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About Werner

Dr. Werner Vogels is Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company’s customer-centric technology vision.  

As one of the forces behind Amazon’s approach to cloud computing, he is passionate about helping young businesses reach global scale, and transforming enterprises into fast-moving digital organizations.

Vogels joined Amazon in 2004 from Cornell University where he was a distributed systems researcher. He has held technology leadership positions in companies that handle the transition of academic technology into industry. Vogels holds a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.

The Talk


Machine Learning is fundamentally changing the world around us. Amazon.com has been one of the powerhouses of applied ML almost from its start 25 years ago. It operates hundreds of ML driven services; from similarities and recommendations to fraud prevention and inventory level setting, from counterfeit good detection to consumer review quality management. Big innovations at Amazon such as Warehouse Robotics, Alexa, the Amazon Go store and Amazon Drones are all enabled by the advances in Machine Learning. In this presentation Dr. Vogels details how Amazon has been successful in the application of ML and how AWS is democratizing Machine Learning and putting it in the hands of every developer.

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