Speaker: Khawaja Shams

VP of Engineering Amazon's @ElementalTech, previously Head of Engineering NoSQL @AWSCloud
Khawaja Shams is the Head of Engineering for NoSQL at Amazon Web Services. He is a passionate distributed systems engineer, loves to code, and all it takes to distract him is a refreshing discussion around coding a new distributed systems app. Together, Swami and Khawaja are on a mission to redefine NoSQL, again! Khawaja also serves as the Technical Assistant to Charlie Bell, VP of Utility Computing at AWS. Prior to joining Amazon, Khawaja led the Data Services team at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he owned distributed systems for tactical operations of dozens of missions across NASA including the Curiosity Mars rover, Voyager, Deep Space Network, Cassini, and International Space Station. Khawaja was one of the key leaders influencing cloud adoption across NASA and advised multiple government agencies and enterprises on Cloud Computing. Khawaja owned development of the data processing pipelines for all Mars images as they are beamed backed to earth and pushed out to global community of scientist, operators, as well as the public.

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