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The Technology Platform: Building Blocks for Innovation
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by Werner Vogels on Dec 06, 2007 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in London Mar 7-11, 2016. Join us!

In this QCon presentation, CTO Werner Vogels explains how Amazon has become a platform provider, and how an increasing number of diverse businesses are built on the platform. Although's scale makes them seem an extreme case, lessons have been learnt that will be of use to every enterprise looking to provide services to or to consume services of business partners.


Werner Vogels is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Prior to joining Amazon, he worked as a research scientist at Cornell University. He has held positions of VP of Technology and CTO in companies that handled the transition of academic technology into industry. Werner maintains a weblog at

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