Werner Vogels

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com, Inc.

Werner Vogels

Werner Vogels

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com, Inc.

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Werner Vogels is the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Amazon.com in Seattle, Washington. In charge of driving technology innovation within the company, Vogels has broad internal and external responsibilities. He is the only executive apart from Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos to speak publicly on behalf of Amazon.com. He joined Amazon in September of 2004 as the Director of Systems Research. He was named Chief Technology Officer in January of 2005 and Vice President, World-wide Architecture in March of that year.

Prior to joining Amazon.com, from 1994 until 2004, Vogels was a research scientist at the Computer Science Department of Cornell University. He mainly conducted research in scalable reliable enterprise systems. From 1999 through 2002 he also held a Vice President and Chief Technology position at Reliable Network Solutions, Inc. From 1991 through 1994 he was a senior researcher at INESC in Lisbon, Portugal. Vogels received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with Prof. Henri Bal and Prof. Andy Tanenbaum as his advisors. He is the author of many conference and journal articles, mainly on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing systems.

Vogels maintains a technology oriented weblog named “All Things Distributed†which he started in 2001 while he was still a scientist at Cornell. It was mainly used to discuss early results of his research. After he joined Amazon.com the nature of the weblog changed to more personal with some general technology and industry writings.

Vogels described the deep technical nature of Amazon's infrastructure work in a paper about Amazon's Dynamo, the storage engine for the Amazon Shopping Cart.

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Founder at Amazon.com, Inc.

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Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Amazon.com, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer, Amazon Web Services at Amazon.com, Inc.

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Director of Machine Learning at Amazon.com, Inc.

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Senior Vice President-Business Development & Digital Entertainment at Amazon.com, Inc.

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Vice President & Country Manager, Amazon India at Amazon.com, Inc.

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Dean, Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC

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President at Wikia, Inc.

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Marketing Manager, Grocery Delivery Services-Prime Now at Amazon.com, Inc.

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Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com, Inc.
Education
Ph.D Computer Science

Vrije Universiteit is a educational university located in Amsterdam.

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Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
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Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

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Along with its excellent faculty and facilities, Cornell University boasts a beautiful location in the Finger Lakes region of central New York. The huge hillside campus overlooks Lake Cayuga and is crisscrossed by deep gorges and bridges. Cornell is unique among the Ivy League universities in that its agricultural program is part of the state school system. Cornell is well known for its schools of engineering and hotel management. Its strengths in research and instruction have earned it membership in the Association of American Universities, and Cornell can also boast of a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Cornell's athletic teams are called the Big Red.

Senior Researcher
1991 - 1994

INESC - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores engages in education, science incubation, research activity, and technological consulting. It provides Monitoring and Surveillance Solutions, Complex Systems Analysis, Modeling and Engineering, Electronics and Product Engineering, Electronics and Product Engineering, Cybersecurity, Communication Networks and Services, IT and Open Source Solutions, Enterprise Engineering and IT Governance, Optoelectronics and Electronic Systems, Power Systems, Telecommunications and Multimedia, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Biomedical Research and Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support, Research in Advanced Computing Systems, Industrial Management and Engineering, Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems, High-Assurance Software Laboratory, Lab-on-Chip and Biomedical devices, Interactive Intelligent Systems, Embedded Electronic Systems, Information and Decision Support Systems, Computing Systems and Communication Networks, Signal Processing, Microsystems and Nanotechnology, and Cooperative Virtual Environments. The company was founded in August 1980 and is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal.

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