WeAreDevelopers Congress Vienna
Agenda

28.11.-29.11.19

Days
2

Developers
2,000+

Speakers
60+

Workshops
25+

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Main Stage
Main Stage
Registration
07:30 - 09:30

Congress Opening

Next-generation technologies
09:45 - 10:30
Tanmay Bakshi
Artificial Intelligence
09:45 - 10:30
Main Stage

Next-generation technologies: developers to users and developers to developers

Theme: Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning technology is helping make the lives of millions worldwide simpler, safer, more enjoyable, and overall better. Developers are at the heart of this change in how we use technology. However, there are some fields where this technology makes more impact than others, and my passion lies in, and I think it makes most sense to apply this technology in healthcare, education, and development! In my keynote, I'll be showcasing and demoing a few of my projects in these fields. Particularly, I'd like to show off the flexibility of machine learning, and how developers can not only apply it to create better applications, but to make their own lives easier as well.

Tanmay Bakshi

AI expert at age 15, IBM Cloud Advisor

Tanmay Bakshi is a 15 year-old Canadian author, AI/Machine Learning expert, TED and keynote speaker, Honorary IBM Cloud Advisor, and a media personality who has addressed over 200,000 executives, leaders, intellectuals, and developers at international conferences, universities, and multinationals worldwide. His passion to develop algorithms and to work with machine learning lead him to apply this tech mainly in the fields of education and healthcare. His goal is to help at least 100,000 aspiring coders in learning how to code and innovate through his books, workshops and seminars. Tanmay’s YouTube channel called “Tanmay Teaches” and his consistent work towards his goal for the past 8 years has earned him numerous recognitions such as Knowledge Ambassador Award, IBM Champion for Cloud, Google Developer Expert for Machine Learning, Twilio Doer award, and Global Goodwill Ambassador at Linkedin, to name a few.

Break

From on-premise to the cloud
10:45 - 11:30
Marcus Granström
Cloud Computing
10:45 - 11:30
Main Stage

From on-premise to the cloud - Why Klarna moved everything to the cloud and how we have gained speed and momentum by doing it.

Theme: Cloud Computing

Two years ago we decided to move everything to the Cloud. In his keynote, Marcus Granstörm, Senior Director Engineering at Klarna, will elaborate on the learnings and the winnings of moving everything to the cloud. How speed played a monumental role in this and how DevOps takes the central stage in this.

Marcus Granström

Senior Director of Engineering, Klarna

Marcus Granström is a Senior Engineering Director at Klarna, one of the world's leading payment providers. Klarna provides merchants with a flexible range of preferred payment alternatives that enable consumers to easily and securely pay when and how they want everywhere – online and in-store. Klarna currently holds a post money valuation of $5.5 billion, which ranks Klarna as the largest private fintech in Europe and one of the largest private fintechs globally.
Granström leads a large number of teams building the Products and Tools that consumers and merchants love. Having been with Klarna for almost five years Marcus has seen most of what Klarna has to offer and have been part of the journey to grow from a 200 engineering department to one that is 1200+.

Break

Testing smarter, not harder with AI
11:45 - 12:30
Gerta Sheganaku
Artificial Intelligence
11:45 - 12:30
Main Stage

Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:15

Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:15

The Fake News Arms Race
13:15 - 13:45
Or Levi
Artificial Intelligence
13:15 - 13:45
Main Stage

The Fake News Arms Race: How AI Can Create – and Detect – Fakes

Theme: Artificial Intelligence

Recent advancements in AI have made powerful content-manipulation tools - that can create realistic images and videos - accessible to the public. Deep-Fakes have already undermined trust in democracy, incited violence and damaged the reputation of brands and individuals. This has motivated the research of technologies that can catch the fakes, such as AdVerif.ai. In this session, Or Levi - Founder of AdVerif.ai, will take us through the emerging Fake News arms race, between “Bad AI” for generating fakes and “Good AI” for detecting them. Learn how AI can help fight Fake News with a spectrum of tools, ranging from Machine Vision for detecting manipulated images to Natural Language Processing for identifying psycho-linguistic features, and data pipelines for Deep Learning at the scale of billions of items.

Or Levi

Data Science Team Lead, eBay

Through his work as a Senior Data Scientist at ebay, Or aims to help users find the items they are looking for and get inspired by ebay’s unique selection, whether it’s on the search results page, or the homepage feed, using personalized and relevant recommendations. In the last year, he received the ebay Excellence in Innovation Award and authored the first ever paper at ebay Classifieds Group to be accepted to an ACM conference.
Or’s strongest passion is using AI for social impact, which has led him to found AdVerif.ai – with the purpose of fighting the spread of misinformation online. It was recently named among CB Insights’ 2019 International Game Changers – startups with potential to transform society and economies for the better.

Break

Data-Driven Process Optimisation at Mondi
14:00 - 14:30
Jillian Augustine
Internet of Things
14:00 - 14:30
Main Stage

Break

Deep Learning for Mobile devices
14:45 - 15:30
Siddha Ganju
Artificial Intelligence
14:45 - 15:30
Main Stage

Deep Learning for Mobile devices

Theme: Artificial Intelligence

Over the last few years, convolutional neural networks (CNN) have risen in popularity, especially in the area of computer vision. Many mobile applications running on smartphones and wearable devices would potentially benefit from the new opportunities enabled by deep learning techniques. However, CNNs are by nature computationally and memory intensive, making them challenging to deploy on a mobile device. We explain how to practically bring the power of convolutional neural networks and deep learning to memory and power-constrained devices like smartphones. We’ll illustrate the value of these concepts with real-time demos as well as case studies from Google, Microsoft, Facebook and more. You will walk away with various strategies to circumvent obstacles and build mobile-friendly shallow CNN architectures that significantly reduce memory footprint.

Siddha Ganju

Solution Architect, Nvidia Corporation

Siddha Ganju, who Forbes featured in their 30 under 30 list, is a Self-Driving Architect at Nvidia. Previously at Deep Vision, she developed deep learning models for resource constraint edge devices. A graduate from Carnegie Mellon University, her prior work ranges from Visual Question Answering to Generative Adversarial Networks to gathering insights from CERN's petabyte-scale data and has been published at top-tier conferences including CVPR and NeurIPS. Serving as an AI domain expert, she has also been guiding teams at NASA as well as featured as a jury member in several international tech competitions.

Break
15:30 - 16:00

Deep Learning Methods for Large Scale Personalization
16:00 - 16:30
Noa Barbiro
Artificial Intelligence
16:00 - 16:30
Main Stage

Getting Personal: Deep Learning Methods for Large Scale Personalization

Theme: Artificial Intelligence

Booking.com is one of the world's largest online companies, empowering the millions of people visiting our website or application to choose the right accommodation and travel experience among one of our 29M+ listings in 200+ countries. How can personalization be achieved in such a high scale, and to what extent does machine learning play a role? In this talk I’ll introduce the concept of Machine Learning, focusing on Deep Learning and cover the challenges and application of handling personalization using different methods such as Computer Vision and Sequence Models (NLP) to succeed in this task. Join me as I walk-through the personalization concepts using deep learning and other machine learning applications, the role of a business or product manager in building machine learning solutions as well as the unique Booking.com experimentation culture that enables a measurable success.

Noa Barbiro

Group Product Manager Data Science, Booking.com

Noa Barbiro is a Group Product Manager Data Science at Booking.com Tel Aviv, with over a decade of experience with leading product development in Israel and the US.
At Booking.com, Noa is leading applied machine learning product teams focusing on computer vision, NLP and voice-to-text transcription.
In addition, Noa leads a mentoring program at the non-profit organization ‘LeadWith – Women Leading Tech’ to encourage women’s professional growth.

Break

Real-world blockchain apps; challenges and solutions
16:45 - 17:30
Cees van Wijk
Blockchain
16:45 - 17:30
Main Stage

Closing
17:30 - 18:00

IoT & Cloud Stage
IoT & Cloud Stage
Break

Using JS based cloud native microfrontends to drive the IT stack transformation in the A1
10:45 - 11:15
Vladimir Nisevic & Pablo Kübber
Cloud Computing
10:45 - 11:15
IoT & Cloud Stage

Break

Are you on the Edge? Or still in the Cloud?
11:30 - 12:00
Josef Hammer
Cloud Computing
11:30 - 12:00
IoT & Cloud Stage

Lunch Break
12:00 - 12:45

How to build connected products
12:45 - 13:30
Simon Seres
Internet of Things
12:45 - 13:30
IoT & Cloud Stage

Networking Break

Shifting Container Security Into Overdrive with Prisma Cloud and Computing Edition (AKA Twistlock)
13:45 - 14:15
Christopher Feussner
Internet of Things
13:45 - 14:15
IoT & Cloud Stage

Break

From CLI to APIs: You can easily talk to your network now
14:30 - 15:15
Flo Pachinger
Internet of Things
14:30 - 15:15
IoT & Cloud Stage

From CLI to APIs: You can easily talk to your network now

Theme: Internet of Things

How you manage your IoT network infrastructure is changing from classic CLI towards a more API-fun way! This session will tell what is nowadays possible with tools like RESTCONF, NETCONF, gRPC and YANG data models to monitor, configure and manage gateways and other network components. It will also cover on how you can leverage these technologies with real-life use-cases, e.g. Connected Machines in IIoT. To make it more fun, there will be a demo about how you can talk to or manage your devices via a chatbot.

Flo Pachinger

Developer Advocate, Cisco DevNet

Florian (or Flo) is a Developer Advocate at Cisco DevNet focusing on IoT and Network Programmability. With a software and networking background he is working since a couple of years on many IoT projects mostly in Germany. DevNet leads the Developer Community within and outside of Cisco and covers information for APIs, DevOps, applications, automation and infrastructure management.

Break
15:15 - 15:45

The road to kubernetes
15:45 - 16:30
Mario Žagar
Cloud Computing
15:45 - 16:30
IoT & Cloud Stage

Closing
16:30 - 17:00

AI & Blockchain Stage
AI & Blockchain Stage
Break

Attacking Machine Learning Methods Used for Detection of Cyber Attacks
10:45 - 11:30
Jelena Milosevic
Artificial Intelligence
10:45 - 11:30
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

Real Data vs. Anonymization
11:45 - 12:15
Matthias Lichtenthaler
Artificial Intelligence
11:45 - 12:15
AI & Blockchain Stage

Lunch Break
12:15 - 13:00

Common Pitfalls in Computer Vision Project
13:00 - 13:45
Ronald Luc & Sanchit Singh
Artificial Intelligence
13:00 - 13:45
AI & Blockchain Stage

Common Pitfalls in Computer Vision Project
13:00 - 13:45
Ronald Luc & Sanchit Singh
Artificial Intelligence
13:00 - 13:45
AI & Blockchain Stage

Networking Break

Stop hackers before they start.
14:00 - 14:45
Anna Bacher
Artificial Intelligence
14:00 - 14:45
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

Hand moves recognition with iWatch and Swift
15:00 - 15:45
Milan Todorovic
Artificial Intelligence
15:00 - 15:45
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

What we need to do to continue advancing Deep Learning
16:00 - 16:30
Eric Steinberger
Artificial Intelligence
16:00 - 16:30
AI & Blockchain Stage

Closing
16:30 - 17:00

Business Stage
Business Stage
Female Leaders who Drive Change
10:15 - 10:45
Gertrud Kolb & Mali M. Baum
10:15 - 10:45
Business Stage

Break

Talk from Martin Gutberlet
11:00 - 11:15
Business Stage

Talk from Martin Gutberlet
11:00 - 11:15
Business Stage

BMDW - Intro talk
11:15 - 11:30
Business Stage

Reinventing Business Models with Artificial Intelligence (hosted by Crayon)
11:30 - 12:15
Rune Syversen & Martin Gutberlet & Denis Filazafovitch & Andreas J. Ludwig & Wolfgang Ebner
11:30 - 12:15
Business Stage

Lunch Break
12:15 - 12:45

Tech Talent Wars on the Federal Agenda – "Work in Austria" (powered by Austria Business Agency)
12:45 - 13:30
Aleksandra Izdebska & Matthias Grabner & Martin Mayer
12:45 - 13:30
Business Stage

Networking Break
13:30 - 14:45

Financial Services in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (hosted by Crayon)
14:45 - 15:30
Hilda Kosorus & Stefan Häbich & Horst Stagl & Lubomir Karlik
14:45 - 15:30
Business Stage

Break

Automated Software Testing
15:45 - 16:15
Johannes Hochrainer & Markus Lenger
15:45 - 16:15
Business Stage

Break

Augmented Data Insights
16:30 - 17:00
Dr. Ahmad Haj Mosa
16:30 - 17:00
Business Stage

Closing
17:00 - 17:30

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Main Stage
Main Stage
Registration
08:30 - 09:45

End-to-end deep learning pipeline for self-driving cars
09:45 - 10:30
Teemu Kinnunen
Artificial Intelligence
09:45 - 10:30
Main Stage

Break

Staying Safe in the AI Future
10:45 - 11:30
Cassie Kozyrkov
Artificial Intelligence
Main Stage
10:45 - 11:30

Staying Safe in the AI Future

Theme: Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are no longer science fiction, but what does it take to harness their potential effectively, responsibly, and reliably? Based on lessons learned at Google, this talk will offer actionable advice to help you find opportunities to take advantage of machine learning, navigate the AI era, and stay safe as you innovate.

Cassie Kozyrkov

Chief Decision Scientist, Google, Inc.

As Chief Decision Scientist at Google Cloud, Cassie Kozyrkov advises leadership teams on decision process, AI strategy, and building data-driven organizations. She works to democratize statistical thinking and machine learning so that everyone - Google, its customers, the world! - can harness the beauty and power of data. She is the force behind bringing the practice of Decision Intelligence to Google and she has personally trained over 15,000 Googlers in machine learning, statistics, and data-driven decision-making. Before her current role, she served in Google's Office of the CTO as Chief Data Scientist. Prior to joining Google, Cassie worked as a data scientist and consultant. She holds degrees in mathematical statistics, economics, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. When she’s not working, you’re most likely to find Cassie at the theater, in an art museum, exploring the world, or curled up with a good novel.

Break

Break

Training a Machine to See What’s Beautiful
11:45 - 12:30
Dat Tran
Artificial Intelligence
Main Stage
11:45 - 12:30

Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:15

Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:15

Self-Supervised Learning
13:15 - 13:45
Simon Stiebellehner
Artificial Intelligence
Main Stage
13:15 - 13:45

Break

Automatic Spend Classification - An end to end solution
14:00 - 14:30
Emir Ombasic
Artificial Intelligence
Main Stage
14:00 - 14:30

Break

Empowering developers
14:45 - 15:30
Leo Shiwei Li
Cloud Computing
Main Stage
14:45 - 15:30

Leo Shiwei Li

President, Tencent Cloud Europe

Shiwei Li is President at Tencent Cloud Europe and responsible for the expansion of China’s biggest internet company into Europe. Before joining Tencent Cloud in 2018, Shiwei Li was leading international teams at Huawei Technologies in the APEC region and Europe, where he gained rich experience in the international expansion of Chinese companies for almost two decades supporting Huawei’s globalization strategy.Today he is a renowned thought and business leader in the IT and Cloud computing industry who combines a deep technological and cultural understanding.Leading several teams during the past 17 years allowed Shiwei Li to develop a deep understanding of different industries such as Internet, automotive, telecommunications, retail, finance, media and entertainment. Leading teams overseas enabled him to develop a deep understanding of different cultures and close relationships with business leaders in China, Asia Pacific, and Europe.

Break
15:30 - 16:00

How ClusterFuzz found over 16,000 Bugs
16:00 - 16:30
Jakob Linskeseder
Cloud Computing
Main Stage
16:00 - 16:30

Closing & Winner Announcement
16:30 - 17:45
SCROOSER, Huawei, CIRC and WeAreDevelopers

IoT & Cloud Stage
IoT & Cloud Stage
Tracability and Privacy Aspects in Industry
09:45 - 10:30
Christian Jandl
Internet of Things
09:45 - 10:30
IoT & Cloud Stage

Break

Practical IoT
10:45 - 11:15
Nils Heuer
Internet of Things
Cloud Computing
10:45 - 11:15
IoT & Cloud Stage

Break

How to make money with data analytics in industrial use cases
11:30 - 12:00
Manfred Kügel
Cloud Computing
11:30 - 12:00
IoT & Cloud Stage

Lunch Break
12:00 - 12:45

How we almost delivered 100 tons of Stracciatella Mousse
12:45 - 13:30
Björn Wendland & Tobias Schröder
Cloud Computing
12:45 - 13:30
IoT & Cloud Stage

Break

Building a Data Platform with Apache Spark on Kubernetes
13:45 - 14:15
Jihwan Chun & Gyutak Kim
Cloud Computing
13:45 - 14:15
IoT & Cloud Stage

Break

Data Breaches As A Necessary Evil
14:30 - 15:15
Bob Diachenko
Cloud Computing
14:30 - 15:15
IoT & Cloud Stage

AI & Blockchain Stage
AI & Blockchain Stage
Ocean Protocol - Empowering a new AI ecosystem an open source blockchain protocol
09:45 - 10:30
Marcus Jones
Blockchain
09:45 - 10:30
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

Program Synthesis
10:45 - 11:30
Friedrich Slivovsky
Artificial Intelligence
10:45 - 11:30
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

Data Science in action - real world examples
11:45 - 12:30
Dr. Olivia Lewis
Artificial Intelligence
11:45 - 12:30
AI & Blockchain Stage

Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:15

Achieving financial freedom using cryptocurrencies
13:15 - 14:00
Pavol Luptak
Blockchain
13:15 - 14:00
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

Quantum Computing
14:15 - 14:45
Alexandra Waldherr
Artificial Intelligence
14:15 - 14:45
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

Kandinsky Patterns for Visual Concept Learning
15:00 - 15:45
Anna Saranti
Artificial Intelligence
15:00 - 15:45
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

AI Detectives: Criminal Investigation at Scale
16:00 - 16:30
David Weichselbaum
Artificial Intelligence
16:00 - 16:30
AI & Blockchain Stage

Business Stage
Business Stage
Startup Finance & Acceleration Opportunities in Austria
09:45 - 10:30
Henrietta Egerth & Bernhard Sagmeister & Gerhard Hirczi & Marcus Ihlenfeld & Denise Mandt
09:45 - 10:30
Business Stage

Break
10:30 - 11:00

Gerhard Hirczi Intro Speech
11:00 - 11:15
Business Stage

Artificial Intelligence: Revolutionizing Industrial Organisations (hosted by Crayon)
11:15 - 11:45
Florian Rosenberg & Dr. Frank Lulei & Leo Shiwei Li
11:15 - 11:45
Business Stage

Leo Shiwei Li

President, Tencent Cloud Europe

Shiwei Li is President at Tencent Cloud Europe and responsible for the expansion of China’s biggest internet company into Europe. Before joining Tencent Cloud in 2018, Shiwei Li was leading international teams at Huawei Technologies in the APEC region and Europe, where he gained rich experience in the international expansion of Chinese companies for almost two decades supporting Huawei’s globalization strategy.Today he is a renowned thought and business leader in the IT and Cloud computing industry who combines a deep technological and cultural understanding.Leading several teams during the past 17 years allowed Shiwei Li to develop a deep understanding of different industries such as Internet, automotive, telecommunications, retail, finance, media and entertainment. Leading teams overseas enabled him to develop a deep understanding of different cultures and close relationships with business leaders in China, Asia Pacific, and Europe.

Female Role Models in Tech ( Skills, Mentorship & Funding )
11:45 - 12:30
Claudia Viehweger & Sophie Seiwald
11:45 - 12:30
Business Stage

Female Role Models in Tech ( Skills, Mentorship & Funding )
11:45 - 12:30
Claudia Viehweger & Sophie Seiwald
11:45 - 12:30
Business Stage

Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:00

Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:00

Talk from Marcus Kapun
13:00 - 13:30
Marcus Kapun
13:00 - 13:30
Business Stage

Break

What Do Developers Want From Employers? - The Results of the WeAreDevelopers Survey
13:45 - 14:45
Ellie Tzortzi & Ana Gospodinova & Werner Müller & Ulrike Vonderhaid & Stefan Mey
13:45 - 14:45
Business Stage

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Main Stage
Main Stage
Registration
07:30 - 09:30

Congress Opening

Next-generation technologies
09:45 - 10:30
Tanmay Bakshi
Artificial Intelligence
09:45 - 10:30
Main Stage

Next-generation technologies: developers to users and developers to developers

Theme: Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning technology is helping make the lives of millions worldwide simpler, safer, more enjoyable, and overall better. Developers are at the heart of this change in how we use technology. However, there are some fields where this technology makes more impact than others, and my passion lies in, and I think it makes most sense to apply this technology in healthcare, education, and development! In my keynote, I'll be showcasing and demoing a few of my projects in these fields. Particularly, I'd like to show off the flexibility of machine learning, and how developers can not only apply it to create better applications, but to make their own lives easier as well.

Tanmay Bakshi

AI expert at age 15, IBM Cloud Advisor

Tanmay Bakshi is a 15 year-old Canadian author, AI/Machine Learning expert, TED and keynote speaker, Honorary IBM Cloud Advisor, and a media personality who has addressed over 200,000 executives, leaders, intellectuals, and developers at international conferences, universities, and multinationals worldwide. His passion to develop algorithms and to work with machine learning lead him to apply this tech mainly in the fields of education and healthcare. His goal is to help at least 100,000 aspiring coders in learning how to code and innovate through his books, workshops and seminars. Tanmay’s YouTube channel called “Tanmay Teaches” and his consistent work towards his goal for the past 8 years has earned him numerous recognitions such as Knowledge Ambassador Award, IBM Champion for Cloud, Google Developer Expert for Machine Learning, Twilio Doer award, and Global Goodwill Ambassador at Linkedin, to name a few.

Break

From on-premise to the cloud
10:45 - 11:30
Marcus Granström
Cloud Computing
10:45 - 11:30
Main Stage

From on-premise to the cloud - Why Klarna moved everything to the cloud and how we have gained speed and momentum by doing it.

Theme: Cloud Computing

Two years ago we decided to move everything to the Cloud. In his keynote, Marcus Granstörm, Senior Director Engineering at Klarna, will elaborate on the learnings and the winnings of moving everything to the cloud. How speed played a monumental role in this and how DevOps takes the central stage in this.

Marcus Granström

Senior Director of Engineering, Klarna

Marcus Granström is a Senior Engineering Director at Klarna, one of the world's leading payment providers. Klarna provides merchants with a flexible range of preferred payment alternatives that enable consumers to easily and securely pay when and how they want everywhere – online and in-store. Klarna currently holds a post money valuation of $5.5 billion, which ranks Klarna as the largest private fintech in Europe and one of the largest private fintechs globally.
Granström leads a large number of teams building the Products and Tools that consumers and merchants love. Having been with Klarna for almost five years Marcus has seen most of what Klarna has to offer and have been part of the journey to grow from a 200 engineering department to one that is 1200+.

Break

Testing smarter, not harder with AI
11:45 - 12:30
Gerta Sheganaku
Artificial Intelligence
11:45 - 12:30
Main Stage

Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:15

Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:15

The Fake News Arms Race
13:15 - 13:45
Or Levi
Artificial Intelligence
13:15 - 13:45
Main Stage

The Fake News Arms Race: How AI Can Create – and Detect – Fakes

Theme: Artificial Intelligence

Recent advancements in AI have made powerful content-manipulation tools - that can create realistic images and videos - accessible to the public. Deep-Fakes have already undermined trust in democracy, incited violence and damaged the reputation of brands and individuals. This has motivated the research of technologies that can catch the fakes, such as AdVerif.ai. In this session, Or Levi - Founder of AdVerif.ai, will take us through the emerging Fake News arms race, between “Bad AI” for generating fakes and “Good AI” for detecting them. Learn how AI can help fight Fake News with a spectrum of tools, ranging from Machine Vision for detecting manipulated images to Natural Language Processing for identifying psycho-linguistic features, and data pipelines for Deep Learning at the scale of billions of items.

Or Levi

Data Science Team Lead, eBay

Through his work as a Senior Data Scientist at ebay, Or aims to help users find the items they are looking for and get inspired by ebay’s unique selection, whether it’s on the search results page, or the homepage feed, using personalized and relevant recommendations. In the last year, he received the ebay Excellence in Innovation Award and authored the first ever paper at ebay Classifieds Group to be accepted to an ACM conference.
Or’s strongest passion is using AI for social impact, which has led him to found AdVerif.ai – with the purpose of fighting the spread of misinformation online. It was recently named among CB Insights’ 2019 International Game Changers – startups with potential to transform society and economies for the better.

Break

Data-Driven Process Optimisation at Mondi
14:00 - 14:30
Jillian Augustine
Internet of Things
14:00 - 14:30
Main Stage

Break

Deep Learning for Mobile devices
14:45 - 15:30
Siddha Ganju
Artificial Intelligence
14:45 - 15:30
Main Stage

Deep Learning for Mobile devices

Theme: Artificial Intelligence

Over the last few years, convolutional neural networks (CNN) have risen in popularity, especially in the area of computer vision. Many mobile applications running on smartphones and wearable devices would potentially benefit from the new opportunities enabled by deep learning techniques. However, CNNs are by nature computationally and memory intensive, making them challenging to deploy on a mobile device. We explain how to practically bring the power of convolutional neural networks and deep learning to memory and power-constrained devices like smartphones. We’ll illustrate the value of these concepts with real-time demos as well as case studies from Google, Microsoft, Facebook and more. You will walk away with various strategies to circumvent obstacles and build mobile-friendly shallow CNN architectures that significantly reduce memory footprint.

Siddha Ganju

Solution Architect, Nvidia Corporation

Siddha Ganju, who Forbes featured in their 30 under 30 list, is a Self-Driving Architect at Nvidia. Previously at Deep Vision, she developed deep learning models for resource constraint edge devices. A graduate from Carnegie Mellon University, her prior work ranges from Visual Question Answering to Generative Adversarial Networks to gathering insights from CERN's petabyte-scale data and has been published at top-tier conferences including CVPR and NeurIPS. Serving as an AI domain expert, she has also been guiding teams at NASA as well as featured as a jury member in several international tech competitions.

Break
15:30 - 16:00

Deep Learning Methods for Large Scale Personalization
16:00 - 16:30
Noa Barbiro
Artificial Intelligence
16:00 - 16:30
Main Stage

Getting Personal: Deep Learning Methods for Large Scale Personalization

Theme: Artificial Intelligence

Booking.com is one of the world's largest online companies, empowering the millions of people visiting our website or application to choose the right accommodation and travel experience among one of our 29M+ listings in 200+ countries. How can personalization be achieved in such a high scale, and to what extent does machine learning play a role? In this talk I’ll introduce the concept of Machine Learning, focusing on Deep Learning and cover the challenges and application of handling personalization using different methods such as Computer Vision and Sequence Models (NLP) to succeed in this task. Join me as I walk-through the personalization concepts using deep learning and other machine learning applications, the role of a business or product manager in building machine learning solutions as well as the unique Booking.com experimentation culture that enables a measurable success.

Noa Barbiro

Group Product Manager Data Science, Booking.com

Noa Barbiro is a Group Product Manager Data Science at Booking.com Tel Aviv, with over a decade of experience with leading product development in Israel and the US.
At Booking.com, Noa is leading applied machine learning product teams focusing on computer vision, NLP and voice-to-text transcription.
In addition, Noa leads a mentoring program at the non-profit organization ‘LeadWith – Women Leading Tech’ to encourage women’s professional growth.

Break

Real-world blockchain apps; challenges and solutions
16:45 - 17:30
Cees van Wijk
Blockchain
16:45 - 17:30
Main Stage

Closing
17:30 - 18:00

IoT & Cloud Stage
IoT & Cloud Stage
Break

Using JS based cloud native microfrontends to drive the IT stack transformation in the A1
10:45 - 11:15
Vladimir Nisevic & Pablo Kübber
Cloud Computing
10:45 - 11:15
IoT & Cloud Stage

Break

Are you on the Edge? Or still in the Cloud?
11:30 - 12:00
Josef Hammer
Cloud Computing
11:30 - 12:00
IoT & Cloud Stage

Lunch Break
12:00 - 12:45

How to build connected products
12:45 - 13:30
Simon Seres
Internet of Things
12:45 - 13:30
IoT & Cloud Stage

Networking Break

Shifting Container Security Into Overdrive with Prisma Cloud and Computing Edition (AKA Twistlock)
13:45 - 14:15
Christopher Feussner
Internet of Things
13:45 - 14:15
IoT & Cloud Stage

Break

From CLI to APIs: You can easily talk to your network now
14:30 - 15:15
Flo Pachinger
Internet of Things
14:30 - 15:15
IoT & Cloud Stage

From CLI to APIs: You can easily talk to your network now

Theme: Internet of Things

How you manage your IoT network infrastructure is changing from classic CLI towards a more API-fun way! This session will tell what is nowadays possible with tools like RESTCONF, NETCONF, gRPC and YANG data models to monitor, configure and manage gateways and other network components. It will also cover on how you can leverage these technologies with real-life use-cases, e.g. Connected Machines in IIoT. To make it more fun, there will be a demo about how you can talk to or manage your devices via a chatbot.

Flo Pachinger

Developer Advocate, Cisco DevNet

Florian (or Flo) is a Developer Advocate at Cisco DevNet focusing on IoT and Network Programmability. With a software and networking background he is working since a couple of years on many IoT projects mostly in Germany. DevNet leads the Developer Community within and outside of Cisco and covers information for APIs, DevOps, applications, automation and infrastructure management.

Break
15:15 - 15:45

The road to kubernetes
15:45 - 16:30
Mario Žagar
Cloud Computing
15:45 - 16:30
IoT & Cloud Stage

Closing
16:30 - 17:00

AI & Blockchain Stage
AI & Blockchain Stage
Break

Attacking Machine Learning Methods Used for Detection of Cyber Attacks
10:45 - 11:30
Jelena Milosevic
Artificial Intelligence
10:45 - 11:30
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

Real Data vs. Anonymization
11:45 - 12:15
Matthias Lichtenthaler
Artificial Intelligence
11:45 - 12:15
AI & Blockchain Stage

Lunch Break
12:15 - 13:00

Common Pitfalls in Computer Vision Project
13:00 - 13:45
Ronald Luc & Sanchit Singh
Artificial Intelligence
13:00 - 13:45
AI & Blockchain Stage

Common Pitfalls in Computer Vision Project
13:00 - 13:45
Ronald Luc & Sanchit Singh
Artificial Intelligence
13:00 - 13:45
AI & Blockchain Stage

Networking Break

Stop hackers before they start.
14:00 - 14:45
Anna Bacher
Artificial Intelligence
14:00 - 14:45
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

Hand moves recognition with iWatch and Swift
15:00 - 15:45
Milan Todorovic
Artificial Intelligence
15:00 - 15:45
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

What we need to do to continue advancing Deep Learning
16:00 - 16:30
Eric Steinberger
Artificial Intelligence
16:00 - 16:30
AI & Blockchain Stage

Closing
16:30 - 17:00

Business Stage
Business Stage
Female Leaders who Drive Change
10:15 - 10:45
Gertrud Kolb & Mali M. Baum
10:15 - 10:45
Business Stage

Break

Talk from Martin Gutberlet
11:00 - 11:15
Business Stage

Talk from Martin Gutberlet
11:00 - 11:15
Business Stage

BMDW - Intro talk
11:15 - 11:30
Business Stage

Reinventing Business Models with Artificial Intelligence (hosted by Crayon)
11:30 - 12:15
Rune Syversen & Martin Gutberlet & Denis Filazafovitch & Andreas J. Ludwig & Wolfgang Ebner
11:30 - 12:15
Business Stage

Lunch Break
12:15 - 12:45

Tech Talent Wars on the Federal Agenda – "Work in Austria" (powered by Austria Business Agency)
12:45 - 13:30
Aleksandra Izdebska & Matthias Grabner & Martin Mayer
12:45 - 13:30
Business Stage

Networking Break
13:30 - 14:45

Financial Services in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (hosted by Crayon)
14:45 - 15:30
Hilda Kosorus & Stefan Häbich & Horst Stagl & Lubomir Karlik
14:45 - 15:30
Business Stage

Break

Automated Software Testing
15:45 - 16:15
Johannes Hochrainer & Markus Lenger
15:45 - 16:15
Business Stage

Break

Augmented Data Insights
16:30 - 17:00
Dr. Ahmad Haj Mosa
16:30 - 17:00
Business Stage

Closing
17:00 - 17:30

Day 2 – 29.11.2019

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Registration
08:30 - 09:45

End-to-end deep learning pipeline for self-driving cars
09:45 - 10:30
Teemu Kinnunen
Artificial Intelligence
09:45 - 10:30
Main Stage

Break

Staying Safe in the AI Future
10:45 - 11:30
Cassie Kozyrkov
Artificial Intelligence
Main Stage
10:45 - 11:30

Staying Safe in the AI Future

Theme: Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are no longer science fiction, but what does it take to harness their potential effectively, responsibly, and reliably? Based on lessons learned at Google, this talk will offer actionable advice to help you find opportunities to take advantage of machine learning, navigate the AI era, and stay safe as you innovate.

Cassie Kozyrkov

Chief Decision Scientist, Google, Inc.

As Chief Decision Scientist at Google Cloud, Cassie Kozyrkov advises leadership teams on decision process, AI strategy, and building data-driven organizations. She works to democratize statistical thinking and machine learning so that everyone - Google, its customers, the world! - can harness the beauty and power of data. She is the force behind bringing the practice of Decision Intelligence to Google and she has personally trained over 15,000 Googlers in machine learning, statistics, and data-driven decision-making. Before her current role, she served in Google's Office of the CTO as Chief Data Scientist. Prior to joining Google, Cassie worked as a data scientist and consultant. She holds degrees in mathematical statistics, economics, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. When she’s not working, you’re most likely to find Cassie at the theater, in an art museum, exploring the world, or curled up with a good novel.

Break

Break

Training a Machine to See What’s Beautiful
11:45 - 12:30
Dat Tran
Artificial Intelligence
Main Stage
11:45 - 12:30

Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:15

Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:15

Self-Supervised Learning
13:15 - 13:45
Simon Stiebellehner
Artificial Intelligence
Main Stage
13:15 - 13:45

Break

Automatic Spend Classification - An end to end solution
14:00 - 14:30
Emir Ombasic
Artificial Intelligence
Main Stage
14:00 - 14:30

Break

Empowering developers
14:45 - 15:30
Leo Shiwei Li
Cloud Computing
Main Stage
14:45 - 15:30

Leo Shiwei Li

President, Tencent Cloud Europe

Shiwei Li is President at Tencent Cloud Europe and responsible for the expansion of China’s biggest internet company into Europe. Before joining Tencent Cloud in 2018, Shiwei Li was leading international teams at Huawei Technologies in the APEC region and Europe, where he gained rich experience in the international expansion of Chinese companies for almost two decades supporting Huawei’s globalization strategy.Today he is a renowned thought and business leader in the IT and Cloud computing industry who combines a deep technological and cultural understanding.Leading several teams during the past 17 years allowed Shiwei Li to develop a deep understanding of different industries such as Internet, automotive, telecommunications, retail, finance, media and entertainment. Leading teams overseas enabled him to develop a deep understanding of different cultures and close relationships with business leaders in China, Asia Pacific, and Europe.

Break
15:30 - 16:00

How ClusterFuzz found over 16,000 Bugs
16:00 - 16:30
Jakob Linskeseder
Cloud Computing
Main Stage
16:00 - 16:30

Closing & Winner Announcement
16:30 - 17:45
SCROOSER, Huawei, CIRC and WeAreDevelopers

IoT & Cloud Stage
IoT & Cloud Stage
Tracability and Privacy Aspects in Industry
09:45 - 10:30
Christian Jandl
Internet of Things
09:45 - 10:30
IoT & Cloud Stage

Break

Practical IoT
10:45 - 11:15
Nils Heuer
Internet of Things
Cloud Computing
10:45 - 11:15
IoT & Cloud Stage

Break

How to make money with data analytics in industrial use cases
11:30 - 12:00
Manfred Kügel
Cloud Computing
11:30 - 12:00
IoT & Cloud Stage

Lunch Break
12:00 - 12:45

How we almost delivered 100 tons of Stracciatella Mousse
12:45 - 13:30
Björn Wendland & Tobias Schröder
Cloud Computing
12:45 - 13:30
IoT & Cloud Stage

Break

Building a Data Platform with Apache Spark on Kubernetes
13:45 - 14:15
Jihwan Chun & Gyutak Kim
Cloud Computing
13:45 - 14:15
IoT & Cloud Stage

Break

Data Breaches As A Necessary Evil
14:30 - 15:15
Bob Diachenko
Cloud Computing
14:30 - 15:15
IoT & Cloud Stage

AI & Blockchain Stage
AI & Blockchain Stage
Ocean Protocol - Empowering a new AI ecosystem an open source blockchain protocol
09:45 - 10:30
Marcus Jones
Blockchain
09:45 - 10:30
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

Program Synthesis
10:45 - 11:30
Friedrich Slivovsky
Artificial Intelligence
10:45 - 11:30
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

Data Science in action - real world examples
11:45 - 12:30
Dr. Olivia Lewis
Artificial Intelligence
11:45 - 12:30
AI & Blockchain Stage

Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:15

Achieving financial freedom using cryptocurrencies
13:15 - 14:00
Pavol Luptak
Blockchain
13:15 - 14:00
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

Quantum Computing
14:15 - 14:45
Alexandra Waldherr
Artificial Intelligence
14:15 - 14:45
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

Kandinsky Patterns for Visual Concept Learning
15:00 - 15:45
Anna Saranti
Artificial Intelligence
15:00 - 15:45
AI & Blockchain Stage

Break

AI Detectives: Criminal Investigation at Scale
16:00 - 16:30
David Weichselbaum
Artificial Intelligence
16:00 - 16:30
AI & Blockchain Stage

Business Stage
Business Stage
Startup Finance & Acceleration Opportunities in Austria
09:45 - 10:30
Henrietta Egerth & Bernhard Sagmeister & Gerhard Hirczi & Marcus Ihlenfeld & Denise Mandt
09:45 - 10:30
Business Stage

Break
10:30 - 11:00

Gerhard Hirczi Intro Speech
11:00 - 11:15
Business Stage

Artificial Intelligence: Revolutionizing Industrial Organisations (hosted by Crayon)
11:15 - 11:45
Florian Rosenberg & Dr. Frank Lulei & Leo Shiwei Li
11:15 - 11:45
Business Stage

Leo Shiwei Li

President, Tencent Cloud Europe

Shiwei Li is President at Tencent Cloud Europe and responsible for the expansion of China’s biggest internet company into Europe. Before joining Tencent Cloud in 2018, Shiwei Li was leading international teams at Huawei Technologies in the APEC region and Europe, where he gained rich experience in the international expansion of Chinese companies for almost two decades supporting Huawei’s globalization strategy.Today he is a renowned thought and business leader in the IT and Cloud computing industry who combines a deep technological and cultural understanding.Leading several teams during the past 17 years allowed Shiwei Li to develop a deep understanding of different industries such as Internet, automotive, telecommunications, retail, finance, media and entertainment. Leading teams overseas enabled him to develop a deep understanding of different cultures and close relationships with business leaders in China, Asia Pacific, and Europe.

Female Role Models in Tech ( Skills, Mentorship & Funding )
11:45 - 12:30
Claudia Viehweger & Sophie Seiwald
11:45 - 12:30
Business Stage

Female Role Models in Tech ( Skills, Mentorship & Funding )
11:45 - 12:30
Claudia Viehweger & Sophie Seiwald
11:45 - 12:30
Business Stage

Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:00

Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:00

Talk from Marcus Kapun
13:00 - 13:30
Marcus Kapun
13:00 - 13:30
Business Stage

Break

What Do Developers Want From Employers? - The Results of the WeAreDevelopers Survey
13:45 - 14:45
Ellie Tzortzi & Ana Gospodinova & Werner Müller & Ulrike Vonderhaid & Stefan Mey
13:45 - 14:45
Business Stage

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