“Welcome to our virtual AI Monday! We are happy to announce that our next AI Monday will take place on June 22th. We will meet our fantastic speakers on Zoom and get insights into the topic of AI and Retail. We are looking forward to it!”

Since September 2018 the event series #aimonday also takes place in Berlin. This is only natural as a Start-up capital and with 54% of all German AI companies the fourth largest global AI hub. Since then AI Monday happens every 5-6 weeks at changing locations.

AI & Retail


Four crisp presentations incl. Q&A. Some speaker also demo their AI solutions. Followed by snacks, drinks and networking.


AI curious people, change leaders, businesses with passion for data and disruption.


Share AI-knowledge, exchange and encourage each other on our change journeys.


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June 22, 2020
Start at 17:30 PM

Please join in time – we have a limit of 100 “seats” – first come first serve.

What Not!

No Sales Pitches. No Math lectures or deep tech dives. No shallow consulting or marketing talks.


Frederic Kerber

Head of Innovative Retail Laboratory @ DFKI

Application-oriented AI research with the Innovative Retail Laboratory for the Retail of the Future

What will the retail sector of the future look like? How can artificial intelligence help customers and employees in retail? The team of the Innovative Retail Laboratory (IRL) of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is investigating these and other questions. This talk will briefly introduce the IRL and show examples of its demonstrators that illustrate the practical applicability of artificial intelligence. More at the Quick-Info section!

Christoph Schwerdtfeger

Co-Founder Signatrix

Preparing Deep Learning on edge devices for real scale

Christoph talks about the challenges of deploying Deep Learning based applications to thousands of stores. He explains how to make the big step from impressive prototype to real product.

Christopher Gandrud

Head of Economics and Experimentation at Zalando

AI in Fashion: How each drives the other forward

Fashion is the summation of aesthetic choices of individuals about what to wear. These choices are influenced by the social environment, including design, manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of fashion articles. Fashion presents considerable challenges for AI due to this complexity of topics and constantly changing fashion trends. These challenges drive AI forward. At the same time, AI has brought much to fashion and there is considerable potential to change even more. AI can improve what clothing options are available and accessible. Making it easier for people to find clothes that fit them well and that they feel great wearing and sharing. It can help reduce the environmental impact of fashion through more efficient manufacturing methods and optimised delivery. I will be talking about these benefits, many of which we already offer at Zalando, but also about how we need to be aware of the potential pitfalls of fashion AI and work to avoid them. For example, if implemented poorly, fashion AI could undermine data privacy or speed up unsustainable manufacturing practices.

Quick Info

The Innovative Retail Laboratory (IRL) is an application-oriented research laboratory of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). The IRL is working on retail technologies and systems for a connected society that supports the entire purchasing process – from planning and preparation, through assistance in walking through the supermarket, to post-sales follow-up at home. Next-generation IT systems need new interaction paradigms that enable fast and natural handling. Intuitive usability, individual preferences and personalized information presentation are basic requirements for the acceptance and efficiency of future assistance systems.




The Organizers

Juri Stobbe

Managing Partner Taival Germany

Juri is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Taival Germany. He has 20 years of technology and management experience in consulting, start-up and international leadership positions. He is inspired by new technologies and trends in order to apply them in innovations and new business models. Already in 2001 he studied Neural Networks in New York and developed first small prototypes. So naturally he was excited bring AI Monday to Berlin and is supporting his clients on all sorts of AI questions. He is a native Berliner and an enthusiastic triathlete.

Charlotte Seiler

Innovation Manager – Berlin Partner

Charlotte Seiler is an Innovation Manager for AI in Berlin where she initiates innovation projects and organizes events and workshops to expand the regional AI community. To create a strong network, she connects start-ups, companies and research institutions that are open for collaboration. She creates visibility for the AI ecosystem as a speaker at conferences and via the ai-berlin website. Having worked in Digital Innovation and with her background in Design Thinking, she is always on the hunt for new trends in the digital sphere. In 2019, she joined the AI Monday team as a co-organizer of the Berlin chapter.

Andreas Schepers

Head of Communications DFKI Berlin

Andreas is a communications manager with a passion for digital communications and digital transformation. In his current role as Head of Communications of the Berlin site of the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) he is responsible for the communications of one of Europe’s most exciting AI labs in one of Europe’s greatest cities. Andreas worked in France and in Germany as an information designer, project manager, university lecturer, and as communications and social media manager for start-ups, large media corporations and internationally renowned research organisations at the intersection of world-class academia, research, industry, and the public sector in the fields of artificial intelligence and space flight.