AI in Action E59: Marco Braun, Transformation Lead at Akelius


Welcome to the episode 59 and the penultimate AI in Action podcast of 2019, the show where we break down the hype and explore the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in the United States and Europe.

Today's guest is Marco Braun, Transformation Lead at Akelius. Akelius provides Better Living by acquiring, upgrading and managing residential properties. Akelius upgrades residential units to a quality level with newly constructed apartments. Every year Akelius renovates 4000 apartments for €2bn in cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, New York City, Boston, London and Stockholm. 

Marco is an experienced Project manager who is passionate about lifelong learning, especially within software development and digitalization. He leads three internal software applications at Akelius supporting the business in acquiring and investing in properties, as well as developing a new application for acquisitions from scratch in an agile environment. 

In the show, Marco will tell you about:

Akelius’ work within the real estate sector 

Driving a data-driven culture at Akelius 

Challenges they needed to overcome 

The importance of communication skills 

Benefits that digitalisation has brought to the company 

Structuring an effective Data Science team 

To find out more about Marco and his work at Akelius, check out the website You can also check them out on Twitter @mbemedoble and connect with Marco on Linkedin.

What did you make of Marco's podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.

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