I democratize Data & Tech.

How do I do it? I hold keynotes, give workshops, write opinion pieces as well as consult organizations on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Diversity in Tech.

In a nutshell

for whom?

For companies, universities, foundations or any other organizations who want to develop a culture of data literacy, innovation and diversity that seek to inspire, educate and enable their people to become more data-driven, open-minded and collaborative.

why?

Because technology, diversity and innovation are the foundations of a successful organization. They inspire action which leads to professional and personal success as well as sustainable business growth.

for whom?

Contact Mina Saidze and leave the rest to her capable team and herself.

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Captivating Keynote Speaking & Seminars

I encourage my audience to become even more attentive to the responsible usage of technology.
My keynote presentations and seminars spread the seeds for transforming your outlook on AI and Big Data and unlock the potential of tech.

Each keynote can be expanded into a half or full day deep-dive workshop experience complete with interactive exercises and actionable takeaways. Furthermore, I offer panel moderations, guest panel participation and workshops for companies, universities, foundations and conferences.

My talks and seminars focus on…

Artificial Intelligence & Big Data

SAP x Data Natives CDO Club - Panel “What’s next for the CDO role?” (July 2021)

I moderated the panel discussion with Senior Data Professionals from SAP, Google and HelloFresh in which we explored the increasing role Chief Data Officers play in building data-driven organizations.

Women in Technology World Series - Keynote Talk “AI & Data, A Modern Love Story: How the Right Data Strategy Accelerates AI Adoption” (April 2020)

In my talk, I shared my insights on how organizations can identify and implement the right Data Strategy along with their AI Strategy. 

Google Cloud & IDG Business Media - Keynote Talk “Cloud Strategy @Funke Mediengruppe” (June 2019) 

The CIO Soiree “Next Generation IT” is an exclusive event for Chief Information Officers hosted by IDG Business Media in cooperation with Google Cloud. In my keynote talk, I talked about the cloud strategy at Funke Mediengruppe, Germany’s third largest publishing house.

Federal Association of German Newspaper Publishers - Keynote Talk “Data Strategy for Publishers” (June 2019) 

I presented the case study of the Data and Cloud journey of Funke Mediengruppe at the ZV Summer Leadership Academy by the Federal Association of German Newspaper Publishers.

Diversity & ethics in Tech

Schwarzkopf Foundation - Keynote Talk “The Myth of Neutral Algorithms” (April 2021)

The renowned Schwarzkopf Foundation invited me as guest speaker to talk about AI Ethics and Data Democratization which was attended by leading policy makers and executives in the German-speaking region.

FreeTech Academy - Panel “Data is the new currency” (March 2021)

The FreeTech Academy - Axel Springer Academy of Journalism and Technology - invited me to talk about the social implications of data as currency together with Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer, and other leading executives from the Axel Springer group.

Google Zukunftswerkstatt - Panel “Women into the Spotlight! Why Personal Branding Matters” (March 2021)

I was a panelist and discussed with Birgit Pahl (Industry Leader Retail at Google), Maija Salvén Haas (Head of Government Affairs at Apple) and Christina Richter (Personal Branding Strategist) the importance of Personal Branding as part of the International Women’s Day programme by Google Zukunftswerkstatt. 

Axel Springer TechCon - Keynote Talk “How to Promote Gender Diversity within your Tech Team” (November 2020)

In this talk, Anastasia Kourti (Global Leadership & Executive Development at Axel Springer) and I talked about strategies why and how gender diversity should be promoted within tech teams at TechCon, Axel Springer’s tech conference.

Chatbot & Voice AI Summit - Panel “Media Disruption: How Conversational AI is Transforming the Media” (December 2019) 

I was a panelist and discussed with Dat Tran (Head of AI at Axel Springer AI), Daniel Whaley (Senior Architect Product at BBC) and Tilo Bonow (CEO at PIABO PR) the impact of conversational AI in the media industry at the 6th International Conversational AI conference.


My Personal Story

I talk about my journey into the world of Big Data and my own cultural background, presenting new opportunities to learn from Diversity.

Bavarian State Ministry for Digitization/#BayFiD - Keynote Talk “What I Learnt As Child of Immigrants About Tech” (May 2021)

In this talk, I talk about my lateral entry into the world of Big Data, how my upbringing as child of immigrants shaped my work in the tech industry and how I overcame the challenges I faced at the final event of #BayFiD, a programme by the Bavarian State Ministry for Digitization in cooperation with Global Digital Women.

testimonials

Mina contributed significantly to the success of our event

Mina did an outstanding job in presenting panel themes, guiding the discussion and summarizing the conclusions, challenging both the panelists and audience to think outside the box at our SAP x Data Natives CDO Club event. We are looking forward to future cooperations with her!

SAP Germany

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Mina contributed significantly to the success of our event

Mina did an outstanding job in presenting panel themes, guiding the discussion and summarizing the conclusions, challenging both the panelists and audience to think outside the box at our SAP x Data Natives CDO Club event. We are looking forward to future cooperations with her!

SAP Germany

Her appeal for more diversity in the tech industry was very inspiring

Especially the accessibility with which Mina Saidze spoke about such a complex topic and her appeal for more diversity in the tech industry were very impressive and inspiring. The questions from the participants and the very positive feedback showed that this was not only true for us.

Schwarzkopf Foundation

Mina masters the art of explaining technical topics like no one else

Mina is the right person to communicate complex, technical topics in an understandable manner. In our Data Insights Masterclass in cooperation with Facebook, she conveyed the topic in an expert as well as entertaining way. I sincerely thank her for the cooperation and look forward to further events.

Ulrike Dobelstein-Lüthe, Programme Director Executive Education/Digital Journalism Fellowship, Hamburg Media School

Mina is an inspiring keynote speaker who excels with expertise and empathy

Mina opened our conference with her keynote speech Data, Power and Women: With her expertise and her friendly manner, she is not only an inspiring speaker, but also responds individually to the questions of the participants. There was a lot of positive feedback and we look forward to working with her again!

Nina Wansart, Executive Director, Gutenberg Digital Hub

Mina impressed with her knowledge and contributed to a lively discussion

Because of her expert knowledge and highly professional moderation and questions, the SAP x Data Natives CDO Club event was a great success, which all participants acknowledged. I would like to thank Mina wholeheartedly for her outstanding work and look forward to working with her in future events!

Elena Poughia, Founder, Data Natives

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Writing & Opinion Pieces

I write opinion pieces and articles for major media publications such as Business Punk and t3n on topics related to Tech, Diversity and Artificial Intelligence. These have been featured by Linkedin News DACH as Top Editorial Picks and have reached decision makers from companies such as Google, SAP, Douglas and Microsoft.As a Scholarship Holder of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and Media Journalism Fellow, I completed stations at Deutsche Welle, Radio Bremen and taz.die tageszeitung.

examples of my work

Business Punk - Opinion Piece Why Germany Needs more Women in AI and Big Data (August 2020)

In my guest article, I explain why the advancement of women is equal to economic advancement and why more lateral entries are needed in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.

t3n - Opinion Piece What I learned about Tech as Child of Immigrants (May 2020)

On the occasion of the German Diversity Day, I wrote a tribute to my parents who shaped my work in the tech industry. The illustrator Hong Le has shown my story in pictures.


Heinrich Boell Foundation - Opinion Piece Share instead of throwing away about the Share Economy (November 2014)

The share economy is booming, and now even large companies like BMW are trying their hand at it. What does this mean for the original idea of a non-profit-oriented form of economy? In my guest article "Sharing instead of throwing away" for the Heinrich Böll Foundation, I look at the boom of the share economy.

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Consulting & Advisory

With my profound experience in the tech industry, I can advise you on various Product, Tech, Data & Strategy related topics.

Strategy & Advisory

I can provide business advice and strategy in the following areas with a particular focus on the e-commerce and media industry as well as community growth and development of B2B and B2C models:

  • Business and Strategy Planning
  • Development of Community Growth Strategy
  • Advice on Market Positioning and Brand Strategy

Axel Springer Youth Council Member

As a member of the Axel Springer Youth Council, I discuss innovation, strategy and culture with the Management Board of Axel Springer.

I research topics and write position papers. Subsequently, the proposals for action are negotiated together with the Management Board.

The Axel Springer Youth Council consists of eight high potentials who have been selected by the Global Leadership & Executive Development team.

Data, Tech and Product

I have profound experience in Data Analytics, Data Strategy and Product Management in the tech industry with a particular focus on the Media and E-Commerce Industry, and consult you on these topics.

Data Strategy, Data Analytics & Data Science

You do not have a “single source of truth” that tells you how your organization is performing and are tired of the buzzword bingo game and need a practical solution that won’t exceed your budget? With my hands-on experience I can advise you on the best approaches to generate real value out of your data.

Tech Hiring & Recruiting

You do not know how to build a Data Analytics Team from scratch and transition from Business Intelligence to Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning?

I can help you to identify the right first hire for your needs, which team constellation would be suitable and develop the right hiring process within your organization.

She focuses on Data Analytics with impact instead of buzzword bingo

When it comes to Data Strategy and Data Analytics, Mina's expertise in digital media and e-commerce can always be relied upon. She proposes pragmatic solutions with business impact without losing sight of current developments in the industry.

Max Klemmer, Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter Miss Germany

Mina’s talent is in unlocking real value from data

Using her understanding of the digital media business, Mina identified meaningful metrics and developed an editorial dashboard for our day-to-day operations. She also derived relevant growth strategies for us that strengthened our brand in the long run.

Natascha Zeljko, Mitgründerin und Chefredakteurin Female One Zero

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Mentoring & Coaching

I love seeing people succeed.

Are you a student or professional who wants to know how to transition into the world of Big Data or level up their career development? This one-to-one coaching is about you taking your game up to the next level and to succeed on a personal and professional level.

Master your next career step

Depending on your specific needs, a coaching session can involve the following:


Career Q&A Session

Discover which jobs would be suitable according to your strengths and how you can transition into the tech industry

Resume Review

Walk away with valuable feedback to optimize your profile and accomplish your career transition successfully

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