Oct 31 Elsa Snellman
Amazon, an e-commerce and cloud computing company was founded back in 1994 by Jeff Bezos. The long journey of Amazon has made Bezos one of the world’s wealthiest people. It’s not long since Amazon reached $1 trillion market cap for the first time, as a second company after Apple to do so in the US. We can’t wait to dive deeper into learning how does Vogels keep an overview of the rapidly expanding cloud business and juggle priorities within Amazon’s offering. Oh – this one’s for you number geeks out there: Amazon’s cloud unit AWS has grown to over $6B in revenue in Q2 this year and continues to grow at an impressive, 40+% rate, constituting over 10% of Amazon’s revenue.
Also interesting is the number of acquisitions Amazon has made over the past few years, many of them technical. How does Vogels assess technology-based M&A cases, and how does he go about integrating acquired companies into the Amazon tech stack?
The crowds venturing up North this year are coming to us to get the concrete advice they need, from the people who know the drill. Vogel’s long career spent having broad responsibilities within one of the most influential companies and most valuable products in the world – in addition to his diverse life’s work as an academic, researcher and engineer – makes him exactly that, through and through. Welcome to the North, Werner! We’re glad to have you.
Last year, over 50k meeting requests were sent via our in-house built Matchmaking Tool, leading to 10k meetings in total. The Meeting Area was fully booked before the event even began. This year, for the first time, we’re including all the Slush attendees and Slush side event venues to be featured in Matchmaking. Our goal […]
Find the updated Helsinki Guide here. Welcome to the North. Don’t let the weather put you down – when you’re coming to us, you’re not only coming to one of Europe’s biggest tech hubs, but one of the safest, coziest cities in the world. When we’re not keeping it busy hustling at the Slush headquarters, […]
You may have noticed we take sustainability very seriously at Slush. From sustainable alternatives in event production to empowering startups to change the world for the better, the size of our footprint matters to us in every aspect of our work. Skeptics might argue that the most sustainable solution of all would be to stop […]
Training entrepreneurs can be a tricky task, especially if they’re all from different countries and very diverse backgrounds. Besides the week of preparations taking place in Helsinki before Slush, we’re hosting a series of online training workshops for the GIA 2018 founders. This way we are making sure that they have all the resources they […]
Although the biggest HR-related challenges appear later in a company’s scaling phase, many of them could be thought about early on in the journey. Katarina Berg from Spotify, Katelin Holloway from Reddit and Anna Binder from Asana will be at Slush to share their views on the most significant HR functions from onboarding to manager training […]
Science and research are attracting more and more attention from businesses and the general public. University funding is under major cuts in Europe, yet simultaneously the complex issues of our time scream for scientific innovations. Researchers and research institutions are encouraged to communicate and commercialise their findings to bigger audiences so that society can better […]
Today is the day. We’re taking you on a tour on what will be happening on our stages in 33 days. We want to help entrepreneurs and startups going through the pain-points of finding the product-market fit, scaling the company, and all the other more specific troubles and hurdles associated with things such as product, […]
On Nov 29, Slush Small Talks Paris brings together the top players working in AI. With the industry on a roll right now, the discussion will center on promoting startup – corporate collaboration. Slush Small Talks have so far been to London, Stockholm, and Berlin. The talks have covered many topics, but we are bringing […]
Welcome to the North – and way beyond. Slush Small Talks will, for the first time, expand beyond the European sphere as we’re hosting a Small Talks event in India on Nov 22nd, 2018. We are teaming up with T-Hub, a global startup catalyst which helps in shaping entrepreneurs and scaling startups, to kick off […]
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