Title: Machine Learning in a large diversified Internet Group
The talk covers a wide survey of the use of machine learning techniques across a large number of subsidiaries (40+) of an Internet group (Burda Digital) with special attention to issues regarding (1) personnel training in state of the art techniques, (2) management buy-in of complex non interpretable results and (3) practical and measurable bottom line results/solutions.
Jean-Paul is the Chief Scientist of Hubert Burda Media – a global media company. He is also the founder and CEO of 10betterpages GmbH and serves on different board most notably on the Board of Directors of XING AG (a leading online professional network) and as a director at Hackfwd. He was the CTO and CEO of Burda Digital from 1996 to 2003. Jean-Paul received a Master’s Degree in Philosophy (magna cum laude) from the University of Louvain (Belgium) and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Louvain. He is currently enrolled in a post-graduate program in Computer Science at Stanford University. Jean-Paul is fluent in French, English, German and Dutch. He is an avid mathematician, hardware hacker and is fluent with all the latest software technologies.