Dr. Dirk Hecker
Dr. Dirk Hecker is managing director of the "Fraunhofer Big Data Alliance", an association of 30 Fraunhofer institutes for cross-industry research and technology development in the field of Big Data. The Big Data Alliance is currently the largest association of institutes in a single topic area within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and supports companies on their way to becoming a "data-driven company". Its services range from market-driven Big Data solutions for individual problems to the qualification of junior staff as data scientists. Dr. Hecker is also deputy director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS. Dr. Dirk Hecker has many years of experience in leading research and industry projects in the field of data mining and machine learning. His current work focuses on Big Data Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Deep Learning and Mobility Mining. He studied geo-informatics at the Universities of Cologne and Bonn and received his PhD from the University of Cologne.
Dr. Hecker has been a member of the Fraunhofer Academy's Board of Directors since 2018.