As Amazon's Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Werner Vogels is a mogul of innovation. Responsible for driving technological advancements in the company, he uses his award-winning insight to position Amazon as market leaders, a go to for millions of people's purchasing, viewing and listening needs. Described as an engineer, sales expert, advisor and innovator, Werner's diverse skill set makes him ideal for a wide range of events, from after dinner to industry exhibitions. A thought leader of his field, his scalable, sustainable business models provide a foundation for success, benefiting corporate audiences of his speeches.
Upon joining Amazon in 2004, starting as their Director of Systems Research, he was later named Chief Technology Officer and Vice President in 2005. Werner is credited for Amazon's Dynamo, their shopping cart storage engine that millions of people use on a daily basis. Reliable, easy to navigate and immensely user friendly, the service has set the standard for converting idle viewers into consumers. In 2008, he was also credited as one of the architects behind Amazon's answer to cloud computing, the Amazon Web Service. Werner's simple, yet scalable, design makes him one of the world's top experts in technology. As a speaker, he invites his audience to understand the process of creating such industry-defining services.
Following a degree in Computer Science at The Hague University of Applied Science, Werner completed his Ph.D in Computer Science. Under the critical eye of acclaimed technologists, Henri Bal and Andy Tanenbaum, he pushed his study of computer science to the academic limits. After a short period of mandatory military service, he turned his hand to computer science research, first working at INESC. In 1994, Werner became part of Cornell University's Computer Science Department. A revolutionary of his field, he co-founded Reliable Network Solutions in 1997, a computer network resource monitoring company.
Taking to the speaking circuit, Werner now uses his platform to share his technological knowledge. Inviting audiences to fully understand the commonly complex digital world, he is world-renowned for his insight, which can revolutionise a corporate audience's day to day practices. Werner holds the key to technological success, from user experience to sustainability, reflected through his numerous awards - including the 2010 Cloud's Most Influential Executive by ReadWriteWeb.