Keynote: Sandy Carter, VP, Amazon Web Services - WIE ILC 2021

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The Power of Pivoting and the Impact of Innovation  

The global events of the past year have accelerated organizations’ digital transformation efforts out of necessity, and it has shown us we could go faster than we ever thought possible. Many have done more in the last six months than in the last five years. Sandy Carter, Vice President of Amazon Web Services (AWS) discusses her journey of inspiring other technical leaders, including how recent events have impacted her partner strategy worldwide.

Sandy Carter is AWS, Vice President of WWPS Partners and Programs, driving growth in the public sector Internationally, as well as in the USA.  She previously built an enterprise workload team as the Vice President of Enterprise Workloads at AWS focused on migration and modernization through containers and serverless. 

She is the author of Extreme Innovation: Three Superpowers for Purpose and Profit.  Sandy was named The Awards Magazine’s 2020 Women in Tech: Top 50 Influencers and 2020 Top 15 Cloud Computing Influencers, Onalytica’s 2020 Top 10 Tech & Innovation, Lifetime Achievement Winner, 'Excellence in Cloud Achievement' for 2019, AI Innovator of the Year Nominee in 2019, Top 39 Engineers by Business Insider 2018, and 2017 CNN's Top 10 Women in Tech.  

Sandy is the Chairman of the Board of Girls in Tech, and an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley. 

The Power of Pivoting and the Impact of Innovation  

The global events of the past year have accelerated organizations’ digital transformation efforts out of necessity, and it has shown us we could go faster than we ever thought possible. Many have done more in the last six months than in the last five years. Sandy Carter, Vice President of Amazon Web Services (AWS) discusses her journey of inspiring other technical leaders, including how recent events have impacted her partner strategy worldwide...

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