Stephan is a Systems Engineer working at DellEMC with a focus converged infrastructure and software defined storage. Born and raised in Cologne his interest for technology and computer science lead him to pursue studies of electrical engineering and information technology at the University of Aachen and at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. After his studies, Stephan worked as a scientist at the research center in Jülich, at the interface between industry and science. In 2015 Stephan joined EMC where he works as a Systems Engineer, consulting companies on their IT agenda and helping them to develop new digital business strategies. Stephan enjoys learning about the latest technology and listening to tech podcasts like The Hot Aisle.