Welcome to the 4th edition of DAHO.AM,
The Tech Conference by Stylight
DATE & TIME30 May, 2017
3 TRACKSDEVELOPERS, DEEP TECH STARTUPS, DISRUPTION
25+ SPEAKERSFrom top companies
Our Startup track is powered by Vito Ventures & Vito One
That Trump Moment - When traffic hits you hard and what to learn from it
In November 2016, the unexpected happened - Donald Trump was elected next president of the United States. When the news broke on early morning of November 9th, traffic to news sites all over the world exploded. It hit ZEIT ONLINE at an as before unseen rate and brought the site down. Hear about what happened, why it happened, and what Marco and his team learned from it - and what they did and do to prevent this from happening again.
Create Analytics – Media meets Data
In the media industry, we can find a surprisingly large range of data analytics puzzles. Whether the challenge is content mining with audio/video recognition, data-driven Adressable TV or algorithmically optimizing TV schedules – there is a lot to discover for data engineers, data scientists and developers alike. But how do these analytical and technical solutions bring benefit to such historically creative area as TV, entertainment or online dating? Can the success of a video really be captured by machine learning? Can the emotion it elicits be predicted by a mathematical formula? In this talk I will give an overview of data driven development projects focusing on analyzing and utilizing video content. I will tap into machine learning methods applied, developmental approaches and lessons learned.
#analytics #media #data
An Inside Look at Facebook: Small Teams Building Large Infrastructure
#massiveScale #infrastructure #smallteam
How GitHub uses GitHub to build and deploy GitHub
Lilli Seyther-Besecke, Account Manager @ GitHub
This talk shares an inside view of how the globally distributed teams at GitHub use the platform to develop GitHub. It demonstrates the cross-team collaboration of engineering, sales, marketing, services as well as legal by highlighting the success criteria that enable GitHub to deploy more than 500 times a week.
#continuousDeployement #crossteam #inception
Intro to Kubernetes - rethink scalable infrastructure with containers
Distributing and deploying software inside (Docker-) containers for security, isolation and ease of use is the new big thing. But once you got all your services nicely wrapped - who takes care of all these containers? Kubernetes, originating from Google, helps you manage containerized applications, as the operating system of your datacenter, treating hundreds of machines as a single resource pool. This talk introduces the core concepts of Kubernetes, its benefits and its huge ecosystem and gives you an idea of how Google controls parts of their gigantic infrastructure.
#kubernetes #containers #infrastructure
Timelion: time series processing and visualization in Kibana
Kibana is the well known analytics and dashboarding tool in the Elastic Stack. A lesser known part of it is Timelion, dedicated to time series analysis and visualization. It allows to not only display time series, but also process and combine them with a dedicated expression language. After a quick overview of the recent additions to Kibana, we will explore the various features of Timelion and its powerful language. We'll discover how having dedicated features for the time dimension and using the new pipeline aggregations in Elasticsearch brings a lot of additional insight compared to more traditional visualizations.
#ELK #timeSeries #visualization
Turn the Ship Around: adventures of one Data Team
Data is the new bacon or Data is the new soil. Yet, it’s still hard to get data processing right without spending too many resources, yet keeping it flexible enough. From another side, by centralizing data expertise in one place, so called BI it’s easy to hit a bottleneck. In this talk, we will walk you through our transformation from centralized BI team to decentralized product-based Data Platform while discussing technical decisions and reasons behind them. From monolithic to completely serverless and back to a balanced hybrid architecture. The talk gives insights into our experience with many AWS services, that from the first look might look helpful, but still have the price to pay.
#data #serverless #AWS #BI
Picasso's terminal; machine learning for art and creativity
Over the past several years, two trends in machine learning have converged to pique the curiosity of artists working with code: the proliferation of powerful open source deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow and Torch, and the emergence of data-intensive generative models for hallucinating images, sounds, and text as though they came from the oeuvre of Shakespeare, Picasso, or a gigantic database of digitized cats. This talk will review these developments and offer a set of interdisciplinary tools and learning resources for artists and data scientists alike, as well as present a series of live interactive demos enabling artists and musicians to use machine learning in real-time.
#A.I #art #deepLearning #MachineLearning
Status Quo of the Tech Ecosystem in Europe
How do I ally?
We all know that diversity in the world of technology is a problem, but we don't often talk about the solutions. In this session we will talk about the little things we can all do in our daily lives in order to make everyone feel included. We will demystify some terminology and come out the other side as more collaborative and active allies.
On this panel, we'll have:
- Shadi Mahassel- VENIAM
- Dr. Alexander Stage - Flixbus
- Martin Froehlich - Deutsche Bahn
- Patricia DeBoer - Artisense
- Moderator: Matthias Jablonowski - Nokia
- Moderator: Sohaila Ouffata - iVentures
#mobility #ai #connectedCars
On this panel, we'll have:
On this panel:
- Zoe Adamovicz - Neufund
- Sebnem Rusitschka - Freeelio
- Erwin Smole - GridSingularity
- Dr Dimitri De Jonghe - BigchainDB
- Moderator: Marco Liesenjohann - Bitkom
#ethereum #blockchain #decentralization
VENTURE CAPITAL PANEL
On this panel:
- Daniele Genovesi - 360 Capital Partners
- Kurt Muller - Target Partners
- Balthazar De Lavergne - TheFamily
- Daria Saharova - Vito One
- Ken Forster - Momenta Partners
- Moritz Poewe - Paua Ventures
#DeepTech #VC #VentureCapital #Investment #hypothesis
On this panel:
- Bernd Dorn - CrateDB
- Vlad Lata - Konux
- Georg Schroth - NavVis
- Oliver Trinchera - Kinexon
- Moderator: Ange Royall-Kahin - WATTx
#InternetOfThings #IoT #Sensors #IIOT #mapping
Keynote: MAKE SOMETHING PEOPLE NEED
The question is not what you build, but why you build it, and for whom. Or even better: why are you here? In his inspiring and deeply personal keynote talk, social entrepreneur and sociologist Kevin F. Adler shares some of the questions that have changed his life, shaping his journey from a small town to the University of Cambridge to Silicon Valley, and from EdTech to Miracle Messages, the world-renown nonprofit he founded in December 2014 to end homelessness by rebuilding social support systems, with smart phones, social media, and volunteers.
#tech4good #connecting #people #keynote
Designing the Future — How 3D Printing is transforming manufacturing
How would we design things if complexity came for free? Additive manufacturing technologies are changing how we think about the design, construction, and production of almost all the objects around us. Lin will share his personal story how he got involved with 3D printing half a decade ago, what he thinks the future has in store for us, now that the technologies are increasingly being used in the production of end-use parts, and how his company, Hyperganic, is helping drive this change.
#3D-Printing #AdditiveManifacturing #design #construction
Respond to the demand to access Space in a disruptive and sustainable way.
The upsurge in the performance of small-satellites has set the conditions for a disruption in the Space industry. With better performance and lower costs, small-satellites will open Space to a wider range of institutions, empowering them to provide better solutions for our knowledge-based societies and Internet of Things. OneWeb, Boeing, SpaceX, Samsung, etc. are all coming up with mega satellite constellations for global-web access, with more than 10,000 small-satellites together. For this to occur, the fundamental tool that will allow small-satellites to be deployed in Space doesn’t exist yet and the market thus craves for a dedicated small-satellite launcher. With the launcher Bloostar, we are simplifying access to Space to serve it an efficient, affordable and sustainable way. By means of a hybrid Balloon-Rocket solution (a “Rockoon”), Bloostar uses a stratospheric balloon as the initial ascent stage followed by three rocket stages to reach orbit. The balloon stage, released from open seas on board a standard ship, eliminates the need for a launch facility and delivers the rocket stage to a near-space environment which enables significant advantages. Bloostar elevates above the atmosphere to start its rockets in a quasi-vacuum environment. It becomes an elegant and efficient solution to response in an affordable way the emergence of the new Space Internet, Observation, Security, and Science.
#Space #Balloon #satellite #construction
Towards the robotic assistant for everyone
Approaching Asimov's 1st law "A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm." has been the underlying paradigm for ground breaking technologies that enable robots to work among humans. A short trip through the methods in safe physical human-robot interaction, intuitive usability and collective learning that will democratize automation technologies.
#Robots #Asimov1stLaw #automation #SafeRobot
What is A.I.?
In his talk “What is AI?”, Hesam will shed light on the broad field of Artificial Intelligence. He will give a simple explanation of some of the underlying concepts and methods used to solve particular problems in AI. He will then dive deeper into the specific field of 3D reconstruction. At the end, he will demo the real-time 3D reconstruction capabilities of the Google Tango enabled Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.
#3D-Reconstruction #ProjectTango #A.I
Designing and building the future of transportation
Hyperloop is a high-speed transportation concept proposed by Elon Musk in 2013. It envisions transportation capsules levitating inside a low-pressure tube close to the speed of sound. By drastically reducing aerodynamic drag in the aforementioned evacuated tube and reducing surface friction by i.e. magnetic levitation or air-bearings, the concept becomes technically feasible. To foster interest and innovation, SpaceX has organized an international student competition to test sub-scale versions of Hyperloop vehicles on a one mile purpouse-build tube in Hawthorne, California. The "WARR Hyperloop" student team from the TU Munich successfully demonstrated their prototype in the competition with over 700 entries and 30 finalists, and secured the grand prize for the "fastest pod" in the end. The design and build process will be reviewed in hindsight of the unique challenges posed by the Hyperloop concept and the competition constrains, before eventually taking a look back at the competition week, the final run and concluding why "wheels are pretty good”.
#Hyperloop #pod #ElonMusk #Transportation
Rethinking Tech Education
Title: Rethinking Tech Education Abstract: Higher education needs an update. Most universities are stuck with traditional lecture-based, linear and grade-oriented ways of learning, despite the fact that educational concepts like challenge-based, competency-based and project-based learning, flipped classroom, mastery learning and P2P learning are proven to be better ways to learn for human brains. We want to show how these can be implemented to create a superior learning experience for everyone. That’s why we’re currently building CODE, a private state-recognized University of Applied Sciences in Berlin that will be unlike any other university.
#TechEd #Code #education #disruption
Social impact of autonomous intelligent machines and possible scenarios for the future of society
#TechSociety #impact #autonomousMachines #disruption
Building the Utility of the Future
Christoph is co-founder and CEO of sonnen, the global market leader for residential energy storage systems and pioneer in the field of innovative power offers. Driven by the vision to provide clean and affordable energy for everyone, sonnen aims to make end customers 100% independent from centralized power supply and traditional utilities. In this talk, Christoph will provide the audience with an overview of sonnen’s history and current products, and give an outlook on how sonnen plans to further disrupt the energy market over the coming years.
#Batterie #Storage #Grid #blockchain
Ain’t nobody got time for that Successful PR for developers, tech startups and introverts
Laura Welter - BallouPR
This workshop is made to teach developers, single entrepreneurs, small startups and gifted introverts to create as much attention as possible for their causes, projects and products. Sebastian will give away everything that indie developers and entrepreneurs to get people interested in their projects: PR and marketing strategies, pitch and email templates, tools and resources that he used to make small startups famous and drive traffic for any project. He will share insights and anecdotes from his work with companies like 6Wunderkinder (sold to Microsoft), Stack Overflow and his most successful campaigns for unknown startups. His goal is to enable everyone in the room to use his tactics, resources and templates to make an impact on their own – no matter the market, product or character.
#PR #Tech #Press #Journalist #introvert #hackyourway
Innovation is people business - is your team ready to disrupt?
Female Tech Leaders@DAHO.AM: Women in Technology Leadership Workshop for Career Advancement
#WomenInTech #Diversity #empowerment #career
Solving captchas with deep learning
The web is a huge place made of humans and machines. It's a fragile place because it's hard for a machine, or a human, to make the distinction between a machine and a human. One solution to this is captchas, squiggly images that are theoretically only solvable by humans. Until now.
#MachineLearning #DeepLearning #captcha #BeatTheMachine
Some of our speakers …
Co-founder/CEO @ Neufund
CTO at KONUX
Cloud Engineer @ Elastic.co
Director @ BMW iVentures Europ
Co-founder @ Franka Emika
VP Product at Veniam
Lead Data Scientist @Stylight
Founder @ freeelio
Account Director @ BallouPR
CEO @ Micropsi Industries
VP Bizdev @Artisense
🤖 Software Engineer @ Facebook
Computer Vision @ Magazino
Head of Burda Bootcamp
Partner @ Paua Ventures
Max Leonard Inden
Engineer at CoreOS
Global Practice Lead – Road @ Nokia
Venture Architect @Deutsche Bahn
CTO at ZEIT ONLINE
Founder at Hyperganic
Account Manager @ GitHub
PR Consultant @ Ballou PR
Change Agent @ ThoughtWorks
Partner @ Target Partners
MD @ Momenta Partners
Machine Perception @ TUM CVPR
Investor at Vito Ventures
Partner @ Zero2Infinity
Co-founder @ Navvis
🤖 A.I Programmer and Artist
Co-Founder at GridSingularity
Dr. Dimitri De Jonghe
Application Director at BigchainDB
Dr. Alexander Stage
VP Data @ FlixBus
Partner at Vito One
Investor @ 360 Capital Partners
CEO at Sonnen
Chief Scientist @Crate.io
Balthazar de Lavergne
Application Engineer @ GitHub
Head Data Science @ P7S1
Co-founder @ Robo Wunderkind
Chief of Staff @ WATTx
Software engineer @ UBER
Deep Tech Startups @ Daho.am …
Our sponsors this year
Meet investors, find a co-founder,
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We are putting together a lot of activities to connect with the community:
Startup competition: We’re proud to host the Founders Fight Club. Apply and get ready to pitch in a boxing ring to be judged by top investors.
Experience booths: A lot of things to touch, see and experience: We’re bringing the Hyperloop pod from WARR, robots, drones and more!
Digital Art: We’ll be bringing an artsy twist to our conference!