Simon Elisha, leader of AWS technology teams across 14 countries, is a technology visionary and translator of innovation into clear business benefit. He advocates being “stubborn on vision and flexible on detail”. Nine cloud technology patents underline his commitment to innovation.
Simon hosts The Official AWS Podcast for developers and IT professionals (with 12m+ downloads and 3m+ listened hours), as well as more than 20 episodes of This is My Architecture on YouTube.
Passionate about culture, Simon is a practitioner of Amazon’s ‘Culture of Innovation’, and ‘Hiring Bar Raiser’ for Amazons, helping to shape its highly performant hiring process.
Simon previously held senior roles at Pivotal Software, Cisco, Hitachi Data Systems, VERITAS Software, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Electronic Data Systems. He holds an Honours Degree in Information Technology from Monash University in Melbourne.