#BAS21 | 21 — 22 April 2021

Programme

Programme | 21 April 2021

 

Welcoming remarks (Hari Seldon Stage)

10:00–10:10

Opening of #BAS21 by Achim Berg, Bitkom

Hari Seldon Stage
Grace Hopper Stage
Workshops

10:10—10:20

Opening keynote (German)

  • Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

10:20—10:35

Infinite opportunities from infinite data – the power of AI

  • Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board & CEO, Siemens & Digital Industries

10:35—10:50

Apple’s machine learning and AI strategy

  • John Giannandrea, Senior Vice President Machine Learning & AI Strategy, Apple

10:50—11:10

How to unlock the innovative potential of AI while adressing the risks? - AI policy in Germany with Q&A

  • Thomas Jarzombek, Economic Affairs Ministry’s Commissioner for the Digital Industry and Start-ups, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

  • Susanne Dehmel, Bitkom

11:10—11:30

Symbolic, statistical and causal AI

  • Prof Dr Bernhard Schölkopf, Director, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

11:30—11:50

Enterprise AI – injecting AI into business processes

  • Dr Feiyu Xu, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence, SAP

  • Andreas Welsch, Vice President & Head of Intelligent Processes, SAP S/4HANA Product Management, SAP Labs

11:50—12:00

Simulating human behavior in traffic with knowledge-based AI to make autonomous cars safer

  • Dr Isabelle Garzorz, Co-Founder, cogniBIT

  • Leonie Schneiderhöhn, Bitkom Servicegesellschaft

12:00—12:10

Digital Management of Atopic Dermatitis

  • Dr Reem Alneebari, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Nia Health

  • Leonie Schneiderhöhn, Bitkom Servicegesellschaft

12:10—12:20

Advancing renewable energy with AI

  • Dr Sabine Auer, CEO, elena international

  • Christina Vogel, Founder & CEO, elena international

  • Leonie Schneiderhöhn, Bitkom Servicegesellschaft

12:20—12:50

Virtual AI Exhibition

  • Christian Mio Loclair, Creative Director, Waltz Binaire

12:50—13:10

Data culture beyond your main performance KPIs – a Tableau Software use case

  • Michael Thüne, Senior Lead Business Analytics, FREE NOW

13:10—13:30

How can AI contribute to a more sustainable future?

  • Lubomila Jordanova, CEO & Co-Founder, PlanA.Earth

  • Dr Marc Schattenmann, Director, German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU)

13:30—13:50

Bavaria’s AI strategy

  • Judith Gerlach, Bavarian State Ministry for Digital Affairs

13:50—14:10

Digitized presence in times of intelligent robot avatars

  • Prof Dr Ing Sami Haddadin, Director, Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence / Technical University of Munich

14:10—14:30

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) Travelling further, revealing more

  • Jonathan Jessop Batty, IBM Corporate Narrative & Strategy, IBM

  • Don Scott, Chief Technology Officer, MarineAI

  • Jonathan Jessop Batty, IBM

  • Don Scott, MarineAI

14:30—14:50

Comparative validation of AI algorithms: common pitfalls and new concepts

  • Prof Dr Lena Maier-Hein, Head of Department Computer Assisted Medical Interventions, German Cancer Research Center

14:50—15:10

Uber’s path towards green and sustainable mobility and how AI can help

  • Anabel Diaz Calderon, Regional General Manager EMEA, Uber

  • Leonie Schneiderhöhn, Bitkom Servicegesellschaft

15:10—15:30

The data lake engine: five minutes from lake to insights

  • Viktor Kessler, Sr. Solutions Architect, Dremio

15:30—15:50

Machine Learning in manufacturing

  • Carsten Riggelsen, Head of Data/AI DACH AllCloud , AllCloud

15:50—16:10

Pushing boundaries in intelligent automation: digital twins between AI, big data, and (I)IoT

  • Christian Stapel, Partner of the Consulting Services Cluster Data & Technology, MHP Management- and IT-Consultation

16:10—16:30

Data mesh in practice: how to set up a data-driven organization

  • Max Schultze, Data Engineering Manager, Zalando

  • Arif Wider, Professor of Software Engineering & Principal Technolgy Consultat, University of Applied Sciences for Technics and Economics Berlin & ThoughtWorks

16:30—16:50

Beyond the obvious: The hidden applications of artificial intelligence

  • Prof Dr Antonio Krüger, CEO, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence

10:10—11:10

Grace Hopper Stage | Spacer - 210421/1000

11:10—11:30

Better digitize than electrify only: AI and public administration in the COVID crisis

  • Andreas Klug, AI Evangelist, ITyX

11:30—11:50

Conversational AI @ ERGO: from an Alexa speedboat to a conversational strategy

  • Nicolas Konnerth, Head of Voice & Conversation, ERGO Digital Ventures

  • Malte Kosub, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Parloa

11:50—12:10

MLOps – how AI learns to fly

  • Dr Ing Susan Wegner, Vice President Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics, Lufthansa Industry Solutions AS

12:10—12:30

Xayn: re-inventing web search with convenient, controllable, and privacy-protecting AI + Meet the Speaker

  • Prof Michael Huth, Chief Research Officer, Xayn

  • Dr Leif-Nissen Lundbæk, CEO & Co-Founder, Xayn

12:30—12:50

Machine Learning & Apache Kafka: the next generation of intelligent software

  • Kai Wähner, Field CTO & Technology Evangelist, Confluent Germany

12:50—13:10

A recipe for innovation: recommending recipes based on adventurousness

  • Robert Grieg-Gran, Co-founder, COO, Mindful Chef

  • Dr Kim Nilsson, Chair & Co-Founder, Pivigo

13:10—13:30

Reimagining business finance with AI

  • Prof Dr Martin Spindler, University Professor & Director, Economic AI & University of Hamburg

  • Helmut Wasserbacher, Head of Digital Finance Operations, Novartis

13:30—13:50

Shadow processing of insurance claims

  • Dr Antje Fitzner, Team Lead Data Science, Eucon Digital

  • Dr Volker Meise, Director Portfoliomanagement & New Products, Eucon Digital

13:50—14:10

Perspective edge AI: contributions of the semiconductor industry to artificial intelligence

  • Uwe Gäbler, Senior Director Development Center Dresden, Infineon Technologies Dresden

14:10—14:30

Audio AI in medicine - Is voice the new blood?

  • Dagmar Schuller, CEO & Co-Founder, audEERING

14:30—14:50

Break

14:50—15:10

Leveraging industrial IoT & AI to decrease operating costs

  • Anja Vedder, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Industrial Analytics IA

15:10—15:30

Manufacturing meets AI: technology transfer in the Cyber Valley

  • Prof Dr Marco Huber, Professor, Fraunhofer IPA

15:30—15:50

Artificial intelligence in banking: supporting loan decisions with machine learning

  • Dominik Schmidt-Kiefer, Divisional Board Member, Big Data & Advanced Analytics, Commerzbank

15:50—16:10

Data-driven sustainability along the supply chain

  • Tomas Chroust, Partner Data & Analytics / AI, BearingPoint

16:10—16:30

Analysing aerial images: object recognition and outline detection for land monitoring

  • Dr Dirk Michelsen, Executive Consultant, IBM

  • Dr Marcel Ziems, Staff unit Innovation 2025 , LGLN State Office for Geo Information and Land Surveying Lower Saxony

16:30—16:50

“Rules of engagement”: gamification & ethics

  • Melinda Jacobs, Founder & Co-CEO, Perkio

10:10—14:40

Workshops | Spacer - 210421/1000

13:10—13:50

Breaking the barrier – advanced analytics for everyone

  • Olga Kolcheva, Lead Solution Engineer, Tableau

  • Beate Krug, Solution Engineer, Tableau

13:50—14:30

Spacer

14:30—15:15

Long live the database? Value your Data in Motion!

  • Mark Schulze, Practice Director Professional Services EMEA, Confluent Germany

 
10:10—10:20

Opening keynote (German)

  • Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

Hari Seldon Stage

10:20—10:35

Infinite opportunities from infinite data – the power of AI

  • Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board & CEO, Siemens & Digital Industries

Hari Seldon Stage

10:35—10:50

Apple’s machine learning and AI strategy

  • John Giannandrea, Senior Vice President Machine Learning & AI Strategy, Apple

Hari Seldon Stage

10:50—11:10

How to unlock the innovative potential of AI while adressing the risks? - AI policy in Germany with Q&A

  • Thomas Jarzombek, Economic Affairs Ministry’s Commissioner for the Digital Industry and Start-ups, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Moderation:

  • Susanne Dehmel, Bitkom

Hari Seldon Stage

11:10—11:30

Symbolic, statistical and causal AI

  • Prof Dr Bernhard Schölkopf, Director, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Hari Seldon Stage

11:10—11:30

Better digitize than electrify only: AI and public administration in the COVID crisis

  • Andreas Klug, AI Evangelist, ITyX

Grace Hopper Stage

11:30—11:50

Enterprise AI – injecting AI into business processes

  • Dr Feiyu Xu, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence, SAP

  • Andreas Welsch, Vice President & Head of Intelligent Processes, SAP S/4HANA Product Management, SAP Labs

Hari Seldon Stage

11:30—11:50

Conversational AI @ ERGO: from an Alexa speedboat to a conversational strategy

  • Nicolas Konnerth, Head of Voice & Conversation, ERGO Digital Ventures

  • Malte Kosub, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Parloa

Grace Hopper Stage

11:50—12:00

Simulating human behavior in traffic with knowledge-based AI to make autonomous cars safer

  • Dr Isabelle Garzorz, Co-Founder, cogniBIT

Moderation:

  • Leonie Schneiderhöhn, Bitkom Servicegesellschaft

Hari Seldon Stage

11:50—12:10

MLOps – how AI learns to fly

  • Dr Ing Susan Wegner, Vice President Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics, Lufthansa Industry Solutions AS

Grace Hopper Stage

12:00—12:10

Digital Management of Atopic Dermatitis

  • Dr Reem Alneebari, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Nia Health

Moderation:

  • Leonie Schneiderhöhn, Bitkom Servicegesellschaft

Hari Seldon Stage

12:10—12:20

Advancing renewable energy with AI

  • Dr Sabine Auer, CEO, elena international

  • Christina Vogel, Founder & CEO, elena international

Moderation:

  • Leonie Schneiderhöhn, Bitkom Servicegesellschaft

Hari Seldon Stage

12:10—12:30

Xayn: re-inventing web search with convenient, controllable, and privacy-protecting AI + Meet the Speaker

  • Prof Michael Huth, Chief Research Officer, Xayn

  • Dr Leif-Nissen Lundbæk, CEO & Co-Founder, Xayn

Grace Hopper Stage

12:20—12:50

Virtual AI Exhibition

  • Christian Mio Loclair, Creative Director, Waltz Binaire

Hari Seldon Stage

12:30—12:50

Machine Learning & Apache Kafka: the next generation of intelligent software

  • Kai Wähner, Field CTO & Technology Evangelist, Confluent Germany

Grace Hopper Stage

12:50—13:10

Data culture beyond your main performance KPIs – a Tableau Software use case

  • Michael Thüne, Senior Lead Business Analytics, FREE NOW

Hari Seldon Stage

12:50—13:10

A recipe for innovation: recommending recipes based on adventurousness

  • Robert Grieg-Gran, Co-founder, COO, Mindful Chef

  • Dr Kim Nilsson, Chair & Co-Founder, Pivigo

Grace Hopper Stage

13:10—13:30

How can AI contribute to a more sustainable future?

  • Lubomila Jordanova, CEO & Co-Founder, PlanA.Earth

  • Dr Marc Schattenmann, Director, German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU)

Hari Seldon Stage

13:10—13:30

Reimagining business finance with AI

  • Prof Dr Martin Spindler, University Professor & Director, Economic AI & University of Hamburg

  • Helmut Wasserbacher, Head of Digital Finance Operations, Novartis

Grace Hopper Stage

13:10—13:50

Breaking the barrier – advanced analytics for everyone

  • Olga Kolcheva, Lead Solution Engineer, Tableau

  • Beate Krug, Solution Engineer, Tableau

Workshops

13:30—13:50

Bavaria’s AI strategy

  • Judith Gerlach, Bavarian State Ministry for Digital Affairs

Hari Seldon Stage

13:30—13:50

Shadow processing of insurance claims

  • Dr Antje Fitzner, Team Lead Data Science, Eucon Digital

  • Dr Volker Meise, Director Portfoliomanagement & New Products, Eucon Digital

Grace Hopper Stage

13:50—14:10

Digitized presence in times of intelligent robot avatars

  • Prof Dr Ing Sami Haddadin, Director, Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence / Technical University of Munich

Hari Seldon Stage

13:50—14:10

Perspective edge AI: contributions of the semiconductor industry to artificial intelligence

  • Uwe Gäbler, Senior Director Development Center Dresden, Infineon Technologies Dresden

Grace Hopper Stage

14:10—14:30

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) Travelling further, revealing more

  • Jonathan Jessop Batty, IBM Corporate Narrative & Strategy, IBM

  • Don Scott, Chief Technology Officer, MarineAI

Moderation:

  • Jonathan Jessop Batty, IBM

  • Don Scott, MarineAI

Hari Seldon Stage

14:10—14:30

Audio AI in medicine - Is voice the new blood?

  • Dagmar Schuller, CEO & Co-Founder, audEERING

Grace Hopper Stage

14:30—14:50

Comparative validation of AI algorithms: common pitfalls and new concepts

  • Prof Dr Lena Maier-Hein, Head of Department Computer Assisted Medical Interventions, German Cancer Research Center

Hari Seldon Stage

14:30—15:15

Long live the database? Value your Data in Motion!

  • Mark Schulze, Practice Director Professional Services EMEA, Confluent Germany

Workshops

14:50—15:10

Uber’s path towards green and sustainable mobility and how AI can help

  • Anabel Diaz Calderon, Regional General Manager EMEA, Uber

Moderation:

  • Leonie Schneiderhöhn, Bitkom Servicegesellschaft

Hari Seldon Stage

15:10—15:30

The data lake engine: five minutes from lake to insights

  • Viktor Kessler, Sr. Solutions Architect, Dremio

Hari Seldon Stage

15:10—15:30

Manufacturing meets AI: technology transfer in the Cyber Valley

  • Prof Dr Marco Huber, Professor, Fraunhofer IPA

Grace Hopper Stage

15:30—15:50

Machine Learning in manufacturing

  • Carsten Riggelsen, Head of Data/AI DACH AllCloud , AllCloud

Hari Seldon Stage

15:30—15:50

Artificial intelligence in banking: supporting loan decisions with machine learning

  • Dominik Schmidt-Kiefer, Divisional Board Member, Big Data & Advanced Analytics, Commerzbank

Grace Hopper Stage

15:50—16:10

Pushing boundaries in intelligent automation: digital twins between AI, big data, and (I)IoT

  • Christian Stapel, Partner of the Consulting Services Cluster Data & Technology, MHP Management- and IT-Consultation

Hari Seldon Stage

15:50—16:10

Data-driven sustainability along the supply chain

  • Tomas Chroust, Partner Data & Analytics / AI, BearingPoint

Grace Hopper Stage

16:10—16:30

Data mesh in practice: how to set up a data-driven organization

  • Max Schultze, Data Engineering Manager, Zalando

  • Arif Wider, Professor of Software Engineering & Principal Technolgy Consultat, University of Applied Sciences for Technics and Economics Berlin & ThoughtWorks

Hari Seldon Stage

16:10—16:30

Analysing aerial images: object recognition and outline detection for land monitoring

  • Dr Dirk Michelsen, Executive Consultant, IBM

  • Dr Marcel Ziems, Staff unit Innovation 2025 , LGLN State Office for Geo Information and Land Surveying Lower Saxony

Grace Hopper Stage

16:30—16:50

Beyond the obvious: The hidden applications of artificial intelligence

  • Prof Dr Antonio Krüger, CEO, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence

Hari Seldon Stage

16:30—16:50

“Rules of engagement”: gamification & ethics

  • Melinda Jacobs, Founder & Co-CEO, Perkio

Grace Hopper Stage

 

 

 

Programme | 22 April 2021

 

Hari Seldon Stage
Grace Hopper Stage
Workshops

10:00—10:30

Back to the future: AI turns 65

  • Dr John Cohn, Chief Scientist, MIT-IBM Watson AI Research Group

10:30—10:50

Empowering digital innovation

  • Li Shiwei, Vice President Tencent Cloud Europe, Tencent Cloud

10:50—11:10

Fireside chat: responsible AI development

  • Mustafa Süleyman, Co-Founder of DeepMind &Vice President of Artificial Intelligence Policy, Google

  • Susanne Dehmel, Bitkom

11:10—11:30

UAE strategy for artificial intelligence 2031

  • His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, UAE

11:30—11:50

Is government ready for AI?

  • Sana Kharegani, Head of UK Government Office for AI, UK Government

  • Antonia Schmidt, Moderator

11:50—12:30

How data science can transform banks and add value for clients

  • Dr Oliver Maspfuhl, Chapter Lead Data Scientist, Commerzbank

  • Lisa Sammer, Product Management, SAP

  • Lukáš Mazánek, Head of Data & Information Competence Center, Raiffeisenbank

  • Lukas Dvorak, Business Development Manager, PROFINIT EU

  • Lina Weichbrodt, Machine Learning Lead Engineer, DKB

12:30—12:50

How freelancer marketplace Malt is using automated data integration to grow their business

  • Olivier Girardot, Head of Data, Malt

  • Alexander Zipp, Commercial Lead DACH, Fivetran

12:50—13:10

Scalable workforce training – operationalizing data within large organizations

  • Leo Marose, CEO & Co-Founder, StackFuel

13:10—13:30

Building data team resilience in a turbulent world with MLOps

  • Shaun McGirr, AI Evangelist, Dataiku

13:30—13:50

German Mittelstand: Any benefits from the AI hype?

  • Dr Ramin Assadollahi, CEO, ExB Labs GmbH

13:50—14:10

Driving AI innovation through international cooperation

  • Jason Matheny, Deputy Director for National Security, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy