AI - Back to the future

German Intermediate DATA & AI

Let's take a seat in Doc Brown's DeLorean and explore the history of AI towards the future of AI


Omar Alva

VP of CoE/AI

Omar Alva currently serves as the Vice President of Center of Excellence and Artificial Intelligence at ShiftAvenue. His previous positions include Technical Architect at MunichRe, Cloud and Linux Engineer at Verizon, and Team Lead at Dell Inc. Omar has vast experience working with Linux and Open Source technologies in hybrid infrastructures, utilizing platforms such as AWS, Azure for cloud solutions, VMware for virtualization, and HP, IBM, and Dell for on-premise systems. He has also participated as a speaker in conferences held across various countries, including Mexico, the US, and Germany. Currently, Omar is among the organizers of DevOpsDays Los Angeles, USA.

Ralf Richter

Distinguished Cloud Consultant, Cloud Solution Architect, Azure MVP @shiftavenue

Ralf Richter is a Distinguished Cloud Consultant and Cloud Solution Architect at shiftavenue. His expertise is derived from several years of experience with extensive cutting edge projects, among others in the automotive, health and industrial environment with a focus on the Internet of Things and Microsoft Azure. Community is a big topic for him, proven by beeing founder and orga of Azure Dev Meetup Munich and the Azure Developer Community Day

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