Speakers

Deep Learning World Berlin 2018

November 12, 2018 – Estrel Hotel Berlin


Martin Bergmann
Martin Bergmann

Product Manager

Martin Bergmann is Product Manager at Bilfinger Digital Next GmbH, the digital hub of Bilfinger SE. Bilfinger SE is a leading industrial service provider for the process industry. Martin Bergmann is responsible for major digital solutions of Bilfinger Digital Next GmbH such as Bilfinger Connected Asset Performance (BCAP®), Industrial Tube and also PIDGraph. Martin is eager to combine “old” strengths of Bilfinger with new digital methods such as AI to generate new products. He also has some knowledge in data science especially text mining, time series modelling and visualization which he applies in product developments and customer projects. Martin has a M. Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from TU Bergakademie Freiberg with specialization in chemical engineering and is currently attending the course “Big Data and Data Science” at TU Dortmund.

Martin Bergmann is speaker of the following session:

Dr. Christoph Best
Dr. Christoph Best

Christoph Best is a Computational/Data Scientist in the Quantitative Marketing team of Google, where he does research on using large-scale data analysis and machine learning methods to understand user behavior trends, focusing in particular on Search and Video. Christoph has been working with huge data sets since the early 1990s, first as a Theoretical Physicist working on Supercomputing applications, and then later as a Bioinformatician working on image databases in structural biology. He joined Google in 2010 from European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, England, where he led the Electron Microscopy Data Bank project.

You can find further information at: http://www.tigertiger.de/cb

Dr. Christoph Best is speaker of the following session:

Klaas Willhelm Bollhöfer
Klaas Willhelm Bollhöfer

Founder & AI Thinker

Klaas Bollhoefer is founder and managing director of Birds on Mars GmbH, a Berlin-based company that enables organizations to develop strategies, structures, teams and applications at the connections of artificial and human intelligence. Klaas has been chief data scientist & evangelist with The unbelievable Machine Company (*um) for more than 6 years, pioneering data science in Germany, Europe and beyond. Always in-between, at the interfaces of business, IT, artificial intelligence and design he describes himself as a for-, side- and backward thinker. The time left is filled with lightning talks, guest lectures, program committee chairs and craft brewing. Klaas is a certified scrum master, design thinker, mediator and coach and will never stop being curious.

Klaas Willhelm Bollhöfer is speaker of the following session:

Florian Dohmann
Florian Dohmann

Founder & Chief Intelligence Architect

Florian Dohmann is founder and managing director of Birds on Mars GmbH, a Berlin-based company that enables organizations to develop strategies, structures, teams and applications at the connections of artificial and human intelligence. Florian is an expert for data, artificial intelligence & digital transformation, technologist & artist from Berlin. Across industries he guides and enables companies to build up sustainable data and AI capabilities. He is a Data Science professional, IBM disciple, keynote speaker, guest lecturer at various universities and partner in the Berlin entrepreneur network katapult:now. He is part of the art collective YQP NYC/Berlin. In their artistic work, they explore the human value in our digital world and merge technology with interactive storytelling. 

Florian Dohmann is speaker of the following session:

Miguel Fierro
Miguel Fierro

Data Science and AI

Miguel González-Fierro is a Data Scientist at Microsoft UK, where his job consists of helping customers leverage their processes using Big Data and Machine Learning. Previously, he was CEO and founder of Samsamia Technologies, a company that created a visual search engine for fashion items allowing users to find products using images instead of words, and founder of the Robotics Society of Universidad Carlos III, which developed different projects related to UAVs, mobile robots, small humanoids competitions, and 3D printers. Miguel also worked as a robotics scientist at Universidad Carlos III of Madrid and King’s College London, where his research focused on learning from demonstration, reinforcement learning, computer vision, and dynamic control of humanoid robots. He holds a BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering and an MSc and Ph.D. in robotics. For more information about Miguel you can visit his website.

Miguel Fierro is speaker of the following session:

Dr. George Iordanescu
Dr. George Iordanescu

Algorithm Specialist

Dr. George Iordanescu is a researcher in the Algorithms and Data Science Group at Microsoft, where he develops AI solutions using deep learning, computer vision, and multivariate time series forecasting. He received his Ph.D. in EE from “Politehnica” University in Bucharest, Romania, before training as a post-doctoral fellow in computer assisted detection at www.nih.gov .

 

Dr. George Iordanescu is speaker of the following session:

Philipp Jackmuth
Philipp Jackmuth

Founder

Philipp is the founder and managing director of dida, a Berlin-based software company specialising in the field of machine vision and natural language processing. He holds a master in statistics from TU Berlin.

Philipp Jackmuth is speaker of the following session:

Norbert Kraft
Norbert Kraft

Research & Technology

Norbert Kraft is a senior researcher at Nokia Bell Labs, where he works to apply Big Data processing, data mining and artificial intelligence to industrial use cases in the telecommunication area.

Norbert Kraft is speaker of the following session:

Martin Szugat
Martin Szugat

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

Martin Szugat is speaker of the following session:

Dr. Marcel Tilly
Dr. Marcel Tilly

Program-Manager

Microsoft Research

Marcel Tilly holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of Leicester. He is working as a Program Manager at Microsoft Research in Germany. In the past his work was focused on data and high-scale systems. This means working on advanced analytics, machine learning and big data was his daily bread and butter. Recently his focus is shifting more and more towards natural user interfaces which means working with speech and gestures. As a result this brings a nice combination of a smart way of handling data and on the other side understanding interaction with humans and robots in a smart way. Besides this he enjoys giving talks, writing papers, do some coding and electronic experiments.

Dr. Marcel Tilly is speaker of the following session:

Dr. Hans-Georg Zimmermann
Dr. Hans-Georg Zimmermann

Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Hans Georg Zimmermann, Study of Mathematics at University of Bonn, Senior Principal Research Scientist at Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich for 30 years, Founding member of the neural networks research at Siemens. Since Dec. 2017 at Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in Nurnberg.

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