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Transforming education globally through generative AI: Insights from AWS executive Valerie Singer

Sarah Storelli, left, interviews Valerie Singer during the fifth episode of the AWS Behind the Cloud vodcast.

The education industry witnessed rapid transformation during the COVID-19 pandemic, driven by student-centric, flexible learning. The industry made great strides in the digital divide, but there are still challenges that education leaders seek to address. Given generative artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing every industry, I’m curious, like many of you, about the opportunities it provides in education. Generative AI has the potential to reduce inequities and allow global citizens to help diversify, rethink, advance, and positively impact education for all learners’ lifelong journeys and their future employers.

Valerie Singer, general manager of global education at Amazon Web Services (AWS), is an inspirational trailblazer who has devoted her career to unleashing the art of the possible in technology and making the world more equitable and accessible through education. If anyone knows how to leverage generative AI to help influence and advance the global education community, it’s Valerie.

I’m Sarah Storelli, senior global marketing leader for Worldwide Public Sector (WWPS) at AWS, and I’m on a quest to discover the people behind innovations across industries. In the vodcast series AWS Behind the Cloud, I connect with pioneers serving the public sector globally to learn more about how their stories shape and define the way they build and support cutting-edge technologies that help make the world a better place.

In the fifth episode of AWS Behind the Cloud, I sat down with Valerie to uncover:

  • How her culture has shaped her personally and professionally, growing up in a single-parent home and working at 11 years old
  • What her favorite Amazon Leadership Principle is and why
  • How generative AI is influencing the global education space from students to academic researchers
  • How EdTechs are leveraging and applying generative AI to advance the worldwide education community
  • What drives Valerie to make the world a better place
  • What trends and opportunities Valerie is most excited about for education globally

Curious to learn more about Valerie’s journey and hear her insights about how generative AI plays a pivotal role in education around the world? Watch the latest episode of AWS Behind the Cloud now.

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Sarah Storelli

Sarah Storelli

Sarah Storelli oversees global marketing for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector executive communications, customer programs, hospitality, and evangelism. She has a passion to help business, government, and society leverage tech for good through building strategic alliances and advocacy efforts. Sarah enjoys making the world a better place whenever possible through her various roles of service as a Trustee of the Consumer Technology Association Foundation, Member of the Cal Poly University President’s Council of Advisors, Chair of the Cal Poly English Department Advisory Board, and on the Board of Directors for World Institute on Disability and Center Point, Inc. She holds a degree in English with a minor in Law & Society from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.