AWS Online Exec Connect

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
10:00 – 11:00AM Pacific Time | 1:00 – 2:00PM Eastern Time

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Event Agenda

Session Titles
10:00 - 11:00 AM PDT / 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

Virtual Breakout Sessions will run concurrently

COO: The Modern Supply Chain

How Amazon Optimizes the Delivery Experience for Customers

Interview with Dave Bozeman, VP of Amazon Transportation Services

CFO: The Future of Growth:

Building and Enabling Scalable Financial Systems to Empower Innovation

CMO: Delivering Experiences for Customer Satisfaction 

How Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime Video Innovate to Deliver on Changing Customer Needs and Expectations

Interview with Neil Lindsay, VP of Worldwide Prime and Marketing

CIO/CTO: Digital Transformation Spotlight

From “Marathon” to “Sprint” – How Aligning Cloud Strategy for Business Agility, Customer Experience, and Brand Equity are Critical Now More Than Ever

Interview with Josh Roth, Chief Technology Officer, Ring

Event Agenda

Session Titles
10:00 - 11:00 AM PDT / 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

Virtual Breakout Sessions will run concurrently

COO: The Modern Supply Chain

How Amazon Optimizes the Delivery Experience for Customers

Interview with Dave Bozeman, VP of Amazon Transportation Services

CFO: The Future of Growth Empowering Innovation and Alignment

Building and Enabling Scalable Financial Systems to Empower Innovation

Interview with David George, VP of Tech Software Development, Amazon Alexa

CMO: Innovate to Deliver on Changing Customer Needs and Expectations

Revolutionizing the Customer Experience Lifecycle

Interview with Neil Lindsay, VP of Worldwide Prime and Marketing

CIO/CTO: Digital Transformation Spotlight

How Aligning Cloud Strategy for Business Agility and Customer Experience are Critical Now More Than Ever

Interview with Josh Roth, Chief Technology Officer, Ring

Featured Speakers

  • Jake Burns Enterprise Strategist, AWS

    Jake Burns
    Enterprise Strategist, AWS

    Jake joined AWS as Enterprise Strategist in October 2018. In this role, Jake 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, 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. In his previous role as Vice President of IT Operations, Jake was responsible for enterprise-wide IT strategy and oversight of the infrastructure and support teams in North America, and focused on cloud-based IT modernization and overall operational efficiency. Prior to joining Live Nation, Jake was a technology consultant for companies such as Sun Microsystems, Cigna, and Lockheed Martin. Jake serves as an advisor for several cloud software startups and is 4X AWS certified including AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Professional).

  • Ishit VachhrajaniDirector, Enterprise Strategy, AWS

    Ishit Vachhrajani
    Director, Enterprise Strategy, AWS

    Ishit joined AWS in 2019 as an Enterprise Strategist. In this role, Ishit partners with enterprise executives to share experiences and strategies to increase speed and agility, drive innovation, and create new operating models using the cloud to enable more of a focus on their customers.

    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. Over his 6.5 years tenure, Ishit led a major transformation of the technology function at A+E moving over 85% of the applications to the cloud, implementing a unified global financial system, creating an industry leading data analytics platform, revamping global content sales and advertising sales products, and significantly reducing operational costs thru automation and managed services. Ishit also piloted the use of cloud native AI services to create innovative products around content discovery and monetization. Prior to being promoted as CTO, Ishit was head of global products, applications, and data at A+E Networks. He has previously held technology leadership positions at NBC Universal and various consulting organizations.

    Ishit has been recognized with several awards including the CEO award called “Create Great” at A+E Networks.

  • Tom Godden Director, Enterprise Strategy, AWS

    Tom Godden
    Director, Enterprise Strategy, AWS

    Tom joined AWS as an Enterprise Strategist in October of 2019. In this role, Tom works with enterprise executives, including those that operate in a highly regulated environment, 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, Tom was the Chief Information Officer for Foundation Medicine (FMI) where he helped build the world's leading, FDA regulated, cancer genomics diagnostic, research, and patient outcomes platform that leverages high performance compute (HPC), Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities to improve outcomes and inform next-generation precision medicine.

    During his tenure at FMI he led a 500+ person organization to respond to the regulatory, growth, and efficiency needs of the business by transforming from a completely on-premise and traditional waterfall organization to become a modern technology-enabled organization that was 100% in the cloud and utilized agile, DevOps, and customer centric design practices. Previously, Tom held multiple senior technology leadership roles at Wolters Kluwer in Alphen aan den Rijn Netherlands and has over 15 years in the healthcare and life sciences industry. Tom has a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University.

  • Miriam McLemoreDirector, Enterprise Strategy, AWS

    Miriam McLemore
    Director, Enterprise Strategy, AWS

    Miriam joined AWS as Enterprise Strategist in August 2017. In this role, Miriam 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.

    Before joining Amazon, Miriam was the Chief Information Officer, Corporate Functions and Consumer Technologies for The Coca-Cola Company. In this role with a 500+ team and $120M+ budget she provided global leadership across the enterprise on all technology matters in support of: global marketing; consumer/commercial leadership; product, package & equipment R&D; human resources; legal; sustainability; public affairs; and strategic security. Specific accomplishments include defining global marketing technology ecosystem, simplifying and cloud-enabling the consumer facing and legacy application portfolio, and shaping new companies/products through the startup and venture capital community.

    In global finance, marketing and technology leadership positions throughout her 25-year career with The Coca-Cola Company, Miriam led top-tier strategy and development teams across 30 major global markets; led the business intelligence practice globally; delivered global platforms for the 18,000 active employees; and led portfolio reviews, M&A due diligence/integration, and significant investment decisions.

  • Joshua Roth

    Joshua Roth Chief Technology Officer, Ring

    Joshua Roth
    Chief Technology Officer, Ring

    Josh is the Chief Technology Officer at Ring where he coordinates and oversees all aspects of the company’s technology operations.

    In addition to Ring, Josh is an active member of the startup community in Los Angeles, acting as an advisor to venture firms Double M Capital and Plus Capital, is on the Board of Cuddly, Inc, and formerly served on the Board of Trustee for The Village School, and as a Board Member for WhisperText and Blushington, LLC.

    For over 20 years, Josh has been the CTO of multiple companies in Southern California including Onestop Internet, Unsubscribe.com, Blackboard Connect, The NTI Group and Rent.com.

    Josh is married with three beautiful children and holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles. In his free time he is an avid LA Kings fan, UCLA Basketball fan, and loves to watch his kids play sports.

  • Dave Bozeman

    Dave Bozeman Vice President of Amazon Transportation Services

    Dave Bozeman
    Vice President, Amazon Transportation Services

    Dave Bozeman is the Vice President of Amazon Transportation Services (ATS) for Amazon.com. Dave oversees all aspects of Middle Mile transportation across Amazon global operations, enabling delivery of customer orders via the fastest and most convenient modes. ATS is comprised of Amazon core transportation operations (Amazon Air, Sort Center Networks, Customer Returns and Linehaul) and Transportation technology products that underpin them including our tech and physical networks that support our third party sellers that deliver products either via Amazon or directly to our customers. Dave joined Amazon in February of 2017. Prior to joining Amazon, Dave was a Senior Vice President for Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Caterpillar Enterprise System Group. The order-to-delivery organization aligned the company's critical processes and support groups to further improve manufacturing and supply chain capabilities worldwide.

    Dave, his wife Dawn and their five children live in Seattle, Washington. In his spare time, Dave is a fan of motorcycling, exercising in general and researching black history.

  • Neil Lindsay

    Neil Lindsay Vice President, Global Marketing & Prime

    Neil Lindsay
    Vice President, Global Marketing & Prime

    As Vice President of Global Marketing & Prime, Neil Lindsay is responsible for cross-category and cross-channel programs to drive demand, accelerate engagement and build brand for Amazon’s consumer business, worldwide. Prior to joining Amazon.com in 2010, Neil was the Chief Marketing Officer at Sprint’s prepaid brands, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile, where he led brand, marketing, portfolio and product-line strategies for the wireless telecom division. Before joining Sprint, Neil worked at a number of startups in the US and Australia and at Hewlett-Packard in Singapore and the United States.

  • David George

    David GeorgeVP of Tech Software Development, Amazon Alexa

    David George
    VP of Tech Software Development, Amazon Alexa


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Session Details

COO: The Modern Supply Chain

How Amazon Optimizes the Delivery Experience for Customers

Interview with Dave Bozeman, VP of Amazon Transportation Services

CFO: The Future of Growth Empowering Innovation and Alignment

Building and Enabling Scalable Financial Systems to Empower Innovation

Interview with David George, VP of Tech Software Development, Amazon Alexa

CMO: Innovate to Deliver on Changing Customer Needs and Expectations

Revolutionizing the Customer Experience Lifecycle

Interview with Neil Lindsay, VP of Worldwide Prime and Marketing

CIO/CTO: Digital Transformation Spotlight

How Aligning Cloud Strategy for Business Agility and Customer Experience are Critical Now More Than Ever

Interview with Josh Roth, Chief Technology Officer, Ring

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    • Q: How much does this event cost?There is no cost to attend this event.
    • Q: Where is this event?This event is an online event, hosted by AWS.
    • Q: Who should attend this event?This event is designed for C-level executives, VPs, SVPs, and Directors.

AWS Online Exec Connect

Innovation Executive Forum


Innovation has been the bedrock of Amazon’s journey to becoming the most customer-obsessed company on the planet. At AWS, “It’s always Day 1,” and that mentality helps us prioritize experimentation and innovation on behalf of customers and always look ahead for new opportunities. Join us for the AWS Online Exec Connect Innovation Executive Forum to hear from leaders across AWS and Amazon on how they keep innovation tactics and culture at the forefront of their teams.

Leaders from Finance, Marketing, Operations, and IT share best practices and lessons learned on how a culture of innovation manifests in the services and capabilities you experience daily. Concurrent breakout sessions curated for executives and line-of-business leaders feature discussions around innovating in the face of challenges and fostering experimentation opportunities to increase customer satisfaction. Sessions are led by AWS Enterprise Strategists, all former customer executives who led large migrations to AWS prior to joining AWS.

Join us as leadership across Amazon share how to build and sustain innovation and the path ahead for exceptional customer experiences. See the below agenda to identify which session you would like to attend.

Date: Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 
Time: 10:00 – 11:00AM Pacific Time | 1:00 – 2:00PM Eastern Time
Location: Online – Register to gain your unique login code


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