Professor, University of Giessen
Albrecht Beutelspacher studied 1969-1973 math, physics and philosophy at the University of Tübingen and received his PhD 1976 from the University of Mainz. From 1982-1985 he was an associate professor at the University of Mainz and from 1985-1988 he worked for a research department of the Siemens AG. Since 1988 he is a tenured professor for geometry and discrete mathematics at the University of Giessen. He became a well-known popularizer of mathematics in Germany by authoring several books in the field of popular science and recreational math and for founding Germany's first math museum, the Mathematikum. He received several awards for his contributions to popularizing mathematics. He has a math column in the German popular science magazine Bild der Wissenschaft and moderates a popular math series on TV.
Dr. Beutelspacher is promising a scientifically interesting keynote that will entertain and educate.
Product Manager, SAP
As a Senior Product Manager for SAP HANA, Christoph Morgen is responsible for driving the development directions of the SAP HANA platform, specifically in the area of modeling tools and application function extensions. Since he joined SAP in 2012, he is regularly engaging with customers, partners and stakeholders about their SAP HANA usage scenarios, requirements and roadmap discussions. Previously, Morgen worked at SAS Institue GmbH in Germany since 1999, where in his last role he was leading the SAS In-Database Analytics and SAS High-Performance Analytics initiatives. By applying statistics in ecological field studies, he started building his expertise in analytics during his study in landscape ecology at the Westfälischen Wilhelms-University of Münster.
Advanced Analytics in the 21st Century
(Co-speaking with Sascha Schubert)
Director, Product Technology Marketing, SAS
As a Director for Technology Product Marketing at SAS, Sascha Schubert is responsible for setting strategic direction and defining the global market messages for the SAS technology product portfolio. The core of his daily work is driving key initiatives to respond to customer and market needs.
Schubert joined SAS in 1997 and has worked in different roles in different countries in which he has always been closely engaged with customers all over the world. He has been a SAS spokesperson for the area of predictive analytics, analytical process optimization and high-performance analytics in relation to big data. In his previous and current role, he has been a regular speaker at SAS events and external conferences.
Advanced Analytics in the 21st Century
The importance of data analytics as a key factor for organizations to stay competitive in the digital age is widely recognized. What really differentiates leaders from followers in this race is the completeness of an analytics strategy that truly integrates process, people and technology. This keynote will review successful people and process strategies and how technology can support these strategies. Special focus will be placed on emerging technology, such as distributed computing and in-memory analytics, and new processing platforms, such as SAP HANA and Hadoop, that help organizations to enter the new era of analytics.
Senior Manager of Information and Communication Services for Business Systems, Fraport
As one of the largest traffic hubs in the world, Fraport, which operates the Frankfurt Airport is an organization that lives and breathes analytics.
Steinmann plans to talk about how he's using SAS High Performance Analytics and Visual Analytics to answer questions such as: Are there any delayed flights, and if so, how can we keep the rest of the flight schedule from being affected? How will the weather affect operations? How will passenger numbers change over the next few years?
Attendees are sure to find his keynote useful for business, but also personally -- since he can provide them with choosing the best gates, airport stores and other tips on their travel through the Frankfurt Airport for the conference.
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