Organizations of all sizes often ask how their companies can innovate like Amazon. Since its humble beginnings as the 'World's Largest Bookstore,' Amazon has innovated across e-commerce and other adjacent segments and introduced entirely new and unrelated businesses to the organization. Over the years, Amazon has gotten very good at solving problems and making them easy for the masses to use. This session will look at how Amazon views and leverages technology as a utility to increase the pace of innovation across the organization.
Andrew Shortt is a Principal Architect and Team Lead in AWS Financial Services. For the last four years, Andrew has worked with large global banks and asset managers to transform their business using the AWS Cloud. Before coming to Amazon, Andrew worked in financial services technology roles such as Product Management and Software Development for large global asset managers. Andrew has an undergraduate degree in Information Science and Systems and an MBA from Wake Forest University.