AWS Executive Insights
Perspectives on enabling cloud innovation and transformation through culture, talent, and leadership
As new technologies and emerging competitors disrupt established industries, leaders around the world are transforming their organizations with cloud computing to deliver business value and impact to their customers. Accelerate your own transformation with these best practices, lessons, and transformative ideas from leaders like you who are using AWS to create new forms of business value.
Conversations with leaders
AWS Enterprise Strategists sit down with some of today's most innovative cloud leaders to discuss their strategies for success
Lead the change
Becoming a Data-driven Organization
Every company has a big data problem. Joe Chung, Enterprise Strategist at AWS, outlines common data dysfunctions and how you can address them.
What Makes Good Leaders Great?
Leaders lead in many different ways. Stephen Orban, General Manager at AWS, shares his thoughts on what separates the great leaders from the good ones.
Driving Change From the Top Down
AWS Enterprise Strategist Mark Schwartz explains how a clear vision and your leadership position can help keep your organization on track to deliver.
Today's innovative and inspiring leaders are using the cloud to change how business is done. Through a series of interviews, our AWS Enterprise Strategists sit down with these leaders to learn more about their strategies for transformation, what inspires them, and how they prioritize technology investment.
Charles Beadnall, Chief Technology Officer, GoDaddy
With 19 million customers worldwide, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers, and manage their work. GoDaddy CTO Charles Beadnall talks with AWS Enterprise Strategist Miriam McLemore about how getting to the root of what customers really value can inspire and drive innovation.
Angie Ruan, Senior Vice President, Global Technology, Nasdaq
Angie discusses honing her craft, her thoughts on the convergence of technology and financial services, and what she's learned from leading digital transformation for highly regulated industries. As Angie explains, diversity and continuous learning are key to bridging the gaps between transactions, technology, and people.
Colleen Camuccio, Vice President of Program Management, Dow Jones
Colleen Camuccio, VP of Program Management at Dow Jones, explains how the AWS Cloud has helped transform and optimize their customer data platform program, which she directs. Now, she’s looking ahead to more innovation and business value for Dow Jones, leveraging the cloud. As if that wasn’t a big enough job, Colleen starts her day at 5am to make time for health and her family.
Kareen Boutonnat, Group Chief Operations Officer, Lightsource BP
For Kareen Boutonnat, Group COO at Lightsource BP, the most exciting (and also the most challenging) task on her plate is ongoing globalization. To stay at the forefront of the rapidly changing renewable energy sector, Kareen maintains a strong relationship with their in-house innovation team, including the Head of Innovation, one of her direct reports.
What does it take to be a digital CFO?
AWS Enterprise Strategist Mark Schwartz explores what today's digital CFOs have in common
Create business value
How to Think Like a Digital CFO
AWS Enterprise Strategist Mark Schwartz explores the common traits of today's digital CFOs.
Generating Business Value with AWS Serverless
IDC spoke with organizations that run serverless applications on AWS to learn what areas of the business saw the most benefit. See what they discovered.
Realizing Business Value with AWS
While paths toward cloud may differ, cloud migration delivers more than just cost savings. See the four areas of business value that are possible.
An Executive View of Lean and Agile IT for CFOs
Agile, Lean, and DevOps can help CFOs increase returns, oversee investments, implement controls, gain transparency, deliver insights, and manage costs.
How Live Nation Realized Business Value with AWS
See how Live Nation moved from troubleshooting hardware and capacity planning to delivering true value to Live Nation and its customers.
Drive digital transformation
Successful Strategies for Transformation
Miriam McLemore, Enterprise Strategist at Amazon Web Services, describes an approach to a successful transformation for large enterprises based on her experience as CIO of Coca-Cola. She is joined by customers from EDF Energy, easyJet and Nationwide.
Tuning Up the High-frequency Enterprise
Move from a low-frequency rate of change to a higher-frequency pace to reduce risk and create a flywheel for value delivery.
Miriam McLemore, Enterprise Strategist at AWS, shares insights from several C-suite leaders on topics related to leading change in today's enterprise.
In times of complexity and change, humility can improve your competitive position, facilitate innovation, and strengthen customer relationships.
What are Your Cloud Transformation Principles?
Consistency of action and commonality of judgement is a common leadership challenge. Take time to define the principles for your cloud adoption.
Do you know how to measure innovation?
Discover the single metric CEOs are using to accelerate innovation and unlock growth
The Cloud Era of Financial Services
Industry leaders share how they are embracing cloud to solve infrastructure needs in new ways, and to create new experiences customers love.
Cloud for CEOs
Digitally transforming an enterprise requires connecting with customers, understanding their needs, and responding faster than ever.
Meet the AWS Enterprise Strategists
AWS Enterprise Strategists work with enterprise technology executives around the globe to share experiences and strategies for how the cloud can help them increase speed and agility while devoting more of their resources to their customers.
Phil joined AWS as an Enterprise Strategist and Evangelist in September 2019. In this role, he shares practical lessons from his experiences implementing technology at scale. He uses these lessons to help enterprises succeed in achieving their own cloud-based technology goals to support organizational agility and customer-centricity.
Prior to joining AWS in 2017, Jonathan was Chief Technology Officer and Senior Director in Capital One Banks UK division. Jonathan was part of the bank's Global Technology Leadership team that was accountable for architecting, engineering, and executing the technical build out and system migrations of the bank's AWS Cloud strategy. He partnered with the US divisions until 2017 by which all development moved to a cloud-first approach.
Thomas Blood is an Enterprise Strategist at Amazon Web Services in EMEA. Prior to joining AWS, he held executive and technology roles in the public and private sector. He has a Masters in International Security and Information Management from Cal State Monterey Bay. Thomas is a US Army Veteran with tours in Europe and the Middle East. He speaks English, German, Spanish, and some French and Arabic.
Prior to joining AWS, Jake was Vice President of Cloud Services at Live Nation Entertainment, where he was responsible for leading the company’s cloud transformation including an accelerated all-in migration to AWS, achieving an immediate 18% savings in infrastructure TCO with an additional 30% savings the following year, as well as significant measured increases in agility, security, and reliability.
Joe joined AWS as Enterprise Strategist and Evangelist in 2016. Previously, Joe was a managing director in Accenture’s award winning IT organization where he was responsible for enterprise architecture, agile delivery, and innovation. He drove the foundational components of Accenture IT digital strategy which included defining and implementing Accenture’s cloud strategy, next generation analytics platform, and modern web and mobile architectures.
Prior to joining AWS, Bryan was the Chief Technology Officer at Cox Automotive, where he led an effort to transform software delivery. In addition to tackling the delivery processes, Bryan and the team shifted their organizational structure to better enable a “You Build It, You Run It” approach. Coupling these shifts with an all-in cloud migration to AWS, Cox Automotive is now on a journey to reduce their data center footprint from 50+ to less than 5.
Prior to joining AWS, Miriam was the Chief Information Officer, Corporate and Consumer Technologies, and a leader in the Global Information Technology Division of The Coca-Cola Company. In this role, she provided global leadership on all technology matters in support of global marketing, consumer/commercial leadership, product R&D, human resources, legal, sustainability, public affairs, and strategic security.
Philip joined AWS in 2017 and serves as the Head of Enterprise Strategy. In this role, Philip works with enterprise technology executives to share experiences and strategies for how the cloud can help them increase speed and agility while devoting more of their resources to their customers. Prior to joining AWS, Philip was the COO and CIO at Edmunds.com.
Clarke works with enterprise security, risk, and compliance focused executives on how they can strengthen their security posture and capabilities. Prior to AWS, Clarke was a CISO for the North American operations of a multinational insurance/reinsurance company, where he led an all-in migration to AWS in order to achieve security goals, including SOC2/Type2 attestation.
Mark is the author of War and Peace in IT, The Art of Business Value and A Seat at the Table: IT Leadership in the Age of Agility. Before joining AWS, he was the CIO of US Citizenship and Immigration Service (part of the Department of Homeland Security), CIO of Intrax, and CEO of Auctiva. He has an MBA from Wharton, a BS in Computer Science from Yale, and an MA in Philosophy from Yale. Mark is also an avid blogger.
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Prior to joining AWS, Ishit was Chief Technology Officer at A+E Networks, responsible for global technology across cloud, architecture, enterprise applications and products, data analytics, technology operations, and cyber security. Ishit led a major transformation, moving over 85% of the applications to the cloud, implementing a unified global financial system, creating a new data analytics platform, and significantly reducing operational costs with automation and managed services.
Xia has more than 20 years of experience in IT development, business development, and enterprise IT technology and management, both in the USA and China. Prior to joining AWS, Xia was CEO of Wyvern Infotech, CTO of SAP Greater China, and CTO for Retail Banking and Credit Card Center, Bank of China. He has expertise in the field of cloud, mobile, social, big data, AI and IoT, and his career interests focused on creating business value by business innovation and technology adoption.
Create a culture of security
Securing Amazon.com and
Migrating Databases to the Cloud
Jeff Carter, VP and Head of Information Security for Amazon.com, shares insights into his leadership journey, perspectives on how the data warehousing industry has evolved, and how his team is approaching global security at scale.
Creating a Culture of Security
Security has become everyone’s job, and its management has become a strategic concern. Learn how to build a culture of security for your organization.
Cultivating Security Leadership
Find out how enterprise CISOs are going beyond security systems and tools and investing in their people to safeguard their organizations.
Proving Security at Scale with Automated Reasoning
Werner Vogels, AWS CTO, discusses AWS provable security and its automated-reasoning-backed technologies.
Security & Compliance Quick Reference Guide
Learn how other enterprises achieve savings and scalability while still maintaining robust security and regulatory compliance.
Hire and retain skilled talent
How to Successfully Scale Your Talent Transformation
In this video, AWS Enterprise Strategist Jonathan Allen sets out practical steps to successfully scale your talent when moving to the cloud. One of the most important steps is upskilling existing employees, and Jonathan tells us how getting just 10% of your team certified could make a company-wide difference.
Supercharge Your Skills for Cloud Success
Learn how to put together a team with the skills and autonomy needed to drive your transformation, guided by a clear strategic vision.
A 10 Step Action Plan for Talent Transformation
Research shows that it's less expensive to reskill and scale up your current staff than it is to hire new teams.
You Already Have the People You Need to Succeed
Most organizations already have a wealth of institutional knowledge and cultural practices that, with education and experience, can establish the foundation for success with your cloud implementation.
Staying Competitive by Investing in Cloud Skills
Cloud skills may be the most important investment you make. With the right foundations in place, acquiring cloud skills can become a much simpler proposition that builds on what your people already know.
5 Things to Take Your Team to the Cloud
To meet your cloud transformation objectives without experienced cloud engineers on hand, look to your existing talented and skilled engineers to provide a solid foundation.
How to Address the Cloud IT Skills Gap
Accelerating adoption of cloud services and infrastructure has created a skills gap for IT professionals. Learn why up-skilling your existing staff could save time and money.
War and peace in IT
Lead your company into the digital age by harnessing the expertise and innovation that is already under your roof: IT.
A seat at the table
Examines the role of IT leadership as it is now and as it should be―an integral part of the value creation engine.
The art of business value
Explore what business value really means and how it should affect software development and delivery practices.
Ahead in the cloud
Make the most of the cloud by re-training your people, evolving your processes, and transforming your culture.