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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!

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!