Bill Vass

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Vice President of Technology

Bill Vass is the Vice President of Engineering at Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this role, Mr. Vass oversees the team working on Amazon S3 Object Storage Service, Amazon Glacier, and Amazon Kinesis. With these projects, the Storage Services team runs the largest software-defined storage system in the world, which is used by web-based companies, consumer companies, enterprises, and the growing world of Internet of Things stream, to store and retrieve information quickly and efficiently. The services help to on-ramp data into the AWS ecosystem so that companies can scale quickly and utilize data by taking advantage of the AWS compute and analytic services. He is an award-winning technology executive and visionary in the information technology, robotics, and cybersecurity fields. With over 38 years of experience at growing revenue, Mr. Vass has held CEO, COO, CIO, CISO, and CTO business leadership positions for both start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, and the federal government. Most recently, 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 that serve a range of customers from energy, shipping, defense, and communications to scientific, intelligence, and environmental markets.