Head of Engineering, Zalando
Volker Pilz is Head of Engineering at Zalando, Europe's leading online fashion platform for men, women and children, since January 2014. He started to work in the Shop Department and was responsible for everything related to the customer-facing part of technology and moved to the Backend in 2015 helping to build Zalando's new Fashion Platform. His current focus are the topics Search, Recommendation and Personalization where he works with 14 delivery teams to build the next generation of Zalando. His passion is to provide the best customer experience enabled through state-of-the-art technology. Volker studied Computer Science with focus on Digital Media, lives and works in Berlin & Hamburg since 2006 and has worked in many different startups in the areas of social networks, deal marketplaces, eCommerce and startup incubators. He's a big fan of tech gadgets of all kind and an early adopter for new trends.