Sandra “Sandy” Carter is an American businesswoman, speaker and author. She was a general manager at IBM from 2013 to 2016, and in April 2017 she became a vice president at Amazon Web Services.
Carter holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is fluent in eight programming languages. She is the author of five books, including “The New Language of Business: SOA & Web 2.0”, which won the Platinum MarCom Award in 2008, and “The New Language of Marketing 2.0: Social Media”, which won the Silver MarketingSherpa award in 2009.
She is chairman of the board for the non-profit organisation Girls in Tech as well as for the non-governmental organisation WITI (Women in Technology International) and an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley. Carter is also a founder and CEO at Silicon-Blitz and has helped many start-ups and companies with technology, cognitive diversity and innovation.
Sandra is currently a member of the advisory board of the Internet of Things Community. 360Fashion Network created a hot pink wireless charging wallet designed by Anina Net, and named "The Sandy" after Carter, one of the world’s leading women in technology, which is on display in the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago's "Wired to Wear" exhibition and for sale in the MSI Museum Shop.