Werner Vogels, whose full name is Werner Hans Peter Vogels (born 3 October 1958), is Amazon’s chief technical officer and vice president, responsible for leading the company’s technological innovation. Vogels is in charge of a lot of things both inside and outside the company.
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Werner Vogels earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from The Hague University of Applied Sciences in June 1989. Henri Bal and Andy Tanenbaum supervised Vogels’ PhD in Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Annet Vogels, a former member of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, is Werner’ Vogels’ wife.
Laura Vogels and Kim Vogels, their two daughters, both studied Drama and Theater Arts in London, United Kingdom, and then relocated to New York City after finishing their studies.
Werner Vogels Career
Werner Vogels studied radiography, both diagnosis and therapy, after completing his required military duty in the Royal Netherlands Navy. From 1979 until 1985, he worked at the Antoni van Leeuwenhoekziekenhuis, which is part of the Netherlands Cancer Institute. He returned to university in 1985 to pursue a degree in computer science. He went on to work in computer science research after finishing his degree.
Vogels worked as a senior researcher at INESC in Lisboa, Portugal, from 1991 until 1994.
He worked on fault-tolerant distributed systems alongside Paulo Verissimo and Luis Rodrigues, eventually refining the Delta-4 project’s dependable group communication technology.
He was invited to Cornell University’s computer science department as a visiting scientist in 1994. Vogels worked as a research scientist at Cornell University’s Computer Science Department from 1994 to 2004. He primarily focused on corporate systems that are scalable and dependable. He has published several conference and journal papers, mostly on distributed systems technologies for corporate computer systems.
In 1997, he co-founded Reliable Network Solutions, Inc. with Kenneth Birman and Robbert van Renesse. The corporation has patents on computer network resource monitoring and multicast protocols in the United States. He served as the company’s vice president and chief technology officer from 1999 to 2002.
He became the director of systems research at Amazon in September 2004. In January 2005, he was designated chief technology officer, and in March of that year, he was promoted to vice president.
In a paper describing Amazon’s Dynamo, the storage engine for Amazon’s shopping cart, Vogels detailed the deep technical aspect of Amazon’s infrastructure work.
Werner Vogels was born on 3rd October 1958. He is 63 years old.
Werner Vogels Net Worth
Werner Vogels is one of the wealthiest computer scientists and one of the most well-known. Werner Vogel has a net worth of $1.5 million dollars.
Werner Vogels Awards / Achievement
Werner Vogels received the 2008 Chief Information Officer/ Chief Technology Officer of the Year award from Information Week for his instructional and promotional role in cloud computing. Vogels shared additional background on his work at Amazon in an accompanying interview.
The 2009 Media Momentum Personality of the Year Award is another honour. Readers of ReadWriteWeb voted on the winner in 2010 ” Werner Vogels was named “Cloud’s Most Influential Executive” by a double-digit majority.
In 2010, 2011, and 2012, Dr Vogels was selected to the TechTarget Top 10 Cloud Computing Leaders list, and he also topped the Wired Top 100 list in 2012 “Top 10 Cloud Thought Leaders and Influencers in the U.S.
Doctor Vogels was honoured with the first Holland on the Hill Heineken Award on June 20, 2014, for “significant contributions to the US-Dutch economic partnership, a commitment to innovation, and support for entrepreneurs.” Doctor Vogels gave a speech entitled “Amazon Innovation – Enabling Everyone to Pursue Their Dreams” in the Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office Building as part of the award. Doctor Vogels was named the #1 Chief Technology Officer by ExecRank in 2014.
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