Meet Michael, Specialist Sales Manager

Michael joined AWS as a Specialist Sales Manager, based in the UKIR Region.

HereAtAWS: What was your professional background before AWS?

Michael: I started my career as a software engineer building applications and managing databases in multi-tier architecture for six years. While I enjoyed managing data and IT infrastructure, I wanted to help customers do the same so I pursued my MBA and shifted my career to sales and business development. Five years ago, I was excited to join AWS and move back to the IT world, this time helping customers innovate faster by focusing on what’s important to their business (managing their applications) and remove the need to manage the underlying infrastructure.

HereAtAWS: Why were you interested in joining AWS?

Michael: In 2013, I was reading a book called “Consumption Economics, The new rules of Tech”. It explained how the complexity of enterprise IT increased and how the responsibility for managing this complexity is shifting from the customer to the vendor and how cloud companies are driving this change. It was eye-opening and mind-blowing! From that point on, I kept educating myself about cloud technologies and realised how AWS is leading that field. It was equally exciting to see how the database world has changed dramatically over the last couple of years and how AWS is re-writing and disrupting the 30-year history of this market.

HereAtAWS: Could you describe your role in AWS?

Michael: Back in 2017, The Economist published an article titled, "The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data." Companies of all sizes are trying to figure out how to manage and monetise their data. Data comes in different shapes and sizes and the database landscape has changed dramatically. Customers are realising this change but still struggling with legacy applications, licensing restrictions and old-guard providers. My team is supporting customers across the UKIR region outline their journey, adopt the best practices and migrate their databases to the cloud with confidence.

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