Kim SchmidtPresident & CEODataLeader

Kim Schmidt has been working in the technology industry for more than 10 years with an extremely broad array of titles and using very diverse technologies. She holds many industry certifications and awards. Companies Kim has worked for or with include Microsoft, Dun & Bradstreet, Google, Amazon Web Services, and a couple of Augmented Reality companies. Kim speaks as a consultant for AWS at various events and also contracts for many of the leading data & analytics independent software vendors in AWS Marketplace.

Kim has her own Cloud & AWS Specialist company, DataLeader, that focuses on end-to-end AWS Solutions, including Architecture, Data, Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, Coding, Migrations and more “AWS-goodness!” DataLeader is an AWS Partner and Vendor.

Kim presented with Lynn Langit at AWS’ annual conference, re:Invent in 2015; the session was voted “Best Big Data Session” that year. At AWS re:Invent 2017, Kim presented 2, 2.5-hour Workshops on “Comprehensive Big Data Architecture Made Easy.”

She blogs at and and she has many AWS videos on her YouTube channel. Kim also is an O’Reilly Media author & presenter on AWS.

Kim also is an O’Reilly Media author & presenter on AWS, and is in the process of writing a book for Manning Publishing (ISBN: 9781617295515) on all AWS data, analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence services with real world step-by-step reference architectures that has the “preliminary” title “Analytics for Everyone of AWS.”