Werner Vogels - Some Basic Information
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:
- Wikipedia entry on Werner Vogels - of course there is not guarantee that information is correct.
- LinkedIn entry on Werner Vogels - has some more history.
Interviews. (this is work in progress, I have a find a few more good ones)
- ACM Queue - Interview with Werner Vogels by Jim Gray - This was one of the first public interviews ever about the details of Amazon's ecommerce operation.
- Interviewed by Om Malik at the Structure'08 Conference - Chatting with OM after the keynote about some future cloud computing stuff.
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.