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HamburgAI #4 on March 28, starting at 6pm!

HamburgAI gatherings are quarterly, three hour events for Artificial Intelligence practitioners focusing on lessons learned applying AI. Book your tickets on Eventbrite now! Seats are limited – first come first serve. The event is supported by the HamburgAI ambassador collectAI.


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


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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.



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Our Speakers:


Stephan Uhrenbacher

AI Investor, Serial Entrepreneur & Founder

Stephan is founder and CEO of FLIO, focusing on digital airport experience. He is an associate in the ML track of the Creative Destruction Lab by the University of Toronto and has invested in several machine learning and deep tech companies. Previously, Stephan founded Qype which he built into Europe’s largest local review website. Qype was acquired by Yelp in 2012. He founded several other companies such as short-term lettings platform 9flats in 2016 acquired competitor Wimdu which was then sold to Wyndham. Stephan also co-founded Germany’s leading eco-marketplace – which he exited in 2017. Earlier in his career, Stephan held top management positions at well-known internet companies such as, and


Matthias Rettenmeier

Chief Data Scientist

Matthias Rettenmeier is a Chief Data-Scientist at Zalando Media Solutions in Hamburg, where he is working on bringing data driven products to life. He has a background in applied mathematics. Early in his professional career, he researched and developed products for compressing data resulting from numerical simulations at the Fraunhofer Institut SCAI. After completing his works at Fraunhofer, he joined the ad-tech startup metrigo, at which he was responsible for building the pricing engine for it’s realtime-bidding-solution. In 2015 metrigo was acquired by Zalando.

Florian Müller, Tchibo

Florian Müller

Data Scientist, Tchibo

Florian Müller works as a Data Scientist at Tchibo in Hamburg, where he focuses on applying machine learning in business settings. Before joining Tchibo, Florian studied Information Systems and worked in the financial and adtech industries.

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Jan Erik Herrmann

Lufthansa Global Business Services, Machine Learning Engineer

Jan Erik Herrmann is a Machine Learning Engineer at Lufthansa Global Business Services in Hamburg, where he is creating data driven business applications for the LH Group. Before joining Lufthansa, Jan studied Information System and worked at a fin-tech startup.


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. Dirk Michelsen – IBM
  • Dr. Daniel Pape – Codecentric
  • Christo Zonnev – Interone
  • 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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