Get ready to meet the industry leaders

6th & 7th June | CityCube Berlin

Garry Kasparov

Chess Grandmaster, Speaker, Author - Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

Gary Kasparov was born in Azerbaijan on April 13, 1963. He started playing chess at age 6. He was named the international grandmaster in 1980. He narrowly defeated Anatoly Karpov in 1985 making him the youngest official world chess champion. He formed the Professional Chess Association in 1993 and in 1996 defeated “Deep Blue,” an IBM chess computer. He retired from competition in 2005.

Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster, Speaker, Author - Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

Rasmus Lerdorf

Inventor of PHP

25 Years of PHP
Theme:Constructing Worlds

PHP has been around for almost as long as the Web. 25 years!
Join me for a fun look at the highlights (and lowlights) of this crazy trip. But I will also be trying to convince you to upgrade your PHP version. The performance alone should be enough, if not, I have a few other tricks up my sleeve to try to win you over. Performance optimization, static analysis, zero-cost profiling, dead code elimination and escape analysis are just some of the concepts that will be covered along with a preview of new features coming in future versions.

About Rasmus Lerdorf
Rasmus is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995 and has contributed to a number of other open source projects over the years. He was an infrastructure architect at Yahoo! for more than 7 years and joined Etsy in 2012. He was born in Greenland, grew up in Denmark and Canada and has a Systems Design engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.

Rasmus Lerdorf
Inventor of PHP

Joel Spolsky

CEO, Stack Overflow

Joel Spolsky, CEO and co-founder of Stack Overflow, is a globally recognized expert on software development and is known by developers around the world for his website, Joel on Software, which has been translated into over 30 languages. In 2000, he founded his first company, Fog Creek Software, which creates project management tools for software developers, including Trello, which was acquired by Atlassian in 2017. Previously, Joel worked at Microsoft, where he designed VBA as a member of the Excel team, and at Juno Online Services, where he developed an internet client used bymillions. He has written three books, including Smart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky’s Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent (Apress, 2007) and worked as a contributing editor for Inc. magazine. Joel graduated from Yale University with a computer science degree.

Joel Spolsky
CEO, Stack Overflow

Brenda Romero

Game Designer, Wizardry, Train, D&D, Def Jam

Brenda is a major figure in the area of game design and is famous for her work on the role-playing series Wizardry, as well as Def Jam: Icon, Playboy: The Mansion, and Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes. She is the Course Director for the University of Limerick and Managing Director and Co-Founder of Romero Games Ltd., a game studio focused on fun.

Brenda Romero
Game Designer, Wizardry, Train, D&D, Def Jam

John Romero

Game Designer & Programmer, Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D

John is an award-winning game designer, level designer, and programmer whose work portfolio includes 130 games, of which 107 have been published commercially. John Romero has co-founded 8 widely successful game companies, including id Software, Gazillion Entertainment, and Loot Drop. He co-owns Loot Drop and Romero Games. He is regarded as one of the world’s best game designers and his products have won over a hundred awards to prove it. Furthermore, John Romero is fully a self-taught designer and programmer, drawing inspiration from early Apple II programmers.

John Romero
Game Designer & Programmer, Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author, Mastering Bitcoin

Thoughts on The Future of Programmable Money
Theme:Applying disruption

About Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote, and historical precedent effortlessly transliterating the complex issues of blockchain technology out of the abstract and into the real world.In 2014, Antonopoulos authored the groundbreaking book, Mastering Bitcoin (O’Reilly Media), widely considered to be the best technical guide ever written about the technology. His second book, The Internet of Money, unveiled the “why” of bitcoin—and became a bestseller on Amazon— and led to the wildly successful follow-up The Internet of Money Volume Two. His fourth book, Mastering Ethereum (O’Reilly Media) was published in December of 2018.He is a teaching fellow with the University of Nicosia, serves on the Oversight Committee for the Bitcoin Reference Rate at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and has appeared as an expert witness in hearings around the world, including the Australian Senate Banking Committee and the Canadian Senate Commerce, Banking and Finance Committee.To learn more about Andreas and his work, visit his website at antonopoulos.com.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Author, Mastering Bitcoin

Brie Code

CEO/Creative Director, TRU LUV

Paradigm shift in interaction design
Theme:Applying disruption

About Brie Code
Brie Code is the CEO and creative director of TRU LUV, a Toronto-based studio that makes AI companions. TRU LUV’s companions are built on a framework of deepening friendship, not increasing challenge or complexity, to help you unwind and achieve your goals. Previously Brie was a lead programmer at Ubisoft Montreal on the soft, ethereal game Child of Light and three Assassin's Creed games. TRU LUV’s first companion, #SelfCare, is one of Apple’s Best of 2018 Trends of the Year selections.

Brie Code
CEO/Creative Director, TRU LUV

Ben Vinegar

VP of Engineering, Sentry

Ben Vinegar is the VP Engineering at Sentry, an open source product that helps teams surface and fix production software issues. He's also the co-author of Third-party JavaScript, a contributor to O’Reilly’s Beautiful JavaScript, and an occasional conference speaker.

Ben Vinegar
VP of Engineering, Sentry

David Schwartz

Chief Technology Officer, Ripple

Blockchain Beyond the Hype
Theme:Applying disruption

The impact of blockchain is undeniable. From payments to avocado farms, the world is seeking to put everything on the blockchain as this decentralized technology matures and reaches the masses.

A respected voice in the crypto community, Ripple’s David Schwartz, aka “JoelKatz,” is an original architect of the XRP network––and invented one of the earliest distributed computer systems in 1991, nearly two decades before the bitcoin white paper was published by Satoshi Nakamoto.

In this presentation, David will address cryptography, distributed ledger technology, and how blockchain is changing the foundation of our global economic system. Let the second era of the internet - the Internet of Value - begin!

About David Schwartz
David Schwartz is Chief Technology Officer at Ripple. David is one of the original architects of the Ripple consensus network. Prior to joining Ripple, David Schwartz was Chief Technical Officer for WebMaster Incorporated, a Santa Clara software developer. He developed encrypted cloud storage and enterprise messaging systems for organizations like CNN and the National Security Agency (NSA). Known as “JoelKatz,” he is a respected voice in the digital currency community.

David Schwartz
Chief Technology Officer, Ripple

Alina Denisenko

Tech Lead, N26

Seeding culture in new locations during hypergrowth
Theme:Coding Society

Hypergrowth doesn’t come easy. Even more so if you're two aspiring Tech Leads thrown in the deep end and asked to help open a new office. You can bet there will be drama, frustration, failure, confusion, but also accelerated learning and blissful success. One of the biggest challenges you’ll face will be building a strong, autonomous, team; a hurdle that requires you to step up as an Operator, Leader and Coach.

This is the story of how we helped scale our company to new heights and new locations, and the pitfalls and successes we gathered along the way. We’ll cover challenges in hiring, onboarding, forming teams and driving people, setting up processes while keeping the culture we had back home, dealing with distributed communication and creating buzz around our tech brand in Barcelona.

About Alina Denisenko
Alina has been working as a Backend Software Engineer for the last 8 years, 3 of which were at N26. She is on a journey of switching roles, from Senior Software Engineer to Tech Lead. She is a Software Engineer with solid experience in large scale software development, and particularly passionate about software development processes, technologies and security.

Alina Denisenko
Tech Lead, N26

Jan Ramm

CTO, MyTaxi

Jan Ramm joined mytaxi in 2010 as Head of Software Architecture. He was responsible for building up the development teams for backend, apps as well as the overall software architecture. In 2014, he was promoted to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and was instrumental in the successful integration of the hailo technology platform into the mytaxi tech stack in 2016. Prior to joining mytaxi, Ramm worked as a Web Developer for the consulting agency SKP AG and as a freelancer for the online travel company Opodo. He studied Computer Science at the University of Applied Science in Wedel.

Jan Ramm
CTO, MyTaxi

Catherine Bischoff

Chief Relationship Officer, Factory Berlin

Catherine Bischoff is the Chief Relationship Officer at Factory Berlin, a culture, community, and space driven by the power of connection. As the heart of the Berlin startup ecosystem, Factory Berlin provides the right tools and networks for startups to scale and flourish. As the lead on strategic partnerships, she works with founders, investors, corporates, accelerators and academic institutions to develop dynamic programs for a fast-changing Germany and global impact. Prior to Factory Berlin, Catherine managed international programs and global partnerships for the University of Waterloo’s Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. She also supported FTSE-500 companies, startups, and governments with business development in France, the Netherlands, Canada, and the U.S.Catherine brings her global mindset to the German innovation landscape and is passionate about forming collaborative opportunities between old and new economies, as well as creative entrepreneurs from all sectors.

Catherine Bischoff
Chief Relationship Officer, Factory Berlin

Markus Brunner

Partner Engineer, Facebook

A Lighter, Faster, Simpler Messenger
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Join in for a technical look into how Facebook's engineering team is transforming Messenger to be a lighter, faster, and simpler app. Learn about how a large group of engineers is re-building an app with 1.3 billion users from the ground up, while making distributed decisions and yet still building features in a unified way with multiple-use code.

About Markus Brunner
Markus is a Partner Engineer at Facebook London where he collaborates with businesses and developers across the globe to build the next generation of conversational experiences.

Markus Brunner
Partner Engineer, Facebook

Christian Baumann

Cloud Infrastructure Architect , NetApp

Vertically integrated Hybrid Cloud Kubernetes with NetApp
Theme:Coding Society

Kubernetes as a service is rapidly adopted by the enterprise. While in the past, cloud Kubernetes frameworks were either locked into one cloud provider or had no native on-prem offering, this is now changing with NetApp HCI and NetApp Kubernetes Serivce.
About 2 years ago NetApp launched it’s HCI product to converge Storage and Compute into one offering - today NetApp Kubernetes Service allows you not only to deploy a Kubernetes control plane onto major public cloud providers, but also onto the NetApp HCI on-prem hardware offering.
Christian will show you how you can leverage NetApp’s Kubernetes Service not only for cloud but also for Kubernetes on-prem deployments. You will see how you can deploy a Kubernetes cluster in 3 clicks to save time and hassle. Also User management and DevOps workflows will be covered for cloud and on-prem Kubernetes deployments.

About Christian Baumann
Christian Baumann works as an Cloud Infrastructure Architect at NetApp to help customers design modern architectures for on-prem and in cloud deployments. He started out at IBM, quickly learned to love Linux Virtualization and later specialized on OpenStack and Kubernetes before joining NetApp to drive the HCI product forward to benefit customer transformations.

Christian Baumann
Cloud Infrastructure Architect , NetApp

Agnes Crepet

Tech Lead & Head of IT, Fairphone

How to build Android for a long-lasting phone?
Theme:Unchaining Engineering

Fairphone is a social enterprise driving change in the electronics industry from the inside out. Its business model is based on social values and securing continuity and centers around producing and marketing smartphones in a way that puts social and environmental values first. We are supporting our phone longer than the industry concurrents. This comes with technical challenges, due to missing long-term support by chipset vendors and the lack of openness on their side, they can indeed stop supporting their platforms ahead of schedule. For example, Fairphone 2 was the only phone on the market with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset to make an Android 7 upgrade.

In our presentation we will discuss challenges for long-lasting support in the different software layers of an Android phone, from app-level down to chipset-specific firmware in the hardware. Based on Fairphone Open, the open-source-version of our operating system, we highlight how open software development facilitates longevity and enables communities such as LineageOS to contribute to the longevity of our devices.

About Agnes Crepet
Agnes Crepet is a passionate technologist with over 17 years of software engineering experience as Developer, Software Architect, Tech Lead and Teacher. She has been nominated Java Champion in 2012, a worldwide group of passionate Java technology and community leaders. She‘s involved in projects that make IT a great tool to help people and serve projects with societal and environmental impacts. She co-founded the IT company Ninja Squad, which is well-known in France for its core values : support open source, cooperative management or voluntary development. She’s currently the Head of IT at Fairphone, a social enterprise creating the world’s first ethical, modular smartphone to make sure that you shouldn’t have to choose between a great phone and a fair supply chain.She’s actively involved in non-profit collectives and Tech communities. She co-founded MiXiT, a yearly IT event in France, with almost 1000 attendees and speakers, which has been highlighting Tech Activism initiatives and diversity since 2011. She has been leading Duchess France which promotes women in IT since 2010. This association inspires and encourages women to speak at conferences or technical events, to be more visible.

Agnes Crepet
Tech Lead & Head of IT, Fairphone

Karsten Tausche

Software Developer, Fairphone

Karsten Tausche
Software Developer, Fairphone

Ashish Kuthiala

Director, Product Marketing, GitLab

Ashish Kuthiala is the Director of Product Marketing at GitLab Inc., a company based on the GitLab open-source project. Prior to this role, Ashish was Director of Global Strategy and Marketing for the Enterprise DevOps and Agile portfolio offerings at HP Software (acquired by Micro Focus) and led the launch of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s DevOps market strategy across its four major business units (Software, Cloud, Enterprise Group, and Enterprise Services), unifying the $50b diverse portfolio offering into a single go to market motion.Ashish has led teams across diverse functions including Marketing, Product Management, Business Development, Program management, R&D for building out and rolling enterprise-grade software solutions for portfolio management and planning, application lifecycle management, testing, delivery, and IT Operations.Ashish brings a broad range of experience from his various roles in large global companies, startup ventures, and consulting firms. Prior to GitLab Inc. and Hewlett Packard, Ashish held leadership positions of Director and Vice President in Electric Cloud and AccelOps, both venture-backed startups. Ashish has a diverse international background having grown up in 7 countries and is fluent in multiple languages. Ashish, who is based in Austin, TX, has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and holds MS and BS degrees in Computer Science and Engineering.

Ashish Kuthiala
Director, Product Marketing, GitLab

Gaurav Kumar

Chief Architect for Public Cloud Security, Palo Alto Networks

Gaurav has been building and breaking security systems for more than 15 years. Most recently, he was the co-founder and CTO of RedLock which was acquired by Palo Alto Networks where he is the chief architect for public cloud security. At RedLock he created Cloud Security Intelligence team which pioneered cloud security search and uncovered new attack vectors.When he is not hacking, he can be seen roasting coffee beans or playing chess.

Gaurav Kumar
Chief Architect for Public Cloud Security, Palo Alto Networks

Kevin Jones

Global Consulting Engineer, NGINX, Inc.

How to architect your application infrastructure for effective API delivery
Theme:Applying disruption

APIs are changing the way we build applications and changing the way we expose data, both inside and outside our organizations. But what is the most efficient and effective way to deliver these APIs? That’s the job of the API gateway. In this session, we will look at different deployment patterns for API gateways, including:
● The centralized, edge gateway
● The multi-layer gateway
● Microgateways, sidecars and service mesh

We discuss how the implementation and consumption of your API can (and should) influence the selection of the most appropriate API gateway pattern when it comes to production deployment. As the world’s number one API gateway, delivering the vast majority of today’s API traffic, learn from our experience in this space, and how to ensure that your API management platform provides the optimum deployment pattern for your APIs.

About Kevin Jones
Kevin Jones is an Artist and Geek-turned-Engineer passionate about technology, teaching others and helping businesses increase their architectural acumen.As a Global Consulting Engineer at NGINX Inc, he is responsible for helping clients reach their technology goals, build solutions that solve problems and in turn achieve digital transformation.When he isn’t working you’ll find Kevin doing photography, flying his drone and making small films.

Kevin Jones
Global Consulting Engineer, NGINX, Inc.

Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann

Group IT VP Infrastructure Technology, BMW AG

Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann is responsible for the global infrastructure operations and the BMW digital workspace. In his current function, he is responsible for the future infrastructure strategy, the definition of the infrastructure roadmap, the integration of new digital technology providers, the assurance of the quality of the overall IT operations of BMW and the definition of the cloud strategy.
He studied information technology with the focus on business IT at the University of Applied Science Würzburg-Schweinfurt. Further, he holds a masters degree in business administration (IT) of the University of Central Lancashire (UK) as well a masters degree in organization development with IT from the University of Applied Science Würzburg-Schweinfurt.
2002 he started his career at BMW and since then has worked within different IT management roles in Germany and the US – for almost 17 years.
During his time at BMW, he dealt with digitalization in almost every business function of BMW.

Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann
Group IT VP Infrastructure Technology, BMW AG

Alvar Lumberg

Engineering Lead, TransferWise

Alvar Lumberg is one of the first software engineers at TransferWise and currently heads the KYC development, Infrastructure and IT teams. He also actively participates in employer branding and recruitment efforts.
TransferWise is a financial company for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally. It’s the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders. With a simple money transfer platform and borderless accounts, it makes managing your money quick, easy and painless. TransferWise customers send over £3bn every month using the service, saving themselves £3m every day. It’s attracted $397m from investors such as world’s largest VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and Sir Richard Branson.
Prior to TransferWise Alvar built CRM and online banking systems in Swedbank and co-founded a Masters’ Program on Design and Development of Virtual Environments. He’s worked as a software development consultant and is an active member of Estonian startup and software development community.

Alvar Lumberg
Engineering Lead, TransferWise

Philipp Krenn

Developer 🥑, Elastic

Hands-On ModSecurity and Logging
Theme:Controlling Complexity

This talk combines two of the OWASP top ten security risks:

* Injections (A1:2017): We are using a simple application that is exploitable by injection and will then secure it with ModSecurity.
* Insufficient Logging & Monitoring (A10:2017): We are logging and monitoring the application both with and without ModSecurity with the open source Elastic Stack.

To make it more interactive the audience has to do the injections, which we are then live monitoring and mitigating with ModSecurity.

About Philipp Krenn
Philipp lives to demo interesting technology. Having worked as a web, infrastructure, and database engineer for more than ten years, Philipp is now working as a developer advocate at Elastic — the company behind the open source Elastic Stack consisting of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash. Based in Vienna, Austria, he is constantly traveling Europe and beyond to speak and discuss open source software, search, databases, infrastructure, and security.

Philipp Krenn
Developer 🥑, Elastic

Sascha Dittmann

Cloud Solution Architect (Advanced Analytics & AI), Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

Sascha Dittmann is working as a Cloud Solution Architect (Advanced Analytics & AI) at Microsoft. In his role he supports customers to implement successful cloud solutions. His focus is on software development for Microsoft Azure, Big Data as well as Data Science. Before he joined Microsoft in 2015, he was working for Ernst & Young as a Software Developer (13 years) and Solution Architect (3 years). During this time he founded the community website cloudbloggers.de, as well as the user groups .NET Stammtischs Rheinhessen and Xamarin User Group Frankfurt. He's an author of several technical articles and a regular speaker at user groups and conferences. Between 2012 and 2015 he received 4 Microsoft MVP awards for Microsoft Azure.

Sascha Dittmann
Cloud Solution Architect (Advanced Analytics & AI), Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

Mike Acton

Principal Engineer, Unity Technologies

Mike Acton has worked on game engines for over 20 years including as the Engine Director of Insomniac Games for more than 10 years. He has learned hard lessons about what it takes to produce some of the highest quality work in the space and what is needed to meet those requirements. Mike is at Unity to make that possible for more people by helping to democratize data-oriented programming so that teams everywhere can achieve things only previously possible by a few dedicated groups. Mike edits in vi and prefers spaces to tabs.
Mike believes strongly in the importance of giving back to our community. None of us could have done our jobs well without relying on the work of others and those giants that came before us, and we have a duty to return that favor.

Mike Acton
Principal Engineer, Unity Technologies

Nils Heuer

Global Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Volkswagen’s journey towards a software-driven company – challenges, chances and successes
Theme:

In his keynote, Peter Garzarella, Head of Volkswagen Group IT Software Development, will be talking about Volkswagen’s journey in software development. He will take a deep dive into the topics Controlling Complexity and Coding Society. You will learn more about the history of Software Development at Volkswagen, modern software solutions in factories and future plants. And of course – Volkswagen’s worldwide Software Development Centers, with its working methods and current projects.
In the second half of the keynote, Peter Garzarella and Nils Heuer, Global Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, will talk about the cooperation between Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services.
As these seemingly different companies embark on their joint journey to develop the Industrial Cloud, new challenges arise around engineering and management. In an initiative with the goal to standardize, deeply integrate and combine the IT at the production level of machinery, equipment and systems across all 122 production plants of the Volkswagen Group, traditional IT development approaches reach their limits. How do both companies work together successfully and align their work styles to tackle these challenges?

About Nils Heuer
As a Solutions Architect in Amazon Web Services’ Global Accounts team, Nils advises organizations on the technology and processes of their journey to the cloud. He is passionate about shaping the impact of culture and communication on technology teams. Before joining AWS, Nils held consulting roles at Google, HP and several startups.

Nils Heuer
Global Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Matt Sullivan

Developer Relations Lead, Flutter, Google

Flutter - Google’s latest innovation for mobile, web, and desktop apps.
Theme:

Flutter is redefining how developers make apps for mobile, web, and desktop. This session will introduce Flutter, show live coding a Flutter app on-stage, deep dive on what’s been announced at Google I/O and provide a look at the product’s future.

About Matt Sullivan
Matt leads the DevRel team for Flutter and writes loads of Flutter code.

Matt Sullivan
Developer Relations Lead, Flutter, Google

John C. Havens

Executive Director, The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

John C. Havens is Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems that has two primary outputs – the creation and iteration of a body of work known as Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and the recommendation of ideas for Standards Projects focused on prioritizing ethical considerations in A/IS. Currently there are fourteen approved Standards Working Groups in the IEEE P7000™ series. John is also the Executive Director of The Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI), a program created by The IEEE Standards Association and The MIT Media lab to proliferate the ideals of responsible participant design, data agency and metrics of economic prosperity prioritizing people and the planet over profit and productivity. Previously, John was an EVP of Social Media at PR Firm, Porter Novelli and a professional actor for over 15 years. John has written for Mashable and The Guardian and is author of the books, Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity To Maximize Machines and Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World.

John C. Havens
Executive Director, The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

Matias Niemelä

Software Engineer, Google

The Future of Angular
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Angular is a web application platform developed by Google and helps web developers build performant and versatile web applications. Angular is better suited than ever to take on the technical challenges that modern web applications require.

In this talk we'll explore the most recent changes that have landed for Angular developers and where the framework is headed. We'll explore aspects such as Project Ivy, Server Side Rendering, advances in our tooling, and the exciting future of Angular.

About Matias Niemelä
Matias is a long time Angular core team member and a Software Engineer working at Google.
Matias has been building web applications for over half his life and is driven to craft beautiful UX experiences and engaging interactions on the web. Day-to-day, anything and everything involving rendering, styling, animations and developer ergonomics are all important aspects of Angular that Matias works on as part of the Angular team.

Matias Niemelä
Software Engineer, Google

Corinne Vigreux

Co-Founder, TomTom

Corinne Vigreux is a Co-Founder of TomTom, the navigation and map-making company that continues to design and develop cutting edge technologies solving mobility problems and addressing the challenges of autonomous driving and smart cities.Voted as one of the top fifty most inspirational women in European tech (www.inspiringfifty.com), Corinne champions women in the workforce and passionately advocates for improved social mobility through education.Corinne has just founded Codam (www.codam.nl), a not for profit coding college based on the famous Ecole 42 curriculum and ethos. Codam opened its doors in September 2018 in the heart of Amsterdam.Corinne is a member of the supervisory board of takeaway.com NV and Groupe ILIAD in France, member of the advisory board on Mass Transit of SNCF Transilien, member of the supervisory board of the Dutch National Opera & Ballet and advisor to the Amsterdam Economic Board. She is chair on the trustee board of the Sofronie foundation (www.sofronie.org).Corinne was made Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur in 2012 and Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau in 2016.

Corinne Vigreux
Co-Founder, TomTom

Martin Wezowski

Chief Designer & Futurist – Technology & Innovation Strategy, SAP

Martin Wezowski works as Chief Designer and Futurist for SAP’s Technology & Innovation strategy team. He moved across a range of disciplines from UX, to systemic design to define innovation visions and strategies. Right now, he is on the mission to map, build and inspire a future we want to live in. He crafts future outlooks, concepts, products, defines and runs innovation frameworks to find out what’s next and beyond for SAP’s cast ecosystem and the future of work. 2017 he was named 1 of 100 most innovative minds in Germany as the “Software visionary” (“Handelsblatt”).

Martin Wezowski
Chief Designer & Futurist – Technology & Innovation Strategy, SAP

Thorsten Schaeff

Integration Engineer, Stripe

Modelling Marketplaces with GraphQL
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Multi-sided marketplaces and software platforms have some complex data relationships including transactions, transfers, commission, fees, payouts, buyers, sellers, and potentially many more. In this talk we look at how we can utilise GraphQL with its descriptive schema definition language, and tooling ecosystem in combination with the Stripe marketplace payments APIs to break down the complexities involved in building and running a platform business model.

About Thorsten Schaeff
Thorsten Schaeff is an Integration Engineer and Developer Advocate at Stripe working with some of the world's largest marketplaces and open-source e-commerce platforms. Stripe's mission is to increase the GDP of the internet by enabling developers to build delightful payment experiences for their users, via APIs, developer tools and libraries.

Thorsten Schaeff
Integration Engineer, Stripe

Max Amordeluso

Chief Evangelist EU Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon

How Building for Voice Differs from Developing for a Screen
Theme:Applying disruption

Voice is natural, voice is ours and we don’t have to think about it when using it. The conversation applications you develop are compared to human-to-human conversation and that is a high bar to meet. Join us to learn what works (and what does not) when developing Voice Users Interfaces.

About Max Amordeluso
Max Amordeluso is the Lead Evangelist for Amazon Alexa in Europe. His main mission is to introduce Alexa to European developers, and demonstrate how they can build natural and delightful voice experiences for customers. Max has held several technical leadership roles during a career spanning over 15 years—prior to his current role he led the teams that brought Alexa Skills Kit to United Kingdom and Germany, and spent the previous two years leading the Solutions Architects team for Amazon Web Services in Europe. Max is passionate about topics including Human Computer Interaction, the Internet of Things and the materialization of science fiction predictions.

Max Amordeluso
Chief Evangelist EU Alexa Skills Kit, Amazon

Max Feldman

Staff Security Engineer, Slack

Bulletproof Shoes
Theme:Controlling Complexity

Version control software has come a long way, and the barrier to creating an open source project has been lowered to the point of being negligible. However, this has also increased the instances of accidental leakage of credentials or sensitive data into public repositories. Numerous tools now exist which trawl repositories for such information and abuse it almost instantly. For platform developers, time is of the essence. We will talk about the history and evolution of our “token nuker” — the automation we use to find and disable exposed Slack tokens in the wild before they can be abused. We will cover general tactics for preventing developers from shooting themselves in the foot (or mitigating damage if they do).

About Max Feldman
Max Feldman is a member of the Product Security team at Slack, where he works on the bug bounty and security assessments of Slack features, as well as the development of security tools and automation. He was previously a member of the Product Security team at Salesforce.

Max Feldman
Staff Security Engineer, Slack

Basak Haznedaroglu

Director of Design, InVision

Making software loveable – The importance of design in the SDLC
Theme:Constructing Worlds

As technologists, we work towards rapidly developing ideas, validating them with customer feedback, and reiterating in an agile fashion. Along the way, while we all enjoy the benefits of shipping and learning fast, how can we strike the right balance between speed and quality? A good product can go a long way, but turning a good product into a great product requires strong collaboration between design and development while understanding the customers and what makes them tick. To achieve products that last, how can we reframe the product development process for our teams and incorporate design values and quality into our workflow? How can we adopt the minimum viable product that we all embrace into something better that turns every interaction into an opportunity to make a great impression on our customers?
In this talk, we will dig deeper into the principles of building processes, workflows, and cultures for well-designed products with a compelling experience.

About Basak Haznedaroglu
Basak is a multi-disciplinary thinker, educator, designer and mentor for several startups across the globe. In her role as Director of Design at InVision, she helps shape the direction of the company’s game-changing tools for product designers. Prior to that, she held roles at Microsoft and Foursquare, where she explored the relationship between media, technology, and the human element. She is a huge believer in how design, code, and storytelling can synthesize into meaningful and intuitive products and services.

Basak Haznedaroglu
Director of Design, InVision

Renaud Visage

Co-Founder & CTO, Eventbrite

Renaud Visage is the founding technical architect of Eventbrite. With engineering degrees from Cornell University (USA) and Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France), Renaud started his career as an environmental consultant.
Fascinated by the Internet, Renaud joined Internet photo-sharing pioneer, Zing Networks, as Director of Engineering in 2000. Zing was funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and later acquired by Sony ImageStation. In 2006, he joined forces with Kevin & Julia Hartz to found Eventbrite.
Renaud anticipated several fundamental shifts in the way we use the internet – including the arrival of social media, big data analysis, the shift to mobile devices as first screens and the ubiquity of APIs – and leveraged their disruptive power to Eventbrite’s advantage, fuelling the company’s growth into power globally ticketing and event technology platform it is today. In 2014, Renaud was included in Wired UK's Top 100 digital influencers in Europe.

Renaud Visage
Co-Founder & CTO, Eventbrite

Martin Forstner

Solution Architect, Redis Labs

Redis Use Cases: Caching and Beyond.
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Redis is the fastest in-memory database that is widely known and used for caching, but did you know that you can add multi-model capabilities to Redis using modules, and also use it as a primary database? Redis Modules extends Redis use cases beyond caching to solve other challenges such as session management or using Redis as a full blown search engine. With Redis Modules you can turn Redis into a multi-model database so that you adapt your database to your data rather than the other way around. In this talk we will discuss how to use Redis Modules to easily add the multi-model functionalities you need, with the high performance and simplicity of Redis.

About Martin Forstner
Martin has been working as a Software Engineer for 11 years before he joined Redis Labs as a Solution Architect. He has developed server- and clientside solutions in several languages and paradigms. He's specialized in distributed systems programming using appropriate networking protocols and database technologies. In addition to that, he has been deploying applications in different cloud environments and was responsible for their smooth operation. He's a smooth operator!

Martin Forstner
Solution Architect, Redis Labs

Emily Jiang

Liberty Architect for MicroProfile and CDI, Java Champion, IBM

Emily Jiang
Liberty Architect for MicroProfile and CDI, Java Champion, IBM

Harald Uebele

Developer Advocate, IBM

Harald Uebele
Developer Advocate, IBM

Sridhar Iyengar

Managing Director, Zoho

Sridhar Iyengar is the Managing Director of Zoho Corp's European business. In the last two decades, Sridhar has built software products for Enterprises, Telecom OEM and Service Provider markets. Sridhar is currently mentoring teams on various subjects including- building free scale applications, artificial intelligence and NLPs use in solving problems for business.

Sridhar Iyengar
Managing Director, Zoho

Daniel Linder

Lead Data Scientist, Adyen

Building a Big Data Platform to support fast analysis and machine learning
Theme:Controlling Complexity

About Daniel Linder
Daniel Linder is a Machine Learning enthusiast who works as a Lead Data Scientist at Adyen. He is currently focused on building scalable, fault-tolerant, productionized machine learning systems. He also teaches advanced machine learning workshops internally at Adyen.

Daniel Linder
Lead Data Scientist, Adyen

Josh Naylor

Evangelism Lead, EMEA, Unity Technologies

Josh Naylor
Evangelism Lead, EMEA, Unity Technologies

Andrey Semenyuchenko

Head of Enterprise Projects Implementation and Maintenance, Kaspersky Lab

Andrey Semenyuchenko is a Head of Enterprise Projects Implementation and Maintenance at Kaspersky Lab with more than 15 years’ experience in professional services, business development, IT and Information Security.Andrey Semenyuchenko has been working at Kaspersky Lab for more than 10 years. He started his job at Kaspersky Lab as Unix systems expert, but also certified as MCSE, in Technology Alliances department having knowledge and experience in other domains including IT security. Andrey had many IT/Cyber Security publications in IT media like Hacker Spec magazine and moderating bug track channel at Xakep.ru.Andrey Semenyuchenko holds different positions at Kaspersky Lab and performed as Head of Technical Business Enablement, Head of Global Business Development Technical Services.At the moment Andrey is a Head of Enterprise Projects Implementation and Maintenance at Kaspersky Lab. His role is to enable Enterprise business by building PoC/Pilots execution framework and supporting Presales organization globally.Andrey also has big experience working with xSP/Telco and Technology alliances ISV/IHV partners providing Pre-sale assistance and Technical Account Management services.

Andrey Semenyuchenko
Head of Enterprise Projects Implementation and Maintenance, Kaspersky Lab

Aygul Zagidullina

Assistant GDE, GDG London

Tech for Good: Making a Difference with Google Assistant
Theme:Applying disruption

It takes a little help from everyone — activists, engineers, and designers — to make the world a better place. Every day, there are new examples of how voice technology is being used to solve the world's problems. Companies around the world are bringing attention to social issues and using technology to fix them. In this talk, we’ll explore various ways to use the power of the Google Assistant for the benefit of people and society to solve the world’s most enduring challenges and generate positive social impact, and how you too can start building apps that make a difference.

About Aygul Zagidullina
Dr. Aygul Zagidullina is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Google Assistant based in London, UK. Her work experience includes Google, Todoist, MotaWord. She holds a PhD in quantum chemistry and prior to Google dedicated 6 years to scientific research at the University of Stuttgart. Aygul is a very active member of the London digital ecosystem and has been involved in many innovative projects. She is a Google Developer Group (GDG)/ Women Techmakers (WTM) London lead, Google Launchpad mentor, Google Product Expert (PE)/ Trusted Tester (TT), and UK STEM Ambassador. Aygul has been a distinguished speaker at numerous international industry events in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Italy, France, UAE, Greece, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey, Latvia, Georgia, Belarus, Russia. She was named as one of The NEXT 100 Top Influencers of the European Digital Industry in 2013.

Aygul Zagidullina
Assistant GDE, GDG London

Reghu Ram Thanumalayan

VP of Engineering, Deutsche Telekom

Reghu Ram Thanumalayan
VP of Engineering, Deutsche Telekom

Niklas Heidloff

Senior Developer Advocate, IBM

Niklas Heidloff
Senior Developer Advocate, IBM

Nicholas Goubert

VP of Products, Native Instruments

Product leader and team builder, Nicholas is a seasoned technology executive and industry expert and a cross-industry innovation champion with extensive experience in platforms optimised to power successful ecosystems in various industries, from mobility to location services to music and media.
Before joining Native Instruments to lead all digital services and platform, he headed products at SoundCloud. Previously, Nicholas led product innovation at Lab1886/DaimlerX - the newly created Daimler Innovation Lab - as Chief Product Officer, drawing on his extensive international experience in product strategy, innovation management, big data, analytics and location intelligence to strategically enhance, renew and expand Daimler's product portfolio. Previously VP of Product for HERE's Open Location Platform, he led platform strategy, delivering dynamic geographical content and location-based services to power the new generation of connected services developed by automotive and IoT partners.
As a trusted advisor and mentor, Nicholas plays an active role in the rapidly evolving tech, data and location industries and serves as a board member of various promising international (Europe, US and Israel) tech startups such as Cellepathy, AI Incube/Parknav and ProtoPixel. He is also mentoring startups in multiple accelerators in Europe, giving him a chance to help out entrepreneurs while keeping his finger on the pulse of the market.
This puts him in a unique position to bridge the gap between corporations and startups, fostering open innovation and an agile mindset to deliver winning and sustainable solutions for businesses.

Nicholas Goubert
VP of Products, Native Instruments

Eugene Toporov

VP of Marketing, JetBrains

With more than 20 years of experience in the software development industry, Eugene has worked as quality assurance engineer, business analyst, project manager, and has held various marketing roles at JetBrains. He started as a product marketing manager for some of JetBrains’ first products in 2008 and has been leading its marketing efforts for over 7 years. Eugene still does a bit of writing and coding when he finds the time, but most of all he enjoys helping people find joy in their work, be it his teammates or users of JetBrains products.

Eugene Toporov
VP of Marketing, JetBrains

Jürgen Müller

Chief Innovation Officer, SAP

Jürgen Müller
Chief Innovation Officer, SAP

Modood Alvi

Senior Software Engineer Developer, SAP SE

Serverless is eating the stack!
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Serverless computing lets you build and run applications and services without thinking about servers or containers. Most of the infrastructure managed for you or abstracted away and almost all you need to care about is your application code.

But what does is exactly mean to develop, test and run a serverless application? Can you forget about infrastructure completely? And how can you transition your services into a serverless environment? Running a complete serverless application for more than a year, we show you the good, the bad and the ugly of the serverless approach and why we still believe it will be the real #cloud-native way to build applications of the future.

About Modood Alvi
Modood Alvi works as a software engineer at the SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam. He develops cloud-native solutions in the healthcare and life sciences domain. His most recent project is a completely serverless application which runs in production for more than 1.5 years. He incessantly tries to convince colleagues and friends to use serverless in their projects and his new favorite programming language Scala. Having a strong background in the Java EE ecosystem, he tries to re-use patterns and test strategies.

Modood Alvi
Senior Software Engineer Developer, SAP SE

Mithun Dhar

General Manager Developer Relations, HERE Technologies

Mithun Dhar is a senior executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the technology industry and developer relations. His diverse background includes overseeing the growth of developer platforms, managing partner ecosystems and building support for new technology. At HERE, Mithun is responsible for increasing the developer community’s ability to harness the power of location intelligence and engagement with the HERE Open Location Platform (OLP). His focus is on the strategy and vision for the Open Location Platform and working closely with key partners, such as AWS, Microsoft, SAP and Bosch, to ensure that developers around the world can leverage location intelligence solutions in their products and services. Before joining HERE, Mithun was Director of Developer Relations and Strategic Communications for SAP Concur, where he led a team that helped developers design, build and market applications that tap into the $1 trillion business travel industry. Prior to that, he was a Principal Strategist for Technology and Communications at Citrix, Director of Product Marketing at Edifecs, and held numerous positions at Microsoft within Microsoft Research, product management, product marketing and developer evangelism. Mithun speaks five languages and is known for his enthusiasm around developer communities and his ability to merge his technical background and business savvy. He has computer science and engineering degrees from Bangalore University and the National Institute of Information Technology in India.

Mithun Dhar
General Manager Developer Relations, HERE Technologies

Ignacio Julve Castro

Engineering Manager, HERE Technologies

Interactive 3D Web Mapping
Theme:Constructing Worlds

HERE Technologies is in the early stages of developing a new web-based, open-source 3D map visualization framework called harp.gl. Flexible and customizable, the engine will eventually allow you to build a fully interactive and compelling map data visualization application. In this introductory session, we will talk about why we created this engine, how it works, what you can currently do with it, and what exciting features are coming next.

About Ignacio Julve Castro
Ignacio is an Engineering Manager at HERE Technologies, where he focusses on Cloud Services and Web Rendering. He is a strong advocate on being close to the real problems and getting his hands dirty. Trying always to face issues from the customer point of view so that the team works on the right topics.

Ignacio Julve Castro
Engineering Manager, HERE Technologies

Patrick Lanners

Lead Solution Architect, BMW Group

Data-driven and cloud-native ecosystems in the automotive industry
Theme:Unchaining Engineering

We will describe our journey on ramping up the Cloud Data Hub at the BMW Group IT. We will outline different archetypes of data platforms and the motivation that drove us towards adopting cloud. Moreover, we will deeper dive into the architecture and design decisions that we made along our way.
Additionally, we will show a set of core AI use cases and how they interact with the individual platform building blocks.

About Patrick Lanners
Patrick Lanners engages as a lead architect in the ramp-up of BMW Group's cloud-native data hub to fuel data-driven applications across various units of our enterprise. Prior to that, he was engaged in the transformation of a huge monolithic application into microservices and to bring these into the public cloud by focusing on a secure and scalable world wide system architecture.

Patrick Lanners
Lead Solution Architect, BMW Group

Christoph Brinck

VP IT Governance, BMW Group

BizDevOps & Back2Code - The BMW way of digitalization
Theme:Constructing Worlds

We will give deep insights regarding our transformation from a classic corporate IT organization to a scaled product organization with the highest possible agility. Our focus will be the ongoing change from project-driven and outsourcing-oriented working models to agile internal software engineering in products. In addition, we share our approach of highly automated development and operations of state-of-the-art services on our hybrid cloud DevOps platform.

About Christoph Brinck
Christoph Brinck started his career within the BMW Group in 2000 and is presently responsible for Group IT Strategy, Governance, Cyber Security and BizDevOps transformation. Together with his team he aligns the BMW Group IT in a technological and procedural way with a strong focus on lean alignment processes enabling the BMW Group IT’s change to BizDevOps. A full-stack Cyber Security portfolio completes his role. Prior to this, he managed international IT projects and was responsible for different business and IT development & operations units. Christoph studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, focusing on IT-driven engineering.

Christoph Brinck
VP IT Governance, BMW Group

Manuel Eugster

Director Data Analytics & Insights, Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

1.2 or 1,2? – The Challenges of Becoming a Data-Driven Company
Theme:Coding Society

Extracting knowledge from data and using it to build data products, optimize processes, and draw business decisions is becoming a matter of life and death in many industries. Avira, a well-known software security company with 100+ million customers and 14+ products, is currently reshaping its data landscape for business analytics — starting from processes to technology to people to culture. The requirements are: real-time processing, integration of machine learning tools, and GDPR compliance. In this talk, I will outline the road we took to transforming Avira into a next-generation, data-driven company. I will introduce the cloud-based data architecture we developed, the tools we use, and the processes we established to allow scalable and seamless integration of production systems into the data lake.

About Manuel Eugster
Manuel is a data scientist by heart on the mission of turning data into insights. Currently he leads the Data Analytics & Insights unit at Avira. There he and his team develop data analytics solutions that transform massive amounts of (real-time) data from various sources into knowledge about customers and products. Prior to Avira, he was a scientific researcher at the Probabilistic Machine Learning group at HIIT, Aalto University in Finland and the Department of Statistics at LMU Munich. He worked, among other things, on next generation information retrieval systems using brain-computer interfaces. He holds a PhD in Statistics from LMU Munich, a MSc in Computational Intelligence and a BSc in Software and Information Engineering from TU Vienna.

Manuel Eugster
Director Data Analytics & Insights, Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

Silvia Puglisi

Systems Engineer, Tor Project

Ephemeral onions
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Tor is an important tool providing privacy and anonymity online. We provide privacy at the application level through the Tor Browser, and with .onion services, Tor allows users to hide their locations while offering various kinds of services. Because .onion services live on the Tor network, you do not need hosting or a public IP address to offer some app via an .onion address.
The .onion is hosted on your computer for the time you desire, allowing the people visiting your site to remain anonymous, and you too. This talk is about creating and running ephemeral .onion services to share websites or simple web applications. We will present different use cases for onion services and a wrapper app that allows you to start an .onion and start sharing a static website or a web application.

About Silvia Puglisi
Silvia, a.k.a hiro, is Software Engineer based in Barcelona, EU. She is currently working at torproject.org as Systems Engineer and somewhat also part of the Information Security Group in the Department of Telematics Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) where she got her Ph.D. She researches topics in the fields of privacy and anonymity of users on the web.
Current research interests are focused towards understanding what kind of information are publicly accessible online as result of users activities. She is also interested in RESTful architecture and application of hypermedia to Privacy and Security.

Silvia Puglisi
Systems Engineer, Tor Project

Frank Riemensperger

Chairman, Accenture Germany

Frank Riemensperger has been Chairman of Accenture in Germany, Austria and Switzerland since 2009. The trained computer scientist and expert for digitization holds a seat in the acatech Senate, the German Academy for Engineering Sciences, and is a board member of DFKI, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, Frank is a member of the executive committees of the German IT association BITKOM and the German association of IT users VOICE and a member of the steering committees of the Plattform Industrie 4.0 and of the Plattform Lernende Systeme. He is the Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany and a member of the Feldafinger Kreis.

Frank Riemensperger
Chairman, Accenture Germany

Christian Rickerts

Permanent Secretary of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Christian Rickerts is a Permanent Secretary of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. He graduated the Free University of Berlin with a degree in Political Science and ever since he has been taking leading positions in different digital transforming companies and NGOs like Capgemini, Reporters without Borders and Wikimedia Germany.

Christian Rickerts
Permanent Secretary of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Matthias Graunitz

Big Data Architect, AUDI AG

Audi's journey to an hybrid enterprise big data platform
Theme:Unchaining Engineering

This talk is about Audi's journey from a first Hadoop PoC to a multi-tenant enterprise platform. Why a Big data platform at all? We explain the requirements that drove the development of this platform and explain the decisions we had to make on this during this journey.
During the process of setting up our big data infrastructure we often had to find the right balance between going for enterprise integration versus speed. For instance, whether to use the existing Active Directory for both LDAP and KDC versus setting up our own KDC. Using a shared enterprise service like a Active Directory requires to follow certain naming conventions and restricted access, where running our own KDC brings much more flexibility but also adds another component to maintain to our platform. We show the advantages and disadvantages and explain why we've decided to choose a certain approach.
For data ingestion of both, batch and streaming data, we use Apache Kafka. We explain why we installed a separated Kafka cluster from our Hortonworks platform. We discuss the pros and cons of using the Kafka binary protocol and the HTTP REST protocol not only from a technical perspective but also from the organizational perspective as the source systems are required to push data into Kafka.
We give an overview of our current architecture including how some use cases are implemented on it. Some of them run exclusively on our new big data stack while others use it in conjunction with our data warehouse. The use cases cover all different kind of data from sensoric data of robots in our plants to click streams from web applications.
Building an enterprise platform does not only consist of technical tasks but also of organizational tasks: data ownership, authorization to access certain data sets or more financial one like internal pricing and SLAs.
Although we have already achieved quite a lot, our journey has not yet ended. There are still some open topics to address, like providing a unified logging solution for applications spanning multiple platforms. Or finally offering a notebook like Zeppelin to our analysts, which will require an upgrade to the next HDP release. Or addressing legal issues like GDPR.
We will conclude our talk with a short glimpse into our ongoing extension of our on-premise platform into a hybrid cloud platform.

About Matthias Graunitz
Matthias Graunitz (AUDI AG) works as an Architect at Audis Competence Center for Big Data & Business Intelligence. AUDI AG is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury vehicles. Audi is a member of the Volkswagen Group and has its roots at Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Audi-branded vehicles are produced in nine production facilities worldwide. Matthias has 10 years+ experience in the field of Business Intelligence and Big Data. He is responsible for the architectural framework of the Hadoop Ecosystem, a separate Kafka Cluster as well as for the data science tool kits provided by the Center of Competence for all business departments at Audi.

Matthias Graunitz
Big Data Architect, AUDI AG

Frank Ramsak

Head of Enterprise Architecture Mgmt, Quality Mgmt, BMW Group

BizDevOps & Back2Code - The BMW way of digitalization
Theme:Constructing Worlds

We will give deep insights regarding our transformation from a classic corporate IT organization to a scaled product organization with the highest possible agility. Our focus will be the ongoing change from project-driven and outsourcing-oriented working models to agile internal software engineering in products. In addition, we share our approach of highly automated development and operations of state-of-the-art services on our hybrid cloud DevOps platform.

About Frank Ramsak
Frank Ramsak started his career within the BMW Group in 2003 and is presently responsible for Architecture, Innovation and Technology in the BMW Group IT Governance. With his team and the community
of architects he defines and drives the innovative, competitive IT solution space for the feature teams.
Before his time in the IT-Governance, he managed international IT projects and was responsible for enterprise architecture management for the R&D, quality and production areas. Frank studied computer science at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his PhD from TUM for his work on multi-dimensional indexing in database systems.

Frank Ramsak
Head of Enterprise Architecture Mgmt, Quality Mgmt, BMW Group

Louis Debatte-Monroy

Head of Developer Product Marketing, TomTom

Build different with the other location platform
Theme:Constructing Worlds

80% of mobile applications make use of location services. From finding a restaurant to getting a ride home, location technology is an essential part of many applications. Yet, everybody is developing using the same maps APIs. Generic, one size fits all functionalities. Changing terms & conditions. Unfair pricing and practices.

But if you are serious about location, and if you want your app to stand out, then there is an alternative. This session will help you understand how TomTom is enabling developers around the world to add location to their application: Maps, Routing, Search and Traffic APIs, carefully crafted with TomTom’s 25 years of experience in mapping and navigation.

About Louis Debatte-Monroy
Louis Debatte-Monroy leads product marketing for the TomTom location technology. Addicted to innovation and obsessed by User Experience, Louis is a proud geo-geek, a location tech expert and a mobility specialist. Louis is based at the TomTom headquarters in Amsterdam after several years mapping the African continent.Louis has an academic background in Economics, with degrees from the Universities of Kent (UK), Paris-Dauphine (France) and the Solvay Business School (Belgium). Currently based inAmsterdam, Louis has lived and worked in China, Togo, Chile, Belgium, the United-Kingdom and South Africa.Louis started his career in the BNP Paribas Group developing digital banking solutions before joining TomTom to take the responsibility of mapping the African continent. He then moved tothe TomTom Headquarters to build a team of Product Marketing experts.

Louis Debatte-Monroy
Head of Developer Product Marketing, TomTom

Marcus Wermuth

Head of Mobile, Buffer

How I’ve built an empowered team of fully distributed teammates
Theme:Coding Society

There are a lot of unique challenged to working with a fully remote team. In this talk, Marcus is sharing how he’s been able to empower his team of remote workers around the world to embrace leadership, communicate openly, break through artificial harmony, and create a space where feedback and discussions are a priority.

About Marcus Wermuth
Marcus is the Head of Mobile at Buffer, where he has been working for the past 4 years. He is passionate about building effective remote teams and shares his learnings about management & remote work in articles and talks. Constantly learning and reading you can find him in traveling around trying to find the best coffee 😃

Marcus Wermuth
Head of Mobile, Buffer

Maxime Beugnet

Developer Advocate EMEA, MongoDB

To The Cloud And Beyond With MongoDB Atlas
Theme:Constructing Worlds

It’s critical to select a forward-looking approach to how you organize, use, and enrich your data in the cloud. In this session, we'll discuss how MongoDB Atlas – a cloud-hosted MongoDB service on AWS, GCP and Azure – deploys, operates and scales your MongoDB clusters in the Cloud. Your self-healing clusters are made up of geographically distributed instances to ensure no single point of failure. Also, MongoDB Stitch, the serverless platform by MongoDB will complete the picture to help you connect your MongoDB cluster with other services or build a serverless REST API.

About Maxime Beugnet
Maxime Beugnet has been working with MongoDB for the past 5 years and in the IT industry for 8 years.
He is a MongoDB and Java trainer, with DEV and DBA MongoDB certifications. Maxime joined MongoDB as a Developer Advocate EMEA a year ago to share his experience with the community. He loves clean code, scuba diving, code challenges and vikings!

Maxime Beugnet
Developer Advocate EMEA, MongoDB

Martin Aguinis

Marketing Lead, Flutter, Google

Flutter - Google’s latest innovation for mobile, web, and desktop apps.
Theme:

Flutter is redefining how developers make apps for mobile, web, and desktop. This session will introduce Flutter, show live coding a Flutter app on-stage, deep dive on what’s been announced at Google I/O and provide a look at the product’s future.

About Martin Aguinis
Martin Aguinis leads Marketing for Flutter. He is part of the Google Developer Marketing group based in Mountain View, California. Before Flutter, Martin founded his own companies and also worked in the YouTube team on Virtual Reality. Martin is originally from Buenos Aires and loves to travel

Martin Aguinis
Marketing Lead, Flutter, Google

Sanjeev Katariya

VP & Chief Architect, eBay AI and Platform, eBay

As eBay’s Chief Architect, Sanjeev Katariya leads global architecture, cloud, AI, data and platform teams and the overall marketplace technical strategy. In addition to working across all eBay inc. science, engineering and strategy leadership teams, his direct teams focus on AI/ML platforms, computer vision, machine translation and NLP, spatial computing, anomaly detection, general Neural network and software research, mobile platform, continuous delivery systems and quality frameworks, cloud security and marketplace frameworks. He spent the bulk of his formative career, 25 years, at Microsoft dedicated to architecture, science and engineering, including 14 years as an executive leader (Partner). Sanjeev earned a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Colorado and a bachelor of science degree in Electronics and Electrical Communications from Punjab Engineering College, and holds over 32 patents. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and contributes to his personal website www.sanjeevkatariya.com.

Sanjeev Katariya
VP & Chief Architect, eBay AI and Platform, eBay

Sergej Epp

Chief Security Officer Central Europe, Palo Alto Networks

Sergej Epp is Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Palo Alto Networks in Central Europe. In this role, he develops regional cybersecurity strategy and is overseeing cybersecurity operations and threat intelligence across the region. His functional specialities include cyber defense operations, cyber risk management and transformation management. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he spent eight years in a variety of roles at Deutsche Bank, with his last position leading groups focusing on Cyber Hygiene Operations and Cyber Forensics & Investigations. He also founded and led the first Group-wide Cyber Defense Center including Threat Intelligence, Active Defense, Red Teaming as well as Security Awareness and Security Big Data programs. Sergej regularly participates in forums, conferences and panels and provides advise on threat intelligence and cyber defense matters. Outside of the office, Sergej is a passionate advocate for cybersecurity and emerging technologies. He has particular interest in Cybercrime research, Blockchain and Financial Markets and also spends time in teaching those to graduates or professionals.

Sergej Epp
Chief Security Officer Central Europe, Palo Alto Networks

Dorothee Bär

Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery, Federal Government Commissioner for digital Affairs

Dorothee Bär
Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery, Federal Government Commissioner for digital Affairs

Josef Viehhauser

PO Cloud Data Hub, BMW Group

Data-driven and cloud-native ecosystems in the automotive industry
Theme:Unchaining Engineering

We will describe our journey on ramping up the Cloud Data Hub at the BMW Group IT. We will outline different archetypes of data platforms and the motivation that drove us towards adopting cloud. Moreover, we will deeper dive into the architecture and design decisions that we made along our way.
Additionally, we will show a set of core AI use cases and how they interact with the individual platform building blocks.

About Josef Viehhauser
Josef Viehhauser engages in the ramp-up of BMW's cloud-native data hub to fuel data-driven applications across various units of our enterprise. As part of that, Josef is building up a cross-functional team—including cloud engineers, full-stack software engineers, and machine learning engineers—that drives the implementation and democratization of our vision. Prior to that, he engaged in the end-to-end development of data science use cases at the BMW Group and Allianz SE.

Josef Viehhauser
PO Cloud Data Hub, BMW Group

Ivan Yamshchikov

AI Evangelist, ABBYY

Ivan is AI Evangelist at ABBYY Global and an avid researcher in the areas of technology management and adoption in business. His interests include a broad range of issues related to data-driven products, artificial neural networks and general artificial intelligence. He has had a number of high profile speaking engagements and panel discussion at various technology conferences including on “Machine Learning: Prospects and Applications

Ivan Yamshchikov
AI Evangelist, ABBYY

Paolo Negri

CTO and Co-Founder, Contentful

Turning the web stack upside down - rethinking how data flows through systems
Theme:Constructing Worlds

With a background in developing backends for online games, Paolo has spent much of his career thinking about how data flows through systems. Recent trends in software development, such as GraphQL and static site generators, show surprising parallels to strategies used in designing gaming servers.

In this talk, Paolo will examine how data flows through a classical, request-driven architecture, how GraphQL and static site generators challenge that classical architecture, and what lessons we can learn from them for system architecture.

Take away:
● Your assumptions about when data has to be fetched and where it should be stored are likely wrong
● Pre-computing and frequently updating information can be a great strategy
● Consider an event-driven architecture instead of a request-driven one

About Paolo Negri
In 2006, Paolo left native Milan for London to be a part of the cloud revolution. He led the bid management development team at Forward, one of the fastest growing companies in the UK at the time, and later helped to scale the website of Autoscout24, the largest European car search engine. In 2010, Paolo joined the social gaming company Wooga, where he resolved Wooga's massive scaling issues and oversaw a 10X traffic growth spurt over his 2-year tenure. In 2012, Paolo met Sascha and founded Contentful. Paolo holds an Engineering Management degree from the Polytechnic University of Milan.

Paolo Negri
CTO and Co-Founder, Contentful

Andre Vella

CTO, heycar

Andre Vella
CTO, heycar

Sebastian Witalec

Sr. Developer Advocate, Progress

Add Native Mobile to Your Angular Projects: The Migration Story
Theme:Constructing Worlds

The Angular and NativeScript teams teamed up to create a new way to share your code between web and mobile apps with Angular and NativeScript. It allows you to easily share the business logic of your app, while providing you an intuitive way to separate the code that is different between the platforms.

The ability to share code between your Angular web app and Native mobile apps has never been easier (or more important). Who has the time to invest resources into separate apps for web, native iOS, and native Android?

In this talk you will learn how to take an existing Angular Web project and add NativeScript to it, by converting it to a code-sharing project. Then we will go through a few steps of converting individual components and modules into a code-sharing structure.

About Sebastian Witalec
Sebastian Witalec is a Senior Developer Advocate for Progress who specialises in Angular and NativeScript. He loves working on both serious and fun projects and one day he will use his robot army to conquer the world.
He is always happy to learn about the new stuff and to pass the knowledge as far as his voice (or the wire) can take him. Sebastian is based in London actively working with various Dev communities in Europe. When not acting techie he is a massive football fan/player (probably bigger at heart than skills).

Sebastian Witalec
Sr. Developer Advocate, Progress

Stanimira Vlaeva

Software Engineer, NativeScript/Progress

Building a bundler
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Webpack is the most popular module bundler in the JavaScript world today. It's an integral part of the build systems for Angular, React, and Vue, optimizing the application performance and boosting the development experience of thousands of developers. But how well do we understand its inner workings? In this session, we will demystify webpack by building a simple module bundler from scratch. Along the way, we will find the answers to important questions like: What's the difference between CommonJS modules and EcmaScript modules? Why bundling the JavaScript code makes both web and mobile applications load faster? What is the special case when not using a bundler actually produces more performant code? How does tree-shaking work? Prepare for a lot of fun, live coding, and typos!

About Stanimira Vlaeva
Stanimira Vlaeva is a software engineer on the NativeScript team at Progress and a Google Developer Expert for Angular. She's working on NativeScript Angular, NativeScript schematics, the integration of webpack within the {N} build system, and performance optimizations. She's also co-organizing the Angular Sofia meetup.

Stanimira Vlaeva
Software Engineer, NativeScript/Progress

Gerald Pfeifer

CTO, SUSE

As CTO Dr. Gerald Pfeifer leverages his deep understanding of infrastructure software, Open Source ecosystems, and respective business and technology aspects to help articulate, drive, and promote SUSE's technology vision, engaging with customers, partners, and Open Source communities all along the way. VP Products & Technology Programs until 2019, Dr. Pfeifer drove the transformation of the SUSE portfolio from the world's first Enterprise Linux distribution to software defined infrastructure including OpenStack cloud, Ceph storage, and networking solutions plus container-based application delivery around Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry. He also led partner-facing engineering teams, and in the early days served as project lead for Enterprise Linux and helped create SUSE's first offering for developers in 2004. He has a long history in infrastructure and Open Source software and still contributes to key projects such as the GNU Compiler Collection and Wine. Before joining SUSE in 2003 he was Senior Researcher at C.I.E.S./University of Calabria, Italy, and Assistant Professor at Vienna University of Technology, Austria, where he received his doctorate and equally enjoyed research and teaching.

Gerald Pfeifer
CTO, SUSE

Troy Topnik

Senior Product Manager, SUSE

A developer workflow for Kubernetes? We've already got one.
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Kubernetes is a superb platform for containers but is it the right interface for people writing code? Numerous projects have sprung up over the past two years to simplify the deployment of code to containers, but what if the best solution was an opinionated Platform-as-a-Service framework that's been around for years?

This talk presents the case that with the Eirini and Quarks projects, Cloud Foundry makes an ideal developer interface to Kubernetes and a well structured platform for cooperating with the IT Operators who manage Kubernetes infrastructure.

About Troy Topnik
Troy is a Senior Product Manager responsible for SUSE Cloud Application Platform. He began working with Cloud Foundry shortly after its open source debut in 2011, and has been a technical writer, instructor, and product manager with the ActiveState and HPE Helion Stackato teams.

Troy Topnik
Senior Product Manager, SUSE

Eric Demuth

Co-Founder & CEO, Bitpanda

Eric Demuth is an entrepreneur with an eSports background. Whilst being active in the financial industry in London and Vienna since 2009, he also founded his first company. Frustrated by how hard it was to buy and sell cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, he co-founded Bitpanda. Before all this, he traveled the world on Hapag-Lloyd container ships while working as a ship’s mechanic, followed by economics studies at the WU Wien and London School of Economics & Political Science. Eric actively shapes the world-wide crypto community as an opinion leader in several fields.

Eric Demuth
Co-Founder & CEO, Bitpanda

Angelo Laub

Founder, Mjam.at

Founder of Mjam.at, Austria's leading food delivery network. Now member of the EOS blockchain community with focus on data privacy and security. Advocate for the new concept of zero knowledge services.

Angelo Laub
Founder, Mjam.at

Viktor Farcic

Developer Advocate, CloudBees

Viktor Farcic is a Developer Advocate at CloudBees, a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author. His big passions are DevOps, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD). He published The DevOps Toolkit Series and Test-Driven Java Development. His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog TechnologyConversations.com.

Viktor Farcic
Developer Advocate, CloudBees

Marius Swart

Digital Lead Strategy and Operations, Henkel

Marius has over 16 years of financial and corporate innovation experience. He has been a co-founder, angel investor, and most recently has worked at Coca-Cola and Henkel on digital transformation and innovation-related projects. In February 2018, he Co-founded Henkel X, an open innovation and collaboration platform that unlocks new sources of value inside Henkel. He is currently working on scaling this initiative to other enterprises under the Xpartners brand.

Marius Swart
Digital Lead Strategy and Operations, Henkel

Thomas Zeutschler

Head of Data & Application Foundation, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf

Thomas Zeutschler is a developer, data scientist and digital thought leader. As Head of Data and Application Foundation at Henkel (Düsseldorf, Germany) he and his team are working on various topics to drive the digitalization at Henkel from a data & technology perspective. In addition, he teaches business analytics, industry 4.0 and programming at the HSD University in Düsseldorf. Prior to Henkel he worked in the business intelligence industry, developed in-memory OLAP databases, planning solutions and worked on large scale software development projects. Thomas has a background in economics and statistics and a long lasting programming experience in C, C#, Java, Python and many other languages.

Thomas Zeutschler
Head of Data & Application Foundation, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf

Genevieve Mak

Head of Helio Browser and Web Platform, Magic Leap

Genevieve Mak is Head of Browser and Web Platform at MagicLeap. She is responsible for the Helio Browser and Prismatic library which allows creators to unflatten the web and easily make 3D web experiences.

Genevieve Mak
Head of Helio Browser and Web Platform, Magic Leap

Nicolas Byl

Senior DevOps Consultant, Codecentric

Keeping up with Upstream
Theme:Controlling Complexity

The internet is a dangerous place. Every day, new exploits are created, and novel protections are invented. But one question has remained the same for the average developer: how do you secure the software you are creating? In this talk, I want to give you an overview of how to secure your software delivery process. We will start with the scanning of your dependencies at build time. We will continue by looking at ways to check which of your applications are affected when a security issue is raised. While most of these tools have already been around for some time, the process of finding new versions of dependencies has been a tedious one. New tools like Renovate (https: renovatebot.com) offer an automation tool...

About Nicolas Byl
Nicolas Byl gained his first hands-on experiences at developing distributed systems during his studies in medical informatics. When he’s not building cloud-native infrastructures for application development, he’s teaching codecentric AG customers about kubernetes and the benefits of DevOps.

Nicolas Byl
Senior DevOps Consultant, Codecentric

Christina Hauk

Application Engineer, Nagarro GmbH

Software Quality without Testing
Theme:Controlling Complexity

In most cases, software quality is only used as a buzzword to be marketable and to win customers. Sadly, only very few people are concerned with what software quality really means and how it can be achieved.
The most common mistake is to believe that software quality means using manual and automated tests only, since they are the easiest to implement and measure. Unfortunately, this is a misconception. Quality should be a mindset like being agile or a cultural way of thinking. It should be relevant throughout the entire software cycle.
In general, when people think about quality, they tend to only see testing; however, testing is only the tip of the iceberg, like coding is for implementing software. Thus, this talk aims to provide an enhanced understanding of what quality is.

About Christina Hauk
Christina loves it to work as a software engineer. Her passion lies in front-end development as well as the process behind software development. Finding ideas, working on different concepts and providing functioning code are just a few aspects that keeps her job so engaging.
Over the years, she has been involved in various projects that have all more or less in common: complex requirements, too little time & budget and a different understanding of quality. Christina has experianced that even in a team team members are not in agreement about how to ship quality because everybody pictures quality in other ways. Thus, let's talk about quality and the mindset behind.

Christina Hauk
Application Engineer, Nagarro GmbH

Sean Gourley

Product Training EMEA, Automation Anywhere

A Introduction to Robotic Process Automation for the Enterprise Developer
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Software robotics is redefining the enterprise and is one of the fastest growing sectors in technology today. In this session, we'll explore the RPA opportunity for software developers and examine salient features of a developer-friendly digital workforce platform. Come join us at booth C3 to learn more about this unprecedented opportunity!

About Sean Gourley
Sean leads product training across EMEA. He has over 7 years in automation many of those in his 11 years of Financial Services experience. Most recently, Sean was a Lead RPA Developer and Product owner in his previous role at American Express. Before his years in RPA he used to be a UAT Lead Tester and used to work in the financial services regulatory space.

Sean Gourley
Product Training EMEA, Automation Anywhere

Brendan Foley

Vice President of Developer Experience, Automation Anywhere

Brendan Foley is the Vice President of Developer Experience at Automation Anywhere. He is responsible for developer evangelism and for Bot / Digital Worker engineering. He has more than 15 years of experience in product and engineering management in sectors covering enterprise software, app marketplaces, e-commerce, and AdTech.
Prior to Automation Anywhere, Brendan was the Head of Product Management for the Ecosystem business at Atlassian, covering the developer platform and the app store. Earlier, he held leadership roles in product management and engineering in the e-commerce business at Sears, and in product management at Microsoft.

Brendan Foley
Vice President of Developer Experience, Automation Anywhere

Leyre Olavarria Abin

Head of Connected Car & Infotainment, SEAT S.A.

Leyre joined SEAT after working in supply chain for WELLA FRANCE in Strasbourg.
She started there in 2009, in the costs optimization department of the SEAT Technical Centre (R&D).
In 2009 she changed to the Electric Development as Head of HMI (Human Machine Interface), which today is known as UX (User experience) and since 2012 she is Head of Connected Car & Infotainment. Currently her main task is to define the strategy for all SEAT models in terms of infotainment units and connected car functions and services. A big challenge!

Leyre Olavarria Abin
Head of Connected Car & Infotainment, SEAT S.A.

Kaan Mamikoglu

Firebase GDE, GDG London

Tech for Good: Making a Difference with Google Assistant
Theme:Applying disruption

It takes a little help from everyone — activists, engineers, and designers — to make the world a better place. Every day, there are new examples of how voice technology is being used to solve the world's problems. Companies around the world are bringing attention to social issues and using technology to fix them. In this talk, we’ll explore various ways to use the power of the Google Assistant for the benefit of people and society to solve the world’s most enduring challenges and generate positive social impact, and how you too can start building apps that make a difference.

About Kaan Mamikoglu
Kaan Mamikoglu is a mobile software engineer and a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Firebase based in London, UK. As an active community builder, he has co-organized a lot of developer events in the UK and Turkey such as DevFests, Android Developer Days’, Android Study Jams, and has been a distinguished speaker at many international industry events in the US, UK, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Belarus, Romania, UAE, Turkey, Georgia. Besides being a Google Developer Group (GDG) London lead, he is a Google Product Expert (TC) for Google Play and a Google Local Guide. Kaan is passionate about exploring new technologies and traveling around the world.

Kaan Mamikoglu
Firebase GDE, GDG London

Steffen Heilmann

CTO, AroundHome

Get ready for warp speed: Building a scalable IT organisation
Theme:Coding Society

We will share our experience with taking a successful IT organisation and enabling this organisation to scale-up and exceed the growing expectations from the business. We will show how IT can grow but still keep the flexibility and nimbleness of a smaller organisation while increasing output.

Steffen Heilmann
CTO, AroundHome

Peter Garzarella

Head of Volkswagen Group IT Software Development

Volkswagen’s journey towards a software-driven company – challenges, chances and successes
Theme:

In his keynote, Peter Garzarella, Head of Volkswagen Group IT Software Development, will be talking about Volkswagen’s journey in software development. He will take a deep dive into the topics Controlling Complexity and Coding Society. You will learn more about the history of Software Development at Volkswagen, modern software solutions in factories and future plants. And of course – Volkswagen’s worldwide Software Development Centers, with its working methods and current projects.
In the second half of the keynote, Peter Garzarella and Nils Heuer, Global Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, will talk about the cooperation between Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services.
As these seemingly different companies embark on their joint journey to develop the Industrial Cloud, new challenges arise around engineering and management. In an initiative with the goal to standardize, deeply integrate and combine the IT at the production level of machinery, equipment and systems across all 122 production plants of the Volkswagen Group, traditional IT development approaches reach their limits. How do both companies work together successfully and align their work styles to tackle these challenges?

About Peter Garzarella
Peter Garzarella joined the Porsche after working in Internet Service Provider Business and started his automotive career in the Networking Group – International Network department in 2001. After 10 years at Porsche, he started his journey at the Volkswagen Group in Enterprise Architecture Management. He went back to his tech roots in 2015 and founded the Volkswagen Digital:Lab in Berlin – focusing on Software again. Today, as the Head of Volkswagen Group IT Software Development, he continues to build software and Software Development Centers all over the world.

Peter Garzarella
Head of Volkswagen Group IT Software Development

Michael Bischoff

Director Product Development, Arvato Systems GmbH

Use of textual DSLs in application development
Theme:Constructing Worlds

When building business applications, developers face performing repeated tasks. This could be just building similar applications (good software quality includes the aspect of consistency) and extend as far as having to write a lot of boilerplate code, especially when using Java as a programming language. This talk presents an approach used at Arvato Systems to apply information written in Eclipse Xtext based DSLs to describe APIs also in user interfaces and for the persistence layer. The framework “twentyeight” (t9t) has been open sourced now and offers a foundation for new Java applications based on SOA. It offers multi-tenancy, permission handling, I/O and more and favors convention over configuration.

About Michael Bischoff
With a background in Mathematical Optimisation and 30 years of experience in software development and architecture, Michael now leads product development teams at Arvato Systems. Currently focusing on Java and TypeScript based applications targeting e-commerce and retail business. A special area of interest is automated code generation. He is also interested in code optimization in order to obtain maximum throughput for given resources.

Michael Bischoff
Director Product Development, Arvato Systems GmbH

Raj Singh

Product Manager for Developer Experience , InterSystems

Raj is product manager for developer experience at InterSystems. He pioneered Web mapping-as-a-service in the late 1990s with Syncline, a startup he co-founded. After that he finished his PhD in Urban Planning at MIT, designing a web services-based distributed computing architecture for urban information systems. He then worked for a decade on geospatial data interoperability challenges for the Open Geospatial Consortium. Prior to joining InterSystems in May, Raj worked in developer advocacy at IBM for database and data science cloud offerings.

Raj Singh
Product Manager for Developer Experience , InterSystems

Benjamin De Boe

Product Manager, InterSystems

Bridging the integration gap: How to enable service-rich applications faster and with less code
Theme:Unchaining Engineering

The next generation of digital solutions will be increasingly complex. They leverage more data and a growing array of intelligent services. I will review how these trends shift the challenges from custom software and model development to integrating a myriad of services and ensuring they are interoperable. With traditional programming environments and even dedicated low-code platforms, managing more than a few connected services becomes complex and unwieldy. Also, the volume, velocity and variety of data compounds these integration problems since traditional databases cannot efficiently provide transactional and analytic workload support at scale. I will then show how developers in logistics, finance and healthcare fields are composing data-intensive, intelligent applications that overcome these obstacles, using new methodologies and platforms specifically designed for this latest phase of technology evolution.

About Benjamin De Boe
Benjamin is a product manager in the Data Platforms group at InterSystems, looking after the areas of scalability and analytics. He joined InterSystems in 2010 as part of the iKnow acquisition and has worked with various database technologies, mostly in the areas of data warehousing, natural language processing and anything analytics.

Benjamin De Boe
Product Manager, InterSystems

Andrew Betts

Principal Developer Advocate, fastly

Making less of the web with feature policy
Theme:Applying disruption

The web platform has seen a decade of furious expansion, with websites now able to access USB, vibration, bluetooth, and geolocation, as well as store huge amounts of data on end user devices, trigger background sync and notifications, and even get paid from users' digital wallets. But with this expansion has come an increased scope for attacks, costly mistakes and performance regressions. Feature policy is a new feature designed to actually disable or limit features of the platform. With a feature policy, developers can solve performance issues, improve security, police their development team's best practices, and even stop third party scripts from misbehaving. All with one new HTTP header.

About Andrew Betts
Andrew is a web developer, product manager and developer advocate for Fastly, working with developers across the world to help make the web faster, more secure, more reliable and easier to work with. He founded a web consultancy which was ultimately acquired by the Financial Times, led the team that created their pioneering HTML5 web app, and founded the FT’s Labs division. He has also been an elected member of the W3C Technical Architecture Group, a committee of nine people who guide the development of the World Wide Web.

Andrew Betts
Principal Developer Advocate, fastly

Justina Petraityte

Developer Advocate, Rasa

Building AI assistants that scale using machine learning and open source tools
Theme:Applying disruption

Despite all the attention from the industry and the research, the majority of assistants built to this day are still developed using a state machine and a set of rules. That doesn’t scale in production.
In this workshop, you are going to take a different approach and build an intelligent assistant without any predefined rules. Instead, using open source libraries Rasa NLU and Rasa Core, you’ll build an assistant which learns by observing real conversations. At the end of this workshop, you will have built an engaging and fully functioning conversational assistant based entirely on machine learning.
You will learn the fundamentals of conversational AI, machine learning behind it, tips for gathering and preparing data, and how to use Rasa open source tools to build great conversational AI.

About Justina Petraityte
Justina has a background in Econometrics and Data Analytics. Her curiosity for Data Science and human behaviour analytics has taken her to many places and industries – over the past three years she has been doing Data Science work across video gaming, fintech, insurance industries. Her interest in chatbots, natural language processing, and open source has led her to Rasa, a Berlin-based conversational AI startup where she works as a Developer Advocate focusing on improving developer experience in using open source software for conversational AI.

Justina Petraityte
Developer Advocate, Rasa

Ingo Brenckmann

Researcher, Porsche Digital Lab

Enable more EVs by better access to charging
Theme:Coding Society

Current charging infrastructure is a bottleneck for adoption of more EVs due to limited line capacity. Considering the cost of new infrastructure and the added complexity to install them, we present a solution that would help existing infrastructure to cope up with the increased demand of charging stations in a local community.

Ingo Brenckmann
Researcher, Porsche Digital Lab

Jaime Jorge

CEO & Co-Founder, Codacy

The Evolution of Static Code Analysis
Theme:Constructing Worlds

An overview of how code analysis has evolved over the years and where Jaime sees the industry heading in the future, especially when it comes to integrating with other parts of the stack.

About Jaime Jorge
It all started in 2012 when Jaime Jorge was finishing his thesis in Lisbon, centered around finding clones in code. In doing his research and speaking with fellow developers, he discovered a real need in the community for a tool that automates manual code review processes directly from workflows. From there, Kamino, our short-lived original name, was born (clones, Star Wars, get it?). Jaime and Co-Founder João Caxaria spent the next few years building the product that is now known as Codacy. Fast forward to 2019, Codacy now employs 45 people between its Lisbon and New York City offices and is constantly innovating to give developers and teams a tool that allows them to build and ship code faster and more accurately.

Jaime Jorge
CEO & Co-Founder, Codacy

Nicolas Fränkel

Developer Advocate, Exoscale

Mutation Testing to the Rescue of your Tests
Theme:Controlling Complexity

Unit testing ensures your production code is relevant, but what ensures that your testing code is relevant? Come discover mutation testing and make sure you never forget another assert again. In the realm of testing, the talk is mostly about code coverage metrics, but they don't mean that a test has been useful or even that an assert has been coded. Mutation testing is a strategy for making certain that the test code is relevant. In this talk, I will explain how code coverage is computed and the inherent flaw in it. Afterwards, I will describe how mutation testing works and how it helps indicate the code tested while omitting corner cases. I will also demo PIT, a Java production-grade framework that enables mutation testing.

About Nicolas Fränkel
Developer Advocate with 15+ years experience consulting for many different customers, in a wide range of contexts (such as telecoms, banking, insurances, large retail and public sector). Usually working on Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, but with focused interests like Rich Internet Applications, Testing, CI/CD and DevOps. Currently working for Exoscale. Also double as a teacher in universities and higher education schools, a trainer and triples as a book author.

Nicolas Fränkel
Developer Advocate, Exoscale

Alesia Braga

CTO, Quandoo

Alesia Braga is CTO of Quandoo, the world's fastest-growing restaurant reservation platform. Since May 2018, she manages teams and complex development projects throughout the product lifecycle. Including a major CRM implementation, where international cross-functional teams were coordinated and driven forward. Prior to that, she has already gained relevant experience in the tech industry, at well-known companies such as Google and SugarCRM. Alesia studied Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at the BSU - Belarusian State University and Economics and Computer Science at the AKAD - University of Applied Sciences.

Alesia Braga
CTO, Quandoo

Mike Plachta

Team Lead Solutions, Applause

Mike Plachta
Team Lead Solutions, Applause

Lukas Jaworski

Head of Marketing Communications & Content Strategy, FRI:DAY

Lukas Jaworski
Head of Marketing Communications & Content Strategy, FRI:DAY

Shirley Wu

Independent Creator of Data Visualizations

Data visualization for developers
Theme:Controlling Complexity

D3.js is the go-to library for web developers that want to build custom data visualizations for the web. But building data visualizations involve much more than just code; it starts from finding the right topic, to cleaning and exploring the data, to designing the right visual encodings for that data. In this talk, I will go through the many lessons I learned building my data visualizations for the web.

About Shirley Wu
Shirley Wu is a freelance software engineer specializing in data visualization. She combines her love of art, math, and code into colorful, interactive data visualizations.

Shirley Wu
Independent Creator of Data Visualizations

Shrenik Sadalgi

Head of Next, Wayfair

Shrenik Sadalgi is a polyglot developer and technology plumber. As Head of Next at Wayfair, he leads the exploration of far-future research and development. He previously spearheaded the modernization of Wayfair's mobile web experience as a part of the Client Technologies team at Wayfair. Prior to joining Wayfair, he helped build Horizon Mobile out of the CTO's office at VMware, helped create a pointer-based, interactive media system for TV at Hillcrest Labs, and an AR experience allowing users to collaborate and casually create music in a shared physical space called ARmonica that was exhibited at UIST 2010. Shrenik holds a Masters in Computer Science from Columbia University where he was a recipient of the MSTA fellowship.

Shrenik Sadalgi
Head of Next, Wayfair

Ralf Schneider

CIO, Allianz Group

Ralf Schneider
CIO, Allianz Group

Max Kordek

Co-Founder of Lisk, CEO of Lightcurve GmbH

Max Kordek is the Co-Founder of Lisk and CEO of Lightcurve GmbH, blockchain product development studio currently on the exclusive retainer of the Lisk Foundation. When Max first read about blockchain technology at the end of 2012, he immediately realized its great potential. That was the moment he decided to place all of his focus on the technology. Ever since conducting one of the most successful ICOs of 2016, Max has been working relentlessly to help the industry gain global adoption with Lisk’s future ecosystem being one of its main representatives.

Max Kordek
Co-Founder of Lisk, CEO of Lightcurve GmbH

Gerta Sheganaku

Global Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis

Business vs Agile – Crimes against development teams continuously committed by management
Theme:Coding Society

Over 70% of companies report being on a digital transformation journey – but how are management goals actually reflected in the success of individual teams becoming more efficient and agile?
With 35% of IT budgets currently going into QA, we at Tricentis are developing solutions to facilitate systematic software testing and pave the way for DevOps and successful transformation initiatives
This talk will highlight common patterns and management pitfalls related to the adoption of DevOps and analyze their impact across the organization. Based on numerous real-world customer examples, we will discuss best practices and how our battle-proven Capabilities Model takes a holistic view of organizational goals, team setups, and technology to overcome the impediments and ship quality faster.

About Gerta Sheganaku
Gerta is a Digital Transformation Strategist at Tricentis, where she helps customers of various industries and sizes around the globe to develop strategies in making software testing a key enabler for their digital transformation journeys.
Before joining Tricentis, Gerta finished her M.Sc. in Business Informatics at TU Vienna and collaborated with multiple research departments at TU Vienna as well as Data61 (Australia). Her research received multiple awards and focused on operations research and cloud optimization, combining methods from mathematical programming and process management with latest container-based virtualization technologies. Gerta has also worked as an IT project manager and business process analyst for a software company in Vienna, where she managed a cross-organizational R&D project facilitating data analytics for manufacturing processes.

Gerta Sheganaku
Global Digital Transformation Strategist, Tricentis

Maciej Baj

Product Owner, Lisk

Showcasing a JavaScript Blockchain SDK
Theme:Applying disruption

Lisk enables developers to build and deploy blockchain applications. Thanks to the scalability and flexibility of the design, developers can customize their Blockchain applications. Lisk aims to make Blockchain more accessible with an SDK written in JavaScript.
The talk is about showcasing how Lisk's Alpha SDK allows developers to run their own basic blockchain network in just a few lines of JavaScript code.

About Maciej Baj
Maciej Baj is an experienced Product Owner at Lisk, a world-leading blockchain application platform which enables JavaScript developers to build and customize their own decentralized applications. After gaining a Master of Science his curiosity in disruptive technologies led him to join the Lisk team as the first backend developer where he has since shaped and built the SDK.

Maciej Baj
Product Owner, Lisk

Vladimir Novick

Developer Advocate, hasura.io

Architecting scalable serverless applications with GraphQL API using Hasura
Theme:Constructing Worlds

In this talk, we will see what are the benefits of building event-driven serverless Realtime GraphQL backend and what problems it will solve. We will see how we can bootstrap our serverless backend fast with Hasura open source engine and provide our web or mobile apps with infinitely scalable serverless backend with modern GraphQL API.

About Vladimir Novick
Developer advocate at hasura.io, Google Developer Expert, consultant, worldwide speaker, published author, host of the 3factorRadio podcast and OSS contributor. Currently, Vladimir works with Web, Mobile, VR, AR, and IoT technologies and advocates the use of GraphQL and serverless architectures as well as functional languages such as ReasonML.

Vladimir Novick
Developer Advocate, hasura.io

Dejan Jovicevic

Co-Founder & CEO, der brutkasten

Dejan Jovicevic
Co-Founder & CEO, der brutkasten

Marcus Jones

Lead Data Scientist, Ocean Protocol

Decentralized orchestration of the Artificial Intelligence ecosystem, powered by Ocean Protocol
Theme:Applying disruption

Since last year's WeAreDevs talk, Ocean protocol has evolved from a proof of concept, to a deployed blockchain project. The simplest case is unlocking data assets to empower artificial intelligence - more data is better! This talk will go **beyond data** and explore the future of decentralized AI. Ocean Protocol supports advanced access control and orchestration, built on our smart contracts and Service Execution Agreements (SEAs). These mechanisms allow more complex use cases, such as aggregate data assets (the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts!), and execution of a complete data science workflow. Each condition is specified by the asset owner and is verified on-chain in a decentralized and open protocol to power a new AI Ecosystem.

About Marcus Jones
Marcus Jones is the lead Data Scientist at Ocean Protocol, a blockchain decentralized marketplace for data, pipelines, and models for the AI ecosystem. Marcus has been hacking in Python development and open source projects for over 10 years, starting at a national research agency in Vienna Austria, moving to international consulting, and most recently landing in Berlin at Ocean. Marcus is focused on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and the new decentralized Web 3.0 ecosystem and how it will empower Data Engineers and Data Scientists.

Marcus Jones
Lead Data Scientist, Ocean Protocol

Michael Schuller

Senior Engineer, BCG Digital Ventures

Building Ethical Software
Theme:Coding Society

Technology continues to transform society and the way companies do business, often for the better, but sometimes for the worse. As the engineers that build this technology, we have a responsibility to think about the moral and ethical implications of the software we build, and to examine the potential for harm in the products that we bring to life. This talk is about how we perform that examination; about what security threat modelling can teach us when it comes to ethical vulnerabilities in our software; and what we have to do as engineers to take responsibility for and combat these vulnerabilities.

About Michael Schuller
Michael is a backend-focussed engineer who likes building products that people love to use. He believes in working closely across teams and disciplines, and that developers who take a wide view of the product they work on can build better features. He started out working at a startup in London, after which spent seven years building software for artists, art galleries, and art collectors. He now works at BCG Digital Ventures, where they set up new companies and build products across a wide range of industries and applications.

Michael Schuller
Senior Engineer, BCG Digital Ventures

Irina Scurtu

Design Lead , Endava

Evolving Communication
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Microservices should be autonomous and independent, but what happens when your business domain doesn’t allow it, and you need to get data from other microservices? You’ll soon realize that simple HTTP calls are not enough anymore, or that your app is more brittle than ever and then you switch to messaging. With messaging you need to have a different mindset and be willing to embrace new challenges.
In this session, we’ll explore different ways of getting data from one ‘micro-service’ to another and while doing that, we’ll talk about the benefits or the drawbacks of choosing one approach or another.

About Irina Scurtu
Irina is a Design Lead at Endava, Microsoft Certified and CompTIA Trainer, always in a quest for latest trends and best practices in the .NET world. Passionate technical trainer, with over 600 hours spent on delivering trainings. She has a keen interest in leadership and personal development, as well for creating learning contexts for her team.

Irina Scurtu
Design Lead , Endava

Andreas Schacherbauer

Head of SDK, Wikitude

Developing augmented reality apps: going beyond ARCore and ARKit
Theme:Unchaining Engineering

When tech giants like Google, Apple, and Facebook jump on the bandwagon, you know the technology is close to hitting mass adoption. And this is exactly the case for augmented reality. At WAD 2019 Wikitude Head of SDK, Andreas Schacherbauer will dive deep into the main features of ARKit and ARCore, exploring beyond the hype and demonstrating how developers can create a broad variety of AR apps.

About Andreas Schacherbauer
Andreas has been developing Wikitude’s augmented reality SDK from the ground up. He leads the SDK engineering group within Wikitude and is actively working in the augmented reality space since 2009.

Andreas Schacherbauer
Head of SDK, Wikitude

Katarina Lucic

Learning Design & Program Management, WU Executive Academy

The Perception of Workload in a Culture of Appreciation
Theme:Executive Track

About Katarina Lucic
Katarina Lucic develops learning programs for international companies and industries as program designer at the WU Executive Academy. She studied business education and educational management and psychology and has a broad range of experience in the field of training, education, personnel, and organizational development as well as coaching. She is very interested in the topics of new learning design, leadership, behavioral psychology, digitalization and data science.

Katarina Lucic
Learning Design & Program Management, WU Executive Academy

Thomas Seibert

Senior Technical Lead Architect, Mercedes-Benz.io GmbH

Product Development in the Eye of the Storm
Theme:Unchaining Engineering

Compared to the past we have better tools and platforms, more automation, a better understanding of processes and lots of learnings. Why has product development not become easier or more successful then? And why do we need to take an even more sophisticated perspective towards software development and adjust it to ever-evolving contexts and challenges?

About Thomas Seibert
Thomas Seibert has been the senior technical lead architect with Mercedes-Benz.io GmbH since 2015 and is responsible for the architectural landscape of the MB.io-operated parts of Mercedes-Benz’ digital cluster. Having worked in the software business more than 2 decades and having been a convinced agilist since more than 15 years he has tried to shape big software projects as IT consultant and architect, not shunning to lay hands on the implementation as well. His interests also cover the paradigm shifts that come with cloud based architectures both in technical and organizational dimensions.

Thomas Seibert
Senior Technical Lead Architect, Mercedes-Benz.io GmbH

Sophie Seiwald

Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz.io

Sophie is heading Mercedes-Benz.io as CEO since beginning of 2018. Before joining Mercedes-Benz.io, Sophie was building up the Digital Hub for the Daimler Financial Services Division in Singapore.
Previously she was engaged in building one of Mercedes-Benz biggest Car Production Plants in the world in Beijing. Sophie is 35 years old and born and raised in Austria. She currently lives in Stuttgart.

Sophie Seiwald
Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz.io

Yan Cui

Principal Engineer, DAZN

Yan Cui
Principal Engineer, DAZN

Thomas Goldberger

Senior Test Automation Expert, Nagarro

Software Quality without Testing
Theme:Controlling Complexity

In most cases, software quality is only used as a buzzword to be marketable and to win customers. Unfortunately, only very few people are concerned with what software quality really means and how it can be achieved.
The most common mistake is to believe that software quality means using manual and automated tests only. Since it is the easiest to implement and measure. Unfortunately, this is a misconception. Quality should be a mindset like being agile or a cultural way of thinking. It should be relevant throughout the entire software cycle.
In general, when people think about quality, they tend to only see testing, however, testing is only the tip of the iceberg, like coding is for implementing software. Thus, this talk aims to provide an enhanced understanding of what quality is.

About Thomas Goldberger
Thomas Goldberger works since 2011 in Software Quality Management and is specialized in Test Automation. As Test Automation Engineer it is important to him, to work as a link between the test team, the development team as well as the business department. Since he works not only with technicians but also very close with project owners' he finds the use of methods, which supports an easy way to implement a common communication between these roles, to define better and more understandable requirements, very useful.

Thomas Goldberger
Senior Test Automation Expert, Nagarro

Jakub Holak

Lead Front End Developer, Nordcloud

I need my data ASAP – real-time serverless applications
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Traditional backend development is changing, and serverless will change it even more - creating applications with rich client-side code and heavy use of cloud services is the future of app development. I believe that serverless means not only function as a service, that runs our code on demand. Serverless can be much more - by combining cloud-based services we can build rich apps fast. You need to get on this train now, and I want to show that we can create servicefull apps with real-time data delivery using public cloud services - almost codeless.

About Jakub Holak
Jakub is a seasoned javascript developer, currently leading UI development of internal products at Nordcloud. Although for many years his main area of focus was UI development, he believes that the future of web development will be written using rich client apps and servicefull backends. Big serverless enthusiast, certified AWS Developer. Being a part of the R&D department gives him the ability to work with cutting edge public cloud tech stacks on a daily basis.

Jakub Holak
Lead Front End Developer, Nordcloud

Jutta Horstmann

COO, eyeo

Same, same but different - Remote Work at eyeo
Theme:Coding Society

You've heard the story of the fast-growing startup that chokes on its own growth so many times before. So what makes eyeo's story so special? It is both our specific strengths and weaknesses, and how we navigated the sometimes rocky roads towards becoming a user-centric, product-focussed and agile organization. With eyeo disrupting the ad-based online publishing landscape, the company grew from a handful of passionate open source developers to a global player with a head count of 200 in just seven years. The issues that we have been facing - and for some, we still are - are manifold. Like being a highly distributed company, Iike a strong hero culture, Iike a rooting in open source culture that led to conflicts when being applied to a for-profit company. In my talk I will provide a look behind the scenes. How we identified and overcame the major issues that were impeding our success. What we tried, and where we failed. And over all, how a very strong, value-focussed company culture helped us through our very own transformation process.

About Jutta Horstmann
Jutta is the COO of eyeo, the company behind the single most popular browser extension ever developed: Adblock Plus. As a computer science graduate with 20 years of experience in the IT sector, she founded her own software development company and grew it over a decade. She then moved into IT consultancy and organizational transformation, bringing this experience to eyeo when she first started there as Head of their Filters department. She defines her role as eyeo's COO as enabling the organization for success.

Jutta Horstmann
COO, eyeo

Karla Schönicke

Product Owner, RatePAY

Your tech skills are not enough
Theme:Constructing Worlds

As a developer it might seem natural to assume that your main task is developing software. Well, it's not. Since our world has become increasingly more complex and fast-paced in the past years, tech companies had to reorganize themselves leading to the rise of product-focused companies with self-organizing teams.
In order to succeed in this changed environment, as a developer you need to expand your skill set to several other areas. This talk will provide a detailed account of these areas and how to take your first steps from being a good developer to becoming a great developer.

About Karla Schönicke
Karla currently works as a Product Owner at RatePAY, where she is responsible for all customer-facing platforms. Prior to working in a fintech company she had different roles in the Berlin startup scene i.e. at shyftplan, twago, truffls and epubli. With a background in International Business Administration and her self-taught tech skills she steadily moved into digital product management to build innovative, useful software. Karla is a firm believer in agile methods, user centric design and diverse teams. She was amongst the TOP10 finalists of RAHM 2018, the global LGBT leadership contest, and named as one of the 50 Women in Product in Europe List 2018.

Karla Schönicke
Product Owner, RatePAY

IQ Sayed

CTO, Flash

IQ Sayed is the CTO of Flash, where he leads the Engineering and Product teams and is passionate about solving urban mobility problems through tech.
He started his professional career in Silicon Valley, where he worked at VMware, Facebook and Illumio. He then moved to Dubai to build the engineering team for Careem, the leading ride-hailing provider in the MENA region. He then joined Lyft in Munich, where he led a team working on Autonomous Driving tech.
IQ holds several patents and has been part of technological innovation and exponential business growth in various domains.
He went to Stanford University for graduate school, where he got MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Scientific Computing.

IQ Sayed
CTO, Flash

Thomas Bachem

Founder , sevenload, Lebenslauf.com, German Startups Association

Thomas Bachem
Founder , sevenload, Lebenslauf.com, German Startups Association

Robert Virding

Principle Language Expert, Erlang Solutions Ltd.

Robert Virding is one of the co-inventors of Erlang and was an early member of the Ericsson Computer Science Lab. He took part in the original system design and contributed much of the original libraries, as well as to the current compiler.He has always been interested in language design and implementation and at the lab he did a lot of work on the implementation of functional and logic languages. More recently he has done a number of implementations of different languages in Erlang, and on the Erlang system, which have been spread and used externally.He is now Principal Language Expert at Erlang Solutions Ltd. and is regularly invited to teach and present throughout the world.

Robert Virding
Principle Language Expert, Erlang Solutions Ltd.

Vladimir Stashkov

Software Engineer, CheMondis

Patterns of building software which is prepared to survive in a rapidly changing world
Theme:

Change is the only constant in the world. But how can this be taken into account for a growing startup?
In this talk we are going to explore how to design software in a way that it can withstand and prosper in such conditions.
We will cover the core requirements in terms of infrastructure, processes and design patterns in order to remain agile.

About Vladimir Stashkov
Vladimir is a software developer who has worked for big corporations in many industries (such as cybersecurity, pharma and petroleum).
Right now he is focused on applying his knowledge to help CheMondis, a startup for B2B online marketplace for chemicals, to grow.
He is passionate about personal development, leadership and helping others to succeed. His favorite languages are python and java, his favorite tools are docker and kubernetes. In his free time, he is interested in investment and machine learning.

Vladimir Stashkov
Software Engineer, CheMondis

Atul Bhardwaj

Chief Technology Officer, MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group

MediaMarktSaturn Technology - Our way to a state-of-the-art tech organization
Theme:Executive Track

MediaMarktSaturn is Europe's largest Consumer Electronics retailer. Offline and online. We generate around 2.5 bn Euro's revenue through online and 21 bn in total. We operate over 1,000 stores in 14 countries. During the last year, we transformed our traditional IT into a state-of-the-art tech organization. Around 100 business-led product teams now redevelop our most important systems. Atul Bhardwaj gives insights on our journey - where we are currently and what's coming up next.

About Atul Bhardwaj
Atul Bhardwaj is the Chief Technology Officer of the MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group and one of the most prominent technology experts in European retailing. Born in the UK, from the 1990s he guided a string of businesses into the digital world during his tenure with management consulting firm Accenture. In 2007, he began creating the world’s first global technology infrastructure for multinational retailer Tesco as global CIO. At MediaMarktSaturn, as both a Board member and CEO of MediaMarktSaturn Technology (a subsidiary with a headcount of several hundred), he ensures that business-led, agile product teams make Europe’s biggest consumer electronics retailer the technology leader in its industry. Atul Bhardwaj is married and has three children.

Atul Bhardwaj
Chief Technology Officer, MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group

Rafael Herrera

Chief Data Officer, AUTO1 Group

Rafael is Chief Data Officer at AUTO1 Group and responsible for Data, Analytical and Reporting Platforms. Before that he has built Business Intelligence Systems for startups in Germany and the U.S. as well as worked as a Consultant across Europe for more than ten years, architecting and developing BI Systems and Processes for enterprises. Rafael holds a master’s degree in Business Computer Science from the AKAD University Stuttgart.

Rafael Herrera
Chief Data Officer, AUTO1 Group

Jodok Batlogg

CTO, crate.io

Jodok Batlogg
CTO, crate.io

Sven Peters

Team Advocate, K15t

Less Process, more Guidance with a Team Playbook
Theme:Coding Society

Teams are different, projects are different, problems are different. Why are we still trying to squeeze teamwork into department processes, adding bureaucracy and having organizational layers that makes it harder and much slower to get work done?
Join Sven Peters, former lead evangelist at Atlassian now K15t, as he talks about creating a Team Playbook by collecting practices from all teams in an organization. No end-to-end process, no strict development rules, just some guidelines. You’ll learn tons of plays like goal setting with OKRs, team improvements with health monitors, finding risks with premortems, and many more.
This talk will teach you how to utilize a playbook for more autonomy by providing teams with the freedom to pick what works in their environment.

About Sven Peters
Sven Peters, former Atlassian Lead Evangelist now K15t, has been studying trends in software development for the last 15 years uncovering the cultural attributes to help teams effectively scale and drive innovation. He has 20 years of experience in writing code, leading teams, and sharing his experience with thousands of developers at uncountable conferences in 25+ countries.

Sven Peters
Team Advocate, K15t

Christopher Janietz

Tech Lead & Web Envangelist, MediaMarktSaturn

Christopher Janietz
Tech Lead & Web Envangelist, MediaMarktSaturn

Andreas Gerö

Tech Lead, MediaMarktSaturn

Building an omnichannel e-commerce platform“ (NodeJS, GraphQL)
Theme:Constructing Worlds

MediaMarktSaturn is the #1 European electronics retailer with over 1000 stores and 6 million daily customer interactions, which means either going big or going down. We are rebuilding our infrastructure almost from scratch for the next generation of multichannel experience both online and in our stores. On the foundation of an API-driven cloud-first approach we face all the issues coming from the old and migrating towards the new.
Both React and GraphQL with Apollo serve as one of the core building blocks in our endeavor, for which we like to share our insights into security, caching, resiliency and overall API design.

About Andreas Gerö
Andreas Gerö works as a tech lead in the web shop development at MediaMarktSaturn. He turned his passion for software engineering into his profession and prefers TypeScript, Node, React and GraphQL to design performant and secure systems that customers and fellow developers love to use.
Constructing Worlds

Andreas Gerö
Tech Lead, MediaMarktSaturn

Svetlana Kouznetsova

Consultant, Author, Speaker

Svetlana Kouznetsova
Consultant, Author, Speaker

Dimitri De Jonghe

Co-founder and Protocol Design, Ocean Protocol

How to build a Public Intelligence Network with Ocean Protocol
Theme:Applying disruption

There are fundamental limitations to accessing “the right datasets, to address the right question, with the right data science tools...at the right time.” This has led to:
- Data silos.
- Difficulty discovering what data is available.
- Difficulty in accessing data once it is discovered.
- Data immobility due to size constraints, regulatory and compliance restrictions, etc.
- Lack of access to appropriate tools, skills, or both.

Ocean Protocol addresses each of these issues by focusing on the individual problems at hand. The Ocean Protocol project was founded with a singular purpose: to liberate the world’s data for AI and societal advancement. While vast amounts of data are generated each year, data exchange and analysis have been hampered due largely to concerns over trust and security. Currently, many organizations have data but do not have the trusted and secure means to share it. Without data, analytics and artificial intelligence cannot advance and be applied to solve problems which will ultimately improve humanity. More pressing is the fact that today, only a handful of companies have both AI and data capacities, and if data remains locked up, these companies can very well govern the development of AI and thereby our future.

About Dimitri De Jonghe
Dr. Dimitri De Jonghe is a cross-domain protocol researcher. After finishing his PhD on micro-electronics and machine learning, he co-founded a series of blockchain startups: ascribe (power to creators) and BigchainDB (a blockchain database), and Ocean Protocol (a public network for data and AI marketplaces). Currently, Dimitri is heading research at Ocean Protocol on public intelligence networks. He is also a co-chair of the W3C Interledger community, a blockchain interoperability protocol.

Dimitri De Jonghe
Co-founder and Protocol Design, Ocean Protocol

Stephan Ewen

CTO & Co-Founder, Ververica

Stephan Ewen
CTO & Co-Founder, Ververica

Sebastian Feldmann

Lead Technical Advisor, CHECK24

Git Fu Developing
Theme:Controlling Complexity

Everybody was Git Fu developing, those bugs came fast as lightning. In fact, it was a little bit frightening, but they fought with expert rebasing.
There were funky developers from funky everywhere. They were merging bend up, they where merging bend down.
It is a special developer art, and everybody knew their part. For my friend, ain’t your head detached, then I'm guiding you to a clean state.
Everybody was Git Fu developing, those problems were solved fast as lightning. Want to sing along and master your Git Fu? Listen to this lecture by Sensei Sebastian.

About Sebastian Feldmann
Sebastian lives in Munich and Cologne supporting teams at CHECK24 developing software. He started programming with BASIC on the C64 and moved over Assembler and C to languages like PHP and JavaScript. With roughly 20 years of PHP experience, he specialized in enterprise web applications. He is passionate about automation, performance and maintainable code.Sebastian is an open source contributor and maintainer of the php backup utility phpbu and a git hook library called CaptainHook.

Sebastian Feldmann
Lead Technical Advisor, CHECK24

David Schmitz

Principal Architect, Senacor Technologies

Event Sourcing – You are doing it wrong
Theme:Constructing Worlds

This talk is about staying sane when using eventsouring in your microservices.

Eventsourcing and CQRS are two very useful and popular patterns when dealing with data and microservices. We often find in our customer's projects, that both have a severe impact on your future options and the maintainability of your architecture. Presentations and articles on both topics are often superficial and do not tackle real world problems like security and compliance requirements.

This combination of half-knowledge and technical confusion leads to many projects that either refactor back to a 'non-eventsourced' architecture or reduce eventsourcing to a message queue.

In this talk, I will summarise our experience while applying eventsourcing and CQRS in multiple large projects.

About David Schmitz
David is working as a Principal Architect for Senacor Technologies, a mid-sized consultancy of around 600 people. Usually, he tends to work with customers on their journey to more digital and cloud-native solutions.
Basically, David develops solutions with his team of fellow developers. Tech stack, process, approach, tools - all tend to vary. He uses whatever seems appropriate, from NodeJS to Spring Boot, from AWS Serverless to Kubernetes on Azure.

David Schmitz
Principal Architect, Senacor Technologies

Abe Scholte

Tokenization Lead, Odyssey Program

Incubating Ecosystems
Theme:Coding Society

The biggest problems today are shared problems; problems no-one owns. Problems that we need to solve as an ecosystem. Odyssey is an incubator for such ecosystems that solve complex problems through mass collaboration. We will explain how we do this and how everyone can contribute to the mission of developing public digital infrastructure: not owned by anyone, usable by everyone.

Abe Scholte
Tokenization Lead, Odyssey Program

Jing Chen

Head of Theory Research and Chief Scientist, Algorand

The Algorand Blockchain - Decentralized and for Developers
Theme:Applying disruption

Algorand is a new blockchain built on a permissionless, pure proof of stake, decentralized agreement protocol, where anyone can participate and requires minimal computational power. This protocol finalizes transactions very quickly and offers true decentralization.

For developers, the Algorand blockchain provides JavaScript, Java, and Go SDKs. Additionally REST endpoints are provided for interacting with the nodes and handling wallet functions. These REST endpoints are based on the OpenAPI Specification and can be used to build clients in any language.

In this talk, I will cover the basics of how the Algorand protocol works, cover the architecture overview, managing the node with the command line tools, and show developers how to integrate using the SDKs to build Layer 2 applications.

About Jing Chen
Jing is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University. She is also an Affiliated Professor in the Economics Department and an Affiliated Member of the Stony Brook Center for Game Theory. Her main research interests are distributed ledgers, game theory, and algorithms. Jing received her Bachelor and Master degrees in Computer Science from Tsinghua University, and her PhD in Computer Science from MIT. She did a one-year postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Jing received the NSF CAREER Award in 2016.

Jing Chen
Head of Theory Research and Chief Scientist, Algorand

Oliver Köth

CTO, NTT DATA Deutschland

Oliver Koeth is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the DACH Region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) at NTT DATA. Oliver joined NTT DATA in 2002 as Software Architect and was working in international systems integration projects in NTT DATA's global automotive practice.As CTO Oliver advises clients on issues relating to new technologies in the areas of cloud, internet of things, customer experience, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity and brings in the expertise of NTT DATA's global technology and innovation portfolio. He is also responsible for the global cloud and DevOps center of excellence.In 2017 Oliver co-founded Ensō - The Space for Creators, the first co-creation space of NTT Group in EMEA. The Ensō combines human-centered design with a deep understanding of technology to co-create desirable futures with NTT Group customers. Oliver read computer science at Technische Hochschule Nürnberg, graduating in 1997 and holds an MBA from University of Lincoln (UK).

Oliver Köth
CTO, NTT DATA Deutschland

Roy Derks

Senior Frontend Developer, City of Amsterdam, CTO, SwitchBay

Roy Derks is a serial startup CTO and conference speaker from Amsterdam. He also teaches React and GraphQL at reactjs.academy, and works on open-source JavaScript projects for the City of Amsterdam.

Roy Derks
Senior Frontend Developer, City of Amsterdam, CTO, SwitchBay

Janos Pasztor

Cloud Solution Architect, A1 Digital

10 things to learn to become DevOps Jedi
Theme:Coding Society

Docker? Kubernetes? Istio? Prometheus? Terraform? There are so many things to learn, and time is so short. What should you learn? What technologies are going to be there in two years? What is going to help you in your job?

Join me in this gander through the current technologies in and around DevOps, and also learn about the important concepts like immutability and reproducibility, which will make you a better DevOps engineer.

About Janos Pasztor
Janos is a DevOps engineer with over a decade of experience in running large-scale systems and software development. Currently working on writing handbooks, making videos and training people on Exoscale and clouds in general.

Janos Pasztor
Cloud Solution Architect, A1 Digital

Waldemar Hummer

VP of Engineering, Advanon AG

ModelOps - Lifecycle Management for Reliable and Trusted AI
Theme:Applying disruption

In this talk, we discuss common issues and best practices for end-to-end lifecycle management of AI-based applications. As machine learning and AI algorithms become more sophisticated, so are the workflows and systems that support their execution. To manage the risks of deploying AI models into production, we need a principled approach that enables quality control, staged rollouts, and full traceability.
We present ModelOps, a framework that leverages principles of software lifecycle to enable pipelines for reliable and trusted AI. The orchestration logic is driven by configuration templates and seamlessly integrates with existing platforms and deployment patterns. We report on our experiences with several use cases and show interactive demos that illustrate advanced AI lifecycle features.

About Waldemar Hummer
Waldemar Hummer is the VP of Engineering at Advanon AG, a Swiss market leader in flexible financing solutions. Before joining Advanon, Waldemar was a tech lead at IBM in New York, where he led projects on software engineering and systems for building efficient, reliable, and trusted AI applications. Prior to that, he spent about two years in leading technical roles at Atlassian in Sydney. During his PhD at TU Vienna he published several peer-reviewed papers and patents, with core contributions in the area of scalability and reliability of elastic cloud computing. Moreover, he is an avid supporter of open source, having led and contributed to several high-impact projects on Github (e.g., LocalStack).

Waldemar Hummer
VP of Engineering, Advanon AG

Björn Wendland

Full Stack Developer, METRONOM

Migrating our micro services from Java to Kotlin – yet another awesome journey
Theme:Constructing Worlds

This talk elaborates the awesome journey Björn and his team had migrating all their micro services from Java to Kotlin.
We will take a closer look at the challenges they faced as a team and the impact on our day to day work in an agile environment and how they overcame technical hurdles integrating with Spring Boot and introducing async workflows using Kotlin coroutines. Finally we discuss the actual benefits of moving all micro services to Kotlin and do a critical review of the journey and an outlook at things to come.

About Björn Wendland
Björn is a Full Stack Developer at METRONOM, Clean Code Evangelist, Dev Coach and part of the - in his eyes - best vertical ever: Payments. They contribute in setting the pace in technology by challenging their own solution, its architecture and its implementation every day.

Björn Wendland
Full Stack Developer, METRONOM

Awi Lifshitz

Managing Director, WeXelerate

Awi Lifshitz brings along more than 15 years of experience in digitization and IT environments with a focus on sales. He started his career in the field of industry at Ford Motor Company. For many years, he held various positions at Gartner Inc., including CIO Advisor for the Executive Program. Further positions followed, including Group Head of Sales at an IT service provider, where he focused strongly on e-mobility and then, with an MBO, founded QMotion Mobility GmbH.
Since 2017 he is also teaching at the FH Technikum, where he gives lectures on the topic of e-mobility. Awi has been a member of the Advisory Board of weXelerate since the very first beginning and took over the management role in May 2019.

Awi Lifshitz
Managing Director, WeXelerate

Christian Bäuerlein

Head of Backend Engineering, ioki

At the moment Christian is leading the Backend Engineering team at ioki, a Deutsche Bahn company, building new moblility solutions and demand responsive transport platforms, utilizing his favorite tools Ruby, Postgres and JavaScript.Additionally, he's highly interested in programming tools, concepts, and of course, programming languages in general, currently Elixir and Go.He also loves to be part of the tech community: Visiting conferences and user groups, hosting and organizing meet-ups and giving talks.

Christian Bäuerlein
Head of Backend Engineering, ioki

Christoph Gerber

CEO Talon.One, Founder of Lieferando.de

Tech Entrepreneurship: How to Turn an Idea into Reality
Theme:Coding Society

Inspired by his experience growing the Lieferando business, Christoph thought there had to be a better way for companies to run and scale their promotions. This was the beginning of the idea for Talon.One — a powerful API solution that enables companies to run and scale their promotional campaigns. In his keynote, he will talk about how to develop technical products from scratch, the technical implementation of the solution, and why Talon.One developed a custom programming language to validate their customers’ promotion rules. He will also share his insights and learnings about being a tech entrepreneur in the Berlin startup scene and the challenges of managing and keeping a tech team together.

About Christoph Gerber
Christoph Gerber is the co-founder of Lieferando, which he merged with TakeAway and took public in 2016. After one of the biggest exits in the German startup history, Christoph started developing and cofounded Talon.One - a SaaS company with a powerful API that helps companies deliver relevant, effective and personalized promotions without being limited by their development or product team.

Christoph Gerber
CEO Talon.One, Founder of Lieferando.de

Tilo Bonow

Founder and CEO, PIABO

Tilo Bonow is founder and CEO of PIABO, Germany’s leading technology PR agency based in Berlin. He established PIABO with the mission to support globally ambitious tech entrepreneurs with launching their business ideas and actively recognizing potentials, achieving growth targets and ultimately owning the market. Tilo and his team have chronicled a successful track record of exponential growth scenarios for tech heavyweights such as WeWork, Stripe, Silicon Valley Bank, GitHub, Google, Evernote and Tinder. As a value adding investor at Cavalry Ventures, 500 Startups, Nest.vc and Capital300, he accelerates the growth of upcoming business stars with his experience and network. Tilo is a keynote speaker at international tech conferences such as NOAH, DLD and MWC as well as a passionate and active supporter of the digital ecosystem as a mentor at Plug & Play and Microsoft Ventures among others.

Tilo Bonow
Founder and CEO, PIABO

Michelangelo van Dam

Co-Founder / CEO, In2it

Michelangelo is co-founder and CEO of In2it where he assists businesses to automate their development processes, improve their code quality and train their development teams. He is also president of the PHP user group PHPBenelux where he and a team organizes monthly meetups, development events and an annual conference. He's a devoted member of the global PHP community, contributes to open-source projects and speaks at international events. His spare time is reserved for his loving wife and their kids.

Michelangelo van Dam
Co-Founder / CEO, In2it

Tahereh Nodehi

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Industrial Engineering at the Nova University of Lisbon

Tahereh Nodehi is a Post-Doc researcher at the Department of Industrial Engineering, at the Nova University of Lisbon. Her main research interests are “Blockchain Technology and Applications”, “Digital Platform Strategy for Business”, and “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”.She is currently working on the project Vortal-InterData where a Blockchain Based architecture for bringing interoperability and transparency to the e-procurement industry will be developed. The research approach in the project combines latest Digital Technologies, Decentralised Platforms and their integration with Blockchain Based Solutions.Moreover, she is working as a researcher in the project MY-GATEWAY, a Startup Europe initiative that aims to strengthen the capacities of high-tech start-ups and innovative SMEs in the CEE region to become better connected, gain higher market exposure.She published a paper titled “A Review Paper on Blockchain Applications” in IEEE Conference, ICE 2018, at Stuttgart, elaborating the most relevant use cases of Blockchain and its key advantages.

Tahereh Nodehi
Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Industrial Engineering at the Nova University of Lisbon

Gene Kogan

Researcher, Sourcetone, LLC

Autonomous Artifical Artist
Theme:Applying disruption

This presentation will introduce the idea of an autonomous artificial artist — a self-owning program that generates digital art. Emerging concepts and technical components from machine learning, computational and new media arts, and cryptoeconomics form the building blocks of an agent that can manifest our collective imagination in a sustainable, fruitful, and profitable way. I will discuss the relevant technologies that enable it, review some promising initiatives and related ideas, share my own progress researching this idea, and introduce a long-term project to study and create one.

About Gene Kogan
Gene Kogan is an artist and a programmer who is interested in generative systems, computer science, and software for creativity and self-expression. He is a collaborator within numerous open-source software projects, and gives workshops and lectures on topics at the intersection of code and art. Gene initiated ml4a, a free book about machine learning for artists, activists, and citizen scientists, and regularly publishes video lectures, writings, and tutorials to facilitate a greater public understanding of the subject.

Gene Kogan
Researcher, Sourcetone, LLC

Bob Dyachenko

Cyber Threat Intelligence Director & Journalist, SecurityDiscovery.com

Bob Diachenko is a Cyber Threat Intelligence Director and journalist at SecurityDiscovery.com, a cyber security research blog. Bob has over 12 years experience working in corporate/product/internal communications with a strong focus on infosecurity, IT and technology. In the past Bob has worked with top tier media, government agencies, and law enforcement to help secure exposed data. Now his goal is to help to protect data on the Internet by identifying data leaks and following responsible disclosure policies. Bob is on the mission to make the cyber world safer by educating businesses and communities worldwide. Many of Bob's discoveries have been covered in major news and technology media, earning himself a reputation as one of the reputable data security analytics.

Bob Dyachenko
Cyber Threat Intelligence Director & Journalist, SecurityDiscovery.com

Fadzayi Chiwandire

Founder, DIV:A Initiative, Lead Front-end Developer, Onepointfour Consulting

Bridging the Digital Gap for Women and Girls in Africa
Theme:Coding Society

Two-thirds of the world’s over 700 million illiterate adults are women. Illiteracy is a huge barrier for girls’ and women’s ability to take advantage of technology and full functionality of their devices, such as mobile phones, even when these devices are available to them. We must harness the power of technology and use innovative solutions to extend our reach and impact. We must focus on the rights of girls, who are most vulnerable to being left behind as the world around us changes.

To achieve gender equality, girls and young women need equal access to technology and digital training. Instead of being another barrier, technology and the internet can be a great enabler for all girls and women.

About Fadzayi Chiwandire
Fadzayi Chiwandire is the Founder of the DIV:A Initiative and Front-end Developer at OnePointFour Consulting in Johannesburg South Africa,
She founded the DIV:A Initiative, a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to teaching young girls between the ages of 8 and 18 years from disadvantaged communities how to code in order to protect their futures and address the industry’s gender imbalance.
To raise the quality of life in our communities, we need to support the growth and empowerment of women and girls. This is because when we allow women to lead, they do not only lead and fight for their own growth, but they fight for their children and for their communities. They give voice to issues that are important for everyone’s collective future.
– Fadzayi Chiwandire

Fadzayi Chiwandire
Founder, DIV:A Initiative, Lead Front-end Developer, Onepointfour Consulting

Michael Hladky

Full-Stack Developer, Founder of the Angular-Austria Association

Operate heavily dynamic UI’s with RxJS
Theme:Constructing Worlds

The web changed a lot in the past years, more and more applications provide UI’s that are heavily interactive and often also include some background tasks.
In comparison to the past years, frontend developers have to deal with new architectural problems and challenges.
Not only things like a service layer and MVC found it’s way into the frontend but also database-like structures have to be managed, updated and read from.
Especially managing data structures is one of the harder problems.
Learn the theory and praxis of Event-Sourcing and CQRS and, as crazy as it sounds, apply it in the front end.
Leverage the power of reactive programming and implement the above architectures in a real live example

About Michael Hladky
Angular by heart and code. Michael is a full-stack developer located in Vienna, Austria.
He is a Google Developer Expert and an active part of the community. As founder of the Angular-Austria association, organizer of Angular-Vienna and NestJS-Vienna Meetup he grows the Austrian community. He is a developer, trainer and consultant with the focus on Angular as well as ionic and surrounding technologies, and gives workshops on Angular, RxJs and Typescript.
He regularly speaks at conferences and meetups and enjoys participating in the dev community and OSS.

Michael Hladky
Full-Stack Developer, Founder of the Angular-Austria Association

Samuli Hakoniemi

React Nativist, Punos Mobile

Samuli is an experienced mobile developer with a twist on UI and UX design. Currently, he focuses mainly on React Native, but he's also enjoying on testing alternate approaches to deliver better interfaces and experiences for users.

Samuli Hakoniemi
React Nativist, Punos Mobile

Tom Baeyens

Co-Founder and CTO, Shape.ai

Monitor your data like if it was your code
Theme:Controlling Complexity

Learn how to build trust in your data. Data is the new oil, but how do you monitor the data quality in your fancy data lake? Operational systems will drift and there are numerous other reasons why data gets polluted and corrupted. These problems often remain unnoticed because data products like reports and machine learning models just consume bad data without a problem. Garbage in, garbage out.

Test Driven Development for data is a powerful analogy on how to deal with this. Data Stewards, Data scientists and Data engineers collaboratively build test suites. Continuous monitoring will bring the silent data issues to the surface.

We'll compare the early solutions that are emerging in this space with open source frameworks like eBay's Griffin and Great expectations.

About Tom Baeyens
Tom Baeyens is co-founder and CTO of Shape.ai, an enterprise data quality solution that connects data engineers, data scientists and business people. Tom has founded several successful startups and open source projects and led developer teams in various roles for eg jBPM at JBoss, Red Hat, Activiti at Alfresco and Signavio.

Tom Baeyens
Co-Founder and CTO, Shape.ai

Sabria Lagoun

Neuroscience PhD candidate, Brainstorms

Sabria Lagoun
Neuroscience PhD candidate, Brainstorms

Miro Svrtan

Senior Engineer, Null Development

Miro Svrtan
Senior Engineer, Null Development

Bindu Upadhyay

UX Designer, WEAREREASONABLEPEOPLE

Bindu is an engineer turned UX designer who now works at WEAREREASONABLEPEOPLE, a digital innovation agency based in Rotterdam with 45 people representing 18 countries. Leveraging the knowledge of such a multicultural (and multidisciplinary) teams has often brought a diverse palette of perspectives to the table, leading in turn to successful projects. These experiences sparked her interest to further explore the topic of cultural differences and use the findings to contribute to our community's quest to become more inclusive. She believes that when we collaborate and learn from each other, there is much more we can do to contribute effectively to the growing impact of technology.

Bindu Upadhyay
UX Designer, WEAREREASONABLEPEOPLE

Daniel Gebler

CTO, Picnic

Everywhere commerce - voice interfaces, autonomous warehouses, self-driving delivery.
Theme:Applying disruption

In this keynote we will show how a unique combination of IoT, AI, Drones and autonomous vehicles is forming the next generation of commerce. From mobile to voice interfaces, from manual to autonomous warehouses, from human operated to self-driving cars. The technology is there, pilots are in operation, and broad adoption is not far away. We will show how Picnic and other retailers are building logistic platforms that unlock the next generation of commerce experience.

We will demonstrate how our fleet of real-time connected vehicles, smart planning algorithms, precise monitoring tools and predictive distribution models create an unprecedented distribution logistic system for groceries. Then we provide a look behind the scenes of our smart planning algorithm that broke world records of the famous traveling salesman problem (TSP). Finally, we deliver insights into the architecture and design of our distribution eco-system (planning, monitoring, execution, control components) and explain how we made them ready for autonomous distribution and self-driving vehicles.

About Daniel Gebler
Daniel Gebler is CTO of Picnic, the world’s fastest growing online supermarket that makes grocery shopping simple, fun, and affordable for everyone. Previously, he was Director R&D of Fredhopper, responsible for the product and technology roadmap, and led engineering teams located in Amsterdam and Sofia. Daniel holds a PhD in Computer Science and an MBA.

Daniel Gebler
CTO, Picnic

Dominik Schön

Head of IT, CodeCamp:N

Dominik is Head of IT at CodeCamp:N, a technology and talent incubator in the Group a notable German insurance.CodeCamp:N was founded in mid-2017, hired a team of visionary, creative business developers and tech talents and moved to a modern office outside the groups headquarter.Dominik graduated with a Masters Degree from Management Information Systems, is working on his PhD in Business Process Management and founded his first own company at the age of 19.At CodeCamp:N he is responsible for building up a successful spin-off between the poles of a highly regulated industry and a startup-minded incubator. He is passionate about bringing new ideas to life and especially about building up a workplace that is motivating, inspiring and engaging for a highly motivated team of tech enthusiasts as well as fulfilling the regulatory demands at the same time.

Dominik Schön
Head of IT, CodeCamp:N

Claude Ritter

Entrepreneurial Partner, Cavalry Ventures

Claude Ritter
Entrepreneurial Partner, Cavalry Ventures

Daniel Schneider

Managing Director, Oetker Digital GmbH

Daniel Schneider is a Managing Director at Oetker Digital, the Oetker Group’s division for digital incubation, digital services and innovation. The Oetker Group is composed of a diverse range of multi-national companies from the well-known producer of baking products and pizza, to beer and sparkling wine as well as luxury hotels, and banking institutions just to name a few. Oetker Digital now builds on a more than 125 years old tradition by actively supporting the various group companies with its expertise on their journey further into the digital future. As their partner, Oetker Digital strengthens established brands and expands the portfolio of the Oetker Group with new business models.Daniel is responsible for all digital product development and providing core digital services such as analytics, data science and digital brand communication. In the past, Daniel worked at Zalando as a Head of Product Management and led the development of the “Fleek app”, an experimental approach in re-thinking the fashion shopping experience. Previously, he had worked for Boston Consulting Group in the financial services industry. In his academic career he studied Communication, Political Science and Psychology and received a PhD from Stanford University.

Daniel Schneider
Managing Director, Oetker Digital GmbH

Mykola Bugaiov

CEO, Elie

Mykola Bugaiov
CEO, Elie

Robert Jänisch

CEO & Co-Founder, IOX Lab

Rapid Prototyping – How to start a successful IoT project
Theme:Unchaining Engineering

Many companies have innovative IoT concepts but are challenged when it comes to bringing them to life. Great ideas often end up stuck in PowerPoint presentations and innovation pipelines, and many companies lack experience in setting up projects and creating realistic roadmaps. Another challenge is to effectively include and address stakeholders because most IoT projects are not physical at first. Rapid prototyping gives innovation teams a tool for making ideas reality in a matter of weeks. Prototypes help communicate the story of your product or service and serve as proof of concept for your idea — better than any slide deck ever could. They help you make better decisions, develop better products faster and reduce market risks. In his presentation, Robert Jänisch, CEO IOX, will provide a step-by-step explanation on how to start IoT projects that include stakeholders and provide visible results to demonstrate the value of your vision. With advice on tools and methods, his insights will equip the audience with the right mindset to foster their projects within their companies.

Robert Jänisch
CEO & Co-Founder, IOX Lab

Benjamin Fistein

Co-founder and CEO, iolevel

Running PHP apps on .NET Core
Theme:Constructing Worlds

PHP still powers over 80% of all websites, despite the frequent criticism it tends to receive. On the other hand, .NET is considered more robust, secure and clearly more performant, albeit more complex and not as user friendly. PeachPie compiler is a project that bridges this gap by allowing real-world PHP applications (e.g. WordPress, MediaWiki, Symfony etc.) to run on the cross-platform .NET Core framework.

About Benjamin Fistein
Previously having worked at HPE and Oracle, Ben has co-founded the software development company iolevel, which is developing the PeachPie compiler platform. This unique technology allows for a native integration of the world’s most popular web language PHP into the robust, secure and performant .NET platform.

Benjamin Fistein
Co-founder and CEO, iolevel

Felix Wu

Fullstack Engineer, Co-Founder 30 seconds

Testing your tests’ quality – Introduction to Mutation Testing
Theme:Controlling Complexity

Everyone says code testing is vital for software engineers, just like everyone talks about code coverage. But code coverage doesn’t tell you about the effectiveness and quality of your tests; what it can do is give you a clue of how many tests in the project don’t have an assertion and only exist for code coverage reasons. Well, meet mutation testing: bugs, known as *mutants*, such as wrong return values, are automatically inserted into your code to test whether your tests fail — if they do, the mutant dies; if they pass, the mutant survives. The higher the percentage of mutants killed, the more *effective* your tests are. In this talk, I will introduce this concept and show some live mutation testing in different languages.

About Felix Wu
Felix is a 17 y/o Software Enthusiast mainly concentrated on JavaScript and Python. He loves everything surrounding Computer Science, from tinkering with algorithms to building Augmented Reality apps in the browser. He co-created the JS library 30secondsofcode.org and a platform for tech interviewees called 30secondsofinterviews.org. Besides coding, he also organizes meetups in Frankfurt.

Felix Wu
Fullstack Engineer, Co-Founder 30 seconds

Nancy Nemes

Founder & Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Ms. AI

Inclusive and beautiful “AI Made in Europe”
Theme:Coding Society

Europe, not the US or China, publishes the most AI research papers, according to the AI Index (Elsevier/Scopus). Top European universities focus on AI, such as Oxford, Cambridge, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, ETH Zürich, RWTH Aachen. And three of the most important Deep Learning scientists are European. And still, how come Europe lags behind in AI? Alan Turing once said: We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done. In this keynote, we will address urgent questions such as: Why are most of the key AI companies in Europe, not European? What does it take to make Europe competitive in AI? What are Europe’s strengths to lead in AI? How can academia, the public sector, media, think tanks, and industry collaborate cross-borders to deploy ethical and secure AI for All in Europe? How can we diversify AI and convince and support more female talent to enter this exciting space? We will discuss AI from various angles, beyond tech, going into philosophy, anthropology, and socio-economic aspects.

About Nancy Nemes
Nancy Nemes is a tech trendsetter, a global connector and a hands-on leader with 20 years of global experience in high tech across Europe, USA, Canada and South America. Her passion is in pioneering, implementing and optimizing the impact of mobile, digital, and social high tech aiming at enriching people lives through digital solutions.Nancy is the founder of Ms. AI, a European platform that supports women to participate, grow and win in the space of Artificial Intelligence. As 600 million adolescent girls will enter the global workforce in the next decade, Nancy feels a strong calling to support girls and women to develop understanding, relevant skills and enthusiasm for AI, so that they can shape a glorious future for themselves and their co-humans in the robot era. With this initiative, Nancy is partnering with a distinguished international team of senior executives and acclaimed thought leaders across academia, industry, media, public sector, think tanks, arts. Their shared goal is to enable women be winners of the digital era.

Nancy Nemes
Founder & Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Ms. AI

Markus Decke

Software Crafter, leanovate GmbH

1+1>2 : impacts of pair programming
Theme:Coding Society

Pair programming is not just two people in front of one computer; there is more to it. Pair programming can help you and your coworkers create better outcomes. Let's revisit the XP practice and look for anti-patterns and good practices.

About Markus Decke
Markus is active in the software craft community organizing meetups, coding dojos, and coderetreats to spread the knowledge of XP practices and maintainable code. While working as a software developer at leanovate GmbH he is experimenting on effective ways to collaborate in a product development team.

Markus Decke
Software Crafter, leanovate GmbH

Lotte Larsen

Co-Founder, mindberry

How to use experimentation to improve your product
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Experimentation is at the heart of conversion rate optimization. In many cases, conversion rate optimization and A/B testing are associated with tactical experimentation to increase leads, transactions and revenue in the short-term. Over the past few years, there has been a shift in mindset towards how businesses can profit from experimentation and A/B testing to develop their products in the long-term. In this talk, we will show how product teams can leverage experimentation to get actionable insights that help maximize the value of their product.

About Lotte Larsen
Lotte Larsen is co-founder of mindberry. Since mindberry was founded 10 years ago she has helped businesses around the globe to be more user-friendly and more profitable.

Lotte Larsen
Co-Founder, mindberry

Tomislav Tipuric

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Nephos

Brave new world of microservices – patterns, ideas, dos and don'ts
Theme:

With the popularization of cloud technologies, our world of technology has been changed once and for all. The amount of data, its variety, and velocity, millions of new endpoints and expansion of mobility have once again put the ball into software architects’ field sitting them once again at a drawing board in order to create something new – the architecture we are nowadays calling microservices or cloud-native. The main idea behind this session is to get you up to speed with these new developments in application engineering. These topics include evolution from SOA architecture to microservices, characteristics that new architecture has to have (scalability, independent deployment, automation…), microservices modeling, common problems in traditional application architecture vs. today’s requirements, technology heterogeneity, architectural patterns and when to use (and when not to use) this architecture. You will learn what new approaches are there in terms of both new patterns and technologies to give life to those patterns. Welcome to the brave new world of Microservices!

About Tomislav Tipuric
Tomislav is CTO and partner in Nephos – company that successfully supports the digital transformation of their clients at home and abroad with its products and services. Prior to joining Nephos, Tomislav worked for Microsoft for 10 years, the last few as a technology strategist for partners that embed Microsoft's technology and cloud services into their own products. During his career, he has worked with a number of companies in the region, from the smallest startups to renowned large companies, helping developers and system engineers to apply the latest Microsoft technologies. His is currently focused on the world's leading cloud technologies, DevOps topics, artificial intelligence and the way of doing business in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. He spends much of his time transferring knowledge through workshops and lectures at numerous conferences in the region, helping individuals and businesses to be more successful in applying innovative technologies.

Tomislav Tipuric
Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Nephos

Jan-Niklas Wortmann

Consultant, Opitz CONSULTING Deutschland GmbH

Everything you really need to know about RxJS
Theme:Constructing Worlds

RxJS is difficult and probably one of the most difficult topics within the Angular ecosystem. “There should be a version of Angular without RxJS”. We in the core team are used to hearing statements like this. In this talk, I finally want to put a stop to them. Together we will solve this “complex” RxJS mystery by elaborating the most important parts of it and thus paving the way for an amazing RxJS adventure. At the very end of this talk, you will get to know about the do’s and don’ts and everything else you need to know to work with Angular and RxJS in a harmonious way.

About Jan-Niklas Wortmann
Jan-Niklas Wortmann is an IT consultant mostly working on Angular projects. He helps companies designing and implementing large scaled applications.
Developing clean and maintainable code is one of his main goals. Due to his passion for the Community, he is member of the RxJS Core Team and organizer of the NgNiederrhein Meetup.

Jan-Niklas Wortmann
Consultant, Opitz CONSULTING Deutschland GmbH

Nina Bordet

Co-Founder , mindberry

How to use experimentation to improve your product
Theme:Constructing Worlds

Experimentation is at the heart of conversion rate optimization. In many cases, conversion rate optimization and A/B testing are associated with tactical experimentation to increase leads, transactions and revenue in the short-term. Over the past few years, there has been a shift in mindset towards how businesses can profit from experimentation and A/B testing to develop their products in the long-term. In this talk, we will show how product teams can leverage experimentation to get actionable insights that help maximize the value of their product.

About Nina Bordet
Nina Bordet is co-founder of mindberry. Since mindberry was founded 10 years ago she has helped businesses around the globe to be more user-friendly and more profitable.

Nina Bordet
Co-Founder , mindberry

Andrzej Dyjak

Head of Application Security, AFINE

Andrzej Dyjak
Head of Application Security, AFINE

Shai Hertz

Algorithms Team Leader, Text Metadata Services

Text Classification with Dynamic Taxonomies
Theme:Applying disruption

A very common approach to text classification is using a pre-defined taxonomy of topics, and training ML classifiers to identify these topics. One of the drawbacks of this approach is that it is quite challenging to update the taxonomy in order to deal with more dynamic topics. Another challenge of this approach is the need to come up with training data for each topic, which could be quite costly when dealing with large taxonomies. We suggest a classification scheme that mitigates these problems by taking advantage of external resources that provide both dynamically updated taxonomies and text examples. In one instance, we use wikipedia category graph as a taxonomy, and the pages of each category as the positive examples (resulting in TRIT’s SocialTags feature). In another instance, we use ‘sluglines’ — keywords attached to Reuters news stories that capture the main event discussed in them. Since we have only a handful of positive examples for each topic, we use a Nearest Neighbor approach. We also show that this general method is useful for academic content and even for accounting use cases.

About Shai Hertz
Shai Hertz leads the applied research team in Refinitiv’s Enterprise Intelligence Technology group, solving text-related problems using state of the art ML & NLP methods. He studied Computer Science at Tel Aviv University.

Shai Hertz
Algorithms Team Leader, Text Metadata Services

Marc Preusche

Founder and Managing Director , LEROI Consulting

Marc Preusche
Founder and Managing Director , LEROI Consulting

Frank Anderssohn

CEO, Elie

Frank Anderssohn
CEO, Elie

Angela Kreitenweis

Co-Founder, TokenEngineering Berlin

Don’t just build a product. Build an economy. Great new challenges for developers in blockchain.
Theme:Applying disruption

Economic incentives have always been a powerful driver for change and innovation. So far the internet was mainly about buying and selling. Blockchain opens the door to create own platform-inherent economies using crypto tokens to reward a wider range of value add. Thus, some call tokens the blockchain superpower. Angela Kreitenweis, co-founder of the TokenEngineering global community, will walk us through this new space of opportunities. By taking a look at concrete use cases she’ll discuss the potential of crypto economies, new challenges for developers and a newly emerging engineering discipline: token engineering.

About Angela Kreitenweis
Angela is an expert in building ecosystems. She left her consulting job in 2018 in order to establish a new engineering discipline in the blockchain sector: Token Engineering.
From 2016 to 2018 she set up venture development for innogy Innovation Hub from scratch. Previously, she worked for clients like BMW, SAP, audible or Telefónica in order to develop new business models, pilot new technology or set up collaboration with startups.
Her areas of interest are AI governance, decentralized economies and time traveling.

Angela Kreitenweis
Co-Founder, TokenEngineering Berlin

Emir Zunic

Head of AI/ML Department, Info Studio, Co-Founder & CIO, edu720

Application of AI/ML Methods and Algorithms in Real-World Case Studies
Theme:Applying disruption

As the importance of data analytics continues to grow, companies are finding more and more applications for Data Mining,Machine Learning,Artificial and Business Intelligence.This lecture will present several different ways of theoretical and practical advances and applications of artificial intelligence, data mining and machine learning in different real-world case studies.That include practical solving of several kind of problems: Advanced Analysis,Sales Forecasting,Anomaly Detection,Travelling Salesman Problem,Transport Optimization and Vehicle Routing Problem,GPS tracking,etc.All of this aspects are integrated in one solution called Smart Warehouse Management System and Transport Management System,which is currently used in production environment in several distribution companies in B&H.

About Emir Zunic
Emir is a PhD candidate of Electrical Engineering with over 10 years of experience in the fields of Software Engineering, IT, Data Mining, Business Process Management, Document Management and Optimizations. He currently works as the Head of AI/ML Department at Info Studio d.o.o. Sarajevo. Also, he is the Co-Founder & CIO of edu720 d.o.o. Sarajevo. As an implementer and team leader he successfully realized about 100 enterprise projects and applications. He was also a speaker and lecturer on more than 20 Oracle and other world-wide events and conferences. In Academic Area, he has experience working as a Teaching Assistant/Industry Expert at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo. In the past, he also worked as an Industry Expert at Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. He has currently published 28 scientific papers at prestigious IEEE/Springer conferences and journals. He is Editorial Board Member on several scientific conferences and journals.

Emir Zunic
Head of AI/ML Department, Info Studio, Co-Founder & CIO, edu720

Nicolas Thorstensen

Founder and Managing Director, IVISO GmbH

Camera based SLAM
Theme:Unchaining Engineering

Camera-based navigation technology is popular because it is cheap, available and provides dense information. As such, it is an enabling technology for several mobile robotics applications in the industry — AR, drones and mobile robotics. In this talk, we will review our experiences and findings with regards to use cases and requirements for such technology in terms of cost, power, accuracy and latency as a driving force for the development of such technology. Finally, we will discuss current development trends in this domain.

About Nicolas Thorstensen
Nicolas Thorstensen is a machine perception expert. In 2015 he founded IVISO, a technology company aiming at pushing the limits of machine perception for the next generation of smart machines. Before that, he worked 1 year in the semiconductor industry and spent 2 years in a Startup working on microwave tomography. At IVISO he is responsible for business development, strategy and management.

Nicolas Thorstensen
Founder and Managing Director, IVISO GmbH

Robert Kaiser

Mozilla Tech Speaker

Robert Kaiser
Mozilla Tech Speaker

Milan Todorovic

Swift/iOS trainer and Software Engineer, Crossover

Apple ML/AI with Swift, CreateML and CoreML
Theme:Applying disruption

Weeks instead of months, days instead weeks, hours instead days... This is reality in development of ML/AI iOS apps, as Apple enabled ent-to-end solutions for developer that has data. We will demonstrate how easy is to make image and text classifier in a time of one single lecture at the Congress, including model training and app preparing, compiling, starting and working on device, with explanation of key points of the whole process. If you are a developer, application of AI in iOS apps is really very close to you, especially if you are dealing with image or text classification, word tagging or estimating values based on tabular data. You will see how to use it, and we will talk about some news coming from Apple AI.

About Milan Todorovic
Milan is an Apple Certified Trainer, Consultant and Software Engineer, with long experience in software development and especially in training of developers of all levels of knowledge. He is deeply focused to Swift since the very beginning of life of this programming language. He works for Apple Authorized Training Centre - Crossover in Belgrade, Serbia. Passionately helping beginners, intermediate and experienced developers to improve their knowledge, in areas of general development, machine learning, augmented reality and other. Milan is also a sailboat skipper, combining development training with sailing with its goal to maximize motivation and knowledge adoption for attendees.

Milan Todorovic
Swift/iOS trainer and Software Engineer, Crossover

Enrique Parodi

Principal Software Platform Engineer, AID-Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH

Turning the Car into a mobile Software Ecosystem
Theme:

About Enrique Parodi
Enrique is a passionate developer who works as principal Software Platform Engineer at AID.In his role he drives the design and implementation of the fundamental software infrastructure that serves as the backbone of the self-driving software stack (and the ecosystem around it). Before he joined AID in 2017, he worked at Airbus Defense and Space (10 years) mainly as developer, architect and Tech Lead for distributed simulation frameworks used in training and engineering applications world-wide. Originally from Venezuela, he has forged his career between Spain and Germany.

Enrique Parodi
Principal Software Platform Engineer, AID-Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH

Madeline McQueen

Moderator

Every successful event is held together by a strong thread that keeps things running tightly to schedule and helps to create a warm, energetic and inviting environment that delights its audience. This thread is crucial in binding together not just the audience but the speakers, presenters and panellist. Madeline McQueen is such a thread. Her authentic, engaging style is seasoned with vivacity, humour and humility as she guides the audience through your event. She ensures your eventis seamless and engaging, keeping audiences in their seats.Madeline is able to build and sustain a stimulating atmosphere whilst ensuring, through her organisational skills, that your event runs to time. Her professionalism, warmth and energy have the ability to transform even the most challenging events into a great experience for all.

Madeline McQueen
Moderator

Daniel Jones

CTO, Engineer Better Ltd / SUSE

Code to Production in 3 Minutes on Kubernetes
Theme:Constructing Worlds

In less than three minutes, go from code on your workstation to a custom-built container images running in production and serving traffic. We'll dynamically provision databases from the command line, connect them to your app, scale the app, and debug it. All without having to write pages and pages of Kubernetes YAML!

About Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones is CTO of UK cloud platform consultancy EngineerBetter, who have improved value delivery at the world’s largest banks, global wealth management firms, FTSE 100 retailers, governments and non-profit organisations. Daniel is a regular speaker, and has also been an IT Consultant, an award-winning shorinji-kan jiu-jitsu instructor, indie games developer, entrepreneur, and also once stormed the stage at a music festival to expose bribe-taking by a hardcore punk band!

Daniel Jones
CTO, Engineer Better Ltd / SUSE

Felix Reichenbach

Senior Solution Architect, MongoDB

MongoDB Atlas: Let's Migrate to the Cloud Today
Theme:Constructing Worlds

After a brief presentation of MongoDB Atlas (PAAS), we will walk you through your very first migration of an existing MongoDB cluster to a new cluster running in the MongoDB Atlas self-managed service.

About Felix Reichenbach
Felix Reichenbach works as Solutions Architect at MongoDB and has experience all across the software business from operations management to consulting and design and implementation of enterprise service management solutions.Currently, he is focusing on database technologies and cloud platforms.He loves spending his free time doing outdoor sports all over the world.

Felix Reichenbach
Senior Solution Architect, MongoDB

Viktor Kessler

Sr. Solutions Architect, MongoDB

Viktor Kessler is Sr. Solutions Architect by MongoDB. He brings more than 10 years of experience in developing enterprise solutions and digital transformation of complex organisations. He is a passionate traveler around the world and enjoys reading paper books!

Viktor Kessler
Sr. Solutions Architect, MongoDB

Debbie Levitt

CEO, Ptype UX Agency

Debbie Levitt
CEO, Ptype UX Agency

Timo Ebeling

Software Developer, RatePAY

Code once - Merging software development and data science
Theme:Coding Society

Bringing data science into production can be challenging. Motivated by the real-time fraud prevention problem at RatePAY, we invite you in this workshop to come up with a framework which merges software development and data science work. As participants, you will take an active part in discussing different processes, mindsets and terminologies that software developers and data scientists use in the context of real-time machine learning application, share your own experiences and generate new ideas for collaboration.

About Timo Ebeling
Timo received a master degree in bioinformatics at the Free University of Berlin, where he focused on informatics, algorithmic theory and statistics. During his studies, he worked as an IT administrator at the Technical University of Berlin and was responsible for the IT infrastructure and web resources of his faculty. After successful vocational training at the FDM Group in Frankfurt and Glasgow, Timo became an IT systems analyst at Hapag Lloyd in Hamburg. Currently, Timo is working as a full-stack software developer in the data science team at RatePAY, where he contributes to the architecture, design and implementation of micro-services for a real-time fraud prevention solution.

Timo Ebeling
Software Developer, RatePAY

David Gerhardt

Head of Data Science, RatePAY

Code once - Merging software development and data science
Theme:Coding Society

Bringing data science into production can be challenging. Motivated by the real-time fraud prevention problem at RatePAY, we invite you in this workshop to come up with a framework which merges software development and data science work. As participants, you will take an active part in discussing different processes, mindsets and terminologies that software developers and data scientists use in the context of real-time machine learning application, share your own experiences and generate new ideas for collaboration.

About David Gerhardt
With a background in economics and after a formative internship at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, David started working at RatePAY as a risk analyst. He built up a team for risk analytics which then morphed into a data science team focusing on credit risk analysis, fraud detection and business reporting. Furthermore, David developed the business intelligence team at RatePAY for business reporting and analytics. Through his leadership role, he is driving the design and development of RatePAY's real-time fraud prevention systems and analytics strategy.

David Gerhardt
Head of Data Science, RatePAY

Tim Döppner

Head of Digital Platform, Schwarz IT KG

Having started out as a software developer, progressing later to a project manager, Tim embarked on E-Commerce in 2008 concluding that the success of a project is determined by methodology.
Ever since he has continuously broached sensitive issues with that hearty, jovial charm of his which is characteristic to his North-West German, Ruhr District origins; and has promoted an agile work culture within the IT department.

Tim Döppner
Head of Digital Platform, Schwarz IT KG

Helga Pattart-Drexler

Head of Executive Education, WU Executive Academy

Helga Pattart-Drexler
Head of Executive Education, WU Executive Academy

Dan Gordon

Lead Technical Product Marketing, GitLab

Avoiding the toolchain tax - Using GitLab for modern application development
Theme:Controlling Complexity

GitLab provides a single tool for the entire DevOps software delivery lifecycle, right out of the box, freeing teams from toolchain maintenance and allowing them to put all their energy into innovating instead. Come see, hands-on, how it can help you create your application, build it, test it, secure it, package it, release it, and monitor it.

About Dan Gordon
Dan Gordon leads the Technical Marketing team at GitLab, where he focuses on helping others see how GitLab's single application for the entire software delivery life cycle can be more efficient, more productive, and at the same time humanize the software process. Dan is passionate about making modern software delivery practices as ubiquitous as wearing a seatbelt. Previously an infrastructure admin, a network security admin, an architect, a product marketer, and a product manager at leading IT and DevOps tool vendors, he's excited to help organizations adopt better, more streamlined software practices so they can flourish in the digital age without de-humanizing their workforce.

Dan Gordon
Lead Technical Product Marketing, GitLab

Haischel Dabian

CTO, Kryha

Evolutionary Swarm Robotics on a Decentralized Compute Layer
Theme:Coding Society

Our world is about to be disrupted by an ecosystem of autonomous machines. These machines will act autonomously on our behalf and be able to execute missions that are far too complex, tedious or dangerous for us humans. The ecosystem will consist of multiple swarm networks of homogenous and heterogeneous agents that need to collectively collaborate, learn and evolve. This ecosystem will rely on an ownerless P2P distributed digital infrastructure a.k.a Distributed ledger technology. We developed a Distributed compute layer on ethereum using Kubernetes that enables distributed machine evolution.

Haischel Dabian
CTO, Kryha

Dan Acristinii

Researcher & Development, Kryha

Evolutionary Swarm Robotics on a Decentralized Compute Layer
Theme:Coding Society

Our world is about to be disrupted by an ecosystem of autonomous machines. These machines will act autonomously on our behalf and be able to execute missions that are far too complex, tedious or dangerous for us humans. The ecosystem will consist of multiple swarm networks of homogenous and heterogeneous agents that need to collectively collaborate, learn and evolve. This ecosystem will rely on an ownerless P2P distributed digital infrastructure a.k.a Distributed ledger technology. We developed a Distributed compute layer on ethereum using Kubernetes that enables distributed machine evolution.

Dan Acristinii
Researcher & Development, Kryha

Isabelle Köhncke

Mentorship Program Coordinator, ReDI School of Digital Integration

From crisis to co-creation. Developing a stepping stone for undiscovered talent.
Theme:Coding Society

Isabelle Köhncke
Mentorship Program Coordinator, ReDI School of Digital Integration

Benjamin Nguyen

Head of Career Department, ReDI School of Digital Integration

From crisis to co-creation. Developing a stepping stone for undiscovered talent.
Theme:Coding Society

Benjamin Nguyen
Head of Career Department, ReDI School of Digital Integration

Michael Platzer

Founder and CEO, Mostly AI

How Machines Learn: Supervised, Self-Supervised and Reinforcement Learning
Theme:Applying disruption

About Michael Platzer
Dr. Michael Platzer is founder and CEO of Mostly AI, where he and his team are working on generative AI in order to provide solutions for privacy-preserving big (customer) data. Prior to that he worked as data scientist at Nokia and Microsoft in global roles. He earned a master degree in mathematics, as well as in business, and earned his PhD on simulating customer behavior, for which he was recognized with the prestigious Global Research Award by the American Marketing Association.

Michael Platzer
Founder and CEO, Mostly AI

Taner Akcok

CPO & Managing Director, finreach solutions

Taner has more than 9 years of platform, analytics, machine learning and AI experience. He worked at Microsoft as a Program Manager where he received a number of international success awards. He founded his own company AppAnalytics.io in Silicon Valley which became 2nd Fastest Growing B2B Startup in the world according to Business Insider and highlighted by Forbes Magazine. He sold his company to Nomad Commerce in 2016 and joined to Webtrekk in Berlin as a VP of Product Management. He studied Business Administration at Istanbul University and Innovation Management at Stanford University. Taner is currently nominated as one of the Forbes 30 under 30 in Finance 2019.

Taner Akcok
CPO & Managing Director, finreach solutions

Mali M. Baum

CEO & Founding Partner at WLOUNGE, Founding Partner at MAGDA GROUP

Mali is one of the People Shaping Female Founders Future and opportunities at the startups Ecosystem in Berlin and Germany, recently announced raising a new fund of funds in Berlin with focusing on diverse team, building more success stories and uplifting the tech ecosystem in Europe and beyond’
Born in Tel-Aviv, Living in Berlin.
Mali has 20 years’ experience of founding companies. Started her first business in 2007 and followed this up with a global educational toys business, in Tel Aviv, which sold products in the US, Asia and across Europe. The products won numerous awards for innovation and design.
She was nominated for the ‘Digital Female Leader Award’ for 2017 and for 2018 , in money category. Mali is a regular speaker at conferences, a mentor and jury member of startup’s competitions, lectures at universities on entrepreneurship and international business in Berlin, also has a lot of investment knowledge as a business angel and growth in startups.
Mali is instrumental in creating the business and technology ecosystem in Berlin, connecting it with the her global network from Tel Aviv, New York, Silicon Valley , EU markets and Beijing, bringing opportunities for the local startups and corporations.

Mali M. Baum
CEO & Founding Partner at WLOUNGE, Founding Partner at MAGDA GROUP

Sebastian Waschnick

Chief Technology Officer, Axel Springer Ideas Engineering GmbH

As an electrical engineering graduate Sebastian started his career as automation engineer within a brown coal mining facility. When he moved to software development he started to work for a medium-sized IT company, as engineer, team lead and later as project lead. A few years ago, he transitioned to Axel Springer and started living the agile way. Within Axel Springer, as CTO of Ideas Engineering, Sebastian is one of the key drivers to transform this patriarchal corporation to become a modern tech company. This challenge and his passion for a great team culture motivate him every single day!

Sebastian Waschnick
Chief Technology Officer, Axel Springer Ideas Engineering GmbH

Featured previous speakers

Steve Wozniak

Co-founder, Apple Inc.

Steve Wozniak
Co-founder, Apple Inc.

Preethi Kasireddy

Software Engineer, Sapien AI

Preethi is a software engineer that designs and develops user interfaces and builds conversation dialogues using NLP and Machine Learning. She’s passionate about conversation interfaces and the future of human vs. AI interactions. She was previously a front-end & API engineer at Coinbase, a digital currency platform, where she helped architect and rebuild their front-end in React.js. Prior to that, she was a partner at the top venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and an Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs.

Preethi Kasireddy
Software Engineer, Sapien AI

Joel Spolsky

CEO of Stack Overflow, Co-founder at Trello

Spolsky, who holds a B.S in Computer Science from Yale University, is the author of Joel on Software, one of the most popular software development blogs, and the sitting CEO of the Stack Exchange Network. As a software engineer himself he led the Microsoft Excel team as a project manager in the ’90s. He later on founded Stack Overflow, the Mecca of Devs, and Trello, the popular project management software, which was acquired by Atlassian in early 2017 for $425 million. He is the sitting CEO of the Stack Exchange Network.

Joel Spolsky
CEO of Stack Overflow, Co-founder at Trello

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Open Blockchain Expert, Author of “Mastering Bitcoin” & “Mastering Ethereum”

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote, and historical precedent—effortlessly transliterating the complex issues of blockchain technology out of the abstract and into the real world. In 2014, Antonopoulos authored the groundbreaking book, Mastering Bitcoin (O’Reilly Media), widely considered to be the best technical guide ever written about the technology. His second book, The Internet of Money, unveiled the “why” of bitcoin—and became a bestseller on Amazon— and led to the successful follow-up The Internet of Money Volume Two. His fourth book, Mastering Ethereum (O’Reilly Media) will be available in the fall of 2018.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Open Blockchain Expert, Author of “Mastering Bitcoin” & “Mastering Ethereum”

Mate Rimac

CEO, Rimac Automobili

Mate Rimac
CEO, Rimac Automobili

Elise Xu

Product Manager, AR Publishing at Facebook

Elise Xu is a product manager for Facebook’s augmented reality camera. Her team builds the tools for creators to target and distribute their AR experiences to audiences across Facebook. She has also worked at Facebook on video ranking and recommendations in News Feed, as well as developing new advertising solutions in the auto and financial services industries. Elise recently moved to London after living in San Francisco for five years. When not pondering the next AR product idea, she loves cooking for friends and writing fiction and poetry.

Elise Xu
Product Manager, AR Publishing at Facebook

Tim O’Brien

General Manager AI Programs, Microsoft Corp.

Tim leads Ethical AI Advocacy at Microsoft and is responsible for programs to drive and promote responsible development and use of technology, inclusive of public policy and the ethics of artificial intelligence. As part of this role, Tim conducts research focused on ethical use of AI across geographies and cultures.Prior to this role, Tim led the Global Communications group for Microsoft, managing communications strategy and operations in over 90 countries around the world, and the Platform Strategy team, where he was responsible for technical evangelism to drive developer adoption of Microsoft platforms and services.Before joining Microsoft in 2003, Tim worked as an engineer, a marketer and a consultant at both startups and Fortune 500 companies. He has over 25 years of experience in the tech industry.Tim has a BS in engineering from Purdue University and an MBA in marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School.

Tim O’Brien
General Manager AI Programs, Microsoft Corp.

Pavithra Vijay

Software Engineer, Google

Pavithra is a software engineer working on TensorFlow at Google. She contributes primarily to the Keras module in TensorFlow. Keras is high-level Machine Learning API written in Python focusing on user friendliness and fast experimentation. She started exploring the field of Machine Learning less than a year ago by experimenting with models for text classification applications. She authored a text classification guide that covers important best practices and rules of thumb for picking the right model and processing pipelines.In her first role at Google, Pavithra contributed to the data visualization and reporting platform called DataStudio. Before that, Pavithra worked with Microsoft on their ERP software suite, Dynamics AX. Pavithra received a Masters in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Pavithra Vijay
Software Engineer, Google

Joseph Sirosh

CTO, Microsoft

Joseph Sirosh
CTO, Microsoft

Felix Krause

Software Engineer, Google

Felix is the creator of fastlane, an open source toolset for automating all your iOS and Android development tasks. He joined Twitter in 2015, and recently started working at Google, where he now works full-time on open source tooling for mobile app developers. Before that Felix worked at various startups in Europe and in the U.S. where he collected over 6 years of experience in the iOS ecosystem.

Felix Krause
Software Engineer, Google

Martin Wezowski

Chief Designer, SAP Innovation Center

Martin has been loving and living design and tech his whole career, as musician, as visual designer. Right now he maps, builds and inspires a future we want to live in, as Chief Designer for SAP's Innovation Center. Design is transforming faster than before, from classic styling of the superficial to system design of everything, including social and political systems, deeply rooted in a space of challenges and promises between cutting edge tech and humanism. In an exponential, digital change, we design a relationship, a behavior, the product will follow. This exponential change is our most important design brief and the stakes are high - It is just too important to be left only to designers.

Martin Wezowski
Chief Designer, SAP Innovation Center

Martin Pirker

Senior Researcher, Josef Ressel Center TARGET

Martin Pirker is a senior researcher in the field of IT security. He currently works at the Josef Ressel Center for Unified Threat Intelligence on Targeted Attacks (TARGET) at St.Pölten University of Applied Sciences. TARGET researches novel ways of intrusion detection and mitigation via analysis of system events streams in a joint research cooperation with industry partner CyberTrap GmbH.

Martin Pirker
Senior Researcher, Josef Ressel Center TARGET

Juho Vepsäläinen

Founder, SurviveJS

Juho Vepsäläinen is behind the SurviveJS effort. In addition to being a core developer of webpack, he has been active in the open source scene since the early 2000s. Blue Arrow Awards winner.

Juho Vepsäläinen
Founder, SurviveJS

Viv Richards

Senior Test Engineer, Vizolution

Viv Richards is a Senior Test Engineer at Vizolution, a blogger and a community bumble bee. In his spare time he enjoys teaching children to code as a CodeClub volunteer at a local junior school as well as bringing communities together to share skills and knowledge by organising local meet-up's as well as organising South Wales largest agile and developer conference.

Viv Richards
Senior Test Engineer, Vizolution

Eva Lettner

Front-end Web Developer, Chillbill

Eva is a self-employed web designer, she works on web development projects such as Schlechte-Schlagzeilen.at, the Bean Brew Crew, and a BMR calculator concept. She was a Junior Front-end Web Developer for TheVentury and has extensive experience in Marketing, PR, and programming positions. Eva is currently finishing her studies in Web Design & Development at the SAE Vienna.

Eva Lettner
Front-end Web Developer, Chillbill

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