Dat Tran

Head of AI, Axel Springer Ideas Engineering

Dat is the Head of AI at Axel Springer Ideas Engineering, the innovation unit of Axel Springer SE which is the largest digital publishing house in Europe. He establishes and leads Axel Springer AI where his goal is to make AI more accessible within Axel Springer and hence drive innovations within the group. His ultimate plan is to turn Axel Springer into an AI first company.

Previously, he co-headed the data team at idealo.de where he built up the machine learning team from scratch. His team mainly focused on computer vision problems from teaching a computer to understand aesthetics to upscaling low-resolution images.
He is a regular speaker and has presented at several renowned conferences. He also blogs about his work on Medium. His background is in Operations Research and Econometrics. Dat received his MSc in Economics from Humboldt University of Berlin.
Dat’s interests are diverse from traditional machine learning, deep learning, AI in general to computer vision.