AWS Head of World Wide Digital Innovation, Richard Halkett, will share Amazon’s innovation methodology, blueprint, and the principles we have used to create different lines of businesses, including Amazon Kindle and Alexa.
- How technology fuels Amazon’s pace of innovation
- How to use these principles in your organization to innovate faster, and at scale
- Best practices you can use in your organization to solve problems, delight customers, and bring big ideas to life
Innovation leaders across all lines of business including innovation, digital, product, finance, marketing, sales, HR, operations, and technology.
Worldwide Lead, Digital Innovation
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Richard leads the worldwide program for AWS, focused on delivering breakthrough customer value from Amazon's innovation mechanisms. Previous to this, Richard led Cisco’s Digital Capabilities organization. Prior to joining Cisco, he worked in the U.K. and U.S. on foreign, technology, and innovation policy. He was the founding Policy & Research Director of Nesta (the UK’s National Endowment of Science, Technology & the Arts) and was the founding Chief Executive of Boxmind, the Oxford-based educational content, software, and services company.
A native of Lancashire, England, Richard lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and three children. He earned his Masters of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a U.K.-U.S. Fulbright Scholar. He completed his undergraduate degree at Merton College, Oxford. He is a member of the Board of Advisers for the Friends of the British Council in the United States.