Catherine Eibner

Head of Cloud Innovation Programs, ANZ Public Sector at Amazon Web Services

A serial entrepreneur, Catherine is a leader of innovation and growth in Australia’s startup economy. She is a Computer Science graduate (non-practicing these days) who started her first business when she was 19, and since then has had several startup businesses (some more successful than others!).

She built scalable programs and communities to support Entrepreneurs and Women in Technology while at Microsoft, then going on to become the GM of Startups at Incubator BlueChilli where she created the accelerator program that supports their portfolio founders in programs such as SheStarts and the Future minds Accelerator.

Catherine has been at AWS since late 2017, initially in the Startup team where she was responsible for the development and support of the early stage startup ecosystem across Australia and New Zealand, supporting companies such as Accelerators, Incubators and University based Entrepreneurship programs.

She went on to become a strategic program manager where she identified, developed and executed initiatives across ANZ to better serve the startup ecosystem needs.

Most recently, Catherine has joined the ANZ Public Sector business where she is the Digital Innovation lead, focused on improving the digital experiences for students and citizens by enabling digital transformation in the government, non-profit and education sectors through innovative application of cloud technologies.

Catherine has been repeatedly named one of the Top Australian Women in Tech and is recognised as one of the country’s leading Startup Mentors, actively advising startups, while also supporting entrepreneurs through her volunteer work and angel investments across the ecosystem.