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

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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 co-author of the “Bitkom Leitfaden Cognitive Maschinen”.


Daniel Pape

Codecentric, Senior Data Scientist

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 is CTO and managing director at Interone – a leading digital agency based in Hamburg, Munich and Berlin – where he is responsible for building digital products and platforms for clients like BMW, E.ON and Continental. After completing a computer science degree at the University of Applied Sciences Wedel, Christo worked for several well-positioned digital agencies like SinnerSchrader, Deepblue and Scholz & Friends. Christo is generally interested and passionate about web technology, data science, machine learning and related technologies. He is a mentor and advisor at several entrepreneurship initiatives where he supports start-ups in the challenging areas of product development, technology and business development.


Steve Emecz

collectAI, CCO

Steve has been in ecommerce and payments for two decades in various leadership roles. He brings in a startup background from fintech and ecommerce, as well as blue chip tech experience focussing on omni-channel and digitisation strategies. At Xerox he was responsbile for revenues in excess of $300m. His specialties include indirect channels, partner strategy, ecommerce, mobile payments and scaling. Prior to joining, he has been working on mobile engagement and payments for the past seven years. Steve is a known speaker, business mentor and advisor to several businesses. He himself has built a global social enterprise publishing business MX Publishing which supports projects in the UK and Africa.

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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