2023 DACH Shortlist

After a record-breaking year for nominations in the Digital Revolution Awards, the following have been recognized by our judges for using cloud technology to make the world a better place to live and work, and will be celebrated and a winner declared at our in-person awards ceremony and fundraiser in Frankfurt in May.

Tech Star of the Year

Nana Janashia
Content Creator and DevOps Trainer at TechWorld with Nana

Alexey Grigorev
Principal Data Scientist at OLX Group and Founder of DataTalks.Club

Tobias Fenster
Microsoft MVP and Managing Partner at 4PS Germany

Martina Grom
IT-Consultant, Co-founder and CEO of atwor

Ragnar Heil
Microsoft MVP, Podcaster at Alex and Ragnar Show and Channel Account Manager EMEA Central at Quest Software

Adam Bien
AWS Hero, Author, Speaker, Trainer, Java Champion, JavaOne Rockstar, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Freelance Consultant

Christian Szandor Knapp
Salesforce MVP and Principal Technology Evangelist Salesforce at DIA

Gregor Reimling
Microsoft Azure MVP and Microsoft MCT, Managing Consultant at adesso SE

Outstanding Leader of the Year

Angela Maragkopoulou
Chief Operating Officer at DWS Group

Felicitas Birkner
Head of Business & Head of Fujitsu Academy Expertise at Fujitsu

Kave Bulambo
Founder – Head of Talent at TalentDiverse EU

Georgie Smallwood
Chief Product Officer at TIER Mobility

Irina Schellenberg
Senior Associate Global SAP Alliance at PwC Deutschland

Sabine Bendiek
Chief People and Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Board at SAP 

Excellence in Learning and Development



Unit 4

Deutsche Telekom

Persistent Systems

Outstanding Contribution to the AWS Community

Nana Janashia
Content Creator and DevOps Trainer atTechWorld with Nana

Alexey Grigorev
Principal Data Scientist at OLX Group, Founder of DataTalks.Club

Renato Losio
AWS Data Hero and Principal Cloud Architect at Funambol

Sam Williams
Founder at Complete Coding

Thorsten Höger
AWS DevTools Hero and CEO, Cloud Automation Evangelist at Taimos GmbH Consulting

Outstanding Contribution to the Microsoft Community

Benjamin Abt
Microsoft MVP and Principal Software Engineer at medialesson GmbH

Carsten Rachfahl
Microsoft Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP & Azure MVP and Technical Director at Rachfahl IT-Solutions GmbH & Co. KG

Thomas Maurer
Former Microsoft MVP and Senior PM and Chief Evangelist Azure Hybrid at Microsoft 

Eric Berg
Microsoft MVP Azure and CDM and Vice President Consulting Expert at CGI 

Sammy Deprez
Head of Technology at Arinti

Antje Lamartine
Microsoft MVP, Lead Adoption and Change Management M365 at IF-Blueprint AG

William Durkin
Co-Founder at Data Masterminds

Outstanding Contribution to the Google Cloud Community

Natalie Pistunovich
Lecturer: Cloud and Infrastructure atHochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin

Ronna Steinberg
Technologist, Google Developer Expert for Go at Women Who Go Berlin, Chapter Lead

Enrique López Mañas
Freelance Software Engineer 

Tomas Trajan
Managing Director at solveo GmbH

Outstanding Contribution to the Salesforce Community

Christian Szandor Knapp
Salesforce MVP and Principal Technology Evangelist Salesforce at DIA 

Sanchit Dua
Salesforce Architect at Adesso

Doina Popa
Chief Executive Officer at InnoTrue

Narender Singh
Salesforce MVP and Salesforce Developer at Salesfive Consulting GmbH

Alan Thomas Payne
Senior Project/Program Manager and Co-Lead the Frankfurt, Germany, Salesforce Trailblazer User Group

Cyril Louis
Salesforce MVP, CEO and Co-founder at Mavericx

Outstanding Contribution to the Earth


Green City Solutions



Electric Feel


Digital Transformation Project of the Year

Koenig & Bauer

Deutsche Bahn




Necko Technologies



Exceptional Cloud Employer of the Year

Diversity and Inclusion Employer of the Year

Tech for Good







Vera Solutions



Electric Feel

Best AWS Partner to Work For

Best Microsoft Partner to Work For


Sycor GmbH

SVA System Vertrieb Alexander

Reply Group


Best Salesforce Partner to Work For

Best NetSuite Partner to Work For

Eureka Solutions

Head in The Cloud

Next Technik




Nolan Business



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