AWS Industry Web Week Germany 2018 is made up of five Web Days tailored to businesses in Retail, Banking & Insurance, Media & Entertainment, Automotive & Manufacturing, and Energy & Utilities and Pharma.

Join us for deep dives into industry trends, technical sessions with AWS experts, as well as best practices and case studies presented by AWS customers and partners, and take the opportunity to get your most pressing questions answered by the session hosts.

Each Web Day consists of up to six virtual sessions. After registering, you will receive a link to join all sessions throughout the day.


Industry Web Week Retail Day

The AWS Retail Web Day is designed for customers who are at the beginning of their journey into the Cloud and keen to learn more about which solutions AWS provides to drive their digital transformation.

During the day, you can attend virtual sessions around how innovation at AWS works, hear directly from other Retail customers about their success stories using AWS and get more into detail how AWS helps to increase overall customer experience by using data lakes and machine learning.


July 2, 2018


9.30 am - 11.15 pm and 1 pm - 3.45 pm


09.30 - 10.15

"Innovation @ AWS"

(David de Santiago, Senior Business Development Manager, AWS)

10.30 - 11.15

"Machine Learning for Retail"

(Antonio Alvarez, Head of EMEA Business Development for Big Data, AI, DevOps and Serverless, AWS)

13.00 - 13.45

"Enabling Retail with Big Data"

(Constantin Gonzalez, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS)

14.00 - 14.45

"AWS Partner Network - How certificed partners can accelerate SAP digital transformation process"

(Eamonn O'Neill, Global CIO, Lemongrass Consulting)

15.00 - 15.45

"Cloud Software for Retail"

(Marin Mamic, ISV Team Leader, AWS)


Industry Web Week FSI Day

Join this Web Day to dive deeper into how financial services customers are using cloud computing to transform the industry.

The virtual sessions throughout the day will cover topics such as compliance, artificial intelligence and machine learning, or grid computing for the financial services sector. Sessions led by AWS experts will be complemented by best practice examples presented by partners and customers.


July 3, 2018


9.15 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm


09.15 – 10.00

“Banking and Insurance on AWS – An Overview”

(Stephan Schmidt-Tank, Financial Services Business Development EMEA, AWS)

10.00 – 11.00

“FSI Compliance on AWS”

(Gerald Boyne, Security Assurance Lead DE, AWS)

11.00 – 12.00

"Sharing real-time data with the world - Lessons Learned from the Deutsche Börse Public Dataset"

(Stephan Reinartz, Executive Vice President, Deutsche Börse)

14.00 – 15.00

"Better Customer Journeys for Account Opening and Onboarding"

(Markus Alfringhaus, Avoka)

15.00 – 16.00

“Mining intelligent insights with ease: AI/ML for Financial Services”

(Stephan Schmidt-Tank, Financial Services Business Development EMEA, AWS)

16.00 – 17.00

“Tech Talk: Running Batch Workloads at Scale with Containers on AWS” (recorded + live Q&A)

(Steffen Grunwald, Solutions Architect, AWS)


Industry Web Week Media Entertainment Day

The Media & Entertainment sector is one of the most disrupted industries globally – EU and Germany is not an exception with fast paced enterprise movements, new entrants, consolidations, new product and channel launches and transformations happening across the entire industry.

In this context, the AWS M&E Web Day is inviting both M&E Executives and Business leaders as well as technologists, to learn how AWS can help along this journey featuring new functionalities (e.g AI /ML), top-notch AWS customer use cases as well as Demos specific to M&E.


July 4, 2018


10 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm


10.00 - 10.30

“Introduction - AWS in Media & Entertainment”

(Jochen Walter, Segment Leader Media & Retail, AWS Germany)

11.00 - 12.00

“Building Intelligent Media Workflows with AWS Media Services”

(Simon Frost, Head of Marketing & Business Development EMEA, AWS Elemental)

14.00 - 14.45

"Making Your Video Service Smarter with Machine Learning and AI" (recorded)

(Chris Kuthan, Business Development Manager, AWS; Kiran Patel, Solutions Marketing Manager, AWS Elemental; Josh Wiggins, Chief Commercial Officer, GrayMeta)

15.00 - 16.00

“Machine Learning @ idealo”

(Dat Tran, Head of Data Science, and Christopher Lennan, Senior Data Scientist,

16.00 - 17.00

“Thinkbox Deadline Webinar - Ready to Render with AWS Thinkbox Deadline”

(Mike Owen, Senior Solutions Architect, Thinkbox, an Amazon Company)


Industry Web Week Automotive Manufacturing Day

Cloud computing is in the process of transforming virtually every aspect of the automotive and manufacturing industry - whether it’s how companies in these industries operate, how they integrate into supply chains or how products are designed, fabricated, and used by customers.

AWS is helping customers to innovate, reduce costs, and increase their competitiveness by building data lakes in the cloud and by leveraging modern technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.


July 5, 2018


10.15 am - 12.30 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm


10.15 - 10.30

"Automotive & Manufacturing - State of the Nation"

(Florian Hartwig, Segment Leader Manufacturing & Distribution, AWS Germany)

10.30 - 11.30

"HPC for Computer-aided Engineering and Design"

(Karsten Gaier, Principal Sales HPC, AWS)

11.30 - 12.30

"AI/ML for Manufacturing"

(Antonio Alvarez, Head of EMEA Business Development for Big Data, AI, DevOps and Serverless, AWS)

14.00 - 15.00

"AWS for Connected Devices" (recorded)

(Constantin Gonzales, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS)

15.00 - 16.00

"Data Lakes on AWS"

(Dirk Fröhner, Solutions Architect, AWS)

16.00 - 17.00

"SAP on AWS"

(Thomas Xander, SAP Business Lead EMEA, AWS)


Industry Web Week E&U Pharma Day


July 6, 2018


9.30 am - 12.45 pm (Energy & Utilities)

2 pm - 5 pm (Pharma & Life Sciences)

To meet the new market requirements driven by decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitalisation, Energy & Utilities companies are turning to public cloud as a leaver to increase time-to-market and efficiencies. In the first half of this WebDay, AWS experts and customers will present current trends and use cases in the Energy & Utilities sector, and go into detail on topics such as building big data applications or improving safety through Machine Learning.


09.30 - 10.00

"Current Trends and Use Cases from Energy & Utilities"

(Thomas Menthe, Manager Energy / Utilities & Healthcare, AWS)

10.00 - 10.40

"Data Lakes on AWS"

(Dirk Fröhner, Solutions Architect, AWS)

10.40 - 11.20

"Best in Class Cloud Database Migrations"

(Viktor Kessler, Senior Solutions Architect, mongoDB)

11.20 - 12.00

"Machine Learning Process: From Business Model to Machine Learning in Production"

(Constantin Gonzales, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS)

12.00 - 12.45

"Global Digital Use Cases from Energy & Utilities"

(Andrew Hood, Business Development Manager, AWS)

The second part of this WebDay will bring you content specifically designed for customers in Pharma, Healthcare & Life Sciences. Join our virtual sessions for a “State of the Nation” on cloud services for LS&HC, followed by a deep dive into topics like cloud security & compliance, actual use cases of AWS clients, the practical application of machine learning or the creation of agile IT organizations through DevOps.


14.00 - 14.05

Welcome & Introduction to the Webinar

(Thomas Menthe, Manager Energy / Utilities & Healthcare, AWS)

14.05 - 14.50

“State of the Nation - Current trends, topics & tangible use cases in Life Sciences & Healthcare”

(Steven Ford, Business Development Manager Life Sciences EMEA, AWS)

14.50 - 15.30

"Use-case: Intelligent Connected Lab for Pharma/Biotech: More data, less distraction"

(Arvind N Ramakrishnan, Director Life Sciences, Cognizant)

15.30 - 16.15

“The Machine Learning Process: From Business Model to Machine Learning in production”

(Constantin Gonzales, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS)

16.15 - 17.00

“Ensuring Security and Compliance in regulated environments with cloud-based services”

(Bertram Dorn, Solutions Architect, AWS)