Adam Selipsky has years of experience working as CEO of RealNetwork and Amazon, from vice president to chief table software CEO.
But as a leader, it doesn’t matter when this epidemic hit last year.
“The body of my experience was really dangerous for me,” Selipsky said Technology Alliance This week’s event “As you move forward in your career, you rely heavily on Banki Milan. To some extent you expected the past to be informative about the future – and know nothing about the situation.”
After Selipsky made his first public appearance Announcing In March, he was about to step down as the new CEO of Amazon Web Services. He will replace longtime AWS chief Andy Jassi, who will replace Jeff Bezos as Amazon’s chief executive officer. In July on.
Selipiski is a former face of Amazon, a former executive who spent 11 years at the Seattle-based tech giant. He stopped joining Jhanki as the CEO of 201 Table.
The Seattle area is the first company to send its workers home since the epidemic broke out in the United States early last year. Selipsky said he learned to lean on data – data on the spread of viruses; To help data customers; Etc. – comes from experience rather than intuition.
“In the absence of intuition … you really look at the data,” he said.
– Adam Selipsky May 21, 2021
For Selipsky, empathy for the epidemic as a leader was also a compromise – really understanding the different situations in which employees and customers are behaving. Some of his staff were dealing with children at home; Others were taking calls from the bathtub. And customers also had their unique challenges.
“Every customer had different problems – some industries were in an overall recession,” he said. “If you take a long-term view – which I always do and that’s one of the best things about Amazon – how do we think we’ll be these customers in three, five, 10 years from now? What do we do to deepen the bond of partnership? “
Amazon’s Leadership Principles Selipsky is still deeply ingrained. Asked about being able to identify the speed and trend of digital eclipses in the midst of an epidemic, Selipsky said he “always backs away” from Amazon’s customer-backing principle.
“Customer focus means two things: a deeper, deeper, deeper understanding of what your customers really want and what they really need and where they are really leading. Some of that person can express; one of those things you have to express on their behalf.
“The second piece – which proves to be tough – is really to take that understanding and bury it at the center of every important decision to take it as a company,” he added. “Don’t leave it at the door when you decide what makes your company successful.”
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During the pioneering period, Selipsky helped develop Seattle Data Visual Pioneer, which had a market capitalization of $ 1 billion when he took over as CEO. Selipsky oversaw Salesforce’s acquisition of Salesforce in 2019 for डलर 1.7.7 billion, the second-largest in Salesforce history, and was instrumental in driving the company from traditional software products to cloud-bound offerings.
Hanson Hossain, chairman of HRH Media Group at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, did not ask Selepsky about the transfer from Jhanki back to Amazon or why he would take the jig. His return to AWS comes at a time when market-leading cloud businesses are firing on all cylinders, With राजस्व 45 billion in annual revenue and 63% representation of the company’s operating profit.
“Adam brings tough decisions, customer embrace, team building, on-demand production, and CEO experience to an already very strong AWS leadership team,” Jausi wrote. Memo Employees in March. “And, for 11 years he has been in a senior role at OWS. He knows our culture and business very well.”
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– Adam Selipsky May 1, 2021