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Bill Vass

VP, Engineering, Amazon Web Services

Bill Vass is Vice President of Technology at Amazon Web Services. In this role, Bill oversees more than 42 cloud and edge technologies that allow AWS’ customers to store, analyze, manage, and retrieve information quickly and efficiently. Bill’s teams deploy, manage, and monitor the cloud; developing and operating the largest software-defined storage, streaming, IoT, automated management, and monitoring systems in the world, which are used by web-based companies, consumer companies, enterprises, and governments.

Before joining AWS, Mr. Vass was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Liquid Robotics, Inc., a pioneering Data as a Service, cloud-based solutions company that designs and builds autonomous robots. Prior to that, Mr. Vass was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Sun Microsystems Federal, an independent subsidiary of Sun Microsystems. His responsibilities spanned Product Development, Sales and Business Development, Marketing, Partner Management, and Service Delivery. Before that, Mr. Vass was Chief Information Officer at Sun.

Mr. Vass has also had a lengthy public service career in the Office of the CIO for the Secretary of Defense and as CTO and technical lead for the US Army’s personnel systems worldwide.

Bill Vass, Guest, Building the Open Metaverse podcast