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Sandy Carter Keynote Address

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Sandy Carter (She/Her)
Amazon Web Services, Vice President

Sandy Carter is Vice President, Public Sector Partners and Programs at AWS. In this role, she is responsible for driving next-generation partnering. Her responsibilities include evolving partner models to intensify partner innovation, AWS cloud adoption and creation of mission critical cloud solutions with partners across public sector. She is focused on growing the partner ecosystem as a major driver for public sector and contributing significantly to the success of public sector customers. 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.

Sandy has been a founder and CEO of a startup, and her last role at IBM, she ran the Cloud and AI/ML Ecosystem on behalf of the IBM corporation. Sandy is the Chairman of the Board of Girls in Tech, Chairwoman for WIoTCoE, and an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley.  

She is the author of Extreme Innovation: Three Superpowers for Purpose and Profit. Sandy is a Federal 100 Award Winner, Stevie Award Winner for Women of the Year Technology, Women in Tech: Top 50 Influencers, CRN Women of the Channel 2021 Power 100, 2021 Cloud Girls Rising Inaugural Visionary Award, Top 50 Influencers, Top 150 Global Cloud Thought Leaders and Next Generation Leaders of 2021, Top 40 Cloud Computing Influencers on Twitter, Top 50 Digital Influencers, Awards Magazine Top 50 Women of Influence, Top 15 IoT Premier League, Lifetime Achievement Winner, 'Excellence in Cloud Achievement', AI Innovator Nominee of the Year, Top 10 AI Influencers 2019, Verdicts ten of the most influential people in artificial intelligence on Twitter during Q4 2020, and the Top 10 Cloud Computing Influencer


Sandy will speak on her personal journey and the intersection of entrepreneurship within the startup and corporate spaces.