Speakers

Predictive Analytics World Manufacturing Düsseldorf
2-3 February, 2017, Hilton Düsseldorf

Boris Adryan
Boris Adryan

Head of IoT & Data Analytics

Zühlke Engineering

Dr. Boris Adryan is Head of IoT and Data Analytics at Zühlke Engineering GmbH in Frankfurt. He previously founded thingslearn Ltd., a data analytics company for connected products, and collaborated with a range of IoT solution providers in London. From 2008 to 2016, Boris was also a research group leader at the University of Cambridge, where his team developed computational methods for scientific data analysis. This often enabled him to carry state-of-the-art machine learning directly into the context of commercial projects.

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George Iordanescu
George Iordanescu

Data Scientist

George Iordanescu is a Data Scientist with Algorithms and Data Science team, Cortana Intelligence Suite, Microsoft. He received his Ph.D. in EE from "Politehnica" University in Bucharest, Romania, before training as a post-doctoral visiting fellow in computer assisted detection at NIH. His research interests include semi-supervised learning and anomaly detection. Before joining Microsoft, he was a research scientist in academia and a consultant in healthcare and insurance industry.
Dr. Peter Karcher
Dr. Peter Karcher

Peter Karcher, Ph.D. is a data scientist and co-founder of SANDY Energized Analytics an EnBW associated startup company. His education at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, the University of Montana Missoula and the University of California Santa Barbara as well as his long experience in business and statistics for energy, nano- and biotec companies led him to become an expert in data mining, data analytics and innovation.

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Marcus Kottinger
Marcus Kottinger

Solutions Architect Industry 4.0/Life Science

Education in technical business informatics, Marcus Kottinger joined IBM in 1995 in the field of automotive industry. From 1998, project management of IT projects in the banking sector, e.g. at Raffeisen Bank International where he was responsible for the standardization of the controlling processes for the expansion of the company in CEE. Starting from 2008, establishment of the CEE controlling for the building and energy management sector with the aim of optimizing processes, energy consumption and costs. Since 2014 he works for IBM again, in the Watson IoT department, and is responsible for the technical consulting of customers in the energy, telecom, infrastructure and manufacturing sector.

Norbert Kraft
Norbert Kraft

Research & Technology

Norbert Kraft works in Telecom Industry since 1991. He held several positions in research, development and system engineering of wide area network equipment. Now he is in a central technology & innovation unit of Nokia, where he is leading a research project for network data intelligence, which applies data mining, machine learning and big data technologies on mobile network data. The derived insights are used to improve network and customer experience management for mobile networks.

Dr. Klaus Kunath
Dr. Klaus Kunath

Head of Global Pharma Technology

Dr. Klaus Kunath is a Pharmacist with a specialization in Pharmaceutical Technology. He spent 10 years in Merck’s Pharmaceutical Development and was involved in the development of formulations and manufacturing processes for several investigational drugs. After 2 years in Canada as a site director he is now heading the Pharma Technology group of Merck Global Manufacturing and Supply with the mandate to further improve the robustness of manufacturing processes.

Victor Lobachev
Victor Lobachev

Team Lead, Data Analysis Projects Group

Viktor Lobachev is an analyst and team lead in YDF's Data Analysis Projects group, responsible for simulation, optimization and data processing in industrial projects. Since joining Yandex in 2009, Viktor has created models and algorithms for internet advertising, real-time bidding and other systems based on simulation and data processing. A graduate of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Viktor received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester in the United States.

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Prof. Dr. Erika McBride
Prof. Dr. Erika McBride

Director of Advanced Analytics

Erika McBride, CPA, Ed.D., is the Director of Advanced Analytics at Dow Chemical. Previously, at Paychex, she drove value and developed the Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index. Erika has presented at Alexander Hamilton Summits, Big Data Innovation Summits, and PAW Conferences in New York, Toronto, Dusseldorf, and Berlin.

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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.

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Vidya Ranade
Vidya Ranade

Founder

Decodexis

Vidya is a founder of Decodexis, a company that provides bespoke services on data analytics to clients. Prior to founding Decodexis, Vidya was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. He has a Ph.D. in Technical Chemistry from ETH Zurich

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vidyadhar-ranade-0a097...

Dr. Wilm Schumacher
Dr. Wilm Schumacher

CTO

Alpha Analytics UG & Co KG

Wilm Schumacher studied physics at the FSU-Jena specialized in mathematical and theoretical physics. He wrote his diploma thesis about the black hole limit of solutions of general relativity. Following he wrote his PhD thesis about advanced analytics of spectroscopic data where he developed statistical techniques for chemometrical problems. He is the co-founded Alpha Analytics which deals with machine learning and advanced analytics in modern business.

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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.

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Prof. Dr. Wil van der Aalst
Prof. Dr. Wil van der Aalst

Distinguished University Professor

Eindhoven University of Technology

Prof.dr.ir. Wil van der Aalst is a full professor of Information Systems at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e). At TU/e he is the scientific director of the Data Science Center Eindhoven (DSC/e). Since 2003 he holds a part-time position at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Currently, he is also a visiting researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) in Trento and a member of the Board of Governors of Tilburg University. His personal research interests include process mining, Petri nets, business process management, workflow management, process modeling, and process analysis. Wil van der Aalst has published more than 200 journal papers, 20 books (as author or editor), 450 refereed conference/workshop publications, and 65 book chapters. Many of his papers are highly cited (he one of the most cited computer scientists in the world and has an H-index of 129 according to Google Scholar) and his ideas have influenced researchers, software developers, and standardization committees working on process support. He has been a co-chair of many conferences including the Business Process Management conference, the International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, the International conference on the Application and Theory of Petri Nets, and the IEEE International Conference on Services Computing. He is also editor/member of the editorial board of several journals, including Computing, Distributed and Parallel Databases, Software and Systems Modeling, the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, the International Journal on Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures, Computers in Industry, Business & Information Systems Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, and Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency. In 2012, he received the degree of doctor honoris causa from Hasselt University in Belgium. He also served as scientific director of the International Laboratory of Process-Aware Information Systems of the National Research University, Higher School of Economics in Moscow. In 2013, he was appointed as Distinguished University Professor of TU/e and was awarded an honorary guest professorship at Tsinghua University. In 2015, he was appointed as honorary professor at the National Research University, Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He is also a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen), Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen) and the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea).

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Stefan Weingärtner
Stefan Weingärtner

CEO

Stefan Weingaertner is founding member and CEO of DATATRONIQ, a German technology startup that provides an artificial intelligence platform that anticipates and tracks machine health and its impact on product quality.

He is an internationally recognized data science and predictive analytics expert with over two decades of experience applying advanced analytics algorithms, analytics automation, data preparation techniques, and data visualization methods to real-world problems for manufacturing, telecommunication, ecommerce, and financial industries. Stefan is also founding member of AdvancedAnalytics.Academy, an international data science training network.

As founding member and Managing Director of DYMATRIX for over 15 years, he was responsible for the Big Data and Data Science teams and pioneered the development of predictive analytics and model automation processes.

Prior to DYMATRIX, Stefan worked as a Data Science Consultant at Computer Science Corporation (CSC). Stefan holds a MS in Industrial Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and a Master in Business Research (MBR) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU). He is co-publisher and author of the 3-Book series “Information Networking” and associate professor for Data Science and Business Analytics at several universities.

Jane Zavalishina
Jane Zavalishina

CEO

Jane Zavalishina is the CEO of Yandex Data Factory – a machine learning and data analytics company belonging to Yandex, one of Europe’s largest internet companies. Jane is a regular voice at international events, including TM Forum Live, Money 2020 and Web Summit. Jane draws on experience from Yandex Data Factory’s work in the telecoms, manufacturing and retail industries. Before the launch of Yandex Data Factory in December 2014, she was CEO of Yandex.Money from 2006, of which she is still a board member. Jane was recently named in Silicon Republic’s Top 40 Women in Tech as an Inspiring Leader.

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