Utz Westermann is Senior Data Architect at Otto Group BI, Hamburg, with 18 years of experience in large-volume data processing.
He is the tech lead for Otto Group BI's data platform, which processes clickstream, product,and CRM data from 120 online shops.
Utz started out in academia researching multimedia databases, receiving a doctoral degree with distinction from Technical University of Vienna in 2004. After postdoctoral visits at VTT Oulu and UC Irvine, he left academia in 2006 to work as a technical consultant on EAI and as CTO of a startup developing a SEO tool monitoring millions of search rankings prior to joining Otto.
Utz has published regularly in peer-reviewed international scientific journals and presented at scientific conferences. Utz is the maintainer of the Schedoscope open-source project.