Diane Gonzalez is the Vice President of Amazon Web Services Commerce Platform. As such, she is responsible for setting product strategy, staffing, product development, product management, and operations. Since joining AWS in September 2015, she has grown the organization and product capabilities 10x. She manages a diverse workforce and has grown the team from two development sites (Seattle, WA and Herndon, VA) to seven (Vancouver B.C.; New York City, NY; Berlin, Germany; Beijing, China; and Bangalore, India) across the world.
Prior to joining Amazon Web Services, she was the Vice President/General Manager of VMware’s vCloud Air Group, where she lead product strategy, development and deployment of vPC OnDemand, VMware’s private cloud platform offering. In that role, she managed teams in four locations — Palo Alto, Dallas, Cambridge, MA and Bangalore, India.
Diane has twenty-eight years experience as a management professional. She began her career as a software engineer with Hewlett-Packard after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley — B.A. Applied Mathematics.
She has held senior engineering management positions at Siebel Systems, Intuit Inc., and Citrix Systems where she successfully lead development efforts of strategic offerings with her engineering teams. Her broad technology experience includes database management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Streaming technologies, Highly Available Disaster Recovery (HA-DR), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
Diane is a proponent of diversity in STEM education and employment. She has been a plenary speaker at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference. She has also been an active participant in Anita Borg Institute and Stanford’s Clayman Institute executive forums.
Diane’s favorite past time is travel with her daughter, in particular visiting museums and enjoying different cultures, arts and cuisine.
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