Bringing technologists in Africa together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS
Join the AWS Summit in Cape Town, meet our local team and learn how the cloud is accelerating innovation in businesses of all sizes. During this free, one-day event, you will learn about the AWS platform through breakout sessions that cover a wide range of topics from new services and architecture to performance and operations. You will also have the opportunity to hear from local customers about their journey to the cloud and to network with AWS partners and your peers in our Partner and Solutions Expo. So, whether you are just getting started on the cloud or a proficient user, come and learn something new at the AWS Summit Cape Town.
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8:30 - 18:15
International Convention Centre, Cape Town
Peter DeSantis, Vice President, AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support
Peter DeSantis is the Vice President of AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support. In this role, he leads the AWS teams responsible for designing the datacenters, servers and network that underpin our AWS services and deploying and operating this infrastructure worldwide as well as the customer facing organizations providing support for our AWS products.
Peter joined Amazon in 1998. Prior to joining Amazon Web Services, Peter worked in various other groups within Amazon including leading the distributed systems engineering group. In March 2006, Peter joined Amazon Web Services as the General Manager of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Peter led the EC2 team through the 2006 initial launch of the service and went on to lead a number of AWS products focused on compute and networking until he accepted the role of Vice President, AWS Global Infrastructure in October 2016. In January of 2018, Peter expanded his role to include AWS Customer Support.
Peter earned a bachelor of arts with a dual major in Economics and Computer Science from Dartmouth College.
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