Frank Kaufer is Data Platform Architect and Product Owner at FlixBus and leads the development of the central data infrastructure services since its incubation and various data-heavy products built on top. Furthermore, he is founder and Managing Director of bakdata GmbH, a service provider for individual data engineering solutions. He has extensive experience as data engineer, software engineer, IT architect, and IT manager in numerous projects and positions for and with many industries, academia and public authorities. He is specialized in Distributed Systems, Data Integration, data/knowledge management and data analysis, particularly using Artificial Intelligence techniques. Having a broad IT expertise Frank is also knowledgeable in the planning and management of complex IT systems.