Werner Vogels - Some Basic Information

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This page has some of the official material that can be used for conferences, interviews, etc.




This is the official bio.

Dr. Werner Vogels is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company’s technology vision, which is to continuously enhance the innovation on behalf of Amazon’s customers at a global scale.

Prior to joining Amazon, he worked as a researcher at Cornell University where he was a principal investigator in several research projects that target the scalability and robustness of mission-critical enterprise computing systems. He has held positions of VP of Technology and CTO in companies that handled the transition of academic technology into industry.

Vogels holds a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles for journals and conferences, most of them on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.




Other links to basic information:




Interviews. (this is work in progress, I have a find a few more good ones)




Some headshots, etc. Most images have a higher resolution version if you click on them.

First the standard headshots

This closeup was used for the image on the blog and various avatars

There are a lot of public images of me floating around. I like this one which was taken during an interview at The Next Web 08 conference. You can reuse it you attribute it to Leonid Mamchenkov

The image that was on this blog from 2005-2007 was from an earlier photoshoot for an article

From my first trip to the Amazon offices in India

You can find a lot of images from conference pesentations on flickr and other photosharing sites. Duncan Davidson has number of nice ones from the recent O'Reilly conferences. Please be respectful of their licenses.

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