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Innovation: Up, Up and Away! Superpowers needed for out of this world innovative culture


We live in a Shark Tank world: competition is fierce, talent is better than ever, and we’re all striving to come out on top. CEOs everywhere are seeking to 
innovate, but 81% say their teams are not equipped to meet the challenges needed to compete in today’s marketplace. 
Innovation is about empathy with your customers. It's all about customer obsession! In this session, Sandy Carter, AWS Vice President will hone your superpower - not of customer focus, or customer driven, but customer obsessed. 


Sandy Carter is Vice President of Windows and Enterprise Workloads at Amazon Web Services (AWS) focused on helping companies to innovate using technology. Prior to joining AWS, Sandy spent a decade at IBM. She is the author of Extreme Innovation: Three Superpowers for Purpose and Profit, built on her research with Carnegie Mellon. Sandy was named Lifetime Achievement Winner, 'Excellence in Cloud Achievement' for 2019, Top 10 AI Influencers for 2019, Top 39 Engineers by Business Insider 2018, Top 50 AI influencer by Onalytica 2018, Top 10 Future of Work influencer in 2018, Most influential global marketing leader by World Marketing Congress 2018, Top 3 Innovation Influencer at SXSW in 2017, Top Digital Influencer in 2016 by Forbes, and Top 10 Women in Technology by CNN. Sandy is the Chairman of the Board of Girls in Tech, and an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley. She was honored twice with the AIT United Nations Member of the Year award for helping developing countries with technology. She is also an advisor to startups in AI, IoT, and AR/VR.