August 17, 2012

Ryan Carson

I’ve met Ryan Carson in April 2009, in Dubai. Unfortunately for me, it was the only physical encounter with him, and I say “unfortunately” because I think that it’s nice when Ryan is around. Ryan now runs Treehouse, a startup that wants to teach you how to design software. I won’t go into details of what we discussed in Dubai (also because I don’t remember ALL the details), but suffice to say that in just a few days, my opinion of Ryan,both as a person and as an entrepreneur, was very high. ... Read more

August 15, 2012


A few months ago, my friend and colleague Simon and I started a series of podcasts on Amazon Web Services. Initially it was just an experiment, to see if people would like listening to it. After just a few weeks, though, it was clear that we were filling a need. We can’t disclose numbers or stats, but suffice to say that the AWS Podcast has quickly become quite popular, I guess among AWS customers. ... Read more

August 13, 2012

Being a Technology Evangelist

Sometimes people ask me: what do you do for a living? My first reaction is always a smile. I anticipate that, when that person will hear my title, they will think they got it wrong, and ask to repeat it again. Then, I repeat my words and they still are “I’m a Technology Evangelist”. They look at me with a weird face, and clearly want an explanation. It’s a catchy title, one of those titles that almost “force” people to ask “Tell me more about it”. ... Read more

August 10, 2012

'Startups and AWS Re: Invent in Las Vegas (27-29 November 2012)'

My role of Technology Evangelist for Amazon Web Services (AWS) implies that I meet a TON of startups, on a daily basis. I simply love it. The interaction is simply wonderful and very stimulating… At least, for me! :D You might also know that on November 27th-29th, 2012, we are going to have the first global conference for Amazon Web Services. It’s called Re: Invent, and takes place at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. ... Read more

August 9, 2012

Interesting stuff (during a week in Asia)

From Aug 5th, until Aug 11th, I’m in Asia. I was in Taipei on Aug 7th, where I had the honor to deliver a Keynote at one of the most important IT events in the area (Business IT Next Forum & Expo 2012 Taiwan), just before the Taiwanese Minister of IT. We then had lunch together and enjoyed a very nice conversation. After that, I flew to Singapore, where I’m meeting some old friends, and spending some time in the Amazon Web Services office. ... Read more

July 31, 2012

First week in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley

It has been a little more than a week in San Francisco now, and I already feel at home. Last Wednesday, I attended the Founder Showcase, a privilege that I have as a Startup mentor at the Founder Institute. There was a room packed with startuppers and entrepreneurs, from all over the world. It was a nice opportunity to meet a lot of existing AWS customers, as well as potential new ones. ... Read more

July 22, 2012

Day one

Day one of a new life. I moved from Singapore to San Francisco, working for the same company, in a similar role (but in a much more challenging environment). I landed one hour late, at 1:30pm, and the Sun was kissing me. It kept kissing me for the entire day. Here’s a self-portrait, taken at 7:30pm at Pera restaurant, Potrero Hill. I’m quite happy.

April 24, 2012

Silent ignite

This is the first ever silent ignite talk. Enjoy. Silent ignite View more presentations from Simone Brunozzi

April 19, 2012

AWS 101 Cloud Computing seminar

This is my latest creation: AWS 101 Cloud Computing Seminar. Enjoy, and please share. AWS 101: Cloud Computing Seminar (2012) View more presentations from Amazon Web Services