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HPI meets...

As part of the "HPI meets..." event series, we regularly invite companies to HPI for interesting TechTalks. In a relaxed atmosphere, HPI students and alumni can learn more about the techniques a company uses and what the work of an IT engineer is like.

HPI meets… Taktile

May 4, 2022, 5-6:30 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Maximilian Eber

A lot of today's world is run on automated decisions, but often teams don't have easy ways to build, run and evaluate how they work. Many decisions rely on guesswork and instinct. Taktile changes that. Taktile was founded in 2020 out of YC and has offices in Berlin, NY and London. Dr. Maximilian Eber is the Co-Founder and CPTO and an expert in automated decisioning and ML. He will talk about how ML helps to bridge the gap between good predictions and good decisions and the technical complexity to display such decision flows in a no-code environment.

HPI meets… Bearing Point

June 1, 2023, 5-6:30 p.m.

Speaker: Rafael Fister

Rafael Fister has a background in physics and works at the Institute for Data and Analytics at BearingPoint. In his talk, he will explain the basics of quantum computing, a topic that has attracted attention in recent years and is making great strides in the development of related hardware and concrete applications. The focus of his talk will be on the current state of quantum computing, the possible areas of application in business and industry, and the development potential of this promising technology. What research is still needed and which applications are already worthwhile? As an interdisciplinary field of technology, software engineers will be especially needed in the future for the development of (hybrid) quantum algorithms. Therefore, this talk will concisely provide the necessary physical basics to take away the participants' fear of quantum physics and to show how especially software engineers can work in this exciting field.

HPI inside… idealo

June 22, 2023, 5 p.m.

On 22.6.2023, idealo invites you to get an insight into Europe's largest price comparison - right in the modern headquarter at the former Berlin Wall. Exchange ideas with experts from the Product & Technology department about our everyday challenges in agile product development and our unique approach to data culture, which enables us to deal with huge amounts of data, machine learning and AI. As an HPI alumnus, Markus Steiner, Agile Project Manager and Lead of the Product & Technology Project Office at idealo, will lead through the evening.

In 2000, idealo was launched with a mission to help idealo users make the best possible buying decision. Today, idealo is one of the most popular German e-commerce websites with around 76 million visits per month, around 50,000 shops and over 500 million offers. Internationally, idealo is also represented as a price comparison in six European countries.