Data Science with a Punk Attitude

In addition to his work with The unbelievable Machine Company, Klaas Bollhöffer is father of the Data Science Day (DSDay), coordinator of the Big Data Week 2013 in Berlin, and member of several program committees for Big Data / Data Science conferences in Europe. We are proud to have Klaas presenting at Data Natives 2015! You come from a background of project management and user experience design, how did that lead you to working with data? In 2011, Ravin Mehta, founder and CEO of The unbelievable Machine Company (*um) approached me and asked: “Klaas, do you wanna initiate and develop Big Data at *um?”. Honestly, at that time I didn´t know anything about Big Data and said “Ravin, what exactly is Big Data?”. He replied: “Well, I am sure nobody really…


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