Meet the AWS Enterprise Strategists

The AWS Enterprise Strategists are former C-suite and senior executives from large enterprises who have personally driven a cloud journey to AWS. The team works alongside customer executive teams to share experiences and strategies to increase speed and agility, drive innovation, and create new operating models using the cloud to enable a greater focus on their customers.

Jonathan Allen
AWS Enterprise Strategist

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.

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Jake Burns
AWS Enterprise Strategist

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.

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John Clark
AWS Enterprise Strategist

Prior to joining AWS, John was Vice President, International as well as COO of Domo Inc for APJ working with their largest customers providing real world cloud solutions for customers globally with AWS as a key partner.

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Thomas Godden
AWS Enterprise Strategist

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.

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Chris Hennesey
AWS Enterprise Strategist

As an Enterprise Finance Strategist, Chris works with enterprise executives around the globe to share financial management experiences and strategies for how the cloud can help them increase speed and agility while devoting more of their resources to their customers.

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Phil Le-Brun
AWS Enterprise Strategist

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.

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Miriam McLemore
AWS Enterprise Strategist

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.

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Matthias Patzak
AWS Enterprise Strategist

Matthias joined AWS in May 2020 as a Principal Advisor with the German solution architecture organization and transitioned to the Enterprise Strategist team in January 2023. In both roles, he has helped customers to build digital organizations.

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Clarke Rodgers
AWS Enterprise Strategist

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.

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Mark Schwartz
AWS Enterprise Strategist

Mark is the author of The Delicate Art of Bureaucracy, War and Peace and IT, The Art of Business Value and A Seat at the Table. Before joining AWS, he was CIO of US Citizenship and Immigration Service (part of the Department of Homeland Security), CIO of Intrax, and CEO of Auctiva.

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Ishit Vachhrajani
AWS Enterprise Strategist

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.

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Xia Zhang
AWS Enterprise Strategist

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.

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Tom Soderstrom
AWS Enterprise Strategist

Before joining AWS, Tom served as the IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) from 2006-2020. As an early cloud pioneer, Tom introduced and taught cloud computing at JPL, NASA and the US Federal Government.

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