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DAY 1 – MARCH 19TH

08:30 am
10:00 am
08:30 am - 10:00 am

Doors Open

10:00 am
10:30 am
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Opening Keynote: GenAI – what is hype and what is real?

DATA festival GmbH | Dr. Carsten Bange & Alexander Thamm
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10:30 am
10:45 am
10:30 am - 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am
11:15 am
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Finding the signal in the chatter: BSH AI Strategy in times of GenAI

BSH Home Appliances Group| Hendrik Siefert
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11:15 am
12:15 pm
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Panel: Decoding the AI & Data Act: Navigating the Intersection of Technology and Regulation

Moderator: Claudia Pohlink | Deutsche Bahn

Speakers:
Dr. Holger Kömm | Bain & Company
Dr. Ursula Feindor-Schmidt | Lausen Rechtsanwälte
Julia Sterling | Commerzbank
Dr. Hanno Schmiedt | DHL 

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12:15 pm
12:35 pm
12:15 pm - 12:35 pm

Speedpitches Headliner
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12:35 pm
12:40 pm
12:35 pm - 12:40 pm

Introduction to the live experiment: Are we using AI’s power for the most essential challenges?

Mathias-Riechert-Art.com | Dr. Mathias Riechert
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12:40 pm
2:15 pm
12:40 pm - 2:15 pm

Lunch Break

2:15 pm
2:45 pm
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Charting a Course in Data Mesh: Understanding Data Products and Contracts

BARC | Jacqueline Bloemen
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2:45 pm
3:15 pm
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Data Mesh vs. central analytics foundation: Contradiction or necessity?

MediaMarktSaturn | Kolja Manuel Rödel
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3:15 pm
3:45 pm
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Data Democratization unwanted! – Breaking the Silo through a people first approach

ÖBB Infrastruktur AG | Katrin Haas
DAMA Austria |  Lukas Negrin
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3:45 pm
4:15 pm
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

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4:15 pm
4:45 pm
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Break

4:45 pm
5:15 pm
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

GenAI Demystified: Exploring the Reality Beyond the Hype

Dr. Andrea Hofmann | Deutsche Post DHL Group
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5:15 pm
6:15 pm
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Panel: The Future of Data Leadership – The Death of the CDO?

Moderator: Alexander Thamm | Alexander Thamm GmbH
Speakers:
Walid Mehanna | Merck Group
Barbara Engerer | BSH Home Appliances
Dr. Christian Essling | E.ON
Stephan Kaulbach | Alexander Thamm GmbH
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6:15 pm
6:45 pm
6:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Centralized vs. decentralized analytics – striking the right balance

Kaufland Stiftung & Co. KG | Dr. Armin Müller
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6:45 pm
7:30 pm
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Get Together Apero

Networking, Aperitif & Fingerfood

from 7:30 pm

data.party

Festival food, Drinks, DJ, Livemusic & Fun
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DAY 2 – MARCH 20TH

08:00 am
09:00 am
08:00 am - 09:00 am

Doors Open

09:00 am
09:30 am
09:00 am - 09:30 am

Opening Keynote: Data Lakehouse – When to consider and how to do it?

BARC | Thomas Zeutschler
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09:30 am
09:45 am
09:30 am - 09:45 am

Break

09:45 am
10:15 am
09:45 am - 10:15 am

How a 150-year-old traditional company becomes data-driven!

FIEGE Logistik Stiftung | Marco Geuer
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10:15 am
10:45 am
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Unlocking the Power of AI: How we drive Innovation at LHG 

Swiss International Air Lines, Lufthansa Group | Dr. Margot Loewenberg
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10:45 am
11:15 am
10:45 am - 11:15 am

One size does not fit all : A data-driven size recommendation approach for online fashion retailing

adidas AG | Paul Zieringer
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11:15 am
11:45 am
11:15 am - 11:45 am

Break

11:45 am
12:15 pm
11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Unlocking the business potential of GenAI in the automotive industry

CARIAD – Automotive Software for Volkswagen | Dr. Hakan Duman & Jakub Kovacik
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12:15 pm
1:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Panel: Smart Manufacturing

Moderator: Dr. Lydia Nemec | Carl Zeiss AG
Speakers:
Ulli Waltinger | Siemens
Nico Kelling | Infineon Technologies

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1:15 pm
2:45 pm
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Lunch Break

2:45 pm
3:15 pm
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Data Intelligence: Platforms, Catalogs & Marketplaces – The Next Chapter

BARC | Timm Grosser
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3:15 am
3:45 am
3:15 am - 3:45 am

Unleashing the potential of GenAI: Empowering Human-AI Collaboration

Metro/Dish Digital | Pankaj Kumar Mishra
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3:45 pm
3:55 pm
3:45 pm - 3:55 pm

Results presentation of the live experiment: Are we using AI’s power for the most essential challenges?

Mathias-Riechert-Art.com | Dr. Mathias Riechert
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3:55 pm
4:00 pm
3:55 pm - 4:00 pm

Closing

DATA festival GmbH | Dr. Carsten Bange & Alexander Thamm
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DAY 1 – MARCH 19TH

10:30 am
10:45 am
10:30 am - 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am
11:15 am
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Evolution of Modern Data Architecture: A Practical Journey

Partner Reinsurance for Data Virtuality & PRODATO| Sebastian Drozdz
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11:15 am
11:45 am
11:15 am - 11:45 am

How to build trustworthy AI with Data Products

Denodo | Petra Melters
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11:45 am
12:15 pm
11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Freenet ready to go – Freenet’s path to the cloud DWH

freenet AG for Informatica | Timo Burmeister
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12:45 pm
2:15 pm
12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Lunch Break

2:15 pm
2:45 pm
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Making GenAI an Enterprise Reality

Dataiku | Maximilian Harms
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2:45 pm
3:15 pm
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

ROLAND’s AI Journey: From Local ML Beginnings to a Future of AI-Driven Success

ROLAND Rechtsschutz-Versicherungs-AG for synvert saracus consulting GmbH | Sven Remme & Daniel Krieg
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3:15 pm
3:45 pm
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Data Migration with dbt Cloud

Dish Digital Solutions for dbt labs | Ramon Marrero
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3:45 pm
4:15 pm
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Promoting Green Mobility by Increasing Digital Literacy

Deutsche Bahn Regio AG for [at] | Tanja Schlesinger & Anastasia Heide
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4:15 pm
4:45 pm
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Break

4:45 pm
5:15 pm
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Data Debt to Agility: The Power of Integration

Actian |Ricardo Fuentes
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6:45 pm
7:30 pm
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Get Together Apero

from 7:30 pm

After Party
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DAY 2 – MARCH 20TH

09:30 am
09:45 am
09:30 am - 09:45 am

Break

10:15 am
10:45 am
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Data Driven meets Change – How congstar managed to build a vibrant Data-Culture 
[in German language]

congstar for Opitz Consulting and pyramid analytics | Susanne Weßel-Therhorn
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11:15 am
11:45 am
11:15 am -11:45 am

Break

DAY 1 – MARCH 19TH

08:30 am
10:00 am
08:30 am - 10:00 am

Doors Open

12:15 am
12:45 am
12:15 am - 12:45 am

Data Mesh Manager: Data Products, Data Contracts and Policies

Data Mesh Manager, powered by INNOQ| Dr. Simon Harrer
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2:15 pm
2:45 pm
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

How Data Scientists and AI-specialists can become Super Heroes

MI4People | Dr. Paul Springer
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2:45 pm
3:15 pm
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

What we mean by AI for public interest

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet & Society | Dr. Theresa Zueger
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3:15 pm
3:45 pm
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Implementation of Public Interest AI 

Alexander von Humbold Institute for Internet & Society | Sami Nenno

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3:45 pm
4:15 pm
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Democratizing Algorithm Development: Advancing Personalized Medicine through Federated Learning

Care-for-Rare Foundation & Dr. von Haunersches Kinderspital | Dr. Denis Dalić
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4:15 pm
4:45 pm
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Break

4:45 pm
5:15 pm
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

AI Use Cases for Robot-Assisted Emergency Response

German Rescue Robotics Center | Dr. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova

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5:15 pm
5:45 pm
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Leveraging data and AI for social impact

CorrelAId | Frie Preu
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5:45 pm
6:15 pm
5:45 pm - 6:15 pm

The needle in a haystack – searching for refugee boats in satellite images

Space-Eye e.V. | Steffen Merseburg

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6:45 pm
7:30 pm
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Get Together Apero

from 7:30 pm

After Party
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DAY 2 – MARCH 20TH

08:00 am
09:00 am
08:00 am - 09:00 am

Doors Open

09:45 am
10:15 am
09:45 am - 10:15 am

Federated Learning – Why and How at Zeiss?

Carl Zeiss AG | Dr. Thomas Stecher

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10:15 am
10:45 am
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Break – visit our other stages!

10:45 am
11:15 am
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Tech Deep Dive – Pandas, Polars and the DataFrame Consortium

Kuehne & Nagel | Alessandro Romano
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11:15 am
11:45 am
11:15 am - 11:45 am

Break

11:45 am
12:15 pm
11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Tech Deep Dive – Delta Lake – what’s the new kid on the block?

RTL 2 | Thomas Gremm
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12:15 pm
12:45 pm
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Break – visit our other stages!

12:45 pm
1:15 pm
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Tech Deep Dive – Using Physiological Data for Climate Adaptation

TU München | Bilge Kobas
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DAY 1 – MARCH 19TH

10:30 am
10:45 am
10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am
12:15 am
10:45 am - 12:15 am

Starburst Galaxy – A day in the life of a data engineer

Starburst | Korbinian Zollner
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12:40 pm
2:15 pm
12:40 pm - 2:15 pm

Lunch Break

2:30 pm
4:00 pm
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

What Pyramids have in common with Analytics Modernization – Our Experience replacing a grown System (SAP BO)

Opitz Consulting | Janine Ellner
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4:15 pm
4:45 pm
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Break

from 7:30 pm

After Party
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DAY 2 – MARCH 20TH

09:45 am
11:15 am
09:45 am - 11:15 am

Rag With Dataiku: Build and Reuse Rag Pipelines With Full Enterprise Governance in Your Organization

Dataiku | Rogier van Aarle

11:15 am
11:45 am
11:15 am - 11:45 am

Break

*Preliminary schedule, subject to change.

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Contact

If you have any questions about the event, please contact event manager Christina Schuhmann.

Phone

+49 931 880 65 10

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