Dr. Benjamin Kettner is co-founder and CTO of ML!PA Consulting GmbH. Since 2020 he is Microsoft MVP and Friend of Red Gate. He received his doctorate in applied mathematics at the Free University of Berlin in 2012. At the time of his doctorate he was a member of the DFG Research Center Matheon – Mathematics for Key Technologies and a member of the Computational Nano Optics group at the Zuse Institute Berlin. During his PhD and studies he worked on software development and programming as well as databases and data models. After his PhD he worked as a consultant at a Microsoft BI Partner, where he was technical project manager and also managed the research and development department and worked as a software architect. In 2015 he founded ML!PA Consulting GmbH, a Microsoft partner with a focus on advanced analytics, Internet of Things and cloud solutions. There he works as CTO and software architect and conceives, develops and designs customer solutions. In 2017 ML!PA Consulting GmbH was one of only four Microsoft Partner of the Year finalists in the Internet of Things category. Dr. Benjamin Kettner is active in the Microsoft Data Platform Community, leads the Berlin regional group of PASS Deutschland e.V. and frequently appears as author of blog posts and scientific articles and speaker at technical events.