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applydata summit 2023: Wow, what a day!

applydata summit 2023 was such a blast. The conference crew says THANK YOU for making this day so special. We are still immersed in the memories.

If you want to watch more videos from the applydata summit 2023, head over to our youtube playlist!

Why Join

The use of data is changing the way we work, do business and relate to each other. It’s up to us to grasp the opportunities ahead and realize the full potential of data. Join our data-savvy community in Berlin on September 28th, 2023! Get real insights from leading pioneers of the data scene and exchange ideas, challenges and data use cases.

Join us in our mission to unlock the full potential of data to create impactful solutions for your company, for your customers, and for the future.

Meet data enthusiasts

Connect with like-minded data peers. Become part of a thriving and supportive community that flourishes through the exchange of knowledge.

Gain insight

Come closer. Data experts and industry leaders share their insights and best practices within a trusted community.

Stay ahead

Be ready to act. Learn where data is headed and detect opportunities to take your data journey to the next level.


best practices

The stage is yours: Explain your use-case, share your unique experience, and showcase your vision!

The applydata x Best Practices session is open to all industries and disciplines, with a common thread; it’s all about applying data. Whether you want to show us the details or the broader perspective, we’re looking forward to a wide range of technical sessions on data-related topics.

How does applying data create or improve your (data) product, service, process, or customer journey?

applydata x Data Mesh

Buzzword or real impact?

People in the area of data management could not get around hearing it in the past years: “Data Mesh” – the ultimate solution to deliver data impact at scale. The sociotechinical concept promises to address the main challenges of data management: data quality and time-to-market for large-scale organizations. However, implementing a Data Mesh can be challenging and requires significant cultural, organizational, and technological change.

In our „applydata x Data Mesh“ session we will discuss Data Mesh in practice. What were the biggest takeaways from implementing Data Mesh? What is the most critical aspect to align before attempting the transition to Data Mesh?

applydata x AI

OpenAI’s innovations last year even made grandma and grandpa talk about AI. The public loves this topic, as you can see Generative AI in every second newspaper or LinkedIn article.

Yes, AI will have an immersive impact on society, but today we invite you to take a wider look at AI, as it will find and has already found its way into many different areas of work (e.g., predictive maintenance, predictive shopping, personalization). In our “applydata x AI” session we will dig deeper into all forms of AI use cases, (of course, there is also room for GenAI here, too).

applydata x Sustainability

Sustainability is no longer an option, it’s a must.

Data analysis is a double-edged sword: On the one hand data is highly energy-consuming. On the other hand, data helps to manage sustainability (e.g., collecting data to make decisions that guide measurable and responsible business practices). Sustainability will move from being solely an external reporting requirement to being integrated into the internal processes of organizations in the wider context of ESG.

In our “applydata x Sustainability” session we will dig deeper into how data can realize impact for sustainability in organizations and discuss challenges and impediments connected to it.


09:30 - 10:30

Doors Open & Registration

10:30 - 10:40


Welcome & Opening of the applydata summit

Zackes Bustik
10:40 - 11:10

Expert Talk

Digital Experimentation: From A/B Testing to Causal Inference

Alessandro Romano
11:10 - 11:40

Expert Talk

From Insights to Impact: Product Management’s Key Role in Data Platforms 

Carolin Lukas
11:40 - 12:10

Expert Talk

Towards the Automation of Data Cleaning and the Role of Clean Data in ML/AI Projects

Dr. Alexander Acker
12:10 - 13:00

Lunch Break with Fingerfood

13:00 - 13:30

Expert Talk

Trusted AI: What Is It, and Why Should I Care?

David Blumenthal-Barby
diconium data
Arash Azhand
diconium data
13:30 - 14:00

Expert Talk

State of AI: The Practitioners’ Perspective

Dânia Meira
Ai Guild
14:15 - 14:45

Expert Talk

Data-Driven Sustainability: A Necessity, Not a Choice

Ridwan Bhuiyan
14:45 - 15:15

Expert Talk

Navigating Pitfalls in Developing Successful AI-Powered Products

Steven Lamm
15:15 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00

Expert Talk

Data Mesh: The Creator’s Perspective (remote)

Zhamak Dehghani
Zhamak Dehghani
Creator of Data Mesh, Founder of Nextdata
17:00 - 17:30

Panel discussion

Data Mesh in Practice: Buzzword or Real Impact?

Swantje Kowarsch
diconium data
Alexander Czernay
diconium data
Devangana Khokar
Sean Gustafson
Delivery Hero SE
18:00 - 19:00

BBQ / Dinner Buffet & Networking

19:00 - 01:00

Afterparty with Lockereasy DJ Team

Speakers 2023

Zhamak Dehghani

Zhamak Dehghani

Creator of data mesh, Founder of Nextdata

nextdatadata logo

David Christian Blumenthal-Barby

Principal Specialist, diconium data GmbH

Alessandro Romano

Senior Data Scientist, Kühne+Nagel

Dânia Meira

Co-founder and director, AI Guild

Alexander Acker

Co-founder & CEO at

Ridwan Bhuiyan

Team Lead | Sustainability | ESG | Data & Analytics at Zalando

Sean Gustafson

Director of Engineering at Delivery Hero SE

Swantje Kowarsch

Managing Director, diconium data GmbH

Devangana Khokhar

Marketplace Pricing and Fulfilment Data at FREENOW

Alexander Czernay

Senior Director, diconium data GmbH

Carolin Lukas

Head of Product – Data Platform at Zalando

Steven Lemm

Chief Risk and Data Officer at Ratepay

Arash Azhand

Senior Specialist AI Engineer, diconium data GmbH

Zackes Bustik


About Us

We are committed to fostering a vibrant community of data enthusiasts, where ideas are nurtured and insights are shared freely. This event is not possible without you: speakers, conference crew, attendees and our partners.

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We are committed to providing a safe, respectful, and harassment-free conference environment for everyone. Find our Code of Conduct here.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin on September 28th, 2023!

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applydata summit 2023 is hosted by diconium

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