Who we are

"Germany must become a global leader in research and application of Artificial Intelligence." (Handelsblatt) We have passion for disproving those who say it is impossible. By developing new methods and applications for artificial intelligence we want to enable the next industrial revolution in one of the most vibrant centers of Europe. In Hamburg, Germany we have taken the next step by founding Adap.


Dr. Maria Börner | Program Manager

Maria has a Ph.D. in physics and an academic background in data analysis and processing. During her Ph.D., she worked at the world's largest Particle Colliders CERN and DESY. She previously managed AI projects at XAIN AG and was responsible for realising them for Porsche, PwC and Daimler.

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Daniel J. Beutel | CEO

Daniel designed and co-created Flower, the first fully agnostic federated learning framework, which is now being used at major research institutions. He previously held roles as Head of AI and Engineering Manager and has consierable experience in running and scaling engineering teams to deliver innovative projects for customers such as Porsche, Daimler, or BMW. Daniel has a MSc with distinction in Software Engineering from Oxford University.

Taner Topal | CTO

Taner is the co-founder and CTO of Adap. Before that, he worked as Director of Engineering at XAIN AG and as the CTO of mojoreads. Since 2013 he has hired and built highly successful international engineering teams in three prior companies to Adap. Taner has a background in Electrical Engineering and is currently a Visiting Researcher at the University of Cambridge where he collaborates in machine learning research.


Adap employees previously worked with some of the worlds' most prestigious organizations.