We ❤️ Data

The Data Festival, which took place for the first time in Munich from April 16th to 18th 2018, was all about data. The focus was on the topics Data Science & Machine Learning, Data Engineering & Architecture, Data Visualization & Analytics, Fast Data, Infrastructure, Databases and Agile Development.

The conference was aimed at all users and experts working with data. These included data scientists, data engineers, analysts, BI specialists, software developers, software architects, researchers and many more.

Save the Date!

Data Festival 2019: March 19th to 21st

The first highlight speakers for the Data Festival 2018

Jekaterina Kokatjuhha

Jekaterina Kokatjuhha

Research Engineer

Christoph Kreibich

Christoph Kreibich

Data Scientist

Dr. Andreas Stadie

Dr. Andreas Stadie

Head of Analytics

Laura Velikonja

Laura Velikonja

Data Scientist

Dr. Max Köhler

Dr. Max Köhler

Data Scientist

Valentine Gogichashvili

Valentine Gogichashvili

Head of Engineering

Dr. Stefan Meinzer

Dr. Stefan Meinzer

Head of regional analytics services for EMEA

Marcel Hellmann

Marcel Hellmann

Senior Manager Data Science & Machine AI

Schedule of the Data Festival 2018

One day Workshop and two days Conference - It was all about the Data

April 16th

Pre-Conference Workshop

Exclusive all-day Workshops by top-class and experienced experts about the application and implementation of methods, technologies and architectures.

Upcoming Workshops

▷ Write your first R-package

Arne Kaldhusdal | Expert Data Scientist | Alexander Thamm GmbH

▷ How to tune your Apache Spark Jobs

Simon Kaltenbacher | Head of Technology | Alexander Thamm GmbH

▷ Data Science for Business Analysts

Dr. Sebastian Derwisch | Data Scientist | BARC

▷ Advanced Data Architecture & Design for Analytics

Jacqueline Bloemen | Senior Data Scientist | BARC

April 17th – 18th


Data Science & Machine Learning

Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Text Mining & Semantic Search, Speech & Image Recognition, Predictive Analytics, Statistical Learning, Governance & Compliance

Data Engineering & Architecture

DevOps, Data Integration and Preparation, Container, Data Lake Architecture, Big Data Plattforms, Big Data Architecture, Security & Privacy

Data Visualization & Analytics

Information Design, Geo-/Spatial Analytics, Graph Analytics, Big Data Analytics, Data Discovery, Storytelling, IoT Analytics

Fast Data

Streaming & Event Processing, Real Time Analytics, Data Virtualization

Infrastructure & Databases

Cloud Storage & Computing, GPU Computing, NoSQL Databases, Distributed Databases

Agile Development

Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming

Our Program Committee 2018

Experience from practice and research

Dr. Carsten Bange

is CEO of BARC, the Business Application Research Center.

Alexander Thamm

is founder and CEO of Alexander Thamm GmbH, the first real data science consultancy in Germany.

Dr. Alexander Borek

is Head of Smart Data & Analytics at Volkswagen AG.

Prof. Peer Kröger

is Head of the Data Lab at LMU Munich.

Marcel Kling

is Director Customer Data & Advanced Analytics at Lufthansa Group.

Dr. Holger Kömm

is Director Data Science Lab at adidas Group.

Many thanks

to our sponsors 2018

and our

our media partner 2018


Stay up to date for your passion for #data.

* indicates required