Don’t miss exciting new products, services, and other reveals in the Keynotes with Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon Web Services, and Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon.com as well as Tuesday Night Live featuring Peter DeSantis, VP, AWS Global Infrastructure.
Tuesday Night Live with Peter DeSantis, VP, AWS Global Infrastructure
Tuesday, Nov. 28 |8:00 PM – 9:30 PM PT | Venetian, Level 2, Hall A
Keynote featuring Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon Web Services
Wednesday, Nov. 29 | 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT | Venetian, Level 2, Hall A
Keynote featuring Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer, Amazon.com
Thursday, Nov. 30 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM PT | MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena
Keynote Overflow Locations
Sit back and relax at other viewing locations around the re:Invent campus. For our Keynotes featuring Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon Web Services, and Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon.com join us at our alternative viewing locations.
Are you checking out The Quad at Aria following Andy Jassy’s Keynote, or attending a breakout at the Venetian after Thursday’s Keynote featuring Werner Vogels, then take a shuttle early to watch the Keynotes at these venues.
Overflow viewing locations for the Keynote featuring Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon Web Services
Wednesday, Nov. 29 | 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT
Aria, Level 1, Pinyon Ballroom 5
Aria, Level 3, Juniper 1
Grand Garden Arena
Overflow viewing locations for the Keynote featuring Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer, Amazon.com
Thursday, Nov. 30 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM PT
Aria, Level 1, Pinyon Ballroom 5
Aria, Level 3, Juniper 1
Venetian, Level 2, Venetian Theater
Venetian, Level 2, Titian 2204
Venetian, Level 3, Lido 3005
Venetian, Level 3, Delfino 4002
CEO, Amazon Web Services
Andy Jassy leads the Amazon Web Services business (AWS) and the Technology Infrastructure organization for Amazon.com. AWS is a subsidiary of Amazon.com that provides developers and businesses with cloud-based infrastructure services that are inexpensive, reliable, scalable, comprehensive and flexible. AWS has grown tremendously since its inception in 2006 and is now the underlying infrastructure for more than a million customers, including fast-growing startups, large enterprises, and government agencies across 190 countries.
As a member of Amazon.com’s senior executive team since 2002, Jassy is also responsible for helping guide the company’s overall direction. He has held several key leadership positions since he joined Amazon in 1997. He authored the business plan for Amazon’s entry into the Music business and served as both its Director of Product Management and General Manager; started and built the Customer Relationship Management team; served as Director of Marketing; worked as Technical Assistant to Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos; and most recently, Jassy started and continues to lead the Amazon Web Services business.
Jassy earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his master’s of business administration from Harvard Business School.
Werner Vogels is Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company's technology vision, which is to continuously enhance the innovation on behalf of Amazon's customers at a global scale.
Prior to joining Amazon, he worked as a researcher at Cornell University where he was a principal investigator in several research projects that targeted the scalability and robustness of mission-critical enterprise computing systems. He has held the positions of Research Engineer, VP of Technology and CTO in companies that handle the transition of academic technology into industry.
Vogels holds a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles for journals and conferences, most of them on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.
VP, AWS Global Infrastructure
Peter accepted the role of Vice President, Global Infrastructure in October 2016. Previously, Peter DeSantis started at Amazon.com in 1998. Before joining Amazon Web Services, he worked in various other groups within Amazon including leading the distributed systems engineering group.
In March 2006, Peter joined Amazon Web Services as the Director/General Manager of Amazon EC2. He was involved in launching the original Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service in 2006 and was busy directing the development of Amazon EC2 features and operations until he accepted the role of Vice President, Compute Services which he held until October 2016, when he moved into the role, Vice President of Infrastructure Leadership. DeSantis earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and computer science from Dartmouth College.
Guest Speakers - Tuesday Night Live
VP of Platform Engineering, Autodesk
Brian Mathews is the Vice President of Platform Engineering at Autodesk. He drives the strategy and development of the Autodesk Forge platform and components. In addition, Mathews oversees Autodesk’s cloud infrastructure, product security and compliance teams. Previously, Mathews served as Vice President of Technology and Architecture, shaping strategy for Autodesk’s platforms and products that serve the 3D design, engineering, and construction industries. He also served as Vice President of Autodesk Labs, a hub connecting design professionals with innovative technologies. Mathews holds a variety of patents covering data compression, computer graphics, cloud architecture, printing, and design collaboration, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
Greg Peters assumed the role of Chief Product Officer of Netflix in July 2017 and leads the product team, which designs, builds and optimizes the Netflix experience. Previously, Greg was International Development Officer for Netflix, responsible for the global partnerships with consumer electronics companies, Internet service providers and multi-channel video programming distributors that enable Netflix to deliver movies and TV shows across a full range of devices and platforms. Prior to joining Netflix in 2008, Greg was senior vice president of consumer electronics products for Macrovision Solutions Corp. and previously held positions at digital entertainment software provider, Mediabolic Inc., Red Hat Network, the provider of Linux and Open Source technology, and online vendor Wine.com. Greg holds a degree in physics and astronomy from Yale University.
Guest Speakers - Werner Vogels Keynote
Founder, AGT International & HEED
Mati Kochavi is the founder of AGT International, a leading IoT and data analytics company headquartered in Zurich with R&D centers in New York, Israel and Germany. He is also Co-Founder of HEED, a digital platform launched together with WME I IMG that uses sensors and advanced AI and IoT analytics to bring new layers of experience to live events and change the way people interact with sports and entertainment events. Mati is the founder and owner of Vocativ, a media company based on deep web technologies, and 3iMIND, a web fusion technology company. Mati was also the creator of Darknet, a 2-season documentary series on Showtime. Mati is a graduate of the University of Haifa.
Senior Software Engineer, AWS
Clare Liguori is a Senior Software Engineer at Amazon Web Services. She works on AWS Code services and is passionate about tools and services that help developers build anything they can imagine on AWS. Prior to joining Amazon, Clare worked as an engineer at Motorola Solutions in the Wi-Fi technology space. Clare is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a degree in Computer Science.
Co-author of Chaos Engineering
Nora Jones is the co-author of Chaos Engineering: Building Confidence in System Behavior through Experiments and is a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix. Nora is passionate about making systems run reliably and efficiently. She has spoken at several conferences and led both software and hardware based Internal Tools and Chaos teams at startups prior to joining Netflix.
Dr. Walter Scott
CTO and Founder, DigitalGlobe
Dr. Walter Scott founded DigitalGlobe in 1992 and serves as EVP and CTO for both DigitalGlobe and its new parent, Maxar Technologies. Today, DigitalGlobe operates 5 imaging satellites with the highest resolution, best revisit and most capacity in the industry. From 1986 through 1992, he led the “Brilliant Pebbles” program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a constellation of microsat space-based interceptors for the Strategic Defense Initiative. Prior to LLNL, his firm Scott Consulting developed Unix networking subsystems and a pioneering public-key email system. He holds an A.B. in Applied Mathematics, magna cum laude, from Harvard and Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Senior Technical Evangelist, AWS
Abby Fuller is a Senior Technical Evangelist with Amazon Web Services. She is a software engineer and hot sauce enthusiast. Prior to joining Amazon, Abby led the transformation of Airtime’s infrastructure to embrace new microservices and serverless architectures. She also held various software engineering roles at other startups including Hailo and SinglePlatform. Abby is a graduate of Tufts University and completed the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth, Business Bridge Program.