Thomas Abend is CEO and founder of VITAS.ai. He graduated with a master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Applied Sciences (h_da) in Darmstadt. His key interest is Artificial Intelligence and he graduated in the Nanodegree’s “Machine Learning Engineer” and “Self-Driving Car Engineer” at Udacity. He applied his knowledge in AI at DATEV eG, where he worked as a Data Scientist and laid the foundations for a project to automate Accounting based on Machine-Learning. In 2018, he founded the startup VITAS.ai in Nürnberg, a startup which builds Voice Assistants for Customer Support based on Deep Learning.