Value Acceleration Session – Data Lake

November 28th, 2019

Cloud on the fast lane


You understand that a “Data Lake” is not really for swimming? You strive to enable (un)structured data for free analytics to achieve faster “value from data”? You don’t want to “drown” in complexity? Then do not miss this event!

On January 21, 2020, from 9am to 2pm, Wabion – the leading Google Cloud Premier Partner in the DACH region – continues the successful series of their “Value Acceleration Sessions” at theGoogle Office Zurich, with the topic “Data Lakes – How To?”.

In this session, Wabion combines expert perspectives from the Google ecosystem with own experience to provide best practice advice and insights for all levels of IT. We deliberately address all levels, from engineers via IT leadership all the way to IT strategy.

Data Lakes are a new form of making sense of data. Putting these into hyper-scaled clouds gives access to nearly unlimited computing power as well as fast access to always-modern tools for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Here is our line-up for January 21, 2020 (0900-1400):

  • Your Data Lake on Google – safe & sound?
    Overview of Google Cloud Security & Data Governance
    Best practice to manage data access and prevent data exfiltration on Google Cloud
    (Grazia Frontoso, Data Analytics Specialist, Google)

    Grazia Frontoso is a Data Analytics Specialist at Google Cloud in charge of supporting enterprise customers in regulated industries in Switzerland in their digital transformation and data strategy in the cloud. Before joining Google, she worked for several years as Software Product Manager in risk management designing cloud solutions for insurance. She holds a PhD in physics and is passionate about the transformational power of technology.


  • How to accelerate a Data Lake project?
    Where should your Data Lake project start? – Avoid pitfalls early on
    MVP approach – a successful building block for a good Data Lake project
    Why Lakes also need a solid foundation…(Richard Forster, Head of AI &
    Heiko Timmerkamp, Business Development Cloud Platform, Wabion)

    Richard Forster is responsible for AI and Data Engineering initiatives at Wabion. He helps clients build robust data lakes on Google Cloud as a launching point for innovation and artificial intelligence. He holds a PhD in computational linguistics.


    Heiko Timmerkamp leads Wabions Business Development activities for Google Cloud Platform. Passionate for making projects successful for business, he helps customers bridging the Business / IT / Cloud challenge. He holds two MBAs, one from Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany and one from Henley Management College, UK


  • APIs for a Data Lake – better, easier & faster?
    Driving value-based-on data: using APIs to make your data an accessible commodity
    Producing new data based on data: a virtuous cycle: How these APIs can become new streams for data
    Putting data in everyone’s hands: data democratization and how APIs feed citizen developers
    (Geir Sjurseth, Apigee Tech Strategist, Google)

    Geir Sjurseth has more than 22 Years of experience in IT, namely in Development, Administration and in leading tech teams. The last 6 years he heavily focused on APIs and leveraging them as a catalyst for innovation.


  • Customer Case Study: Smart Data Journey at AXA
    Overview about Smart Data Strategy of AXA Switzerland
    Our journey with GCP
    Why we chose Google
    «Evolutionary approach» of developing GCP foundation
    Global scaling of GCP
    (Amit Jain, Lead Data Innovation and Data Strategy, AXA Switzerland & Florian Moosmann, Platform Owner GCP, AXA Group Operations)

    Amit Jain has a passion to generate value out of data. Besides being responsible for data strategy and data innovation, he leads the Smart Data Initiative. His ambition is the transformation of Axa Switzerland into a more data driven organization and deliver more than 22 Data & Analytics-based use cases across the whole company.


    Florian Moosmann now leads the newly Global GCP CC for AXA Group Operations. Before, he was one of the drivers of the Swiss initiatives related to the establishment of the GCP as official cloud provider for Data Lake, AI and ML scenarios within AXA. In his new role, he drives standardization and innovation across entities. Florian has been working for AXA since 2016, before was in the consulting area focusing on in-memory databases.


The number of participants is limited and demand has been very good. So take the chance to save yourself one of the last seats today!

Please note that you can only attend the event with a registration.

Info about Wabion Value Acceleration Sessions:

Every journey into the cloud envisions the fastest possible realization of the maximum benefit for your business. The quickest way to get there is via “accelerators” – important shortcuts and building blocks in the cloud we share with you. In addition, we summon voices and experience of proven industry experts for the respective topic.
To allow you to reach the cloud on the fast lane.

We look forward to seeing you!