Kim has a background in science, with a PhD in Astrophysics and also an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. She is the co-founder and CEO of Pivigo – the Data Science Hub. Pivigo is 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, which is a highly in-demand commercial skillset. 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.
Romeo Kienzler, Chief Data Scientist & IBM Watson
Romeo Kienzler works 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 Open Source and the Apache Software Foundation.
Data Natives Tel Aviv: September 25
Maren Lesche, Communications Manager, European Innovation Hub; Mentor, Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin & Istanbul
Maren is a storyteller and communicator at heart. She supports several startups and women in tech in establishing strong marketing campaigns to create a successful brand and support sales. In February 2016, Maren joined the team of European Innovation Hub, a small team of startup experts that brings entrepreneurs and corporates together to form strategic partnerships. At European Innovation Hub, she is also the Communications Manager for several EU-funded programs such as Accelerator European Pioneers, Welcome and the new IoT European Platform Initiative.
Shimon Tolts, General Manager Data Solutions, ironSource
Shimon is an infra geek, focusing on software development, mainly back-end at high load & scale, coding mainly with Python, Node.js and Go. Building elastic cloud-based distributed systems. Currently, he is the R&D Manager of ironSource.atom, a company that builds monetization, engagement, analytics and discovery tools for app developers, device manufacturers, mobile carriers and advertisers.