Bill Vass

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Vice President of Engineering

Bill Vass is Vice President of Engineering at Amazon Web Services. In this role, he 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 the AWS compute and analytic services. 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 wide range of customers in the energy, shipping, defense, communications, scientific, intelligence, and environmental markets. Bill Vass is an award winning technology executive and visionary in the Information Technology, Robotics, and Cyber Security fields. With over 38 years of experience at growing revenue, Bill has held CEO, COO, CIO, CISO, and CTO business leadership positions for both start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, and the federal government.

Sessions With Bill Vass

Friday, 22 October

  • 02:10pm - 02:40pm (IST) / 22/oct/2021 08:40 am - 22/oct/2021 09:10 am

    Executive Conference

    Technologies to Deliver Climate Goals

    Live Stream

    Technology is at the core of the energy business. An unprecedented scale-up is needed in low-carbon technologies to achieve global climate goals. While much progress has been made in renewable energy, other sectors that are major sources of emissions—such as heavy industry, transportation, and agriculture—have not yet developed cost-competitive low-carbon technologies. At the same time, there is a strong push on technologies such as hydrogen, long duration storage, and CCUS. Reducing emissions will require both hardware and software. How should companies integrate the best of both in India? There are many technologies vying to be part of the climate solution. Which of these have the potential to be scalable? Are there specific policies that will make these technologies more attractive? What support structures are needed to encourage innovation, research, and invention in energy technologies in India? What is the role of digital technologies in supporting sustainable development?