Data Pioneers 2019

Englischsprachige Konferenz über Data Science, Künstliche Intelligenz und Machine Learning

After the great success of the Data Pioneers 2018 conference, we are going into the second round!

Extracting knowledge from data and using it to build data products as well as optimize industrial processes and business becomes more and more present and is inevitable to ensure competitiveness. The Data Pioneers 2019 conference provides a regional platform for data scientists to exchange experiences on how to successfully use data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence in industry and business. The conference offers a day of inspiring talks and the possibility to network with like-minded data scientists, data engineers and team leaders.

Data Pioneers is created because we truly believe that the Allgäu and the Vierländerregion Bodensee with the region around the Lake of Constance, Vorarlberg, St. Galler Rheintal, and Liechtenstein is an exciting area with established enterprises as well as aspiring startups working in a data-driven way or on data products. Our motivation is to create a stimulating event with real-world applications of predictive analytics, examples of crunching data on an industrial scale, and exchange on establishing a data-driven culture. Exciting talks should spark the imagination, the open culture should lead to discussions, and the mindset of the conference should make data pioneers ready to drive future innovations.

The conference language is English.

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Speakers: Data Pioneers 2019 provides high-profile talks from experienced data scientists from global and regional companies. The topics cover data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in industrial and business relevant settings and applications. 

Schedule: The conference is held on November 7th 2019, 9-17h. The program includes exciting key note presentations, in-depth data science talks, and lunch and coffee breaks for networking and inspiring exchanges on how to extract knowledge from data. The conference language is English.

Venue: The Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) is the central knowledge hub of the region in the fields of Business Administration, Engineering & Technology, Design, and Social Work.

The conference takes place at the entrance hall of the main building (building U) of Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. 

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences
Campus V
Hochschulstraße 1
6850 Dornbirn (Austria)

Registration opens in April 2019. The regular conference ticket is 149€, the student ticket is 49€. We offer an Early Bird discount for 99€ until 31th August 2019. Registration via Eventbrite

The tickets include entrance to the conference, lunch and coffee breaks. 


08.30 - 9.00     

09.00 – 09.30    
Welcome Speech
Opening of the conference by Tanja Eiselen (Rektorin FH Vorarlberg) and the Data Pioneers Team

09.30 – 10.30    
Opening Key Note
How to Make Your Company AI Ready - The Culture Change Makes the Difference 
Julia Butter, Scout 24

10.30 – 11.00    
Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.30    
Functional Data Analysis as a Generic Mining Approach for Industrial Data 
Klaus Frick, NTB, Interstaatliche Hochschule für Technik

11.30 – 12.00    
From Standard Deviation to Vola Surfaces and Vol of Vol – Why is Finance so Obsessed with Sigma? 
Holger Fink, University of Applied Sciences Munich

12.00 – 12.30    
Tackling the Price Optimization Problem in Avira
Shafi Kamalbasha, Avira

12.30 - 13.30    
Lunch Break

13.30 – 14.00    
A Brief History of Data Science
Interactive discourse on the history of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence by the Data Pioneers Team

14.00 - 14.30    
Prediciting Unusal Testing Results in Manufacturing Using Anomaly Detection 
Alicia Manglano, Digital Factory Vorarlberg

14.30 - 15.00    
Does Your Algorithm Understand Emails? Digging Into Unstructured Data with NLP and Scalable Architectures
Gregor Sieber, EBCONT

15.00 - 15.30    
Real-Time Recommendations based on Serverless Architecture 
Julia König, Ehrenmüller GmbH

15.30 - 16.00  
Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.00     
Closing Keynote
Real-Time Interpretable Machine Learning
Christian Blakely, PwC Switzerland

17.00 – 17.15    
Final Words

17.15 – 18.30     
Networking, Jause & Bier 

Event Organizer and Partner: „Data Pioneers 2019 “ is hosted by Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Digital Factory Vorarlberg, Allgäu Digital in cooperation with „4ländereck Data Science Meetup“ und „Data Science Stammtisch Allgäu“. 

Partners of the conference are cyberLAGO e.V.Startupland, massiveartillwerke vkw und v-digital.

You have a question about the event? Please contact us. We‘ll be happy to help you.

The public transport network is very well developed in Dornbirn and Vorarlberg. Dornbirn can be easily reached by train and car. Dornbirn offers a comprehensive bus network. Due to its central location in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) can also be reached easily on foot.
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