Amy Tseng, Director of Data Engineering at Transamerica

 Washington D.C., USA

 Hero since 2020

Amy is a Director of Data Engineering at Transamerica, leading the company's data strategy, execution, and transformation. She started her Amazon Web Services journey in 2017 at Fannie Mae, where she was responsible for the organization’s database migration strategy and implementation from on-premise to AWS. She led the cloud data warehouse solution from the evaluation of various products to formulating final recommendations and successfully influencing key stakeholders, bringing on Amazon Redshift as the enterprise cloud data warehouse solution for Fannie Mae. Since 2017, she's helped migrate many on-premise databases to Redshift, Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, Amazon Neptune, and Amazon DynamoDB.

Amy presents at Women in Technology’s local meetups to encourage more women to pursue careers in big data technology. Amy also presented a Data Warehouse Migration session at AWS re:Invent 2019 and Implementing Hybrid Data Warehouse at the AWS Public Sector Summit in 2019.

Amy is passionate about exploring new technologies. She is currently working on building a data lake and surrounding data ecosystem at Transamerica, including a data warehouse and data science and analytics architectures. She works closely with the AWS product teams to deliver new features and service enhancements. She continues to encourage her team to think outside of the box and innovate using emerging technologies.

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