WHAT CAN WE LEARN ABOUT BUSINESS AGIlITY FROM THE WORLD'S BIGGEST STARTUP?
Head of Planning & Execution Management
AMAZON WEB SERVICES
Customer Obsessed Strategy Execuction at the World's Biggest Startup
Years of double-digit growth at Amazon Web Services, the world’s largest cloud service provider, have come from embodying leadership principles like Customer Obsession, Frugality, and Delivering Results. In the Federal, Nonprofit, and Healthcare business, we wanted to take it to the next level by establishing a strategy organization dedicated to customer and industry transformation. Learn from one of its strategy leaders the lessons learned of driving agile strategies at a breakneck pace into a multi-billion dollar business.
Awais Sheikh is a strategic advisor that has shaped modernization efforts for large scale public, private, and nonprofit organizations, including numerous civilian and military Federal agencies, through establishing trusted relationships with senior leaders, and leading diverse teams to execute transformation efforts.
Awais currently serves as the Head of Planning and Execution Management focusing on strategic growth for the largest Public Sector sales organization for Amazon Web Services. Previously, he served as the Capability Development Lead for MITRE’s Business Innovation Capability, MITRE’s approach to delivering approaches such as design thinking and lean startup to the company and Federal agencies. Mr. Sheikh also has experience in business process management and agile strategy and coaching. He is a published expert in the areas of business innovation and design thinking and the winner of the Eugene M. DeLoatch Legacy Award winner at the 2019 BEYA STEM Conference for his career and nonprofit accomplishments.