Exasol Xperience 2018: The data (r)evolution is here – are you ready?

Data and analytics have revolutionized the way businesses operate; they are now a core success factor in every industry and we can only expect even more and faster change in 2018. The question is: Are you prepared?

Attend Exasol Xperience 2018 and discover an event where users, partners and analytics professionals discuss the tough questions and share ideas in order to arm them with the knowledge and skills to face the next evolution of data analytics and insight. What kind of analytics were businesses doing before? What are they doing today? How are they preparing themselves for tomorrow? Find out the answers by attending Exasol Xperience 2018.

Come and join over 500 professionals, users and partners in Berlin to discuss your challenges, learn from others on how they are transforming their organizations with Exasol, and connect with a commmunity of like-minded, data-driven individuals who aspire to overcome similar data issues, transform their use of data analytics and inspire the next generation of analysts.

The data (r)evolution is here. Register for Exasol Xperience 2018 to learn how you too can prepare for the future.


Discover how organizations have revolutionized their data analytics and their businesses with the next generation of Exasol’s in-memory analytic database


Get up close and personal with Exasol executives, analysts, product managers and developers and ask your questions about how Exasol and our partners can help you face your data challenges


Explore first-hand the various use cases of Exasol’s technology from expert users across the world and learn how they continue to transform their organizations with data


Connect with peers, partners and users of Exasol, grow your network and celebrate a shared passion for analytics, BI and reporting with a thriving community


Immerse yourself in a series of informative and detailed sessions presented by customers, partners, experts, thought-leaders and Exasol experts

Take a peek at Exasol Xperience and join the community!


Partner Arrival, Registration and lunch

Partner Welcome; Exasol – What’s In It For Partners
Aaron Auld, CEO & Ravinder Romanay, Global Head Partners & Alliances, Exasol

Winning with Exasol: How to Beat the Competition, Build a Winning Mindset, Optimize Performance and Enjoy Success
Mark Gallagher, Top Formula One Speaker

The Exasol Partner Community
Christian Langmayr, Head of Community, Exasol

Afternoon Break

Use Case: Harnessing the Power of Exasol To Beat The Bookie
André Dörr, Data Engineer, Exasol & Mathias Brink, Customer Success Manager, Exasol

Questions & Answers with Exasol’s Partner and Executive Team
Exasol Partner and Executive Teams

Exasol Partner Awards – Recognizing Excellence & Rewarding Success
Exasol Partner and Executive Teams

Partner Sessions Conclude & Exhibition Area Opens

Registration for End-Users Opens

18:00 – 21:00
Welcome Reception for all End-Users and Partners – Exhibition Area Open

Registration & Breakfast – Exhibition Area Open

Welcome to Exasol Xperience 2018

Keynote: Changing Your Perspective and Optimizing Performance – Dealing With Change
Jamil Qureshi, Performance Coach, JQED

Are You Ready for the Data (R)evolution? What’s Next?
Aaron Auld, CEO, Exasol & Mathias Golombek, CTO, Exasol

Morning Coffee & Networking – Exhibition Area Open

Enterprise Dashboards, Data Discovery, Big Data, Advanced Analytics: What is the Common Denominator?
Carina Seidel, Consumer Data Champion, adidas Group

How Advanced Analytics Drives the Evolution of Video Content Providers
Magnus Slind-Näslund, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Dailymotion

Data Meets Dining Out: Accelerating Analytics at America’s Second-Largest Fast Food Sandwich Chain
Steve Templeton, Enterprise Data Warehouse Manager, Arby’s Restaurant Group/Inspire Brands

Lunch & Networking – Exhibition Area Open

Putting Exasol At The Heart of Data Analytics Strategies – Where To Next?
Karl Griesser, Information Infrastructure Lead, ARZ Allgemeines Rechenzentrum

The Journey to Self-Service Success with Exasol in the Hadoop Jungle
Sammy Landström, Senior BI Analyst & Erik Eklund, Data Engineer, Svenska Spel

Using Analytics to Fight Gender Inequality
Seth Cochrane, CEO, Operation Fistula

Afternoon Break & Networking – Exhibition Area open

Data-Centrification & Time to Market with Exasol at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma
Robert Gröver, IT Architect for BI and Advanced Analytics & Alan Bort, Senior Principal System Analyst, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma

Pairing Exasol with TM1 in the Banking Sector to Accelerate Analytics
Tobias Lies, Head of Controlling, TeamBank

From Data to Intelligence – Insights Gained at AQR Capital Management
Navraj Bhardwaj, Head of Risk Engineering, AQR Captial Management

Keynote: Journey to Data Insight That Improves Health and Saves Lives: 4 Principles to Guide You
Jonathan Drummey, Data Visualization Specialist, PATH

End of Sessions

18:00 – 23:00
Xperience: The Party

Registration & Breakfast- Exhibition Area Open

Technical Keynote: Exasol Positioning, Vision, Roadmap
Jens Graupmann, VP Product Management & Mathias Brink, Customer Success Manager, Exasol

New SQL Front-End Tools in 30 Minutes – DataGrip, DBeaver, DBVisualizer
Francesco Mucio, BI Architect, Zalando SE
Karl Griesser, Information Infrastructure Lead, ARZ Allgemeines Rechenzentrum
Thomas Bestfleisch, Senior Sales Engineer, Exasol

Seize Control of UDFs – How to Master The Art of Building Complete Self-Contained UDF Language Containers From Scratch In Just Minutes
Stefan Mandl, Senior Developer, Exasol

Testing 5 Real-Life Cases Across 1bn Records: Running The Perfect POCs at Telekom Slovenije to Discover New Business Areas of Growth
Borut Rožac, Data Scientist, Telekom Slovenije

Morning Coffee & Networking – Exhibition Area Open

Get To Know Your Data – GDPR and Data Discovery with Exasol to Help With Compliance
Ed Deane, Technical Consultant, KETL

Data Vault that powers Data Science and Data Governance: One-Stop-Shop for BI-in-a-Box 
Till Sander, Enterprise BI Architect & Daniel Olsberg, Sales Director, areto consulting

Join the (R)evolution: It’s Time to Re-Think Your Database Landscape
Diego Calvo de Nó, COO, Proventa AG

Where AI Meets BI: Alexa, Chatbots & Augmented Reality
Marian Plum, Senior Sales Engineer, MicroStrategy

Closing Address, Prize Draw

End of Exasol Xperience 2018, followed by a light lunch

Speakers & Hosts

Aaron Auld
CEO and President, Exasol

Mathias Golombek
Chief Technical Officer, Exasol

Ravinder Romanay
Global Head of Partners & Alliances, Exasol

Sean Jackson
Event Host

Jamil Qureshi
Performance Coach, Psychologist, Author
& Keynote Speaker

Eva Murray
Head of BI & Tableau Zen Master, Exasol

Magnus Slind-Näslund
Senior Vice President Engineering, Dailymotion

Steve Templeton
Enterprise Data Warehouse Manager, Arby’s Restaurant Group (Inspire Brands)

Karl Griesser
Information Infrastructure Lead, ARZ Allgemeines Rechenzentrum

Jonathan Drummey
Data Visualization Specialist, PATH

Marian David Plum
Senior Sales Engineer, MicroStrategy

Carina Seidel
Consumer Data Champion, adidas Group

André Dörr
Data Engineer, Exasol

Christian Langmayr
Head of Community, Exasol

Jens Graupmann
VP of Product Management, Exasol

Stefan Mandl
Senior Developer, Exasol

Ed Deane
Consultant, KETL

Sammy Landström
Senior BI Analyst, Svenska Spel

Erik Eklund
Data Engineer, Svenska Spel

Robert Gröver
IT Architect for BI and Advanced Analytics, Boehringer Ingelheim

Alan Bort
Senior Principal System Analyst, Boehringer Ingelheim

Seth Cochran
Founder & CEO, Operation Fistula

Thomas Bestfleisch
Senior Sales Engineer, Exasol

Daniel Olsberg
Sales Director, areto consulting

Till Sander
Enterprise Data Warehouse Architect,
areto consulting

Mike Konrad
COO/CFO, Exasol

Borut Rožac
Data Scientist, Telekom Slovenije

Francesco Murio
BI Architect, Zalando

Mathias Brink
Customer Success Manager, Exasol

Diego Calvo de Nó
COO, Proventa

Mark Gallaghar
Top Formula One Speaker

Navraj Bhardwaj
Head of Risk Engineering, AQR Capital Management

Tobias Lies
Head of Controlling, TeamBank


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Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz
Voltairestraße 5
10179 Berlin-Mitte

How to get there
Closest U-Bahn station: U-Bhf Klosterstraße
Closest bus stops: Alexanderstraße (248, N65)
Official website about public transport


Exasol offers special rates for nights at the Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel. You can book a room while purchasing your ticket.

Hotel info:
Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz Hotel
Alexanderplatz 7
D-10178 Berlin

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Book your hotel room now by registering on our website. You can easily book your Xperience 18 ticket and hotel room at the same. Click here to go to registration.

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Guests can cancel their reserved room free-of-charge up to and including four (4) weeks prior to arrival.  Guests are responsible for amendments, cancellations and payments.  In the case of cancellation or no-shows after the deadline has passed to cancel, guests will be charged 90% of the room rate.

Exasol Xperience 2018 takes place on June 11-13, 2018 at Umspannwerk Ost, Berlin Alexanderplatz

Although the event takes place in Berlin, Exasol Xperience 2018 is an international event and all sessions and details will be in English.

We have extended an invitation to all Exasol users, customers and partners. The agenda is full of educational, collaborative and interesting sessions covering an array of topics, so there is something for everyone. Specifically, sessions for partners will take place on June 11, 2018, whereas everyone is welcome to attend sessions on June 12-13, 2018.

The ticket price includes access to all sessions, breaks, refreshments, lunches and networking party.

The registration desk will be located in front of the conference area and will be open on Monday, June 11 from 12pm-6pm and Tuesday, June 12 from 7am-5pm

Yes. We’ll have videographers and photographers on-site to record the action at Exasol Xperience 2018. By entering and being at this event, you consent to be filmed and photographed. From time to time, Exasol uses recorded video and photographs of conference events and attendees in its promotional materials. Unless permission to record and use such images is revoked in writing to Exasol, by virtue of your attendance, all conference visitors agree to the use of your likeness in such materials.

We want you to have fun, so smart casual is perfectly acceptable.

Attendees can cancel their registration free-of-charge up until and including May 28, 2018.  Note that you will not be admitted to the event without a paid ticket.  Should you cancel after May 28, 2018, we cannot reimburse the cost of the ticket.

A ticket to Exasol Xperience 2018 does not include your accommodation or travel to and from the event.  However, we are pleased to offer hotel accommodation at special rates at the Park Inn Alexanderplatz.  Hotel accommodation can be booked and paid for during the registration process.  Attendees are requested to book their travel to and from Berlin themselves.


Yes, just download this justification letter which you can then personalize and use.  It contains all the relevant arguments why you should attend.

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