technical Product Manager - AI Platform at Scout24.

Taras Firman
Taras Firman

Senior Data Scientist

Taras Firman is a Senior Data Scientist at ELEKS, working with machine learning, statistical analysis, optimization, forecasting, etc. to solve customer’s problems through data power. Having a lot to contribute, he frequently participates in meetups and speaks at industry conferences. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Ivan Franko National University in 2017. A mathematician by education and by calling, Taras also leads the Course on decision-making theory at Ukrainian Catholic University.

Cecilia Floridi
Cecilia Floridi

Managing Director

Cecilia is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of DataLab GmbH, a Düsseldorf based marketing consultancy specialising in Loyalty, Data Analytics and Customer Equity. She is a Customer Management Expert with extensive experience in the international and German CRM industry. In 2012 Cecilia received the “Manager of the Year” award from “Generation CEO”, the German business network for women in top management.

Philipp Fuhrmann
Philipp Fuhrmann

Philipp Fuhrmann (MBA) is Regional Director Germany, Austria and Switzerland at Lucidworks and is the contact person for customers, partners and interested parties throughout the DACH region. Philipp has been advising companies on innovative and visionary technologies for more than 10 years with a focus on sustainable growth, personalisation and optimisation for enterprise customers.

Dr. Andreas Gödecke
Dr. Andreas Gödecke

Country Manager

Andreas Goedecke has been working in a variety of technical and management positions from big companies (Siemens), to small and medium (Eleks GmbH). Starting out as a researcher in what would today be called the Internet of Things, he worked in domains ranging from Electricity, Automotive, Manufacturing to Robotics. After a few years in R&D strategy, he is now leading the German office of Custom Software Development company ELEKS GmbH, Berlin. His interests are especially the application of data science in IoT and industrial domains. Andreas has a broad educational from physics (Diplom, RWTH Aachen), engineering (Ph.D., JKU Linz), and business (MBA, ESMT Berlin) with research stays in the USA and China.

Dr. Alwin Haensel
Dr. Alwin Haensel

Founder and Managing Director

Alwin is the Founder and Managing Director of the data analytics and technology boutique Haensel AMS, with offices in Berlin and New York. He holds a Phd in Mathematics and studied in London, Berlin and Amsterdam. His main fields of interest are the modeling of individual customer purchasing behavior to optimize pricing and marketing strategies. Most recently, he concentrated on eCommerce topics such as: Conversion Attribution, optimal SEA bid strategies, recommendations, dynamic pricing.

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Mojan Hamed
Mojan Hamed

Data Scientist

Mojan is a Toronto-based engineer, working at Shopify as part of the marketing data science team. Her focus is applied statistics, with recent projects including an open source python package to calculate marketing attribution using Markov chains and modelling propensity scores. She and her team have spent the past year bringing various predictive models into production as part of Shopify's initiative to power marketing acquisition with intelligent data science solutions.

Mojan Hamed is speaker of the following session:

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Dr. Niklas Keller
Dr. Niklas Keller

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Dr. Niklas Keller is Cognitive Scientist and Organisational Psychologist specializing in the development of decision support for high-stakes situations such as the military, police or medical services. He is a co-founder and managing partner of Simply Rational, a spin-off from the Max-Planck-Institute, where he is also an associate researcher. He is furthermore guest researcher at the Charité University Hospital Berlin and member of the Working Group on Data Science in Peri-Operative Care of the Charité. Simply Rational is a consulting and training company specialized in predictive analytics, behavioural science, and organizational change. Reference customers include Morningstar Investment Management, Swiss Life, and the DFB (German Football Association).

Dr. Niklas Keller is speaker of the following sessions:

Sigrid Keydana
Sigrid Keydana

Data Scientist

Sigrid Keydana has experience as a psychologist, software developer and data scientist. She is passionate about applying deep learning to real-world tasks, and enjoys blending ML/DL with a Bayesian approach.

Dr. David Koll
Dr. David Koll

Senior Data Scientist

Dr. David Koll is a Senior Data Scientist in the Advanced Analytics team at Continental Tires. He joined Continental in early 2018 where he is mainly responsible for supply chain and manufacturing (Industry 4.0) analytics. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Göttingen, where he graduated in early 2015 and subsequently worked as a Senior Researcher and Project Lead for large multi-national research projects. During this time he received multiple DAAD scholarships as a visiting researcher in the United States, Sweden and China. His research focus was on the application of Machine Learning in data-driven computer networks.

Andreas Kulpa
Andreas Kulpa

Partner Digitalization

Jack Lampka
Jack Lampka

Head of Data Science

Jack Lampka has over twenty years international experience along the entire data analytics value chain, built on engineering and business degrees. He has applied his machine learning and business acumen in IT hardware (HP, Tektronix) and software startups. Two years ago, he has brought his data science expertise to healthcare as the Head of Data Science at MSD Sharp & Dohme, a leading pharma company.

Christian Lindenlaub
Christian Lindenlaub

Data Scientist

Christian holds a degree in statistics (from LMU Munich). Before joining GfK Global Data Science he worked for an electric utility and for GfK Geomarketing where he helped clients exploit their regional market potential. Nowadays, Christian focuses on the development of end-to-end prescriptive analytics solutions for the durable goods and electronics industries.

Jan Lindquist
Jan Lindquist

Big Data Business Development, Technical Leader and Privacy Advisor

Jan manages data science projects at Dativa, and is an aspiring data scientist himself. He has lead the image recognition project with Tradera. Having worked across multiple industries he has gathered insights from various industries from telephony, mobile and media streaming. He is also privacy adviser and works on a blockchain based privacy agreements to ensure full control and transparency of the processing of private data. He has led product development collecting analytics data from smart phones to web browsers at VisualOn. Before that he was client solution manager at Ericsson Multiscreen solution.

Dr. Benedikt Mangold
Dr. Benedikt Mangold

Senior Data Scientist

Benedikt Mangold is working as a Data Scientist at GfK in Nuremberg. He has over 5 years of experience in the fields of statistics and machine learning, applied to marketing intelligence, finance, and property data. He studied mathematics/economics and earned his doctorate at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg where he also conducts lectures of statistics, Data Science, and programming courses

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Nikita Matveev
Nikita Matveev

Chief Data Officer

Nikita is a professional in the field of data products and data management. He currently holds a position of the Chief Data Officer in S7 Airlines. His team consists of around 70 specialists in product management, data engineering, database administration, data science, software development and business analysis. They focus on three areas: The first is development of data warehouses and data management practices, which improve data availability, transparency and quality.  Then, they do a lot of research in the field of data science and develop models for core processes improvement. And, finally, they work closely with the business departments and identify their needs in data and analytical instruments. 

Nikita's areas of expertise include Customer Communications, Revenue management, MRO and Process Management. Before joining S7, he worked on business process optimization for a national Russian telecom company and gained experience as a Consultant in Roland Berger.

Nikita Matveev is speaker of the following sessions:

Diana Mozo-Anderson
Diana Mozo-Anderson

Marketing Science Lead

As a Marketing Science Lead, Diana uses analytics to provide organizations with data to understand the ‘why,’ bridging the gap between marketing & other departments, driving consistency across all channels/departments/, maximizing the power of Data Science for the business. Diana has extensive experience with some of the biggest advertising platforms.

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Stefan Oberg
Stefan Oberg

CEO

Stefan is the CEO of Tradera Sweden AB, a PayPal owned online marketplace very similar to Ebay. Tradera has some 2M items for sale at any given time and approximately 20% of the Swedish population is a registered user. The business model lends itself extremely well for the use of ML and AI technologies and Tradera has already done a lot in the areas of fraud prevention, product recommendations, marketing automation, predictive analysis and image recognition. It is Traderas ambition to be the market leader in the space and there is still great opportunities. Prior to the current position, Stefan was the CPO of Skype. 

Michael Oettinger
Michael Oettinger

Data Scientist

Michael Oettinger, founder and owner of oetti-ds, is a data scientist who advises companies in various industries. After studying business administration with a focus on mathematics and market research in Augsburg and Oviedo, he fulfilled various managing roles at PwC, IBM (inter alia SPSS) and other software companies. The focus of his activities is the application of analytical models at several business use case scenarios, using “classic” but also new software tools (in particular R, Python, KNIME, Spark MLlib, H2O and Tensorflow). He is the author of the book: "„Data Science: Eine praxisorientierte Einführung im Umfeld von Machine Learning, künstlicher Intelligenz und Big Data“", which will be published in the summer of 2019 in its second edition.

Michael Oettinger is speaker of the following session:

Malte Pietsch
Malte Pietsch

Co-Founder

Malte Pietsch is a Co-Founder at deepset, where he crafts custom NLP solutions for diverse clients, such as Siemens, Airbus and Springer Nature. He holds a M.Sc. with honors from TU Munich and conducted research at Carnegie Mellon University. Before founding deepset he worked as a data scientist for multiple startups. He is an active open-source contributor and creator of the NLP package FARM.

Frank Pörschmann
Frank Pörschmann

Deputy Chairman

Frank Poerschmann is deputy chairman of the non-profit-organization „Digital Analytics Association e.V.“ in Germany and one of the leading European heads on pushing the profession of „data analyst“ to become internationally established. 

As head of the working group Industrial Analytics he initiated the first global study on Industrial Analytics 2017 which ist presented at this conference. 

In his commercial live, the former CeBIT CEO acts as Managing Partner of iDIGMA GmbH, one of the first data strategy advisors, specialized on the strategic development of data analytics capabilities in professional organizations.

Dr. Dennis Proppe
Dr. Dennis Proppe

Chief Data Scientist

Dennis Proppe is a leading data scientist and entrepreneur in the field of relationship marketing. Starting out with a Ph.D. in Marketing & Statistics, he founded a data science consultancy with a research colleague in 2008. This company evolved into Gpredictive, a software company that allows easy scaling and productionizing of machine learning initiatives for relationship marketing efforts. Dennis has led several hundert machine learning initiatives into production.

David Raab
David Raab

Founder and CEO

David M. Raab is founder of the Customer Data Platform Institute, which educates marketers and technologists about customer data management. Mr. Raab named the CDP category in 2013 and has been active in defining it ever since. He founded the CDP Institute in 2016. 

As a consultant, author, and speaker, Mr. Raab has been helping marketers to make better use of technology since 1987. Typical consulting projects include marketing process analysis, architecture planning, needs definition, and vendor selection. Mr. Raab also consults with industry vendors on product and business strategy.  He regularly speaks at conferences around the world.  

Mr. Raab has published hundreds of articles on marketing technology and is author of Marketing Performance Measurement Toolkit (Racom Books, 2009). Additional research appears regularly on his blog http://customerexperiencematrix.blogspot.com. Prior to his consulting career, Mr. Raab held senior marketing positions in the publishing and continuity industries.

Mr. Raab holds a bachelor's degree from Columbia University and MBA from the Harvard Business School.  

Dr. Nora Reich
Dr. Nora Reich

Senior Expert Customer Analytics


Information about Dr. Nora Reich's session will follow soon.

Robin Röhm
Robin Röhm

CEO

Robin is founder and CEO of apheris AI GmbH, a start-up that develops artificial intelligence algorithms for biomedical data with a focus on privacy preserving technologies. Robin studied medicine, philosophy and mathematics and was professionally trained at UBS in Global Banking. In recent years, Robin has already founded another start-up in the healthtech sector, where he build an automatic speech recognition for children with language disorders. Prior to and during his various studies he intensively focused on data harmonization techniques using artificial intelligence and algebraic theories on privacy preserving data processing. With apheris AI he pursues the mission to fully leverage the value of biomedical data for the benefit of patients, while preserving the privacy of the data.

Lars Schleithoff
Lars Schleithoff

Data Scientist

Lars Schleithoff studied Mathematics at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn, specializing in numerical methods for Machine Learning. At Fraunhofer SCAI Research Institute, he studied Machine Learning Models for applications in the automotive industry. Today, Lars is Data Scientist at Informationsfabrik GmbH. His focus lies on IoT and Predictive Analytics for manufacturing.

Dr. Christian Schneider
Dr. Christian Schneider

Senior Data Scientist

Chris Schneider
Chris Schneider

Associated Head of Sales

Chris Schneider is Associated Head of Sales at LexisNexis GmbH. He has been working in the Data & Analytics environment for about six years and has gained a large wealth of experience in managing compliance projects in the finance industry and banking sector. He has been involved in numerous corporate projects.

Chris Schneider is speaker of the following session:

Alexey Shaternikov
Alexey Shaternikov

Founder & CEO

Alexey Shaternikov is Founder and CEO at DSLab. Alexey has 10+ years of practical experience in applying data analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence to solve business problems. He currently focuses on forecasting demand and optimizing replenishment strategies to help retailers reduce the number of write-offs and out-of-stocks. Alexey received his degree from Saint Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics.

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Björn Stecher
Björn Stecher

CEO and Privacy-Nerd

Björn Stecher is speaker of the following session:

Simon Stiebellehner
Simon Stiebellehner

Head of AI

Simon Stiebellehner is Head of AI at craftworks, lecturer in Statistics and Digital Marketing and passionate speaker. Currently, he focuses on bringing Artificial Intelligence into the industry in the form of Industrial AI. He designs systems that focus on enhancing human decision-making abilities using Artificial Intelligence technologies. After gaining diverse industry experience, ranging from Microsoft to global players of the consulting industry, he obtained his Masters degree from University College London (UCL), specializing in Machine Learning and Data Science. Subsequently, he was a doctoral candidate and research associate, conducting research at the intersection of Neural Probabilistic Language Models and Recommendation Systems in a Real-Time Bidding context.

Information about Simon Stiebellehner's session will follow soon.

Dr. Artur Suchwalko
Dr. Artur Suchwalko

Technical Director

Artur has over 20 years of professional experience in commercial projects applying Data Science &  Machine Learning / AI. Founder and Technical Director of QuantUp, in past CTO of MedicWave, and Credit Risk & Modelling Expert in Credit Agricole. Artur holds PhD in mathematics and is a co-author of a book on forecasting in R.

Prof. Dr. Gero Szepannek
Prof. Dr. Gero Szepannek

Professor for Statistics, Business Mathematics and ML

After his PhD at Dortmund University (together with Fraunhofer IDMT, Ilmenau) in 2008 he has worked for seven years as head of scoring and rating models for the Santander Consumer Group. Since 2016 he has a professorship for Statistics, Business Mathematics and Machine Learning at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences.

Prof. Dr. Gero Szepannek is speaker of the following sessions:

Martin Szugat
Martin Szugat

Founder & Managing Director

With his Strategy Consultancy Datentreiber Martin Szugat supports companies during the digital transformation to data-driven business models and processes. His method of data strategy design empowers companies to develop individual and successful data strategies and allows them to take tangible advantage of their data. Prior to Datentreiber Martin Szugat was Managing Director of SnipClip, an agency for social media marketing & analytics solutions. The bioinformatics graduate has researched machine learning and data mining and worked as a freelance specialist author and IT consultant. Since 2014, he additionally is in charge as program director for the Predictive Analytics World conferences in Germany.

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Martin Szugat is moderator of the following sessions:

René Traue
René Traue

Senior Data Scientist

René studied business administration (at Nordakademie Elmshorn) and business informatics (at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg). Before he joined GfK, he blended loyalty card, transaction, geographical, and market research data at a German drugstore chain. At GfK, he has worked as a Data Scientist in the DataLab and SUPERCRUNCH units, and nowadays at Global Data Science, where he focuses on developing end-to-end prescriptive analytics solutions.

Piotr Turek
Piotr Turek

Principal Engineer/Architect, Tech Lead

As a Principal Engineer/Architect and Tech Lead at DreamLab - an IT hub of Ringier Axel Springer, Piotr is designing and building data-driven products for millions of people, solving business problems and extracting value out of vast quantities of data. In doing so, he touches all layers of modern Software & Big Data stack. He loves to have a direct impact on the Big Picture, which made him develop an interest in Software Architecture, Domain-Driven Design and Distributed Systems. Also, he hates buzzwords. Ends up utilizing many of them anyway. Previously at Google, CERN and Zendesk.

Dr. Jonas Vogt
Dr. Jonas Vogt

Dr Jonas Vogt has worked for Quoniam Asset Management since 2013. He is a member of the equities portfolio department where he is working on quantitative investment strategies. He received his PhD in Statistics from Dortmund University and studied Economics and Statistics.

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Dr. Steffen Wagner
Dr. Steffen Wagner

Executive Data Scientist

Steffen is co-founder of INWT. He specializes in predictive analytics, online marketing, and customer relationship management. He holds a Ph.D. in physics and gives insights into his data science work as a lecturer in the joint master’s program in statistics offered by a consortium of Berlin universities.

Dr. Steffen Wagner is speaker of the following session:

Phil Winters
Phil Winters

Author and Thought Leader

Phil Winters is known internationally as The Father of Customer Intelligence. An independent business advisor, author,  keynote lecturer and workshop leader with 35+ years' experience working with some 300 companies, he focuses on Customer Intelligence and championing the customer perspective to help organizations raise customer value through outstanding customer experience.

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Norbert Wirth
Norbert Wirth

Global VP Data

As Global VP Data at PAYBACK, Norbert draws on his extensive experience in marketing analytics, Data Science end to end solution development, the digital ecosystem, innovation management, data product, and algorithm development. Before joining PAYBACK, Norbert was ramping up and managing Sqooba Germany and SUPERCRUNCH by GfK, two Data Science startups. He worked as Director Data Science and AI at PwC, Global Head of Data and Science and Global Head of Innovation and Digital at GfK.

Tomasz Wyszyński
Tomasz Wyszyński

VP Marketing Analytics & AI

Michal Zmuda
Michal Zmuda

Senior Staff Engineer

Believes that Computer Scientists need to explore the vast landscape of their field to choose the right tools for every problem. In that spirit, he delved into HPC Erlang distributed systems, front-end, peer-to-peer networks, JVM technologies, high-throughput CPP messaging, and Big Data engineering. Currently designing and building a personalization platform for 30M users at DreamLab – an IT hub of Ringier Axel Springer.