Head of Advanced Analytics
Derek Kane is head of advanced analytics for GEA Group based in Dusseldorf, Germany. Kane leads a team of data scientists, data engineers and machine learning researchers delivering innovative and cutting-edge AI and machine learning to the enterprise, and developing tomorrow’s advances in industrial digital technologies which an emphasis on Big Data and industrial IoT. Through a strategic partnership with Microsoft, he has helped to actively shape GEA’s advancements in cloud technologies, software deployment, data governance and IT security surrounding Data Science applications within a global community.
Kane has a Masters in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University and is an artificial intelligence developer, researcher, practitioner and educator as well as an Open Source Software developer, with over 15 years in the industry. Kane has an educational outreach program to demystify data science through his lectures on his YouTube channel and regularly advises startups and companies developing analytical capabilities within both the public and private sectors.