Advisory Board

MLCON 2024
The Event for Machine Learning Technologies & Innovations
June 25 - 28, 2024 | Munich or online

Program Chairs of the MLCon Munich

Rainer Stropek


Software & Support Media

Sebastian is Chief Content Officer at S&S Media. He has been actively involved with the IT industry for more than 10 years. As a journalist he is constantly in touch with thought leaders in software development and architecture. He is editor in chief of the German speaking Java Magazin and program chair of the JAX conferences since 2001. Prior to joining S&S Media, he studied philosophy and anthropology in Frankfurt, Germany.

Dr. Pieter Buteneers


Pieter Buteneers is a serial entrepreneur with a PhD in machine learning. As founder and CTO of his latest company,, he works to give CFOs and Financial Managers structured insights from their unstructured data and documents.

Dr. Pieter Buteneers



Christoph Henkelmann holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Bonn. He is currently working at DIVISIO, an AI company from Cologne, where he is CTO and co-founder. At DIVISIO, he combines practical knowledge from two decades of server and mobile development with proven AI and ML technology. In his pastime he grows cacti, practices the piano and plays video games.