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Abe Diaz, principal technical product manager, Disaster Relief by Amazon

Abe oversees all product donations and logistics that Amazon delivers to communities impacted by natural disasters and humanitarian crises. During his tenure, Amazon’s disaster relief efforts have evolved and grown, helping to make a lasting impact on communities worldwide. Abe was born and raised in Puerto Rico and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the UPR-Mayaguez, as well as a Master of Science in Information Security from Lipscomb University. He has worked on mobile technologies for several years, including at Deloitte, where he built an enterprise app marketplace of over 40 apps and iPad applications for company leaders, including the CEO. Prior to joining Amazon, he also worked at NBC News as the mobile program manager.
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David Carbon, vice president, Prime Air

David is responsible for all aspects of Prime Air, including design, certification, build, fulfillment, and operations. Prior to joining Amazon, David was vice president of operations (COO) for Boeing’s 787 Program. In this capacity, he was responsible for the end-to-end build and delivery of the 787-8, 9, and 10. Previously, he led the 747 Operation, Machining and Emergent Operations at Boeing Salt Lake City and Boeing / Hawker de Havilland Australia. Prior to joining Boeing in September 2001, Carbon worked for the Ford Motor Company, holding roles in Final Assembly, Powertrain, R&D, and the President’s Office. He received his undergraduate degree in legal studies and politics from La Trobe University, a Masters of Business Leadership from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and successfully completed the Advanced Management Degree at Harvard University.
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Diya Wynn, senior practice manager of responsible AI, AWS

Diya leads the Responsible AI practice at AWS, focused on helping customers bridge principles to practice. This team’s work includes operationalizing standards for responsible use of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and data. Diya’s work in leading the Responsible AI team led to the formation of AWS Ratio—the responsible AI framework used at AWS to provide a consistent, structured way to guide customers through the areas they need to focus on to mitigate risk, reduce unintended impact and harm, and build inclusively. The structure has served as a key way to provide customer guidance, best practices, and support for building AI/ML-driven products responsibility.
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Dr. Vin Gupta, chief medical officer, Amazon Pharmacy

Vin Gupta, MD, MSt, MPA is a practicing pulmonologist who serves as chief medical officer of Amazon Pharmacy. He is also affiliate faculty at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and Evans School and a Major in the USAF Medical Reserve Corps, serving as the officer-in-charge of the Critical Care Air Transport Capability at Joint-Base Lewis McChord. Outside of these responsibilities, Vin serves as medical analyst for NBC News. Vin received his B.A. from Princeton University, M.D. from Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and M.St. In International Relations from the University of Cambridge. He has active board certification in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine and completed his clinical training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
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Emily Vetterick, director, Amazon Robotics

Emily is responsible for innovating new automation solutions and delivering at scale for Amazon customers. Her team supports many products, including Bi-Pedal robotic solutions and custom manipulation products. Throughout her career, Emily has led development of many complex systems throughout all phases of the life cycle, including requirement development, conceptual design, verification and validation, and scaled production. She worked in aerospace for ten years on commercial, defense, and space products and served as the product, program and tech leader for Amazon’s Prime Air.
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John Love, vice president, Amazon Pharmacy & PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy

John is responsible for helping customers discover equitable, affordable, and high-quality medical care and prescription access. An Amazonian with a 16-year tenure, John previously served as vice president of Alexa Shopping and has supported a wide range of business lines, including video games, software, mobile electronics, music, and more. John Love is a Seattle native who graduated from the University of Washington.
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Kara Hurst, vice president, Worldwide Sustainability

Kara leads Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon. Utilizing Amazon's scale, speed and innovation, the Sustainability organization includes teams executing the work of The Climate Pledge; Sustainable Operations (renewable energy and energy efficiency, buildings); Sustainability Science and Innovation; Social Responsibility and responsible supply chain management; Circular Economy; Sustainable Products, packaging and shopping; Sustainability Technology; Sustainable Transportation; and social and environmental external engagement and policy setting. Prior to joining Amazon, Kara was CEO of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), a multi-sector group across academia, the retail industry and the public sector. TSC was named one of Scientific American's "Top Ten World Changing Ideas" of 2012. For eleven years before that, Hurst worked as vice president of BSR, where she built several global industry practices and lead BSR's NY and DC offices, as well as the global partnership practice with governments, multi-laterals and foundations. Hurst also co-founded the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC, now the Responsible Business Alliance) and worked in Silicon Valley as executive director of the public-private venture OpenVoice, building out early teen channel content for AOL and others. In her early career, she held roles at the Children’s Health Council, leading interdisciplinary educational and development programs, at the Urban Institute as a Research lead in the public finance and housing division, and worked in the offices of two elected officials—Mayor Willie Brown of San Francisco and in New York for the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY). Kara holds a BA from Barnard College of Columbia University and an MPP from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Matt Johannessen, senior manager, AWS Disaster Response - AWS Social Responsibility & Impact

Matt is an experienced engineer with a passion for the intersection of mission, technology, and innovation. Matt builds and leads teams that deliver new capabilities for complex disaster response, humanitarian, defense, and intelligence mission sets. Matt’s experience includes managing advanced R&D projects, management consulting, data science, product development, and enterprise cloud architecture. Matt is currently the technical lead for the AWS Social Responsibility & Impact team, which is responsible for innovation across disaster response, health equity, and environmental equity verticals.
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Patrick Lindner, vice president, Mechatronics and Sustainable Packaging

Patrick has been at Amazon since February 2022 and currently serves as the vice president of Mechatronics and Sustainable Packaging, where he is responsible for next generation robotic and automation solutions for Amazon. Prior to Amazon, Patrick also worked at DuPont, WL Gore (Gore-Tex®) and WestRock in a wide range of innovation and executive leadership roles. Patrick earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Dartmouth.
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Sarah Mathew, vice president, Delivery Experience

Sarah leads Delivery Experience, a worldwide product and technology organization that builds and enables products, programs, and services that make it easier for customers to control when, where, and how they receive earth’s largest selection. Her team also runs programs like Same Day delivery, Amazon Day delivery, No-Rush shipping, same day delivery from local retail stores, and non-Prime shipping. Sarah joined Amazon in 2013 and has held a number of roles within the company, including being part of the founding team for Amazon’s first physical stores and helping launch and lead the free on-site COVID testing program for Amazon frontline employees. Prior to joining, Sarah spent six years in brand management at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and an MBA and an MS in Environmental Science from the University of Michigan.
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Tye Brady, chief technologist, Amazon Robotics

Tye is a leading strategic thinker and engineering professional with more than 30 years of hands-on experience in team leadership, technical management and system design for advanced instrumentation, autonomous vehicles, and robotic systems. Tye is chief technologist at Amazon Robotics, where he heads advanced technology and research efforts to further establish Amazon Robotics as one of the preeminent robotics organizations in the world. With robotics moving from the aspirational to the everyday functional, Tye believes there’s nothing that can’t be achieved or improved through putting imagination in action with smart robotics and talented people. Prior to Amazon Robotics, Tye spent 15 years with Draper Laboratory in a variety of technical and leadership roles, advancing robotics and spacecraft engineering. He holds a Master’s Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from MIT and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace from Boston University. Tye is a founding partner of MassRobotics, a not-for-profit organization serving as a world-class platform for robotic innovation.
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Udit Madan, vice president, Transportation

Udit oversees Amazon’s sortation, trucking, air, and last mile delivery operations. Udit joined Amazon in 2008 as a software development engineer, building technology solutions to automate and scale Amazon’s rapidly growing fulfillment network. For the next seven years, he led a number of research and development programs to improve productivity, introduce automated control systems, and deploy robotics into the fulfillment network. In 2015, Udit moved to the transportation business to lead the Last Mile Technology organization where he helped build the foundational technology, products, and programs that enable Amazon’s delivery services. During the pandemic, Udit stepped in to lead the company’s COVID-19 operations taskforce. In 2021, he began leading a newly-formed Last Mile organization encompassing Amazon’s delivery operations, supporting technology and products, and delivery experience teams. In 2022, his role expanded to lead all of Amazon Transportation. Born and raised in India, Udit moved to the United States in 2004 and graduated with degrees in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Texas.

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