Ina is a Machine Learning Consultant working in the AWS Professional Services team, UK & Ireland. She joined AWS in September 2018.
HereAtAWS: Tell us about your career journey. What brought you to your current role at AWS?
Ina: After completing my degree in Physics in London, I joined Amazon in Luxembourg to support our Environmental, Health & Safety activities in the retail business. I then moved to AWS into a more technical role as an Associate Data Science Consultant in the Professional Services team. I have since developed in a role involving machine learning (ML) engineering and production of AI solutions, as an AI/ML Consultant.
HereAtAWS: Can you explain in simple terms: your role, who your customers are, and how you help them?
Ina: I support enterprise customers in their journey to launch ML in production. This might include supporting in-house data scientists on release pipelines, helping enterprises to bring their existing ML loads to the cloud, or designing the central governance approach for ML solutions across an organisation.
HereAtAWS: What technical and/or soft skills do you need to succeed in your role?
Ina: The desire to enable the customer for the long term is crucial – our goal is ultimately to leave our customers and Partners in a position to drive innovation independently.
HereAtAWS: How does your work with customers help to make a positive impact on society?
Ina: My customers are enterprises from various industries; from media and entertainment, through to automotive and pharmaceutical. By bringing solutions into production, we’ve jointly made a direct impact on their end-customers. We’ve given fans ML insights into their favourite sport, accelerated car warranty claim processes, and supported drug research and discovery with the latest AutoML capabilities.
HereAtAWS: What’s the most exciting part of your job?
Ina: The trust we build while working as a team with our customers and Partners always makes me excited. I’m grateful for all the moments when we see our solutions reaching the end customers/users.
HereAtAWS: What’s the most challenging part of your job?
Ina: Staying on top of such a fast-developing platform such as AWS is one of the most fun and challenging parts of it all.
HereAtAWS: What advice would you give people joining AWS?
Ina: You are expected to innovate on behalf of the customers, internally and externally. AWS’s culture will allow you to do this, so question everything and act on what you believe will make an impact – you were hired to make us better at what we do.
HereAtAWS: What three words would you use to describe workdays at AWS?
Ina: Diverse, Coffee, A-ha moments!