General Manager, Fraud and Financial Crimes Prevention, Amazon Web Services
As lead for the Fraud Prevention team at Amazon Web Services, Ryan Schmiedl is responsible for protecting Amazon and its customers from fraud - users attempting to use services without payment or authorization. He oversees AWS fraud prevention vision and direction as well as day-to-day operations. His organization of research scientists, software developers, investigators and product & program managers work closely with the product teams to ensure fraud prevention best practices, minimizing customer friction where possible. Prior to joining AWS, Schmiedl held leadership roles at SAS, Innovative Systems, CGI and Software Engineering Institute, overseeing professional services, marketing and R&D organizations. His expertise includes software development, data management, machine learning, real-time analytic systems, and fraud & financial crimes prevention. He has built solutions for fraud prevention and anti-money laundering detection that are used by fortune 500 organizations and top government agencies.