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Mr Simon Elisha

Amazon Web Services, Australia

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.

Prof Sarah Wise

Emory University School of Medicine

Sarah K. Wise, MD, MSCR is Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the Emory Otolaryngology Residency Program Director, Rhinology Fellowship Director, and Director of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Wise completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, residency at Emory University and rhinology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Wise has served on the Board of Directors of the American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. She will become President of the American Rhinologic Society in September 2022, serving as the Society’s first female president. Her clinical interests include inflammatory rhinology, otolaryngic allergy, relationship of allergy and chronic rhinosinusitis, and cerebrospinal fluid leaks. Dr. Wise lectures nationally and internationally. Her most notable publication is the International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Allergic Rhinitis, where she served as first author/primary editor.

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