April 5, 2019
Max Planck Institute for Physics
Europe/Berlin timezone

Attending companies

Speaker: Dr. John Holland, Dr. Katharina Schulz-Trieglaff

We are a corporate consultancy operating in the area where business and IT meet, and combining the professionalism of classic management consultancies with sound IT and business expertise. This particular positioning calls for management knowledge and specialist technical skills in equal measure. Combining both allows us to offer our clients small, high-class teams who will take responsibility in key positions of important projects.

Our business model is designed for the long term in every respect. This applies both for our business relationships with our clients and also for our connection with our employees. Most of our employees have a scientific or mathematical background and are amongst the best in their year group. Many of them have additional qualifications, such as a doctorate, additional degree or enhanced IT skills. What connects us is our love of solving new, challenging tasks, time after time. Together, we form a balanced team of interesting personalities - and an inspiring working environment in which it is fun to work.


Speaker: Dr. Claudia Giuliani

Imagine a company improving the quality of life.

Welcome to Bosch.

The Bosch group is a global player in the technology and service sector: we achieve annual sales of around 78 billion euros – with a total of over 402,000 associates worldwide. Where we are active: in the four business sectors Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods and Energy and Building Technology. How we operate: with around 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in approximately 60 countries. What drives us: developing solutions for connected living to improve the quality of life for people all over the world – with innovative and exciting products and services. What you can expect from Bosch: the opportunity to be part of something big, and together with us to actively shape the future. As part of a team that sets new trends with meaningful products.

Make it happen.

For more information on your career opportunities with Bosch visit:



Speaker:  Dr. Peter Miltényi

GRÜNECKER is one of the largest law firms in the field of intellectual property in Europe.  Our staff of over 450 employees includes more than 120 patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law.

GRÜNECKER ist eine der größten Patent- und Rechtsanwaltskanzleien auf dem Gebiet des gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes in Europa. Wir beschäftigen mehr als 450 Mitarbeiter, darunter mehr als 90 Patent- und Rechtsanwälte. Unsere Spezialistenteams decken von Biotechnologie über Software bis hin zum Spezialmaschinenbau und theoretischer Physik sämtliche technische Gebiete ab.


Speaker: Dr. Christoph Schaffer

Jambit GmbH is an agile software service provider located in Munich, Leipzig, and Stuttgart. On behalf of prestigious clients from Germany and the whole world we develop in teams of variable size customized high-end software. In doing so there are constantly challenges to cope with and many new things to learn and experience since our working field is neither bounded by industries nor technologies.


Speaker: Wilhelm Kaenders, Sebastian Pfeifer
TOPTICA develops and manufactures high-end laser systems for scientific and industrial applications. The portfolio includes diode lasers, ultrafast fiber lasers, terahertz systems and frequency combs. OEM customers, scientists, and over a dozen Nobel laureates all acknowledge the world-class exceptional specifications of TOPTICA’s lasers, as well as their reliability and longevity.

Founded in 1998 near Munich (Germany), TOPTICA became one of the leading laser photonics companies by aiming for, and consistently delivering high-end specifications. TOPTICA’s diode lasers are appreciated for excellent coherence, wide tuning range and ideal beam profiles.

TOPTICA's 300 employees take pride in developing customized systems. In close collaboration with several universities and institutes, latest scientific discoveries are frequently incorporated into commercial products. With a global distribution network, TOPTICA provides exceptional service worldwide.


Speaker: Nicola Reusch

Thorlabs is a US based, vertically integrated photonics products manufacturer, with more than 18.000 photonic products for research, industrial, life science, medical, and educational applications. In addition to photonics components, modules, and devices it provides system-level solutions for optical coherence tomography, confocal, and multi-photon imaging.

Thorlabs’ mission is to identify and enable key photonics technologies to accelerate the forward movement of scientific discovery and advancement! Thorlabs currently has more than 2000 employees of which about 20% are scientists and engineers, in 17 locations in the USA, Brasil, Europe, Japan and China. Next to the broad product offerings the worldwide Thorlabs team strives for an unparalleled customer service to facilitate customer success.


Speakers:  Dr. Felix Müller, Dr. David Volbers
At Zielpuls, we work in agile consulting teams and develop complete technical solutions for the future. As an interface between strategy and technological realisation, we actively shape digital transformation. The major strengths of Zielpuls are the interdisciplinary cooperation, the technical expertise as well as the passion for new, highly complex challenges. These skills enable us to be exceptional and unique in our business field. For us, the cooperation between technology and people is more than just a vision: it is the principle for our sustainable project success.


Speakers: TBA

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht - BaFin) supervises credit institutions, financial and payment service providers, insurers, Pensionsfonds, asset management companies and securities trading.
The objective of financial supervision is to ensure the proper functioning, stability and integrity of the German financial market. Bank customers, insurance policyholders and investors ought to be able to trust the financial system.
BaFin is a public-law institution with legal capacity. BaFin is funded solely by fees and contributions from the institutions and businesses that it supervises and is thus independent of the federal budget. It employs around 2,700 staff who work at its offices in Bonn and Frankfurt am Main.
BaFin is managed by its Executive Board consisting of President Felix Hufeld and the Chief Executive Directors of each of BaFin‘s five directorates: Banking Supervision, Insurance and Pension Funds Supervision, Securities Supervision/ Asset Management, Resolution and Internal Administration and Legal Affairs.


Speaker: Dr. Julia Ritter
Der Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) ist der Auslandsnachrichtendienst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Er bündelt auf Basis einer weltweiten Präsenz und der Einbindung in internationale Kooperationsstrukturen die politische, wirtschaftliche und militärische Auslandsaufklärung und stellt der Bundesregierung umfassende und belastbare Informationen für ihre außen- und sicherheitspolitischen Entscheidungen zur Verfügung. Die wichtigsten Standorte des BND befinden sich in Berlin Mitte und Pullach bei München.

Für unsere technischen Fachbereiche suchen wir engagierte und IT-affine Physikerinnen und Physiker, die uns bei der Bewältigung der stetig wachsenden Herausforderungen unterstützen. Wer sich für den BND als Arbeitgeber interessiert, verlässt nicht selten vertrautes berufliches Terrain. Gerade hierin liegt Reiz und Herausforderung einer Mitarbeit beim deutschen Auslandsnachrichtendienst.  Wer an Unwägbarkeiten und den damit verbunden Abwechslungen im Berufsleben Freude hat, kommt an einer Bewerbung beim BND eigentlich gar nicht vorbei.


Speaker: Armin Monecke

BurdaForward publishes and markets a large selection of very popular journalistic services, including Focus Online, Chip, HuffPost, Finanzen100, NetMoms and The Weather Channel. In doing so, the company reaches almost 34 million people in Germany - 50% of German internet users. Most BurdaForward portals are considered leaders in their field: Focus Online is Germany's biggest and fastest news portal, while Chip.de is the number 1 digital lifestyle portal. Marketing is performed by the BurdaForward Advertising subsidiary. The branding service includes high-profile display and video formats and innovative native concepts. In addition to the BurdaForward portals, BurdaForward Advertising also manages marketing for notable services from other companies, for example TV Spielfilm, Xing and HolidayCheck. The company is part of the digital division of Hubert Burda Media.


Speaker: Dr. Hubert Ceeh

OHB is closely involved in exploration and space science via a wide range of different projects, acting as both a components supplier and a principal contractor.
This entails missions dedicated to planetary science, fundamental physics and astrophysics as well as the harnessing of extraterrestrial resources. These are supplemented by technology demonstration missions relevant for the areas mentioned above.
Exploration and space science involve a high degree of cross-disciplinary questions, thus creating new technological approaches and fresh opportunities for science, research and business.
As the largest German space technology company, OHB System AG additionally takes the initiative and performs its own self-financed exploration and space science studies. For example, experts of the OHB group are currently working on a two-part ExoMars mission, a flagship project within the ESA Aurora program in conjunction with the Russian space agency. This mission is currently concentrating on a scientific examination of Mars from orbit and on the surface to search for life on this planet.
In addition to ExoMars, OHB is conducting further studies for exploring the moon, Mars and other celestial bodies such as Jupiter and asteroids.


Speaker: Dr. Gabriele Compostella

Data:Lab Munich is an innovation hotspot for Volkswagen Group working across the automotive value chain in the area of Advanced Analytics, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Quantum Computing and AI Research.


Speaker: Timon Ruban

At Luminovo, our mission is to make AI easily usable and widely used. We currently focus on B2B deep learning projects and building tooling to automate common deep learning workflows.

Our team is diverse, international and fun and is made up of graduates from Stanford University, ETH Zurich, TUM and CDTM. After stints at Google, Intel and McKinsey, our two founders met at Stanford University and decided to relocate to Munich in 2017 to help European businesses accelerate the adoption of deep learning.

We love to work with exceptional people on interesting problems. So far, our clients include startups from Silicon Valley, mid-sized German companies, as well as established DAX corporations.