Head of Worldwide Business Development
Power & Utilities Industry, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Rolf Gibbels has the responsibility for leading the AWS Power & Utilities industry customer strategy, solution definition, partner engagement and thought leadership initiatives. AWS is bringing cloud-based solutions consisting of internet of things (IoT), advanced analytics, machine learning (ML) artificial intelligence (AI), and Amazon Alexa Voice Services to a sector facing a transformational change. The transformation is driven by the increase of renewable energy, grid modernization, utilities becoming more customer-centric and the rise in distributed energy resources.
Rolf has over 20 years international experience in business development and strategy with focus on digital industry solutions, asset performance management (APM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) software in the energy, process, architecture and construction industries. Prior to AWS, he built and led the global commercial team for GE Power Digital, and the partner and commercial strategy for GE Digital Renewable Energy asset performance management and predictive analytics solutions. Previously, Rolf was the Industry Solutions Leader in IBM’s Energy & Utilities organization.
Rolf holds a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany. From February 2013 to June 2017 he served on the board of directors and International council of the American Council of Renewable Energy (ACORE).