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Event Date Wed Apr 21 CEST - Thu Apr 22 CEST (9 months ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Apr 21 4:00am - Thu Apr 22 8:50am
Location Online
Region EMEA

The Big-Data.AI-Summit is Europe's leading conference on the practical application of artificial intelligence and big data in business. You will have the opportunity to digitally network with AI pioneers, decision-makers, and solution architects. #BAS21 will help you discover novel approaches to creating business value from AI. Over the course of two days, we will take a deep-dive into real-world industrial use-cases. We will also address the ethical and societal challenges of human-machine interaction. Thus, #BAS21 will take you beyond the hype right into the real world of AI applications.

We invite you to participate in a curated program filled with best-practice presentations, interactive workshops, and inspiring keynotes. Our international speakers are thought-leaders in their field, world-class AI practitioners and cutting-edge researchers. Thus, the conference will be held in English. They come from multinationals, SMEs and startups.

Be there. Go beyond the hype. Take a deep dive. Experience the AI revolution. Attend #BAS21 for free.

#BAS21 will address three topic clusters

• Creating business Value from AI
In this cluster, we cover a number of important macro topics, from AI and big data business strategies to new machine learning methods to the role science fiction plays in opening up new frontiers. We look at practical use-cases where companies have embedded conversational AI solutions into their ecosystems. We quantify the advantages of intelligent automation. We address the challenges that face companies while they execute theoretically sound AI strategies.

• Industrial Use-Cases
This cluster is devoted to best-practice solutions that demonstrate how AI and big data are transforming industry branches. We dive into the intricacies of applying smart data algorithms in the financial sector. We showcase AI-based applications that are enabling radiologists to make better diagnoses. We take on the challenges of predictive maintenance and showcase how AI empowers smart factories.

• Ethical and Political Challenges
This cluster addresses the ethical challenges as well as the economic and social dimensions of the AI revolution. In thought-provoking sessions, we ask how much decision-making freedom should be given to algorithms in important areas, such as health, education, and personal finances. We debate the role state regulations should play so to define a sustainable and ethical AI framework. We tackle everyday challenges facing companies in the area of data protection.


2021 Speakers


Dr Michael Bolle
Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch

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

Anabel Diaz Calderon
Regional General Manager EMEA, Uber

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

Hubertus Heil
Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

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

Li Shiwei
Vice President Tencent Cloud Europe, Tencent Cloud

Claudia Nemat
Member of the Board of Management, Technology and Innovation, Deutsche Telekom

Cedric Neike
Member of the Managing Board of Siemens and CEO Digital Industries, Siemens

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

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

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


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

Dr Nabil Alsabah
Head of Artificial Intelligence,Bitkom

Dr Ralf Angermund
Therapeutic Area Director Hematology & Solid Tumors, Janssen-Cilag Germany

Dr Ramin Assadollahi
CEO, ExB Labs GmbH

Jonathan Jessop Batty
IBM Corporate Narrative & Strategy, IBM

Achim Berg
President, Bitkom

Marco-Alexander Breit
Head of AI Task Force, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Dr Anna Christmann
Member of the German Bundestag, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

Susanne Dehmel
Member of Executive Board, Bitkom

Olaf Erichsen
CEO, Heldenkombinat Technologies

Dr Antje Fitzner
Team Lead Data Science, Eucon Digital

Uwe Gäbler
Senior Director Development Center Dresden, Infineon Technologies Dresden

Dr Isabelle Garzorz
Co-Founder, cogniBIT

Judith Gerlach
Bavarian State Ministry for Digital Affairs

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

Kilian Gross
Head of Unit A2 Artificial Intelligence Policy Development and Coordination, European Commission

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

Dr Thomas Hahn
Chief Expert Software – Siemens AG, Siemens

Kevin Holler
Technical Lead DACH & Benelux, Fivetran

Ulrich Homann
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

Prof Dr Marco Huber
Professor, Fraunhofer IPA

Prof Michael Huth
Chief Research Officer, Xayn

Melinda Jacobs
Founder & Co-CEO, Perkio

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

Lubomila Jordanova
CEO & Co-Founder, PlanA.Earth

Viktor Kessler
Sr. Solutions Architect, Dremio

Lukas Klingholz
Head of Cloud, GAIA-X & AI, Bitkom

Andreas Klug
AI Evangelist, ITyX

Olga Kolcheva
Lead Solution Engineer, Tableau

Nicolas Konnerth
Head of Voice & Conversation, ERGO Digital Ventures

Malte Kosub
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Parloa

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

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

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

Leo Marose
CEO & Co-Founder, StackFuel

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

Shaun McGirr
AI Evangelist, Dataiku

Dr Volker Meise
Director Portfoliomanagement & New Products, Eucon Digital

Dirk Meyer
Directorate-General, Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Carina Mieth
Executive Assistant to the Managing Director Research & Development, TRUMPF

John Miller
Senior Vice President for Policy and General Counsel, Information Technology Industry Council

Dr Daniel Neuhäuser
Head of ERP Core Solutions, Villeroy & Boch

Prof Dr Thomas Neumuth
CTO, Universität Leipzig, ICCAS

Dr Bernhard Niedermayer
Head of Emerging Technologies, Cloudflight

Dr Kim Nilsson
Chair & Co-Founder, Pivigo

Arne Ottens
Senior Solutions Engineer - EMEA Central, Talend Germany GmbH

Martin Peuker
CIO, Head of IT, Charité University Medicine Berlin

Aleksander Potrykus
Global Product Owner Chatbot & Chat, TUI

Dr Nora Reich
Product Owner Big Data & AI, KfW Bankengruppe

Carsten Riggelsen
Head of Data/AI DACH AllCloud, AllCloud

Robin Röhm
Co-Founder & CEO, Apheris

Antonia Schmidt

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

Dr Thomas Schneider
Managing Director Research + Development, TRUMPF Machine Tools

Dagmar Schuller
CEO & Co-Founder, audEERING

Max Schultze
Data Engineering Manager, Zalando

Don Scott
Chief Technology Officer, MarineAI

Prof Dr Kristin Shi-Kupfer
Professor for Contemporary China Studies, University of Trier

Johannes Sommer
CEO, Retresco

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

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

Dr Thomas Thiele
Chief Expert AI & Programm Manager House of AI, Deutsche Bahn

Michael Thüne
Senior Lead Business Analytics, FREE NOW

Christian Umbach
Co-Founder & CEO, Xapix

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

Axel Voss
Member of the European Parliament

Kai Wähner
Field CTO & Technology Evangelist, Confluent Germany

Laura Wamprecht
Managing Director, Flying Health

Helmut Wasserbacher
Head of Digital Finance Operations, Novartis

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

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

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

Dr Sebastian Wieczorek
Vice President – Artificial Intelligence Technology, SAP Data Intelligence

Dr Jörg Wojahn
Head of the European Commission, Representation in Germany

Prof Dr Stefan Wrobel
Chairman, Fraunhofer Alliance Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Alexander Zipp
Commercial Lead DACH, Fivetran

Martin Zünkeler
Managing Director, KAIROS

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners


• AllCloud
• databricks
• data iku
• dremio
• Fivetran
• Profinit
• stackfuel
• tableau

• Cloudflight
• Confluent
• Denodo
• Fraunhofer
• HiDA
• Janssen Johnson & Johnson
• Talend
• Xapis

• Tagesspiegel Background