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The AWS Summit brings together the cloud computing community to connect, collaborate and learn about AWS. In this action-packed, one-day event, you can choose from more than 60 breakout sessions covering a broad range of topics and technical depth. Attend introductory sessions on new and existing AWS services or participate in sessions that go deep into architecture and code. All sessions will be delivered by subject matter experts from AWS or expert customers who can share their real world experience and lessons learned.

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Stephen Schmidt, VP and CISO, Amazon Web Services

Stephen Schmidt is Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer for Amazon Web Services (AWS). His duties at AWS include leading product design, management and engineering development efforts focused on bringing the competitive, economic and security benefits of cloud computing to business and government customers. Prior to joining AWS, Schmidt had an extensive career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served as a senior executive. His responsibilities at the FBI included a term as acting Chief Technology Officer and he oversaw the FBI’s Cyber Division components responsible for the technical analysis of computer and network intrusion activities, including malicious code analysis, and exploitation tool reverse-engineering.


Oliver Krülle, CIO, DB Vertrieb GmbH 

Oliver Krülle is CIO of DB Vertrieb since 2014. A proactive leader with excellent business, and outstanding record in managing and developing innovative IT projects, Oliver is responsible for ICT Strategy, -governance, enterprise architecture management and IT portfolio management for the sales division of one of the world’s largest logistics and transportation company. Previously as Director of IT Sales and e-/m-Commerce, he co-founded Europe’s most successful e-commerce travel platform, (bringing in a revenue of 3 billion € per year). He had introduced and spearheaded the UIC Online ticketing standard. Oliver was also responsible for the successful introduction of the mobile Ticketing in Germany in 2006 as well as the development and deployment of the Chipcard eTicketing system for DB Germany. He has extensive experience and proven success in leading strategy and developing new IT business channels. He is occasional guest speaker for the Institute of IS Research at University Koblenz-Landau and was previously guest professor at the TU Esslingen’s Graduate School.


Dr. Ella Rabener, UK Co-Founder & Global CMO, Scalable Capital Vermögensverwaltung GmbH

Ella Rabener is the CMO of Scalable Capital and a co-founder of the UK business. Before joining Scalable, Ella was the Co-founder & CEO of, a shopping club for home & living products. She grew the business into the leading destination for interior design products in both Russia and Kazakhstan. Prior to her role at Westwing, Ella was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, where she spent two years advising clients on Risk Management before focusing on consumer goods & retail clients. Ella worked in McKinsey’s New York, Dubai, Munich and Cologne offices. She holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, one of Germany’s top 3 private universities.


Bert Depiere, Director Digital Innovations, GROHE AG

Bert Depiere is a digital innovator and business leader at GROHE, the world’s leader in sanitary fittings. He holds a master degree in industrial sciences specializing in electronics & ICT and in business administration. The past years he headed category management for showers, thermostats and bath faucets, (re)launching key powerbrands like Eurosmart, Tempesta and Grohtherm & Shower Systems. Today he is director digital innovations and driving engine behind GROHE’s most visible digital transformation initiative: GROHE Sense & Sense Guard – the complete water securtiy system – GROHE’s first steps into IoT & Cloud technology.


Dr. Ralf Herbrich, Director of Machine Learning at Amazon and Managing Director of Amazon Development Center Germany

Ralf works on problems of demand forecasting, scalable machine learning, computer vision and linking structured content. In 2011, he worked at Facebook leading the Unified Ranking and Allocation team. From 2000 - 2011, he worked at Microsoft Research and was co-leading the Applied Games and Online Services and Advertising group which engaged in research at the intersection of machine learning and computer games and in the areas of online services, search and online advertising combining insights from machine learning, information retrieval, game theory, artificial intelligence and social network analysis. Ralf was Research Fellow of the Darwin College Cambridge from 2000 - 2003. He has a diploma degree in Computer Science (1997) and a Ph.D. in Statistics (2000). Ralf¹s research interests include Bayesian inference and decision making, computer games, kernel methods and statistical learning theory. He is one of the inventors of the Drivatars system in the Forza Motorsport series as well as the TrueSkill ranking and matchmaking system in Xbox 360 Live. He also co-invented the adPredictor click-prediction technology launched in 2009 in Bing¹s online advertising system.

Cloud Adoption - Security, Compliance, Governance, Networking: Best Practices for Transformation, Acceleration, and Integration of Cloud Computing into your IT

Cloud Adoption - Security, Compliance, Governance, Networking: Best Practices for Transformation, Acceleration, and Integration of Cloud Computing into your IT

***After every session there is a time slot of 5 minutes to change the location.***