AWS Executive Insights
Perspectives on enabling cloud innovation and transformation through culture, talent, and leadership
More than ever, companies are beset by challenges–and surrounded by opportunities, too. To thrive, companies are going to have to do (even) more with (even) less. Richard Halkett, AWS Worldwide Lead, Digital Innovation, recently spoke with Gartner about how Amazon is tackling this challenge.
by Clarke Rodgers
by Larry Augustin
Prior to joining AWS, Jonathan was CTO and Senior Director in Capital One Banks UK division, part of the bank's Global Technology Leadership team that was accountable for the technical build out and system migrations of the bank's cloud strategy.
Before joining AWS, Jake was VP of Cloud Services at Live Nation Entertainment, where he led the company’s cloud transformation strategy, including an accelerated all-in migration to AWS which reduced IT costs by 48% in the first year and a half.
Tom has led several large-scale digital transformation efforts, including one for a large genomics diagnostic company, and relies on his experience as both a CIO and CTO to consult with other executives on how they can drive higher value from their own migrations.
Gregor advises CTOs and technology leaders in the transformation of both their organization and technology platform. Riding the Architect Elevator from the engine room to the penthouse, he assures that corporate strategy connects with the technical implementation.
Before AWS, Bryan was the CTO at Cox Automotive, where he led an initiative to transform the software delivery process, including an all-in migration to AWS. Cox Automotive is now on a path to reduce their data center footprint from 50+ to less than 5.
Before joining AWS, Phil was Corporate VP, Global Technology Development at McDonald’s Corporation, where he was instrumental in their cloud journey, achieving the CEO’s goal of saving $500 million in costs while accelerating digital transformation.
Throughout her 25-year career with The Coca-Cola Company, and now at AWS, Miriam has led multiple digital transformation initiatives designed to better understand and engage the consumer, create competitive advantage, and improve internal efficiency.
Prior to becoming the Head of AWS Enterprise Strategy at AWS, Phil was COO and CIO at Edmunds.com. His team helps other executives develop strategies that leverage the AWS cloud to transform business agility, time to market, and customer experience.
Before joining AWS, Clarke was the CISO for a multinational insurance/reinsurance provider, where he oversaw a strategic division’s all-in migration to AWS driven by security and privacy requirements, including a goal to achieve SOC 2 accreditation.
Wesley was the Americas CIO at global food distributor Sysco, where he led the company’s shift from waterfall to agile and their cloud transformation journey which reduced time to market by over 30% and run cost by millions allowing re-investment in customer experience efforts.
Before AWS, Ishit spent the majority of his career in media and entertainment. While CTO at A+E Networks, Ishit led a major initiative to migrate the technology function to the AWS cloud, helping to break down silos and reorganize for better agility.
Xia has more than 20 years of experience in enterprise IT technology and management in the USA and China. Before 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.