Category: Referenten-2019

Dr. Peter Breuer

Peter Breuer

Peter Breuer berät Konsumgüterunternehmen und Händler in Mittel- und Osteuropa, dem Nahen Osten und Afrika. Als Experte für künstliche Intelligenz und Big Data Analytics unterstützt er Klienten dabei, Spitzenleistungen entlang der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette zu erzielen. Seit seinem Einstieg bei McKinsey im Jahr 1996 berät er vor allem Unternehmen im Lebensmittel- und Non-Food-Einzelhandel mit einem Fokus auf Strategie, Organisation, Prozessoptimierung, Filialbetrieb und Einkauf. Als promovierter Mathematiker gehört Peter Breuer heute zum Führungsteam der globalen Analytics Practice von McKinsey.

    Markus Zechel

    Markus Zechel

    Zechel is the Program Manager for the AI driven Enterprise Program ‚SCM Digital Companion‘, which he initiated in summer 2017. Trend Scouting, worldwide Maturity Assessments and ‚Data2Value Initiatives‘ are key areas which he steered within Siemens in the last 5 years. He holds a diploma in ‚Industrial Engineering (FH)‘ and an MBA from the University of Salzburg and started his career at Siemens Supply Chain Consulting in 2004. In his private life, Markus is passionate about travelling, tennis, Mountain biking, ski touring and skiing. He’s married and has two kids.

      Helmut Mestrovic

      Helmut Mestrovic

      Helmut Mestrovic studierte Informatik an der FH München. Er arbeitete als Entwickler und Consultant ehe er als Berater für Softwareentwicklungsthemen von Rational abgeworben wurde. Nach der Übernahme durch IBM arbeitete er noch einige Zeit als Berater für Softwarearchitekturen. Privat gründete er 2012 eine Firma mit dem Fokus auf App-Entwicklung unter IOS. Hier hatte er die ersten Berührungspunkte mit KI in Projekten. Er bring nun sein Wissen und Erfahrung bei der IBM als Berater und Architekt für Lösungen im Produktspektrum Watson AI ein.

        Matthias Biniok

        Matthias Biniok

        Matthias Biniok studied computer science and IT management in Jena, Tel Aviv and Frankfurt am Main. He worked in several departments at IBM, e.g. as project manager in transformation projects in the banking industry. Because of his high interest in artificial intelligence Matthias started working as Cognitive Solution Architect at IBM Watson in Munich. In December 2017 Matthias was appointed Lead Watson Architect for the DACH region. He is project lead and AI architect of Project CIMON (sending an autonomously free-flying robot with AI powered by IBM Watson to the international space station).

          Dr. Wolfgang Hildesheim

          Dr. Wolfgang Hildesheim

          Wolfgang Hildesheim is a high energy physicist by education. He worked at CERN and DESY. After more than ten years in research and consulting he took the Executive Vice President role for Worldwide Sales and Marketing of a family owned company in the area of Big Data and Communication Intelligence. Being a member of the board he significantly grew revenues and profits, in particular through individual custom solutions and strong client orientation. In 1997 Wolfgang Hildesheim joined IBM to lead the Automotive, Aerospace and High Tech Practice. Since 1999 he led IBM`s Big Data Industry Solution Business In Europe helping client enterprises to become more data driven and create business value by using Analytics. Since 2012 Wolfgang Hildesheim is responsible for creating and growing IBM’s Watson Business in Europe with a major focus on Germany. Watson Solutions are IBM`s answer to the current worldwide Artifical Intelligence (AI) mega trend, offering unmatched intelligent services and competitive edge. While the risks of a Super AI are overestimated in the public discussion and driven by Hollywood, the market opportunity for growth and new jobs related to Narrow AI technologes are underestimated. Wolfgang Hildesheim is regularly presenting at several conferences and publications related to AI.

            Lynn Zoenen

            zoenen

            As ispace’s Global Affairs Manager, Lynn identifies and creates new business revenue opportunities for the company and is in charge of building and managing ispace’s non-space sales pipeline, including space entry, branding, joint technology development partnerships, as well as private payload sales. In addition to Business Development, Lynn manages ispace’s Government Affairs, engaging with government and other institutional stakeholders in the EU and other countries to discuss space policy and construct policies and a legal framework that promote the development of space resource activities and lunar exploration. On a national scale, Lynn represents ispace in a number of other space working groups and trade federations in Luxembourg and is a Deputy Member of the Board of Directors at Luxinnovation, Luxembourg’s National Agency for Innovation and Research. Before joining ispace Europe, Lynn contributed as an economic advisor to the strategic orientation of the Chamber of Commerce of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, managed engagement with multiple economic and political stakeholders, and was responsible for international trade policy, national economic diversification policy and the elaboration of position papers on law drafts. Lynn holds a Master’s in International Political Economy from King’s College and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Communications. During her studies, she gained insights in areas including business development in analysis and reporting services, quality assurance in industrial development as well as international trade and investment promotion.

              Bernd Blumoser

              Bernd Blumoser

              Referent 2019

              Open Innovation & Networks, Trend Scouting & Foresighting, as well as the Development of the Corporate AI Strategy are key areas which he influenced within Siemens in recent years and still thrives to drive them further.

              He holds a diploma in “international cultural and business studies” and an M.A. for “musical education” from the University of Passau, and started his career in 2006 at Siemens Management Consulting.

              In his private life, Benno is passionate about Latin America, hiking in the Alps and playing music. He’s married and has three kids.

                Dr. Andreas Weigend

                Dr. Andreas Weigend

                Referent 2019

                Dr. Andreas Weigend knows how to turn data into decisions.

                He was the chief scientist at Amazon where he worked with Jeff Bezos on the company’s data strategy.

                As advisor and consultant, he helps organizations ask good questions, leveraging data and analytics. Through his talks, workshops and mentoring, leaders are empowered to build data literate and customer-centric organizations. At company events (including BOSCH, Merck and Tencent in 2018), he likes to challenge the audience to use big data to create possibilities for people, business and society.

                Andreas studied electrical engineering, physics and philosophy in Karlsruhe, Cambridge (UK) and Bonn, before moving to the United States to get a PhD at Stanford in neural networks. His career as a data scientist combined with his deep industry experience allows him to successfully bridge the gap between academia and industry.

                His 2017-book „Data for the People“ has been published in eight languages. In 2018, Angela Merkel appointed him to Germany’s Digital Council („Digitalrat“) to enlighten, inspire, and encourage a positive mindset towards digital transformation.

                  Dr. Beth Singler

                  Dr. Beth Singler

                  Referentin 2019

                  Beth Singler is the Junior Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence, Homerton College, University of Cambridge, and an Associate Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Cambridge. Her work as an anthropologist considers how people understand, welcome, or reject this technology, as well as its social, ethical, philosophical, and religious implications.