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Thank you to all speakers and participants for contributing to Pentaho User Meeting 2019!

It was a great day full of new stuff about and experiences with Pentaho. We had a lot of fun hosting 80 folks from Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

You couldn´t join the event? Here is the live blog covering all talks. It´s in German but Google Translate helps. We will upload presentation videos, slides and pictures shortly.


Update 03/13: the agenda is final now! The following users will share their projects with us:

  • Ken Wood: updates on machine learning and Plugin Machine Intelligence Read the interview
  • Helmut Borghorst: Pentaho sales reporting in a €400 Mio. food business with 35k customers Read the interview
  • Jens Junker: "Pentaho is our Swiss knife". Systems and business process integration Read the interview
  • Jürgen Sluyterman: big data and analytics for recycling and upcycling including PDI integration of SAP systems
  • Gunther Dell: Video Analytics
  • Christoph Acker: GDPDR compliant big data analytics and KI of personal data
  • Pedro Alves, Jens Bleuel: updates on Pentaho and PDI 8.2


Hey Pentaho users,


we finally fixed the date for Pentaho User Meeting for the German/Austrian/Swiss community!


March 26, 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany

Check out the details on the event page


Join us to learn from other users and share experiences with Pentaho (and maybe your latest hack). As usual, we´re trying to organize a full day of presentations including the notorious Pedro Alves and Jens Bleuel who will give us an update on what´s going on in Pentaho development. In the evening, we will have pizza, beer and lots of socializing.



This year we decided to do something new. As the Pentaho ecosystem keeps growing fast, we´re preparing a little showroom area to present products and solutions from the Pentaho universe.

If you´re interested to present your solution please contact Sarah at


Call for Papers

Please share your Pentaho experience with us! We´re accepting all kinds of proposals, usecases, projects, technical stuff... Language is German though exceptions are admitted

Please send your proposal to Stefan at



09:30 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 - 10:15 Introduction by Stefan Müller, Director Big Data Analytics, it-novum

10:15 - 10:45 Pentaho 8.2: Big data integration, IoT analytics and data from the cloud. Pedro Alves, Head of Product Design, Hitachi Vantara

10:45 - 11:15 What is new at Pentaho Data Integration 8.2? Jens Bleuel, Senior Product Manager - Pentaho Data Integration, Hitachi Vantara

11:15 - 11:45 Pentaho at Deutsche See: challenges, problems and solutions. Helmut Borghorst, Leiter Verkaufsinnendienst und IT-Systeme, Deutsche See read the interview


11:45 - 13:30 Showroom and lunch break: learn more about solutions from Pentaho's ecosystem and take the chance to talk to the developers!


13:30 - 14:00 Machine and Deep Learning with Pentaho. Ken Wood, VP Hitachi Vantara Labs read the interview

14:00 - 14:40 Recycling with big data: resource and waste management with Pentaho data warehouse and SAP integration. Jürgen Sluyterman, IT Director, RSAG & Christopher Keller, it-novum


14:40 - 15:10 Coffee break


15:10 - 15:40 Pentaho Data Integration – glue and swiss knife. Connecting IT silos, automation of business processes and implementation of business requirements. Jens Junker, HR Anwendungsbetreung PFM / Risikomanagement, VNG Handel & Vertrieb GmbH read the interview

15:40 - 16:10 Video Analytics. Gunther Dell, Director Global Business Development SAP, Hitachi Vantara

16:10 - 16:40 GDPDR compliant big data analytics and KI of personal data. Christoph Acker, Data Scientist, it-novum

16:40: Get together with pizza and beer!


See you on March 26!