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.


Sessions With Bill Vass

Thursday, 4 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm (CST) / 04/mar/2021 06:00 pm - 04/mar/2021 06:30 pm

    Plenary

    Digital Technologies: Driving sustainable operations

    Panel Digitalization Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    Sustainability and digitalization are driving company strategies across the energy value chain. Perhaps less appreciated, however, are the opportunities available at the intersection of these two concepts. Digital technologies—including AI, cloud computing, and Internet of Things―largely target the optimization and efficiency of processes. Industry sustainability efforts can benefit from such enhanced capabilities by increasing the transparency of energy-related GHG emissions, and then identifying concrete ways to reduce them. This session explores the fit between these two concepts. In what areas are we seeing meaningful impacts today (e.g., energy efficiency, methane containment, transport optimization), and where do future opportunities lie? Is the broader application of digitalization in the sustainability space dependent on further technology advances, and do organizational issues play a role as well? What types of companies and capabilities need to come together to best develop and realize these opportunities?