To see the first three rounds of conference speakers we announced, check the Data Natives 2015 website!

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

Christian Rebernik, CTO at Number26 GmbH

Christian was born in Vienna, Austria and studied economics and informatics in Vienna. Before he joined NUMBER26 in the position of CTO, he founded his own company and worked as a CTO for Zanox, Parship and On top of this Christian acts as a Mentor and Coach to several startups during their founding phase and he consulted the United Nations World Food Programme in the creation of the Share the Meal app.


Rick Farnell, Co-Founder and SVP International of Think Big

As co-founder of Think Big, Rick brings 20 years experience in scaling global services organizations. He’s responsible for Think Big’s international business. Previously Rick directed a global division within Sun Microsystems. In 2009 he led Sun’s open source software go-to-market strategy with Amazon Web Services. On Sun’s leadership team, Rick helped integrate the acquisitions of SeeBeyond and mySQL. In the 90’s Rick was the first senior hire into C-Bridge, where helped develop their RAPID consulting methodology. His leadership helped scale C-bridge to over 900 consultants in three years and to a successful IPO in 1999.

Dr. Ralf Belusa, Senior Director Innovation at zanox

Dr. Ralf Belusa learned writing code at the age of 6, and started his first company at the age of 16. Ralf studied recently a year astrophysics, wrote his doctoral thesis on human cell research, master and diploma thesis in nanotechnologies and system theory and acts as a mentor and investor at Microsoft Ventures. The Wirtschaftswoche awarded the zanox Manager and startup founder as of the 100 most important Digital Managers of Germany and Europe.

Tugdual Grall, Tech Evangelist at MapR

Tugdual Grall is a Technical Evangelist at MapR, an open source advocate and a passionate developer. He currently works with the European developer communities to ease MapR, Hadoop and NoSQL adoption.


Before joining MapR, Tug was Technical Evangelist at MongoDB and Couchbase.  Tug has also worked as CTO at eXo Plaform and JavaEE product manager, and software engineer at Oracle.
Tugdual is Co-Founder of the Nantes JUG (Java User Group) that holds since 2008 monthly meeting about Java ecosystem. Tugdual also writes a blog available at

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