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Machine Learning Week Europe
14-18 June, 2021

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Monday

Mon

8:00 am

Monday, June 14, 2021 8:00 am

LogIn for attendees opens

Monday

Mon

8:30 am

Monday, June 14, 2021 8:30 am

Virtual Coffee Roundtables

Monday

Mon

9:10 am

Monday, June 14, 2021 9:10 am

Deep Learning World Expert Round 1: Image Recognition & Generation

Speakers: Vaibhav Verdhan, Principal Data Scientist, Johnson and Johnson Dr. Thomas Wollmann, VP Engineering, Merantix Labs Dr. Luca Marchesotti, Founder, Sparkd

Moderators: Prof. Dr. Sven Crone, Lecturer, CEO and founder, Lancaster University & iqast Afke Schouten, Founder at AI Bridge, Director of Studies at HWZ University of Applied Sciences, Building Bridges

Monday, June 14, 2021 9:10 am

PAW Climate Expert Round 1: Climate Change & Risks

Speakers: Dr. Pedro Baiz, Head of Research (Finance), Blockchain & Climate Institute Dr. Christian Spindler, Co-Founder and CEO, Sustainaccount Sharmistha Chatterjee, Senior Manager of Data Sciences, Publicis Sapient

Moderator: Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Monday

Mon

10:10 am

Monday, June 14, 2021 10:10 am

Deep Learning World Expert Round 2: Natural Language Processing & Generation

Speakers: Jona Welsch, ML Project Lead, dida Datenschmiede Timo Möller, Co-Founder, deepset Chongko Snitwong Na Aryuttaya, Data Scientist

Moderators: Afke Schouten, Founder at AI Bridge, Director of Studies at HWZ University of Applied Sciences, Building Bridges Prof. Dr. Sven Crone, Lecturer, CEO and founder, Lancaster University & iqast

Monday, June 14, 2021 10:10 am

PAW Climate Expert Round 2: CO2 & Waste Reduction

Speakers: Daniel Rohr, Senior Data Scientist, Tracks GmbH Jannes Klaas, Data Scientist, QuantumBlack Bosse Rothe, Founder, Cleanhub

Moderators: Dr. Christian Spindler, Co-Founder and CEO, Sustainaccount Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Monday

Mon

11:10 am

Monday, June 14, 2021 11:10 am

Deep Learning World Expert Round 3: Deep Learning 2.0

Speakers: Igor Susmelj, Co-Founder, Lightly Samuel Lopez Santamaria, Senior Data Scientist, qdive Debasmita Das, Manager, AI Research, Mastercard

Moderators: Afke Schouten, Founder at AI Bridge, Director of Studies at HWZ University of Applied Sciences, Building Bridges Prof. Dr. Sven Crone, Lecturer, CEO and founder, Lancaster University & iqast

Monday, June 14, 2021 11:10 am

PAW Climate Expert Round 3: Data Acquisition & Mining

Speakers: Dr. Sharavani Basu, Partner & Consultant, SBSF Consultancy Dr. Sébastien Foucaud, Member of the Board, SBSF Consultancy Dr. Christian Schneider, Senior Machine Learning Expert, wetter.com Gerhard Rolletschek, Glanos GmbH

Moderators: Dr. Christian Spindler, Co-Founder and CEO, Sustainaccount Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Monday

Mon

12:00 pm

Monday, June 14, 2021 12:00 pm

Most valuable time ever: Speed Networking for all attendees! Don’t miss it!

Monday

Mon

1:00 pm

Monday, June 14, 2021 1:00 pm

Deep Learning World Expert Round 4: Explainable & Responsible AI

Speakers: Julia Brosig, Senior Data Scientist, qdive Aishwarya Srinivasan, AI & ML Innovation Leader Alex Polyakov, Founder, Adversa

Moderators: Prof. Dr. Sven Crone, Lecturer, CEO and founder, Lancaster University & iqast Afke Schouten, Founder at AI Bridge, Director of Studies at HWZ University of Applied Sciences, Building Bridges

Monday, June 14, 2021 1:00 pm

PAW Climate Expert Round 4: Space Data for Earth Observation

Speakers: Nicolaus Hanowski, Head ESA EO Mission Management Department, European Space Agency (ESA) Niklas Jordan, Open Geospatial Evangelist, OpenSpaceData.org Thomas Chen, Research Scientist, Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering

Moderators: Dr. Christian Spindler, Co-Founder and CEO, Sustainaccount Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Monday

Mon

2:00 pm

Monday, June 14, 2021 2:00 pm

Table Discussions – Your time, your topic!

Speakers: Alex Polyakov, Founder, Adversa Eugène Neelou, CTO, Adversa Nikolaus Jäger-Grassl, Data Science and Software development MES, VTU Engineering

Monday, June 14, 2021 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion – How Europe Could become a Climate Pioneer with AI?

Speakers: Ludovic Bodin, Chair of International Investment & Co-Founder, France AI Hub; European Applied AI Alliance Daniel Rohr, Senior Data Scientist, Tracks GmbH Bosse Rothe, Founder, Cleanhub Nicolaus Hanowski, Head ESA EO Mission Management Department, European Space Agency (ESA)

Moderators: Dr. Christian Spindler, Co-Founder and CEO, Sustainaccount Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Monday

Mon

2:50 pm

Monday, June 14, 2021 2:50 pm

Predictive Maintenance Using Deep Learning

Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Rainer Muemmler, Principal Application Engineer, MathWorks

Monday

Mon

3:00 pm

Monday, June 14, 2021 3:00 pm

Deep Learning World: 30 Golden Rules of Deep Learning Performance

Speaker: Siddha Ganju, Solutions Architect, Nvidia

Monday, June 14, 2021 3:00 pm

PAW Climate Keynotes

Speakers: Eugene Kirpichov, Co-founder, Work On Climate Nikola Milojevic-Dupont, PhD candidate, MCC Berlin, TU Berlin, Climate Change AI

Moderators: Dr. Christian Spindler, Co-Founder and CEO, Sustainaccount Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Monday

Mon

3:50 pm

Monday, June 14, 2021 3:50 pm

It’s a wrap!

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Sven Crone, Lecturer, CEO and founder, Lancaster University & iqast

Monday, June 14, 2021 3:50 pm

It’s a wrap!

Moderators: Dr. Christian Spindler, Co-Founder and CEO, Sustainaccount Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tuesday

Tue

8:00 am

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:00 am

LogIn for attendees opens

Tuesday

Tue

8:30 am

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:30 am

Virtual Coffee Roundtables

Tuesday

Tue

9:10 am

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:10 am

Being a Data Scientist in a Non-Data-Driven Company: Learnings from my 1st Year at REHAU

Speaker: Dr. Sandra Romeis, Head of Data Lab, REHAU

Moderators: Peter Seeberg, independent AI consultant, asimovero.AI Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Tuesday

Tue

10:10 am

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:10 am

PAW Industry Expert Round 1: Smart Manufacturing

Speakers: Dr. Markus Köster, Head of R&D Industrial Analytics, Weidmüller Group Dr. Maksim Greiner, CTO, Erium

Moderators: Peter Seeberg, independent AI consultant, asimovero.AI Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Tuesday

Tue

11:10 am

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:10 am

PAW Industry Expert Round 2: Predictive Maintenance

Speakers: Dr. Artur Suchwalko, Technical Director, QuantUp Dr. Marcin Kowalski, Managing Director, Graw (Goldschmidt Group) Dr. Marcus Groß, Senior Data Analyst, INWT Statistics Arvin Arora, CEO, AIM Agile IT Management GmbH Nils Funke, Product Owner, AIM Agile IT Management GmbH

Moderators: Peter Seeberg, independent AI consultant, asimovero.AI Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Tuesday

Tue

12:00 pm

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:00 pm

Most valuable time ever: Speed Networking for all attendees! Don’t miss it!

Tuesday

Tue

1:00 pm

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:00 pm

PAW Industry Expert Round 3: Smart Logistics

Speakers: Antje Dittmer, Research Engineer, DLR Maria-Alexandra Cimpeanu, Project Manager, Kugler Feinkost Amit Tyagi, Senior Data Scientist, Continental Lars Schleithoff, Data Scientist, Informationsfabrik Prof. Dr. Sven Crone, Lecturer, CEO and founder, Lancaster University & iqast

Moderators: Peter Seeberg, independent AI consultant, asimovero.AI Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Tuesday

Tue

2:00 pm

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:00 pm

KI in the Industry Podcast Panel: State of Machine Learning in Europe

Speakers: Carina Mieth, Advisor to the Managing Director Research & Development, Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG Nicole Büttner, Co-Founder and CEO, Merantix Labs

Moderators: Peter Seeberg, independent AI consultant, asimovero.AI Robert Weber, CEO, Industrial Newsgames

Tuesday

Tue

3:00 pm

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:00 pm

PAW Industry Expert Round 4: Smart Information & Communication Technology

Speakers: Britta Hilt, Co-Founder & Managing Director, IS Predict Kentaro Ono, General Manager, NTT FACILITIES Silvia Veronese, CEO, EtaZeta Rachana Desai, Data Scientist, RapidMiner Dr. Edwin Yaqub, Senior Data Scientist, RapidMiner

Moderators: Peter Seeberg, independent AI consultant, asimovero.AI Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Tuesday

Tue

4:00 pm

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:00 pm

PAW Industry Expert Round 5: Smart Energy

Speakers: Tobias Mathur, Head of [email protected], Uniper Teresa Alberts, CEO, ITficient Dr. Wout Van Alphen, Data Scientist, The Grain

Moderators: Peter Seeberg, independent AI consultant, asimovero.AI Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Tuesday

Tue

4:50 pm

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:50 pm

It’s a wrap!

Speaker: Peter Seeberg, independent AI consultant, asimovero.AI

Moderator: Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Wednesday

Wed

8:00 am

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:00 am

LogIn for attendees opens

Wednesday

Wed

8:30 am

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:30 am

Virtual Coffee Roundtables

Wednesday

Wed

9:05 am

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:05 am

Machine Learning, Data, and AI: Game Changers Before the Storm?

Speaker: Dr. Andreas Braun, Managing Director, Accenture

Moderators: Dr. Nora Reich, Product Owner Big Data & Artificial Intelligence, KfW Bankengruppe Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Wednesday

Wed

9:55 am

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:55 am

​Darts: Time Series Forecasting Made Easy in Python

Speaker: Thomas Neuer, Data Scientist, Unit8

Wednesday

Wed

10:20 am

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:20 am

PAW Financial: Artificial Expert Round 1: AI for Banking & Financial Services

Speakers: Dr. Michael Soucek, Senior Manager Data Science and FS Lead Scientist, Accenture Maksim Sipos, CTO, causaLens Andreas Petrides, Executive Director, Quantitative Execution Services, Goldman Sachs

Moderators: Dr. Nora Reich, Product Owner Big Data & Artificial Intelligence, KfW Bankengruppe Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Wednesday

Wed

11:15 am

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:15 am

PAW Financial Expert Round 2: AI for Insurance & Risk Management

Speakers: Dr. Sebastian Schnelle, Director Analytics, CRIF Bürgel Andreas Kulpa, Data & Digital Enthusiast, bigdataheaven Dr. Nina Meinel, Strategy & Data Science, Syncier Raymond van Es, Practice Lead Data Science & AI, Milliman

Moderators: Dr. Nora Reich, Product Owner Big Data & Artificial Intelligence, KfW Bankengruppe Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Wednesday

Wed

12:05 pm

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:05 pm

Most valuable time ever: Speed Networking for all attendees! Don’t miss it!

Wednesday

Wed

1:00 pm

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:00 pm

PAW Financial Expert Round 3: AI for Investments & Assets

Speakers: Vijay Maharajan, Data Analytics Expert, Siemens Dr. Pedro Baiz, Head of Research (Finance), Blockchain & Climate Institute Rafaëlle Botter, Deep Learning Researcher in Quantitative Finance, John Locke Investments

Moderators: Dr. Nora Reich, Product Owner Big Data & Artificial Intelligence, KfW Bankengruppe Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Wednesday

Wed

2:00 pm

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:00 pm

Table Discussions – Your time, your topic

Speakers: Frank Pörschmann, CEO, iDIGMA Tom Alby, Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Euler Hermes Dr. Nora Reich, Product Owner Big Data & Artificial Intelligence, KfW Bankengruppe

Wednesday

Wed

3:00 pm

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:00 pm

PAW Financial Expert Round 4: Privacy, Regulations & Ethics

Speakers: Shashin Mishra, Director Data Science and Analytics, Publicis Sapient Sray Agarwal, Associate Director Data Science and Analytics, Publicis Sapient Clemens Kraus, Senior Data Scientist, qdive

Moderators: Dr. Nora Reich, Product Owner Big Data & Artificial Intelligence, KfW Bankengruppe Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Wednesday

Wed

3:50 pm

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:50 pm

It’s a wrap!

Speakers: Dr. Nora Reich, Product Owner Big Data & Artificial Intelligence, KfW Bankengruppe Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thursday

Thu

8:00 am

Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:00 am

LogIn for attendees opens

Thursday

Thu

8:30 am

Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:30 am

Virtual Coffee Roundtables

Thursday

Thu

9:05 am

Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:05 am

PAW Business Expert Round 1: Data Science Development & Operations

Speakers: Tobias Lampert, Lead Data Scientist, qdive Lisa Maag, Data Scientist, GfK Lana Caldarevic, Machine Learning Engineer, GfK Dr. Jean Metz, Senior Machine Learning Engineer, GfK Dr. Pamela Hathway, Machine Learning Engineer, GfK

Moderators: Cecilia Floridi, Managing Director, DataLab. Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Thursday

Thu

9:55 am

Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:55 am

Tree-Based Predictive Analytics: More Powerful Than You Might Think

Speaker: Gillian Groom, Regional Manager, Customer Success EMEA, Minitab

Moderators: Cecilia Floridi, Managing Director, DataLab. Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Thursday

Thu

10:20 am

Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:20 am

PAW Business Expert Round 2: AI for Marketing & E-Commerce

Speakers: Daniel Wrigley, Lead Search & Analytics Consultant, SHI Dr. Alwin Haensel, Founder and Managing Director, Haensel AMS Paul Kleinschmidt, Data Scientist, Haensel AMS

Moderators: Cecilia Floridi, Managing Director, DataLab. Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Thursday

Thu

11:15 am

Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:15 am

PAW Business Expert Round 3: AI for Media & Publishers

Speakers: Jonah Kresse, Data Scientist, Schickler Unternehmensberatung Prof. Dr. Peter Gentsch, CEO, VAMOS.ai Sebastian Döring, Head of AI Platform Services, ProSiebenSat.1 Tech Solutions GmbH Steffen Kühne, Tech Lead, Bayerischer Rundfunk

Moderators: Cecilia Floridi, Managing Director, DataLab. Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Thursday

Thu

12:05 pm

Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:05 pm

Most valuable time ever: Speed Networking for all attendees! Don’t miss it!

Thursday

Thu

1:00 pm

Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:00 pm

PAW Business Expert Round 4: AI for Sales & Service

Speakers: Dr. Annemarie Paul, Senior Data Scientist, Kuehne + Nagel Rohit Kewalramani, Data Scientist, 6sense Justin Chien, Senior Data Scientist, 6sense Evelina Stoikou, Consultant, Kepler Cannon Daniel Hellwig, Head of Digital, Kepler Cannon

Moderators: Cecilia Floridi, Managing Director, DataLab. Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Thursday

Thu

2:00 pm

Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:00 pm

Table Discussions – Your time, your topic!

Speakers: Dr. Erika McBride, Global Director of Analytic Services, Dow, Inc. Brian O’Neill, Founder and Principal, Designing for Analytics Benjamin Ziomek, CTO, Actuate

Thursday

Thu

3:00 pm

Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:00 pm

PAW Business Keynote: Data Science at The New York Times

Speaker: Chris Wiggins, Chief Data Scientist, The New York Times

Moderators: Cecilia Floridi, Managing Director, DataLab. Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Thursday

Thu

3:50 pm

Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:50 pm

It’s a wrap!

Speakers: Cecilia Floridi, Managing Director, DataLab. Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Friday, June 18, 2021

Friday

Fri

8:00 am

Friday, June 18, 2021 8:00 am

LogIn for attendees opens

Friday

Fri

8:30 am

Friday, June 18, 2021 8:30 am

Virtual Coffee Roundtables

Friday

Fri

9:00 am

Friday, June 18, 2021 9:00 am

Welcome by Martin Szugat, Program Chair of Machine Learning Week Europe and the moderators of the day

Speakers: Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH Gloria Macia, Data Scientist, Roche

Friday

Fri

9:10 am

Friday, June 18, 2021 9:10 am

PAW Healthcare Expert Round 1: Hospital and Ambulance Operations

Speakers: Jorn op den Buijs, Senior Scientist, Philips Research Vidhi Chugh, Staff Data Scientist, Blue Yonder Giovanni Ranuzzi, Data Scientist Specialist, LivaNova

Moderators: Gloria Macia, Data Scientist, Roche Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Friday

Fri

10:10 am

Friday, June 18, 2021 10:10 am

PAW Healthcare: Expert Round 2: Clinical and Pharmaceutical Research

Speakers: Dr. Markus Bundschus, Head Data Office, Roche Diagnostics Dr. Angelo Ziletti, Principal Data Scientist, Bayer AG Julian Everett, CTO, Data Language

Moderators: Gloria Macia, Data Scientist, Roche Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Friday

Fri

11:10 am

Friday, June 18, 2021 11:10 am

PAW Healthcare Expert Round 3: Disease Detection and Recognition

Speakers: Dr. Afsaneh Asaei, Head of AI, UnternehmerTUM Ozgur Polat, Machine Learning Engineer, xMint Karol Przystalski, CTO, Codete GmbH Sona Chandra, Founder, CEO, DeepNutrition, Merantix AG

Moderators: Gloria Macia, Data Scientist, Roche Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Friday

Fri

12:00 pm

Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 pm

Most valuable time ever: Speed Networking for all attendees! Don’t miss it!

Friday

Fri

1:00 pm

Friday, June 18, 2021 1:00 pm

PAW Healthcare Expert Round 4: Smart Healthcare Devices & Apps

Speakers: Gloria Macia, Data Scientist, Roche Prof. Dr. Oliver Haase, CEO, Validate ML

Moderators: Gloria Macia, Data Scientist, Roche Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Friday

Fri

2:00 pm

Friday, June 18, 2021 2:00 pm

Table Discussions – Your time, your topic!

Speakers: Dr. Boris Adryan, Healthcare Digital Academy Lead, Merck KGaA Dennis Diederix, Head of Healthcare, Amsterdam Data Collective Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Friday

Fri

3:00 pm

Friday, June 18, 2021 3:00 pm

PAW Healthcare Expert Round 5: Corona Community Project Pitches

Speakers: Sebastian Cattes, Data Scientist, INWT Statistics Francesca Tang, PhD Candidate, Princeton University Dr. Marco Pegoraro, PhD Candidate, RWTH Aachen University

Moderators: Gloria Macia, Data Scientist, Roche Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

Friday

Fri

3:50 pm

Friday, June 18, 2021 3:50 pm

It’s a wrap!

Speaker: Gloria Macia, Data Scientist, Roche

Moderator: Martin Szugat, Founder & Managing Director, Datentreiber GmbH

All times are Central Europe Summer Time (CEST/UTC+2)
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