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Guest of the Week (12/16): Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, Amazon Web Services

Guest of the Week (12/16)

Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, VP and GM of S3, Amazon Web Services

Congratulations Mai-Lan! You are theCUBE Guest of the Week.

Employees of Amazon Web Services (AWS) follow the 14 principles of leadership, which CEO Andy Jassy believes is what drives the company’s strength and innovation. Principal five is “Learn and Be Curious,” and the company thinking behind the concept is that leaders are continually learning and always push themselves to be better. AWS likes curiosity and wants its employees to explore their ideas, according to Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, VP and GM of S3 at Amazon Web Services.

“Be the leader of a new initiative. Get out of your domain and try something that is out of your expertise, and you will learn something. And you will expand what you know. And before you know it, you will be saying, ‘I’m good at that. I’m thinking up new ideas and making them happen,’” she asserted.

Tomsen Bukovec visited theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, twice over the past few months to talk about the path to innovation and how she teaches “innovation as a skill.” She joined theCUBE host Stu Miniman (@stu) at AWS re:Invent 2016 in October to discuss AWS’ latest ideas for storage that came from customer suggestions, and more recently she spoke to theCUBE host Lisa Martin (@Luccazara) at the CloudNOW 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards to discuss her keynote about teaching innovation.

Read more about our Guest of the Week here and here.

Follow Mai-Lan on LinkedIn, and check out all of our coverage from the CloudNOW – 5th Annual “Top 10 Women in Cloud” Innovation Awards and AWS re:Invent.

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