Our Team

Dr. Michael Haft

Founder/
CEO

has a PhD in Theoretical Physics and Neuroinformatics and more than 20 years’ experience in developing analytics technologies at major companies like Siemens, Accenture and SAP. Before founding Xplain Data he worked as Chief Architect at SAP with a focus on Big Data Analytics. Earlier in his career, he co-founded a startup where he was responsible for the entire product lifecycle of analytics innovations. Michael gathered broad and unique knowledge spanning from database and BI-technologies to Statistics, Mathematics and Machine Learning. From numerous projects he knows how to apply those technologies in a business context.

Peide Wang

Co-Founder/
Chief Technology Officer

has a Diploma in Mathematical Sciences and joined us from SAP where he last worked on predictive maintenance as a development architect. Throughout 13 years of business application development experience he gained extensive knowledge of different technologies and platforms, ranging from R/3 modules (ABAP) and database algorithms (C++) to modern web applications (Java/Javascript). At Xplain Data he designs and implements delightful user interfaces for our customers and brings his vast algorithm expertise to the table.

Dr. habil. Hanjo Täubig

Senior Data Scientist/
Chief Algorithms Officer

finished his studies in computer science at TU Munich and got a PhD for a thesis on protein structure searching in protein databases. He worked as a substitute professor of Theoretical Computer Science at the Chair for Efficient Algorithms at TUM and lectured on the fundamentals of algorithms and data structures for several years. He habilitated with a thesis on inequalities related to the development of entries in matrix powers with applications in various scientific disciplines. At TUM, Hanjo gave lectures on computational biology and advanced network and graph algorithms, as well as seminars on string matching and spectral graph theory. At Xplain Data, he is responsible for efficient algorithms and data structures.

Dr. Christian Koncilia

Co-Founder/
Chief Experience Officer

holds a PhD in applied computer science for developing algorithms to deal with structural changes in Data Warehouses. He worked for more than 25 years in the Life Science and Health Care industry, working on projects for different hospitals, insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies. Christian has strong hands-on experience with different Business Intelligence tools, database management systems and many programming languages and frameworks. During the last decade he focused on the development of different web applications. At Xplain Data, he is responsible for the frontend.

Monika Roy

Marketing Manager

has over 25 years of B2B marketing experience in the IT industry. Prior to Xplain Data, she was responsible for content creation and digital marketing at Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks, Germany. She began her career at Informix Software (now IBM), where she was in charge of developing a successful marketing collaboration with partner SAP. She then worked in various positions for companies in the database, network and software development environment and was responsible for the development and implementation of successful PR and direct marketing campaigns across Europe. Monika holds a diploma in industrial engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.