Ruth H

Pentaho User Meeting Germany/Austria/Switzerland

Blog Post created by Ruth H on Jan 16, 2019

Update 02/20: 330 million tons of plastic waste are annually produced. So why not use big data for recycling and upcycling? Jürgen Sluyterman will share RSAG's analytics project with Pentaho that integrates data from waste management systems and SAP.


Update 02/19: Ken Wood will share updates on machine learning and PMI, Plugin Machine Intelligence. Learn more in this interview with Ken


Update 01/31: Did you ever think that Pentaho is a swiss knife? Then Jens Junker's talk is for you! Coming from VNG, Jens will explain how they integrate their IT systems and implement business processes with Pentaho Data Integration. Read the interview with Jens


Update 01/23: Deutsche See, one of Europe's leading fish wholesalers, will talk about why they use Pentaho since 2009 and how they do sales reporting for their €400 Mio. revenues and 35,000 business customers. Learn more in this interview with Helmut Borghorst, Head of IT and Sales at Deutsche See.


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

10:10 - 10:40 Pentaho 8.2: Big data integration, IoT analytics and data from the cloud. Pedro Alves, Head of Product Design, Hitachi Vantara

10:40 - 11:10 What is new at Pentaho Data Integration 8.2? Jens Bleuel, Senior Product Manager - Pentaho Data Integration, Hitachi Vantara

11:10 - 11:40 Pentaho at Deutsche See: challenges, problems and solutions. Helmut Borghorst, Leiter Verkaufsinnendienst und IT-Systeme, Deutsche See read the interview

11:40 - 12:20 Resource management with Pentaho data warehouse and SAP and waste management software integration. Jürgen Sluyterman, IT Director, RSAG & Christopher Keller, it-novum


12:20 - 14:20 Showroom and lunch break – learn more about exciting solutions from the Pentaho eco system!


14:20 - 14:50 Machine Learning with Pentaho. Ken Wood, VP Hitachi Vantara Labs read the interview

14:50 - 15:20 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

15:20 - 15:40 Video Analytics. Gunther Dell, Director Global Business Development SAP, Hitachi Vantara

Pentaho/SAP Connector. Christopher Keller, Head of Consulting BDA, it-novum read the interview


15:40 - 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 - 17:00 More talks…


17:00 - open end: Get together with pizza and beer!


See you on March 26!