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Unchaining Engineering: Hardware and embedded Engineering

6 & 7 June | CityCube Berlin

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Gaming

When you say gaming today, it is far off from pong and space invaders. The recipe is easy: Use state of the art developer skills, add cool real time graphics, AI players and if you are in for it some VR or AR.
Stir slightly with an awesome story and other players for some talks length.

IoT

Who would have thought 20 years ago, that we will live in era of devices which talk with each other? You don’t care? You are into where we go from here and get this fog of connections and lakes of data to the next level? Join us and bring your soldering iron.

Extended Reality

Let’s be honest: The pixels on a screen are not enough. If you want to extend that space you can either buy more screens or be clever. Virtual and augmented is just another type of interface? No? The talks here are a perfect fit for you!

Mobility and Robotics

The age of the self driving car is here. Looks like the automobile industry is the spear head of robotics and pushing the industry 4.0 with all their digital twins off the iron throne. But how do you develop for that and what are the secrets to pimp your ride?

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Featured Speakers

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

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

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

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

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

Featured Talks

How to build Android for a long-lasting phone?
Agnes Crepet, Tech Lead & Head of IT, Fairphone

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.

Agnes Crepet

Agnes Crepet

Tech Lead & Head of IT, Fairphone

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.

Data-driven and cloud-native ecosystems in the automotive industry
Patrick Lanners, Lead Solution Architect, BMW Group

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.

Patrick Lanners

Patrick Lanners

Lead Solution Architect, BMW Group

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.

Audi's journey to an hybrid enterprise big data platform
Matthias Graunitz, Big Data Architect, AUDI AG

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.

Matthias Graunitz

Matthias Graunitz

Big Data Architect, AUDI AG

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.

Bridging the integration gap: How to enable service-rich applications faster and with less code
Benjamin De Boe, Product Manager, InterSystems

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.

Benjamin De Boe

Benjamin De Boe

Product Manager, InterSystems

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.

Developing augmented reality apps: going beyond ARCore and ARKit
Andreas Schacherbauer, Head of SDK, Wikitude

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.

Andreas Schacherbauer

Andreas Schacherbauer

Head of SDK, Wikitude

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.

Product Development in the Eye of the Storm
Thomas Seibert, Senior Technical Lead Architect, Mercedes-Benz.io GmbH

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?

Thomas Seibert

Thomas Seibert

Senior Technical Lead Architect, Mercedes-Benz.io GmbH

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.

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