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30 Notable IT Executive Moves: February 2021
February brought major CEO shakeups at Amazon Web Services and SigFox, plus several other major personnel moves at companies like HP Inc., Salesforce, Dell Technologies, VMware, Akamai and Forescout.
Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy – credited as the “father” of cloud computing – will be the new CEO of parent company Amazon.com when founder Jeff Bezos steps down and transitions to the role of executive chairman in the third quarter, the company announced in early February.
Jassy, who joined Amazon out of Harvard Business School in 1997, launched AWS in 2006, growing it into the dominant leader of the public cloud computing industry with an annual revenue run rate that now stands at $51 billion and dwarfs rivals Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. AWS revenue jumped to $12.74 billion in the fourth quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2020, up 28 percent year-over-year.
Jassy has shaped AWS under a strategy that includes a very rapid pace of innovation and “customer obsession.” AWS is known for “working backward from customers” in its delivery of new products and services that meet their demand, with technologies from databases and analytics to artificial intelligence and machine learning to edge computing and 5G.