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9 March 2021

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Speakers @ BDA europe

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Keynote Speaker
Mario Meir-Huber
Head of Big Data, Analytics & AI, A1 Telekom Austria Group

Mario Meir-Huber leads the Data & AI strategy at A1. With his team, he works on transforming the company into a data-driven company.

His team consists of senior experts in Big Data and Advanced Analytics. Within this team, they drive digital transformation projects in all companies owned by A1.

Next to his professional career, Mario teaches this topic at various universities, write articles about the topic, and published several books (including the best-selling book „Handbuch Data Science“) on that topic.

Mario is a frequent speaker at large international events around Data and Digital Transformation.

He also blogs at http://cloudvane.net

Keynote Speaker
Dr Gilad Rosner
Founder, IoT Privacy Forum; Expert in Public Policy of IoT & Identity Management; Privacy and Technology Policy Researcher

Dr Gilad Rosner is a privacy and information policy researcher and the founder of the non-profit Internet of Things Privacy Forum, a crossroads for industry, regulators, academics, government and privacy advocates to discuss the privacy challenges of the IoT. The Forum’s mission is to produce guidance, analysis and best practices to help industry and government to reduce privacy risk and innovate responsibly in the domain of connected devices.

Gilad’s broader work focuses on the IoT, identity management, US & EU privacy and data protection regimes, and online trust. His research has been used by the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on the Responsible Use of Data and he is a featured expert on O’Reilly and the BBC. Gilad is an internationally invited speaker and has given talks at industry conferences, universities, and government agencies, including the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. Gilad has a 20-year career in IT, having worked with identity management technology, digital media, automation and telecommunications.

Gilad is a member of the UK Cabinet Office Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group, which provides independent analysis and guidance on Government digital initiatives and is a member of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. He is a Visiting Researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, an Affiliate Researcher at UC Berkeley’s Centre for Long-Term Cybersecurity and has consulted on trust issues for the UK government’s identity assurance programme, Verify.gov.

Keynote Speaker
Bauke Brenninkmeijer
Data scientist at ABN AMRO and CTO and co-founder of OneTwoModel

Bauke Brenninkmeijer is a data scientist at ABN AMRO and CTO and co-founder of OneTwoModel, having worked at both for the last year.

At ABN AMRO, he specializes in synthetic data using GANs, but also works on other project related to computer vision, NLP, and more classic data science cases.

At OneTwoModel, he provides the data science solutions, mostly computer vision, and IT infrastructure.

In his spare time, he likes to work on hobby projects, he is a big fan of movies and TV-shows and loves to ski and snowboard.

Keynote Speaker
Muhammad Usman Haider
Solution Architect Big data & Analytics, Telenor

Muhammad is a certified data & analytics professional who helps organisations to derive value from data-led insights.

Proven expertise in designing & deploying in big data, Edw, BI, petabytes of data fabrics in Telcom/digital , fintech and insurance industry, Muhammad is a key advisor to stakeholders and business users and plays a leading role in securing multimillion-dollar profit.

Muhammad has valued expertise in data architecture, data modelling, data quality, data profiling, data governance, data security, MDM, metadata management, data integration, CDC, ETL, DevSecOps, data archival & migration, DS & ML.

Keynote Speaker
Rahma Javed
Director of Engineering, Deliveroo

Rahma Javed is the Director of Engineering for the Restaurants group at Deliveroo, building the tech needed to make Deliveroo the restaurant partner of choice.

She is a champion of diversity in the workplace and encouraging women into STEM careers. She speaks at schools and conferences, and mentor’s young talent from underprivileged backgrounds.

Rahma is an active member of tech communities globally and advises companies on using technology to advance their mission. She sits on the board of Charity Right UK – whose aim is to provide meals to school children from underprivileged households. She also sits on the board of FactMata – whose aim is to eliminate biased, hateful, and misleading content on the internet.

She was the winner in the Technology & Digital category at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2020; she also won the Digital Masters Award by the Up Group in the Technology category; was included in the Women of the Future Programme 2020, and was shortlisted for the WeAreTheCity Rising Star award 2020.

Keynote Speaker
Jimmy Hong
Director, Software Engineering (Data), LinkedIn
  • An engineering leader with experience leading globally distributed multidisciplinary teams and organizations across development, product, and operations. Jimmy has led and built teams across the domains of large-scale distributed data platforms, data engineering, enterprise architecture, compliance, and data integration.  LinkedIn Profile: Jimmy Hong
  • Lead events, workshops and presented at the following forums:
  • HP’/HPE Discover Conference
    • Unleashing the power of analytics to deliver business value (Dec. 2015)
    • Architecting the future state of HPE IT (Dec 2015)
    • Modernizing Your Enterprise Data Warehouse (Jun. 2015)
    • Using Big Data Analytics to enable Next Generation Operations (Jun. 2015)
  • HP/HPE Big Data Conference: Sales Pipeline Analytics (Aug. 2014)


Keynote Speaker
Ismail Yildiz
Expert Data Scientist - AI & ML Engineer, Turkcell

Certified Data Professional striving to develop skillset as a pioneer and expert in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Machine Learning, Data Analytics and Data Monetization.

Hands-on experience in all stages of data analysis projects starting from data collection, data quality evaluation to modelling, tuning, and deployment.

Extensive knowhow of machine learning algorithms, image/video processing, text analytics and location analytics.

13+ years of professional experience in delivering Data Analytics projects. During this experience, completed 70+ end-to-end data projects so far.

Frequent public speaker in various international and national conferences as subject matter expert.

Written two academic papers published in the area of experience scoring.

Keynote Speaker
Rui Pedro Silva
Director of Technology Strategy, A.P. Moller – Maersk

A dynamic Chief Information Officer with a vibrant mix of operations, processes, and technology with an intimate knowledge of how an organization is run.

An enterprising leader with a motivational management style and a proven history of building, guiding, and retaining high performance, multi-disciplinary teams.

Strives to optimize operations, reduce costs, and improve service quality while strengthening the bottom line.

Recently nominated to the European CIO of the Year 2020 by CIONET.

Keynote Speaker
Madhumita Mantri
Staff Technical PM, Data Platform & Products, Artificial Intelligence, LinkedIn
  • Highly accomplished leader credited with expertise in all facets of enterprise product vision, strategy, design, architecture, execution, delivery, and controllership within high-profile corporations. She is passionate about product innovation, strategy to execution, solve real-world problems through ideation, evangelize great work, drive outcome, result & impact! LinkedIn Profile: Madhumita Mantri
  • Lead events, workshops, moderated several panels and presented at the following forums:
    • Women of tech worldwide series 2020 speaker (link)
    • Grace Hopper 2019 Speaker
    • Presented & moderated career design talk at VISA Women Connect event (2019) (link)
    • Moderated several panels at LinkedIn for good, rock your profile sessions
    • Link to LinkedIn Social Impact Engage IN Event (2017)
Keynote Speaker
Sanne Menning
Lead Data Scientist, Albert Heijn

Sanne works as a lead data scientist for forecasting at Albert Heijn. Together with a team of data scientists and engineers, she works on providing accurate and relevant forecasts throughout the organization.

Prior to Albert Heijn, Sanne worked as a data science consultant at Macaw. She worked with clients in various industries, inventing, designing and building real-world applications of advanced analytics and machine learning. Before that, she worked as a data analyst/scientist for Eneco group, focusing on data management and predictive maintenance.

Sanne holds a PhD in Neurosciences from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She has always been passionate about data, statistics and math. She is driven to create solutions that are understood and trusted and add value to the organization.

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