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“Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Services Industry”

Joint Spring Conference 2019 of E-Finance Lab and TechQuartier

The E-Finance Lab and TechQuartier invite you to the 2019 EFL Spring Conference. The event will be held on the afternoon of February 26, 2019, at TechQuartier in Frankfurt. It will present insights from research on artificial intelligence, esp. Machine Learning and Deep Learning, conducted at Goethe-University Frankfurt and TU Darmstadt. The conference will also provide valuable insights from implementations of AI-projects in (Fin-)Tech Start-Ups and established companies. As in previous years, participation is free of charge and the conference aims at stimulating discussions between the financial services industry, academics, providers and on-going experts of AI-related solutions. The main conference language is German.


15:30 Registration and Coffee
16:00 Welcome
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hackethal, E-Finance Lab, Goethe University Frankfurt
Dr. Sebastian Schäfer, Founder of TechQuartier
16:20 What is AI?
Prof. Dr. Kristian Kersting, TU Darmstadt Slides
16:40 Big Data & Advanced Analytics at Deutsche Börse AG – Design of the Analytics Lab and First Use Cases
Konrad Sippel, Head of Content Lab at Deutsche Börse AG Slides
17:00 From Machine Learning to Machine Teaching – The Benefits of AI for Business Management Practices and Research
Prof. Dr. Oliver Hinz, E-Finance Lab, Goethe University Frankfurt Slides
17:20 AI Agenda Hessen
Patrick Burghardt, State Secretary, Hessian Ministry of Digital Strategy and Development
17:40 Refreshment Break
18:20 AI – Beyond the Marketing Hype
Dr. Tom Reuner, Head of Strategy at Arago GmbH Slides
18:40 AI Information Extraction – Enabling Digital Transformation of the Hospitality Industry
Dr. Claudio Huyskens, Founder of
19:00 Machine Learning – Security and Privacy
Katharine Jarmul, Founder of kjamistan and Co-Founder of KIProtect Slides
19:20 Trustworthy AI
Dr. Stefan Rüping, Head of Knowledge Discovery at Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS Slides
19:40 Get together


The event takes place @ TechQuartier in Frankfurt

Platz der Einheit 2 – 60327 Frankfurt am Main (“Pollux-Gebäude”)

How to get there: 

From Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof you can

  • walk (8-10 minutes walk) or
  • take the metro (U-Bahn line 4) towards Bockenheimer Warte and travel one stop to “Festhalle/Messe” or
  • take tram lines 16 or 17, located in front of the main entrance of Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, and travel three stops to “Festhalle/Messe”.
By Car / Parking:

You can park at the Skyline Plaza (Europa-Allee 6, 60327 Frankfurt am Main), a shopping mall right next to the building (“Pollux-Gebäude”) where TechQuartier is located. Details can be found at


Use Google Maps and find your way to the venue here.


For inquiries concerning the conference, please contact our organizing team


Further information on the E-Finance Lab can be found here


Further information on the TechQuartier can be found here

Sponsors of the EFL