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HamburgAI #3 on January 17, starting at 6pm!

HamburgAI gatherings are quarterly, 3 hour events for Artificial Intelligence practitioners focusing on lessons learned applying AI. Each gathering consists of 3 elements enabling interactive sessions. You can book your tickets on Eventbrite now! Seats are limited, so first come first serve.


15min talks of industry peers sharing insights and actionable advice based on hands-on experiences applying AI. Check out our next Hamburg AI speakers.


Hamburg Mindspace


Peer-to-Peer sessions on Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision to connect with new and leading practitioners in your technology realm. Join to increase your network.


Clinic sessions for practitioners to share their specific challenge applying AI gathering initial feedback from industry peers and fellow practitioners. Apply to present your challenge through the registration form.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Our Speakers:


Dr. Dirk Michelsen

IBM Germany, Managing Consultant

Dirk Michelsen is Managing Consultant in IBM’s Watson team for the german speaking countries. In this role he consults IBM’s top customers concerning Cognitive Computing and presents IBM’s vision concerning this topic on national & international conferences. He received his PhD in Elementary Particle Physics from the University of Hamburg, where he studied physics and computer science. As author of multiple books and articles in the area of systems management, mobile commerce, e-commerce and Cognitive Computing he is also co-author of the “Bitkom Leitfaden Cognitive Maschinen”.


Daniel Pape

Codecentric, Senior Data Scientist/Engineer

Dr. Daniel Pape is Senior Data Scientist / Engineer at codecentric AG. As a mathematician, he contributes his knowledge in the development of data-driven applications to the data science team.


Christo Zonnev

Interone, Managing Director & CTO

Christo Zonnev joined the Interone in 2011 as CTO and Managing Director. After completing a computer science degree at the University of Applied Sciences Wedel in 2002 he worked for several well positioned German digital Agencies. At SinnerSchrader he was responsible for TUI’s Airline accounts. Later – taking the position as Technical Director for Scholz & Friends Interactive he and his development teams were responsible for clients like Unilever, ProSiebenSat1 and Swatch. He continues focusing on technology intended to support and enable creativity. “Technology reinvents the way we live and communicate. Thus technology reinvents us!” – is what he believes.

Speakers from previous events were:

  • Dr. Robin Kiera – Digital Transformation Expert
  • Dr. Tereza Iofciu, Data Engineer – mytaxi
  • Nils Grabbert, VP Data Science – enfore
  • Fabian Abel, Director Data Science, XING AG
  • Prof. Dr. Chris Biemann, University of Hamburg
  • Max Pumperla, Head of Data Science, collectAI
  • Dr. Lars Schwabe, Associate Director, Lufthansa Industry Solutions

Our Team:

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Elda Dedja

Head of Account Management, collectAI

As part of the organising team, Elda initiated the HamburgAI partnership and is therefore an invaluable member.

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Anna Friedrich

Head of Marketing & Communications, collectAI

As the messenger of HamburgAI, Anna is in charge for the speaker selection, program set-up and all Marketing related matters.


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