Conversations with Leaders

Hosted by AWS Enterprise Strategists Miriam McLemore and Philip Potloff

Miriam and Phil meet with cloud leaders from commercial enterprises to the public sector, hearing their perspectives on innovation at scale when it comes to people, culture, and organization. Each of these video interview explores topics such as cultivating next level leaders, dealing with failure, keeping up with the ever increasing pace of technology, and staying inspired.

Video: Interview with Adam Raymer, Vice President, GE (former)
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Rob James, CTO, Qantas

Rob James is the Chief Technology Officer at Qantas. Involved in IT and Technology innovation for over 15 years, Rob formerly was formerly CIO (Australia) at William Hill and CTO of Echo Entertainment Group. With experience in software engineering and management, Rob has also been involved with many start-ups and consulting engagements.

AWS Executive Insights - Interview with Rob James
Video: Interview with Adam Raymer, Vice President, GE (former)
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Adam Raymer, Vice President, GE (former)

Adam was Vice President of Public Cloud at GE until early 2019, where he held numerous technology roles since 2005 including Principal Technologist, End User Services Leader, and Enterprise Architect. Adam now serves as Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

AWS Executive Insights - Interview with Adam Raymer
Video: Interview with Steve Day, EGM Infrastructure - Cloud and Workplace, National Australia Bank
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Steve Day, EGM Infrastructure - Cloud and Workplace, National Australia Bank

Steve is responsible for the management of Infrastructure, Cloud and Workplace at National Australia Bank. He has over thirty years of experience managing technology teams of which eight years was focused on building and supporting cloud-based technology. He has passion for building customer obsessed, innovation based cultures within large enterprises.

AWS Executive Insights - Interview with Steve Day
Video: Interview with Ann Carver, CIO, Coca-Cola North America

Ann Carver, CIO, Coca-Cola North America

Ann is responsible for IT strategy and customer-centric solution delivery. She has a background in front-office and enabling solutions, e-commerce, business analytics, and business integration initiatives, and has held roles across a broad range of business functions with domestic and global responsibility.

AWS Executive Insights - Interview with Ann Carver
Video: Interview with Shaown Nandi, CIO, Dow Jones
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Shaown Nandi, CIO, Dow Jones

Shaown Nandi is responsible for Cloud, DevOps, End-User Support, Networks, Infrastructure, and SaaS applications. He has a deep focus on Cloud Services and has led the relationships with Amazon and Google and driven Dow Jones adoption of public cloud. Prior to News Corp, Shaown was a global technology executive at IBM. He managed product development teams in the cloud space, led the NA technical sales teams for Cloud Service, and worked in transformation within the CIO's office.

AWS Executive Insights - Interview with Shaown Nandi
Video: Interview with Herve Couriel, Chief Digital Officer, Schneider Electric
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Herve Coureil, Chief Digital Officer, Schneider Electric

Herve Coureil assumes the role of Chief Digital Officer for Schneider Electric, a company leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation. Prior to his current role at Schneider Electric, Herve has served as their CIO and has spent over 15 years in finance, business development, and M&A.

AWS Executive Insights - Interview with Herve Coureil
Video: Interview with Mahmoud El-Assir, CIO, Verizon
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Mahmoud El-Assir, CIO, Verizon

Mahmoud is responsible for developing and guiding Verizon’s technology strategy across the company’s internal technical infrastructure. His role includes overseeing Verizon’s Data Centers and Cloud Strategy, Information Technology development lifecycle automation, Information Technology Network and Technical infrastructure with focus on transforming employee’s technology experience.

AWS Executive Insights - Interview with Mahmoud El-Assir
Video: Interview with Morgan Reed, CIO, Arizona
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Morgan Reed, CIO, Arizona

Morgan is a results-oriented leader with a proven track record of inspiring and building strong performing teams. A problem-solver who improves business processes, he is a strategic thinker and decision maker who manages projects to align business goals with technology solutions.

AWS Executive Insights - Interview with Morgan Reed
Video: Interview with Charlie Ewen, CIO, UK Met Office
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Charlie Ewen, CIO, UK Met Office

Charlie is a technology leader with a proven track record of successfully delivering big IT in Blue Chip FTSE 150 retail and public sector organizations.

AWS Executive Insights - Interview with Charlie Ewen
Video: Interview with Mohamed Al-Qaed, Cheif Executive, Information & eGovernment Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain
Mohamed Al-Qaed, Cheif Executive, Information & eGovernment Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain

Mohamed Al-Qaed, Chief Executive, Information & eGovernment Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain

Mohamed Al-Qaed is the man behind many of the technological innovations changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of Bahrain residents. He helped to establish the security framework for government information and played an active role in the development of the Government Data Network and Smartcard Infrastructure.

AWS Executive Insights - Interview with Mohamed Al Qaed

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