Thorsten Lüdtke is an independent BI architect, specializing in data warehouse architectures based on SAP BW/4HANA, SAP HANA, and SAP Data Intelligence. Thorsten began work as a MicroStrategy employee in 1997, developing applications for business intelligence. In 1999, he developed the first SAP RapidMarts solution (acquired by SAP BusinessObjects) based on SAP Business Information Warehouse 1.2B at Acta Technology in Silicon Valley. From 2002 to 2005, he worked as an SAP BI consultant and SAP BW trainer for SAP SE and SAP UK, in numerous projects in Germany and the UK. In 2006 he started a joint venture with Bill Inmon as a member of the advisory board and presented the product (BI Master Data Management) at SAPPHIRE 2007 in Vienna. This event marks the beginning of his company, BIPortal GmbH.
When running with his baby girl in a jogging stroller, he’s often brainstorming new data products that mix mathematical optimization, machine learning, and economics. Thorsten studied computer science at the State University of New York at Albany (SUNYA) and information systems at the Technical University of Braunschweig (TUBS) in Germany. Since then he’s been looking for ways to make use of machine learning in business analytics, as it is now easy to do with SAP BW/4HANA