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p|pes conference - thinking out of the box in ml and data

Keeping up with the speed of technical innovation is a huge challenge facing everyone working in the engineering & data field.

But with an influx of new hype cycles, how can we cut through the noise and accurately assess if the latest hype is a passing fad or the next big thing?

And, just as crucial: how can we gauge its long-term value and relevance of topics such as machine learning & data to determine the impact they will have on our work & future lives?

Our audience...

...comes with deep background in engineering & technology.

CTOs & Leads

Data Scientists

Data Engineers

Meet the brightest leaders from the world of data and machine learning


John Romero
<founder|​DOOM/id software>

John Romero is an award-winning game development icon whose work spans over 130 games, 108 of which have been published commercially. Romero is the "father of first person shooters" having led the design and contributed to the programming and audio design of the iconic and genre-defining games DOOM, Quake, Heretic and Hexen. Romero is also was also one of the earliest supporters of eSports and a current competitive DOOM and Quake player. To date, Romero has co-founded eight successful game companies including the likes of id Software. He is considered to be among the world’s top game designers, and his products have won well over 100 awards. Romero most recently won a Lifetime Achievement award at the Fun & Serious Games Festival in Bilbao and the Legend Award at 2017’s Develop: Brighton. One of the earliest indie developers, Romero began working in the game space in 1979 on mainframes before moving to the Apple II in 1981. He is a completely self-taught programmer, designer and artist, having drawn his inspirations from early Apple II programmers.


Johannes Schaback

Johannes graduated in Computer Science in both Shanghai and Berlin and is an expert in software development, eCommerce and Machine Learning. In 2007, he joined Rocket Internet as a founder in residence and software engineer to contribute to online services such as Zalando, eDarling and Toptarif. After that, Johannes co-founded Visual Meta, an online company that runs shopping platforms such as and ShopAlike in 13 countries and which was sold to Axel Springer in 2011. Johannes joined home24 as Chief Technology Officer in April 2018.


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