The changing landscape of data technology

TBK: Episode 7

When much of the internet is hosted on your servers, the decisions you make really matter. In this episode, Greg Khairallah, Director of Analytics at Amazon Web Services, explains how he thinks about expanding access, maintaining privacy, and the future of the cloud.

Headshot of Greg Khairallah, Director, Analytics at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

About the guest

Greg leads the AWS (Amazon Web Services) global business development team for database and analytics. His background includes over 15 years’ experience at Intel, Oracle and Business Objects (now SAP). A former officer in the US Army, Greg holds a master’s degree in Information System Management from Carnegie Mellon University.


“Really, what I saw the value in, what attracted me the most was not just cost savings and in moving kind of off on premise to get rid of out of the data center business, which is there’s some valid economic value to that. But what I kind of saw early trends is that a light bulb went off, is that, there’s just a fundamental way that we could make innovation to be the center of our data decision making.”

“I’ve had the honor of meeting customers, not just in North America, but in India and China, in Korea, Australia. And, you know, what’s the common patterns around getting value from data and being able to serve their customers better and really just hearing like this commonality across the challenges, regardless of geography or industry, of course, bringing their uniqueness to their markets has been a real personal insight to me as I’ve, I’ve thought about how that applies to our broader customer base as well.”

“I think part of this is, this drive to really bring up the standards of interaction across multiple channels, and of course, this is where data becomes at the heart of it all and the privacy of that data and how the data is used, become top of mind around data governance that we’ve been working hard at AWS to make that easier for customers of any size to be able to adapt to this new world where on-demand information, mobile devices."


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