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Update 02/12: We are proud to have Ken Wood with us to learn more about deep learning and ML with Pentaho Machine Learning Plugin!


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.


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 - 12:10 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


12:10 - 14:00 Showroom and lunch break – learn more about exciting solutions from the Pentaho eco system!


14:00 - 14:30 Machine Learning with Pentaho. Ken Wood, VP Hitachi Vantara Labs

14:30 - 15:00 Video Analytics. Gunther Dell, Director Global Business Development SAP, Hitachi Vantara

15:00 - 15:30 Pentaho/SAP Connector. Christopher Keller, Head of Consulting Big Data Analytics, it-novum


15:30 - 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!

Hi everyone,


thank you for attending Pentaho Community Meeting 2018! With 220 attendees from 5 continents and 29 speakers it was a great event.


This page contains all PCM18 resources - summaries of the talks, presentation slides and pictures.





You think there are contents missing or would like to add yours? Please leave a comment below.


Thank you again for contributing to PCM18! Thanks to Pentaho User Group Italia for welcoming us, thanks to all participants for joining, thanks to Dan Keeley for sponsoring the hackaton and A BIG THANK YOU to the fantastic speakers that shared their experiences and innovations with us. We at it-novum were happy to help to make this an inspiring community meeting again!


Keep the good spirit and see you at PCM19!


PS: Save the date for German Pentaho User Meeting on March 26, 2019 in Frankfurt

Hi everyone,


with 100 participants from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, Pentaho User Meeting has been a great success. I´m happy to share with you the live blog covering all presentations and speakers:


  • Migrating from Business Objects to Pentaho (CERN, Gabriele Thiede)
  • Pentaho 8 (Pedro Alves)
  • Best Practices for Data Integration Architectures (Matt Casters)
  • Operating Pentaho at Scale (Jens Bleuel)
  • Running Pentaho in Kubernetes (Nis Christian Carstensen, Netfonds)
  • Data handling with Pentaho (Marco Menzel, Hansainvest)
  • IoT and Predictive Analytics (Jonathan Doering, Hitachi Vantara)
  • Adding Pentaho Dashboards to Angular 5 applications (Francesco Corti, Alfresco)
  • Predictive Analytics with PDI and R (Dr. David James, it-novum)
  • Integrating and analyzing SAP data with SAP/Pentaho Connector (Stefan Müller, it-novum)
  • Analyzing IT service management data with openLighthouse (Dirk Rönsch, it-novum)


See the full agenda at

Pentaho User Meeting 2018 in Frankfurt - it-novum


Thanks to all who have contributed to this event!

PUM18 has been a great success with around 100 participants from Austria, Germany and Switzerland!
Read the live blog covering all presentations




Save the date: Pentaho User Meeting 2018 for the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) will take place on March 6, 2018!


Expect a full day of talks, networking and exchanging ideas starting at 10am and ending at 6pm.


German Federal Police, CERN and Netfonds will share their use cases with us and Pedro, Jens and Matt will present hot stuff from Pentaho 8.0.


Call for Papers

We are looking for users to present their projects! Send your proposal to Stefan at

Talks are 30 long including answers and questions, languages are German and English.



Agenda and more details can be found on the event page


Looking forward to see you in Frankfurt on March 6!

Hi everyone,


thank you for attending Pentaho Community Meeting 2017! With more than 200 attendees from 40 countries and 24 speakers it was a great event with an awesome vibe.


This page contains all PCM17 resources - summaries of the talks, presentation slides and pictures.


Summaries of the event:


Presentation slides:


Videos of presentations


Interviews with the speakers (you have to scroll down a little bit to see all interviews)




Btw: You can upload your pictures directly in the picture folders but please only a best-of!


And just in case you weren´t lucky enough to win the Pentaho boarding pass and golf balls, you find the auction and the quiz presentations in this folder.


You think there are contents missing or would like to add yours? Please leave a comment below.


Thank you again all for making this the best PCM ever! We at it-novum might have been good organizers but without your contributions, commitment and positive vibe PCM17 would just have been another boring software conference.

Pentaho is a great product made by a highly committed community. It was an honour to bring this community together for three days.


Keep the good spirit and see you at PCM18!


PS: Save the date for German Pentaho User Meeting on March 6, 2018 in Frankfurt!