Tag: Software & Tools

Expert Group Meeting – Software & Tools

We are happy to invite you to our next expert group meeting hosted by SAP on April 12 at 14:00, Althardstrasse 80, 8105 Regensdorf. Go to the 5th floor and room ‘Demo room 6’.


13:30 – 14:00:  Check-In & Welcome Coffee

14:00 – 15:00: SAP Database as a Service (DBaaS)

Matthias Kupczak & Michael Probst, SAP Solution Advisor

SAP HANA Platform capabilities continue to expand making it the ideal platform to innovate next-generation applications. Next-generation applications not only require transactional capabilities but also require advanced analytical capabilities and the ability to process structured, unstructured and streaming data. In this talk Matthias will highlight the cloud enabled SAP HANA capabilities in regards to Database Services, Data Integration Services, Application Development Services and the Analytical Processing Services and will support this with live demonstration and inputs where you can get your hands-on experience yourself.

15:00 – 16:00:  SAP Data Orchestration across Enterprise Data

Matthias Kupczak & Michael Probst, SAP Solution Advisor

SAP Data Hub lets you integrate data, orchestrate analytical data processing, and manage metadata across your enterprise data sources and data lakes. It also lets you build powerful pipelines, as well as manage, share and distribute data. If there are IoT scenarios or Data Science & Machine Learning scenarios, the  SAP Data Hub comes with many prebuilt machine learning algorithms (such as TensorFlow) that you can use to build data scenarios seamlessly and put into production in your Enterprise data landscape. This session will also include many live demonstrations and will give you the insights you require to bring your data science projects to life.

16:00 – 17:00+: Networking Apéro


Please fill out the doodle if you can come or not.


Looking forward to seeing  you soon


HYBRID – Expert Group Meeting – Software & Tools


ELCA Informatik

Flurstrasse 62, entrance from Buckhauserstrasse

8048 Zürich

Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/zArw1rv8tD8FjE1b6



  • 13:50 – 14:10 Registration in the lobby
  • 14:15 Activation of the online link
  • 14:15 (– 15h15, flexible) Two talks
  • Followed by a small apéro


Towards environmental friendly infrastructure for data science and AI, by Christoph Buchli, Helio

When talking about sustainability in the context of digitalisation, there is usually not a lot of facts or specificaction involved. In this session, Christoph will give a short overview on the pillars of sustainable digital infrastructure and propose actionable steps to achieve this important goal. In the spirit of hands on action, he’ll outline a roadmap towards truly sustainable infrastructure for data science appliances in Switzerland and hopefully inspire action to get started today!

In his 15 years as a Systems and Software Engineer, Christoph has always taken issue with how painful it is and how irresponsibly we tend to use digital products and infrastructure. After an extensive detour into the world of Blockchain during his Software Engineering Master’s Thesis, he decided to finally do something about it and founded Helio together with his long-term friend Kevin.
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chbuchli/

Introduction to Apache Druid: Timeseries Data at Scale, by Alexander Hungenberg, ELCA

Apache Druid is a highly scalable, real-time analytics database which excels on
timeseries data. It is used by large corporations, like Twitter, to enable analytics on their
data streams with millions of events per second.
In this talk we will see an overview of the technology, its capabilities, use cases and
constraints. On top of that we will take a look at some BI tools for easy visualization and
alerting functionality.

Alexander Hungenberg works for ELCA since 2016. He has significant experience in
building large scale solutions using databases such as InfluxDB and monitoring solutions like
Grafana. In 2015 he completed his Master in Experimental Physics at ETH Zurich and has in
depth software development skills, especially in the area of backend development and
machine learning. The combination of his technical background and customer facing
experience allows him to coordinate the creation of business-centric, maintainable and
efficient solutions from the get-go.

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