We are very proud to present a compact day of inspirational, international speakers who all have their specific view on AI. You can meet some of the thought leaders, pioneering scientists, and engineers working at the frontiers of AI. But you can also follow discussion on regulatory needs and on reasoning under conditions of uncertainty, with a focus on the foundations of probability, statistics, and machine learning.

The innovative new campus of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management invites you to get all the relevant insights and network with exclusive attendees during the day and at our happy hour.

Take the opportunity: Reason. Learn. Interact.

Artificial intelligence promises to be a paradigm shift for many applications from manufacturing to finance, and from life sciences to education. In these and many other industries, businesses are already applying artificial intelligence to core business processes and to innovating products. As AI continues to advance, it has the potential to extend the power of human thinking in three critical areas: advanced computation, statistical analysis and hypothesis generation. But many executives are still wondering, “What can AI do for my business?”

And at the same time, concerns about AI’s implications are rising: we worry about the impact of AI-enabled automation on the workplace, employment, and society.

To discuss the future direction and find answers we are bringing technology experts, thought-leaders, industry innovators, AI entrepreneurs and talented students together. In a compact one-day event you will get strategic insights, learnings out of use cases and a more ethic and philosophical view on AI.

We can’t wait to meet you and make an impact on the world.

Starting from  08:30 AM

Welcome Coffee

Starting from  09:00 AM

Opening Keynote

Peter Feldmann, Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt am Main

Starting from  09:30 AM

Prof. Dr. Nils Stieglitz, President, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

“Artificial Intelligence, Disruption and Organizational Learning”.

Starting from  10:00 AM

Dr. Gunjan Bhardwaj, CEO, Innoplexus AG

„The Third wave of AI“

Starting from  10:30 AM

Dr. Kerem Tomak, Executive Vice President Big Data & Advanced Analytics, Commerzbank AG

“Presence and future of AI in banking.”

Starting from  11:00 AM

Prof. Dr. Jochen Maas, General Manager R&D Germany at Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH

„Solutions instead of Drugs – the new approach in Pharmaceutical Industry“

Starting from  11:15 AM

Details will follow

Starting from  11:30 AM

Podium Discussion:

with Dr. Gunjan Bhardwaj, Dr. Kerem Tomak, Prof. Dr. Jochen Maas

moderated by Brett Stapper, Frontlines Media

Starting from  12:00 PM

Gaurav Tripathi, CTO, Innoplexus AG

“How to build the foundation for AI you need?”

Starting from  12:30 PM

Lunch Break

+ Networking


Financial Services Stage

Life Sciences Stage

Jason Boud, Founder,
RegTech Associates

Starting from  1:45 PM

Details will follow

Alexander del Toro Bara, Head of Product & Research, Adjunct Professor of Machine Learning at VisualVest GmbH

“Opportunities and limits of artificial intelligence for digital asset management (Robo-Advice)”

Starting from  1:30 PM

Dr. Katharina Gruner, Head of R&D Innovation & Transformation,
Dr. Friedrich Rippmann, Director of Computational Chemistry & Biology,
Dr. Stefan Pinkert, Principal Scientist, Oncology Bioinformatics,

Merck KGaA

“Big Data & AI in Pharmaceutical R&D@Merck”

Vahe Andonians, Entrepreneur and Senior Lecturer,
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

“AI-based processing of financial reports”

Starting from  2:00 PM

Tina Lupberger, Vice President of Strategy & Innovation, Pfizer Oncology

“How big data, artificial intelligence, pharmaceutical and medical research combine to tackle cancer?”

Maryam Danesh-Kajouri, Global Head of Product Marketing,

“AI-Powered Customer Centricity in Banking – How AI can help understand the Needs of Bank Clients and deliver Personalized Value-Added Services”

Starting from  2:30 PM

Dr. Werner Seiz, Clinical Research Director,
Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH

“Early approaches for AI-supported digital microscopy imaging analysis in drug development”

Time for questions & discussions:

moderated by Andreas Horchler, Frankfurt School

Starting from  3:00 PM

Time for questions & discussions:

moderated by Brett Stapper, Frontlines Media

Starting from  3:30 PM

Coffee Break & Network

Starting from  4:00 PM

Dr. Mark Mattingley-Scott, IT Architect, IBM Quantum Computing Ambassador at IBM Deutschland GmbH, Vorstand Bitkom AK Big Data

“The *really* important challenges and chances in AI”

Starting from  4:30 PM

Dr. Simon Wallace,
Director of Data Strategy and Implementation, Mindshare Worldwide

“Changing the advertising industry with AI”

Starting from  5:00 PM

Javier Garcia, Founder and General Partner at Columbus Venture Partners

“Challengers everywhere: TechGiants, TechStart-ups and AI-China. Is there a future for traditional industries in Europe?”

Starting from  5:30 PM

Prof. Dr. Gregory Wheeler, Professor of Philosophy and Computer Science,
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

“What’s so deep about deep learning?”

Starting from  6:00 PM

Marvin Marino, Frankfurt Data Science Meetup

“What we have learned from building the largest data science community in Frankfurt”

Starting from  6:15 PM

Wrap-up: Silke Otte & Brett Stapper

Starting from  6:30 PM

Brain & Food – Networking

Starting from  7:00 PM

still not enough, then join the Meetup “5 Data Science Success Stories In Healthcare“.




Artificial intelligence is a moving target. This AI Summit is an excellent opportunity to take better aim and learn what AI and can’t (yet) do for your business. It is also a unique, international platform for sharing experience and discussing methods with AI experts, scientists and talented students. Join us in Frankfurt in June 18th, 2018!

Students 49 €
incl. fee and VAT

Professionals 428 €
incl. fee and VAT