June 2017

Cloud as a Job & Economic Accelerator

11:45am-1:30pm | Royal York Hotel - 100 Front St. W. , Toronto

With the advent of cloud services, never before have new startups, small businesses, enterprises nor governments had the ability to rapidly develop, pilot & launch new market offerings. Driving job & economic growth, Jeffrey Kratz, General Manager, Latin America, Canada & Caribbean Regions, World-Wide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services, will share global best practices, insights & perspectives.  This will include the latest implementations of Internet-of-Things solutions, big data analytics & mobility as the future platform for reaching new market segments.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

- For information about accessibility, please email merpaw@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to merpaw@economicclub.ca by Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Jeffrey B. Kratz

General Manager,Latin America, Canada & Caribbean Regions World-Wide Public Sector
Amazon Web Services

Jeffrey B. Kratz

As General Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jeffrey Kratz is the executive responsible for the Latin America, Canada & Caribbean government, education & non-profit business. His experience building & managing complex international teams has accelerated the regional customer engagement, specifically in social media, Internet-of-Things, big data, workflow, security, storage/archiving & web hosting arenas. Given a strong sales, licensing, international development & cloud services background, Jeff has been frequently asked to speak on international technology trends, start-up channel sales dynamics & public sector growth strategies.

Prior to joining Amazon, Jeff had a long career at Microsoft since 1992 holding a variety of executive positions both within the Microsoft field sales & marketing organization as well as at the corporate headquarters. His last role at Microsoft was leading the world-wide Public Sector partner channel, driving channel migration efforts to cloud services. He came to Microsoft from Data Trek, Inc., a software start-up firm specializing in automation & information retrieval systems for corporate & public libraries.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science & Mathematics from Prinicipia College, located outside of St. Louis, Missouri with graduate work at the Pepperdine University Graziado School of Business & Management. A former elected official for the Seattle Queen Anne Community Council, Jeff represented his borough in the city’s community efforts. He is an active member of the Aircraft Owner’s & Pilot’s Association, as well as Seaplane Pilot’s Association. When not in an airplane exploring the Pacific Northwest backcountry as a FAA commercial pilot, Jeff can probably be found kayaking within the waters of the greater Seattle Washington area.

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