“Teresa Carlson is the architect of Amazon Web Services’ public sector business, which made its ambitions in the cloud market battle known by hiring her away from Microsoft nearly a decade ago.
She is now leaving to join big data software company Splunk as president and chief growth officer, that company said Monday.
Succeeding Carlson at AWS is Max Peterson, currently vice president of international sales for the public sector shop. Peterson joined AWS in 2012 from Dell Technologies, where he was vice president and general manager of its civilian and intelligence business.
It is hard to overstate what AWS has become in the federal government market over 10 years and particularly the last seven since it shocked the market to win CIA’s C2S cloud contract in 2013. Perhaps not that surprising now in retrospect given the thousands of agencies using AWS’ cloud today…”
“The transition comes amid two other big ones at Amazon. AWS CEO Andy Jassy will succeed Jeff Bezos as chief executive for all of Amazon, while former Tableau Software CEO Adam Selipsky was hired to run the cloud business.” Read the full article here.
Source: Carlson’s successor at AWS retains her mandate for growth, long-term partnerships – By Ross Wilkers, April 5, 2021. Washington Technology.