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Data Natives, a first-of-its-kind conference for the data-driven generation, is set to bring together the brightest minds in data science and related technologies for a 2-day event in Berlin November 19-20.

What’s on the agenda

Data Natives features a packed agenda designed for those looking to push the boundaries of their ideas and work in data science and beyond. With 40+ industry talks and unlimited networking opportunities, the conference aims to break down barriers in the industry and forge lasting relationships among its participants. Talks will focus on three buzzing areas of data science – Machine Learning, Internet of Things and FinTech.

The conference will also host a Startup Battle, showcasing some of the most exciting companies poised to do big things in big data. Young startups will have the chance to pitch to influencers and investors in the tech community and compete for the prize of Best Big Data Startup in 2015.

Confirmed Speakers

Matteo Rizzi, Partner at SBT Venture Capital

Matteo has been actively engaged in the FinTech space for over 20 years and has deep connections amongst global banks executives, startups and investors. He knows how to bridge traditional banking with new or disruptive technologies, because he understands both.


Lars Trieloff, Director of Product Management at Blue Yonder

Lars Trieloff is the Director of Product Management at Blue Yonder Analytics. Before joining Blue Yonder, Lars Trieloff was responsible for product management at Adobe and Day Software. Lars has been a Apache Cocoon Committer and has worked as a developer at various organizations like SAP. Lars holds a MSc of Software Systems Engineering from Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam.

Klaas Bollhöfer, Chief Data Scienstist at The unbelievable Machine Company

In addition to his work with The unbelievable Machine Company, Klaas is father of the Data Science Day (DSDay), coordinator of the Big Data Week 2013 in Berlin, and member of several program committees for Big Data / Data Science conferences in Europe.


Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist at Booz Allen

Identified as #2 data mining influencer and top big data influencer (#1 in 2013 and #3 in 2015), Dr. Kirk Borne is an Astrophysicist and the new Principal Data Scientist for Booz Allen Hamilton’s NextGen Analytics and Data Science strategic innovation group. He previously was a Professor at George Mason University (2003-2015), serving as a data science teacher, researcher, and advisor. He has advised numerous agencies and businesses in the use of data for discovery, decision support, and innovation across many different industries.

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