Industry Track

If you are an analytics or data science professional seeking to engage with like-minded business professionals and academic researchers/educators, then please consider attending the 2019 Pre-ICIS SIGDSA Symposium! The symposium will take place prior to the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) conference, i.e., on December 14-15, 2019 (Sat-Sun). The symposium program will feature paper presentations, panels, tutorials, networking, and an exciting keynote address.

Industry collaborators are encouraged to co-author submissions for the Research or Teaching Track with academic colleagues. If there are any questions about the suitability of such a joint submission, please don’t hesitate to e-mail a member of the symposium program committee. Prototypes Track is another area where industry partners can collaborate with academic members to showcase state-of-the-art product demos and research prototypes. We also hope to engage industry participants as panel members for discussing relevant and exciting topics relevant to the symposium theme. Last, but not least, we also invite contributions from industry partners as paper reviewers and discussants. If you are interested in either of these roles, please contact the Symposium Co-Chairs or the Industry Track Chair.

We believe that strong industry involvement is critical for the success of the Pre-ICIS SIGDSA symposium. Academics can expect many opportunities to work with industry participants, such as during industry sessions, keynote talks, research, teaching and prototypes tracks, and the many networking opportunities throughout the event.

While academic attendees will most likely attend the ICIS conference simultaneously with the Pre-ICIS SIGDSA symposium, many of our industry collaborators will be attending only the Pre-ICIS SIGDSA symposium. Special registration rates are available for industry participants either through pre-registration or at the day of the event, space allowing.

Following are the confirmed industry panelist:

Janina Nakladal, Senior Academic Alliance Manager, Celonis

image009Janina Nakladal is Senior Academic Alliance Manager at Celonis – a vendor of Process Mining software and one of the fastest-growing tech companies worldwide. Process mining uses analytics of actual event logs and existing business process to provide objective, fact-based insights. Janina is responsible for the global education and research cooperation program at Celonis and mainly developing new markets, as well as creating the e-learning strategy. After graduation as M.Sc. in Business Administration with a focus on market-oriented management at the WFI Ingolstadt School of Management, she joined Celonis in January 2018. Since then, she has provided more than 80 lectures, workshops and speeches on Process Mining as well as new concepts for education on 3 continents. Janina gained further working experience at Siemens Healthineers, Random House and United Nations.

Gerrit Kazmaier, EVP, SAP HANA and Analytics

image011Gerrit Kazmaier is EVP, SAP HANA and Analytics with global responsibility for the development, product management, and solution management of these portfolios of solutions. Gerrit is passionate about data and cloud technology, and how continuous innovation can create lasting business value for SAP customers. With the vision to develop a unified approach for a business intelligence, planning, and predictive analytics solution, Gerrit built the foundation for SAP Analytics Cloud and the SAP Digital Boardroom.

In 2018, Gerrit expanded his role to additionally cover SAP’s Database and Data Management organization, where he first began his career at SAP in 2009. As head of development, product management, and solution management for these two areas, he is responsible for building, innovating, and driving the market strategy for SAP’s flagship in-memory database platform SAP HANA as well as SAP’s Analytics solutions. During his tenure at SAP, Gerrit has filed over 30 patents on technologies for analytical and spatial data processing. Together with his team, he also won the prestigious SAP Hasso Plattner Founders’ Award for their work on creating a high-performance spatial engine inside SAP HANA.

Gerrit studied Computer Science at the University of Konstanz, Germany and the University of Nottingham, England. He enjoys spending his free time with his family and is an avid endurance sportsman.

Ivo Körner, Vice President Systems Hardware IBM Europe

image013Ivo Koerner is Vice President Systems Hardware IBM Europe. Since July 2017 Ivo Koerner is Vice President Systems Hardware for IBM in Europe. Before this Ivo Koerner has been Vice President for IBM’s Enterprise and Industry Sales for Germany, Austria and Switzerland and has been also member of the management board of IBM Germany since August 2013.

Ivo Koerner has held various local and European management positions within IBM’s Software Group. Among these were Director of Public & Distribution Sector, Brand Executive for Information Management in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and European Sales Integration Executive for Candle. Prior to his current position, he headed up IBM’s Software Group as Vice President in IBM Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

In 2001 Ivo Koerner joined IBM after gaining 2 years experience in founding, financing and managing an internet start-up company. Before, he held various Sales and Sales Leadership positions in the IT industry. He started his career in 1991 working as an IT consultant for the Commission of the European Community in Luxemburg.

For more information, please contact our Industry Track Chair:

David DouglasDDouglas@walton.uark.edu, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

We look forward to you joining us in Munich, Germany!