Keynote – From Hype to Mainstream – a European view on Data & AI trends.

June 13th, 10.00 – 10.30 am

In their keynote, Carsten and Alex share their perspective on the adoption of concepts, paradigms and methodologies for Data & AI, gained from their daily work with companies in Europe. They highlight how ChatGPT boosted AI into Mainstream, while some topics like Data Management get new attention – what topics have become commodity, what is currently being implemented and what will play a bigger role in the future. This results in the “Big Picture” of the Data Festival, in which the many presentations on the two days fit in.


Dr. Carsten Bange, Founder and CEO | BARC GmbH

Dr. Carsten Bange is the founder and managing director of BARC. He is one of the leading experts in the successful implementation of information technology for business intelligence & data management within the framework of the transformation to data-driven companies. As a neutral market observer he has been the coach & strategy consultant for companies of the most varied industries, frequent speaker at conferences, seminars and the author of numerous industry publications and market studies.



Alex Thamm, Founder and CEO | [at] Alexander Thamm GmbH

Alexander Thamm, is founder, CEO and pioneer in the field of Data and AI. His mission is to generate real added value from data and to restore Germany’s and Europe’s international competitiveness. He is a founding member of the German AI Association, a wanted keynote speaker, and author of numerous publications. In 2012 he founded [at], the first data science consultancy in Germany. Today, the company is one of the leading Data and AI consultancies in the German-speaking region.