Accidental artist (The roses)
Nicolas Mériel has gathered over 15 years of online experience and has worked as interactive marketing manager at eCommerce service provider GSI Commerce (now eBay Enterprise). Nicolas then joined Omniture (now Adobe). In 2012, Mr. Mériel joined Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecom provider, as Senior Digital Strategist. Nicolas speaks five languages and has been a regular speaker at various events.
Founding Member of the Museum of Digital Art based in Zurich (2015).
Co-founder of Flamboyant AG and launch of Flamboyant Flowers App (2016).
Awarded #1 prize in the "Mindblowing Optimization" contest with SHAKE (Super Hot Awesome Killer Experiences) at Adobe Summit in Las Vegas and London (2017).
CO-FOUNDER BIRD FROM MARS (THE GANs)
Florian Dohmann is co-founder and chief creative of Birds on Mars, a next-gen consultancy and creative garden where he and his team help organizations to create strategies, spaces, teams and applications, exploring the in-betweens of artificial, organizational & human intelligence.
Florian is an expert for data, artificial intelligence & digital change, technologist & artist from Berlin.
He is a computer scientist, machine learner, IBM disciple, keynote speaker, guest lecturer at various universities and part of the Berlin entrepreneur network katapult:now.
And he is one third of the artist collective YQP NYC/Berlin. In their artistic work, they explore the human value in our digital world and merge technology with interactive storytelling.
Technical expert (the gans)
Sebastian Zimmermann implements deep learning algorithms at Birds on Mars. He makes computers hallucinate pictures of water, planets, birds and flowers. Like flowers, modern deep learning algorithms need seeds, time to grow and care. In that sense, Sebastian is taking care of the digital gardens at Birds on Mars.
Dr. Hartmut Wilke
Cognitive Scientist (the gans)
Dr. Hartmut Wilke sees himself as a bridge builder between digital experts and novices, between artificial and human intelligence. After studying in Mainz, Berlin and New York, he received his doctorate at the Institute of Cognitive Science in Osnabrück. He has been working for almost 10 years in executive qualification at the Deutsche Bahn Akademie, among others. Since 2018 he has been building bridges for Birds on Mars.