Program Committee



Kate DevlinDr Kate Devlin is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she investigates how people interact with and react to technologies, both past and future. She works in the fields of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), focusing on cognition, sex, gender and sexuality, and how these might be incorporated into cognitive systems. She was Co-Chair of the widely reported Love and Sex with Robots conference in 2016 and ran the UK’s first sextech hackathon. Kate is a campaigner for gender equality and is involved in national initiatives to improve opportunities for women in tech.



Florian BaumannFlorian Baumann received his Dr.-Ing. focusing on Machine Learning applied to Scene Understanding in 2015. Since then, he has been working first as a Technical Team Lead Engineer and later as a Vision Systems Lead in the field of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems at ADASENS Automotive GmbH. Florian was responsible for requirements engineering, support in on-going RFQs and served as a technical representative for ADASENS and FICOSA regarding vision and machine learning algorithms.

Since December 2016, Florian is the Technical Director (CTO) of ADASENS Automotive GmbH. He is in charge of delivering and creating the company’s products and targets as well as pre-development and research topics.


Barbara Fusinska


Barbara Fusinska is a Data Solution Architect with a strong software development background.

While working with a variety of different companies, she gained experience in building diverse software systems.

Her current focus is the Data Science and Big Data field.



Professor Mark Whitehorn specialises in Analytics and Machine Learning. On the commercial side he works as a consultant for national and international organisations (such as the Bank of England, Standard Life and Sainsbury’s) designing analytical systems and Data Science solutions.

Mark is a regular contributor to The Register, has written eleven books and published around 1,200 articles and white papers. He is the Emeritus Professor of Analytics at the University of Dundee where he teaches a Masters course in Data Science and conducts research into the development of analytical systems and proteomics.





Rainald Menge-Sonnentag is an editor for heise Developer.

He has been working as a computer journalist for 20 years, covering topics in the professional IT space, mostly targeted at software developers and architects.




Joe Fay, The Register



Joe Fay is director of content, events, at Situation Publishing. He has been covering technology and business for over 20 years, and edited publications in London and San Francisco.