Technology and Innovation
As Head of Technology and Transformation at Amazon Web Services, Simon Elisha is sought after by C-Level Executives who want deep insights into combining modern technology innovations with the pragmatic lessons learned from hard-earned experience. An expert in Cloud Computing and Organizational Change needed to get the most out of it; Simon is able to demystify how technology innovation is best applied to enable organisations improve customer experience, reduce costs and adapt quickly.
Simon was a leader in cloud well before it was mainstream. As the first technical staff member for Amazon Web Services in Australia, he led the charge to Public Cloud. Bringing over 30 years of industry experience in software, infrastructure and business consulting to the “brave new world”– he has guided start-ups, digital businesses, Government agencies and Enterprises alike on their journey to the cloud. He now leads the AWS Solutions Architecture team located in capital cities across Australia and New Zealand.
A noted industry speaker and communicator; as host of the AWS Podcast, Simon speaks to a global audience of technology leaders and practitioners on a weekly basis. Simon has held senior roles at organisations including Pivotal Software, Cisco, Hitachi Data Systems, VERITAS Software, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and EDS.
In addition, Simon earned an Honors Degree in Information Technology from Monash University and holds eight patents.