Statement on the coronavirus | 05.03.2020

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce today that the DATA festival will not take place from 17.03 – 19.03.2020 as originally planned. The new date will be from 14.09 – 16.09.2020.

Our entire team has closely followed the developments around the coronavirus (Covid-19) and the measures and updates of the official authorities and organisations (Robert Koch Institute – Federal Government – Foreign Office – WHO). These include comprehensive measures to ensure health safety when events are organised. These include fever-measuring stations at all entrances, as well as the implementation of the measure not to admit participants from risk areas and to refuse access to events to participants who have had contact with people from risk areas. This would result in an extensive check of all participants.

Our mission and vision of the DATA festival is to provide an environment in a relaxed festival atmosphere. In which networking and exchange with Data & AI experts is the top priority. As a team, we can no longer guarantee our quality standard at the current level and do not want to have to turn anyone away at the entrance. The safety and health of our employees, partners, customers and participants at our DATA festival are our top priority. We can guarantee you that this was not an easy decision and hope you will understand and continue to support the spirit of the DATA festival.

Everyone involved (participants, partners and employees) are made aware of the situation and options in separate mailings and personal meetings.

Our #DATAfestivalCrew hopes to see you in September 2020.

Aftermovie DATA festival 2019

Our Testimonials

Ernst Kratky

Fantastic audience and speakers at a festival location – THE DATA festival – It was so great to be there, we enjoyed the rich conversations and deep dives with customers and partners from all over the world and the DATA festival (= the data community) is the place to be – March 2020, we will be back!

Ernst Kratky – Big Data Analytics Solutions Sales Lead EMEA – Cisco

Raffael Dzikowski

As for feedback, I can tell you from my side that I had a great time at the Data Festival. I liked the talks and the location was perfectly fitting for this size of event. As I also took part in last year’s iteration, I can only applaud you for improving on an already great conference. 🙂

Raffael Dzikowski – Senior Big Data Engineer – Scout24

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Reisach

KPre-Conference-Workshop (Machine Learning Kickstarter): 1A content and didactics, perfect combination of model and concept explanation and well comprehensible demonstration of the respective python codes and visualizations // Event-Days: Great place for personal networking! Interesting backgrounds and AI engagements of people

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Reisach – Faculty of Informationmanagement – University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm


Pia Eggert

EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE – YOU are an AMAZING event manager with great attention to detail and a genuine customer experience “can-do attitude”, no matter what. Really enjoyed your spirit and the choice of speakers and networking opportunities.

Pia Eggert – Coach

The DATA festival takes place from 14.09.2020 - 16.09.2020 for the third time in Munich. Exciting use cases, workshops, tech-deep-dives, panels and networking sessions around Data and AI await you. Take the opportunity and exchange ideas in a relaxed festival atmosphere! The event is a unique and innovative platform in German-speaking countries that links data experts and users and promotes networking.

The focus is on topics such as data science & machine learning, data engineering & architecture, data visualization & analytics. Meet the #Who-is-Who of the data scene: Whether data scientists, data engineers, AI and machine learning experts, analysts, BI experts, software developers, software architects, scientists, researchers, students - everyone who shares the #passion for data is welcome at the Data Festival.


14.09.2020 – Pre-Conference-Workshops
Exclusive full-day workshops by top-class and experienced experts on the application and implementation of methods, technologies and architectures.

15.09.2020 – Conference Day 01
Two panel sessions, many presentations, workshops and our legendary after-party are waiting for you!

16.09.2020 – Conference Day 02
A panel session, many presentations and our new poster pitch session are waiting for you!


Don´t miss your chance and become part of our #DataCommunity!

#Questions - Just get in contact with us

Our Program Committee 2020

With experience in business and education.

Dr. Carsten Bange

is CEO of BARC, the Business Application Research Center.

Alexander Thamm

is founder and CEO of Alexander Thamm GmbH, the first real data science consulting company in Germany.

Dr. Alexander Borek

is Global Head of Data & Analytics at Volkswagen Financial Services AG.

Dat Tran

is Head of AI at Axel Springer AI

Marcel Kling

is Senior Director Data Driven Customer Journey & Personalization at Lufthansa Group

Dr. Holger Kömm

is Senior Director Advanced Analytics at adidas AG.

Julia Herzog-Butter

is AI Evangelist at Scout24

Prof. Peer Kröger

is Head of the Data Lab of the LMU Munich.

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