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Adam Selipsky is the CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. Having previously led AWS Marketing, Sales, and Support for 11 years, from 2005–2016, Selipsky helped launch and grow AWS from a startup into a multi-billion dollar business. Prior to rejoining AWS in 2021, Selipsky was most recently President and CEO of Tableau Software. He led Tableau through its acquisition by Salesforce, in what was the third-largest software industry acquisition at the time. Selipsky has also held various leadership roles at RealNetworks, and before that, was a Principal at strategy consulting firm Mercer Management Consulting. He has an AB in government from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Peter DeSantis is the Senior Vice President of AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support. In this role, he leads the AWS teams responsible for designing the data centers, servers, and network that underpin our AWS services and for deploying and operating this infrastructure worldwide as well as for the customer-facing organizations providing support for our AWS products.
Peter joined Amazon in 1998. Prior to joining AWS, Peter worked in various other groups within Amazon, including leading the distributed systems engineering group. In March 2006, Peter joined AWS as the General Manager of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Peter led the Amazon 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. In February 2020, Peter accepted the title of Senior Vice President.
Peter earned a bachelor of arts with a dual major in economics and computer science from Dartmouth College.
Dr. Werner Vogels is Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com, where he is responsible for driving the company’s customer-centric technology vision. As one of the forces behind Amazon’s approach to cloud computing, he is passionate about helping young businesses reach global scale and transforming enterprises into fast-moving digital organizations. Vogels joined Amazon in 2004 from Cornell University, where he was a distributed systems researcher. He has held technology leadership positions in companies that handle the transition of academic technology into industry. Vogels holds a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.
Swami Sivasubramanian is Vice President at AWS in charge of all Amazon AI and machine learning services. His team’s mission is “to put machine learning capabilities in the hands of every developer and data scientist.” Swami and the AWS AI and ML organization work on all aspects of machine learning, from ML frameworks (TensorFlow, Apache MXNet, and PyTorch) and infrastructure, to Amazon SageMaker (an end-to-end service for building, training, and deploying ML models in the cloud and at the edge), and finally AI services (Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Translate, Amazon Personalize, Amazon Forecast, Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Textract, Amazon Lex, Amazon Comprehend, Amazon Kendra, etc.) that make it easier for app developers to incorporate ML into their apps with no ML experience required.
Previously, Swami managed AWS’s NoSQL and big data services. He managed the engineering, product management, and operations for AWS database services that are the foundational building blocks for AWS: Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache (in-memory engines), Amazon QuickSight, and a few other big data services in the works. Swami has been awarded more than 250 patents, authored 40 referred scientific papers and journals, and participates in several academic circles and conferences.
Sandy is Vice President for Worldwide Public Sector Partners and Programs at AWS. She is responsible for driving next-generation partnering and evolving partner models to intensify partner innovation, AWS Cloud adoption, and the creation of mission-critical cloud solutions with global partners across the public sector. She previously built an enterprise workload team as the Vice President of Enterprise Workloads at AWS, focused on migration and modernization through containers and serverless.
Doug Yeum has 20+ years of work experience in the US and Asia-Pacific as a senior executive for a global technology company, CEO of a startup, strategy consultant, and financial analyst. Doug possesses important characteristics—cultural adaptability, values-based management, and passion for learning—required to work within diverse and quickly changing business environments. He inspires team members around a common vision to achieve tangible results by leveraging a combination of strong leadership, analytical thinking, and effective communications. Doug has a strong interest in building teams, developing new products and partnerships, helping companies with global expansion strategies, executing market entry/growth strategy, managing P&L of major businesses, and investing and incubating startups.