Romeo Kienzler joined IBM in 2008, and is now working as Chief Data Scientist in the IBM Cloud Transformation Lab Zurich. He holds a M. Sc. Degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Information Systems, Bioinformatics and Applied Statistics. He is a big fan of MOOCs, Open Source and the Apache Software Foundation.
Kim Nilsson, Co-Founder & CEO, Pivigo
Kim has a PhD in Astrophysics and also an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. She is the co-founder and CEO of Pivigo, a data science marketplace and training provider based in London. Founded in 2013, Pivigo aims to improve the employability of PhDs by training them as data scientists. Kim with her team at Pivigo are passionate about bringing businesses and scientists together to harness the value and opportunities in data, by bridging the gap between the two fields using their bespoke training programme S2DS; Europe’s largest data science programme. Since the launch of Pivigo, Kim has been named a Rising Star among the Top 100 Influencers of Big Data in the UK and she is also the chair of a TechUK Big Data skills working group and member of the Government’s Data Skills Taskforce.