ODSC Europe • London

September 19th – 22nd 2018 •  Novotel West

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Data Science Conference & Expo

Accelerate your data science knowledge, training, and network.  All in one event.

Hosted in London, ODSC 2018 is one of the largest applied data science conferences in Europe. Our speakers include some of the core contributors to many open source tools, libraries, and languages. Attend ODSC Europe 2018 and learn the latest AI & data science topics, tools, and languages from some of the best and brightest minds in the field.

Focus Areas

  • Deep Learning

  • Machine Learning

  • Predictive Analytics

  • Natural Language Processing

  • Data Visualization

  • Data Wrangling

  • AI Research

  • Data Science at Scale

  • Data Science for Good

  • Data Science Management

  • Data Science Workflows

  • AI Business Summit


  • Recommendation Systems

  • Transfer Learning

  • Machine vision

  • autonomous machines

  • Conversational AI

  • Data Science Research

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Speech Recognition

  • Unsupervised Learning

  • Image Classification

  • Self-driving Vehicles

  • Machine translation

  • 200+ Speakers over 4 days


  • Python, Jupyter Notebooks

  • R programming, Julia, Scala, Stan

  • Apache Spark, MLlib, Streaming

  • Tensorflow, MXNet, Caffe, CNTK

  • Scikit-learn, Theano, Shogun, Pylearn2

  • Azure ML, Amazon ML,H20.ai, Cloud ML

  • Neo4J, D3.js, R-Shiny

  • Hadoop, Apache Storm, Apache Flink, Kafka, Druid

  • See schedule for many more..

7 Focus Areas. One Data Science Conference. 4 Days.

The largest applied data science conference is now 4 days including an innovation day and a full training day for even more talks, trainings, and workshops vested in 7 focused areas. Accelerate your data science knowledge, training, and network all in one event.

Conference Focus Areas


Open Data Science

Get current on key data science topics, tools, and languages

Machine Learning & Deep Learning

Train and learn on the latest models and tools for deep learning and machine learning

Data Visualization

Explore the beauty of data visualization and learn how to tell more compelling stories with your data

Data Science for Quant Finance

Gain insights on how the intersection of data science and quant finance is helping predict markets and transform finance

Data Science Research

Hear from top academics and researchers as they deliver talks on the latest developments in key focus areas of data science

Data Science Kickstart

Learn the essentials to get started on your data science career and connect with top companies hiring data scientists and related roles

Accelerate AI, Europe

The Best AI Startups alongside the most Innovative Corporations –

ODSC Europe Keynotes

Professor Jürgen Schmidhuber

Leading Deep Learning Expert, author, and  Professor at IDSIA (Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research). Co-authored the seminal paper on Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM). Co-founder of a AI startup, Nnaisense

ODSC Keynote, September 21st

Dr. Thomas Wiegand

Named One of the Most Influential Scientific Minds by Thomson Reuters, Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute. Chair, Media Technology, TU Berlin. Author of numerous books and papers and leading standardization expert.

ODSC Keynote, September 21st


Dr. Wojciech Samek 

Dr. Samek is Head of Machine Learning Group at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, a deep learning researcher, and author of several papers on machine learning, deep learning, and visual concept recognition

ODSC Focus Area Keynote, Machine Learning


Thomas Wiecki PhD

Thomas is VP of Data Science at Quantopian, the  world’s first crowdsourced hedge fund employing machine learning quant strategies. He is also a core contributor to PyMc3, the probabilistic machine learning library.

ODSC Focus Area Keynote, Quant Finance

* Keynotes are open to all ticket holders who have a pass for the day of the keynote presentation.

First Speakers Announced - ODSC Europe 2018

More 2018 speakers are announced weekly.

Andreas Mueller, PhD
Andreas Mueller, PhD

Columbia Data Science Institute

Core Contributor to scikit-learn, Author, Lecturer

Michael Schmidt, PhD
Michael Schmidt, PhD


Top 7 Data Scientists by Forbes, Chief Scientist

Thomas Wiecki, PhD
Thomas Wiecki, PhD


VP of Data Science, PyMC3 Developer

Dr. John D. Kelleher
Dr. John D. Kelleher

Dublin Institute of Technology

Author and Academic Leader

Dr. Jennifer Prendki
Dr. Jennifer Prendki

Figure Eight

VP of Machine Learning

Isaac Reyes
Isaac Reyes


TEDx Speaker, Founder, Data Science Lead

Jeffrey Yau, PhD
Jeffrey Yau, PhD

Alliance Bernstein

Chief Data Scientist

Dr Sybil Wong
Dr Sybil Wong


Chief Operation Officer, Former SVP Business Development & Director of OneStart

Dr. Martin Haugh
Dr. Martin Haugh

Imperial College

Professor and Computational Finance Expert

Jared Lander
Jared Lander

Columbia University

Author, Professor, R Programming Expert

Yves Hilpisch, PhD
Yves Hilpisch, PhD

The Python Quants

Lecturer, Author, Founder

Evanthia Dimara, PhD
Evanthia Dimara, PhD


Human-Computer Interaction Researcher

Marios Michailidis, PhD
Marios Michailidis, PhD


#1 Rank on Kaggle.com

Thomas Edwards
Thomas Edwards


CIO, Marketing Technology Trailblazer

Anna Veronika Dorogush
Anna Veronika Dorogush


ML Lead, CatBoost Library Developer

Julien Simon
Julien Simon


Principal AI and ML Evangelist

Alexandru Agachi
Alexandru Agachi

Empiric Capital

Forbes 30 under 30, COO, Lecturer

Minerva Singh, PhD
Minerva Singh, PhD

Minerva's Data Lab

Spatial Data Analysis Expert, Founder

John Boersma, PhD
John Boersma, PhD


Dir. of Education

Dr. Colin Gillespie
Dr. Colin Gillespie

Newcastle University

Author, Senior Lecturer, R Trainer

Oliver Gindele, PhD
Oliver Gindele, PhD


Head of ML

Amir Meimand, PhD
Amir Meimand, PhD


Director of R&D

Alan Rutter
Alan Rutter

Clever Boxer

Data Visualization Specialist, Co founder

Karina Vold, PhD
Karina Vold, PhD

University of Cambridge

AI Researcher

ODSC Event Summary

2 Days of Data Science Training 

– Taught by World-Class Data Scientists –

Learn the latest data science concepts, tools and techniques from the best.  

2 Day of Keynotes, Talks, and Workshops 

– Presented by the best in the field of data science –                 

Accelerate AI –  AI Innovation & Startups 

– The Best AI Startups alongside the most Innovative Corporations –

With our Business or 4 Day passes you get access to our Accelerate AI – innovation and startup summit.                   

Extra Events 

– We have an exciting line of additional events including Meet the ExpertsDinner with Data Scientists, AI Investor Reverse Pitch,  Data Science Job Fair, Networking Reception, Meet the Speaker, and more

Training Days

– Taught by World-Class Data Scientists –

Over two intense days of full day training sessions and workshops get hands-on with the latest data science platforms, tools and techniques. Forge a connection with these rockstars from industry and academic, who are passionate about teaching data science skills to those who will build the future of industry

Data Science Careers

The Open Data Science Conference attracts both, the best and brightest attendees, and many of the top companies using data science.  Our unique career fairs are the perfect place for data scientists, engineers, and others looking for new positions to meet and connect with some of the top companies currently hiring.

ODSC Registration

Online Registration is sold out. A limited Number of Door Passes & upgrade Passes are available at the venue

* all prices are subject to change at any time depending on demand and availability

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Superior Content, Training & Networking

Accelerate your data science knowledge with the latest topics, tools, and trends presented by the best practitioners in the field

  • Gain in-demand skills to enhance your data science career or simply become a better data scientist

  • Many topics to choose from including talks, workshops, and training sessions all under one roof

  • Learn from the best and brightest in AI and data science to accelerate your learning and insights

  • Learn from the core contributors behind hugely popular tools such as scikit-learn and Caffe

  • Connect with 1,500 fellow data scientists, presenters, innovators, practitioners, and influencers

  • Get hired by innovative companies ranging from Fortune 500s to startups at our Data Science Career Fair

  • Meet executives from multiple industries using AI and data science to transform their industries

  • Attend multiple networking events including breaks, lunches, and evening receptions

Bringing Together the Best and Brightest

Career Fair | Networking Opportunities | Book Signings | Coffee Breaks | Exhibit Hall

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Stay up to date with the latest news and updates in open source data science. In addition, we’ll inform you about our many upcoming events in Boston, NYC, San Francisco, and London. And keep a lookout for special discount codes, only available to our newsletter subscribers!

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