Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Werner joined Dataiku as AI Evangelist in October 2021. He has always been at the interface between modeling, IT and application since his studies in chemical engineering. After completing his PhD in reaction engineering with a focus on modeling, he extended this modeling knowledge into the area of statistical methods on BigData in his subsequent post-doc at UC Berkeley. In 2014, he took over an R&D group with responsibility for testing and modeling of catalysts before moving into a role as Global Application Expert. After a stint as Technology Manager for Digitalization and working around the Corporate DataPlatform, he started Navigance GmbH in 2017, a Clariant spin-off offering data-driven optimization for chemical plants as a "service". In his role as CTO and Managing Director, he had the responsibility for developing product and technology, as well as building the business to seven-figure revenues and over 20 employees.