Max Peterson

Max Peterson

Company: Amazon Web Services

Job Title: GM, EMEA, LATAM, International Partners and Contracts, Worldwide Public Sector


Max Peterson is Director and General Manager for Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector. He is responsible for all AWS Public Sector sales, business operations and strategy in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Canada. He is responsible for hiring, retaining and developing all AWS public sector employees. Mr. Peterson is responsible for developing and supporting AWS public sector relationships with government, education and non-profit customers; and International partnerships with system integrators, solution providers, independent software vendors and value added resellers.  AWS’ rich partner ecosystem plays a key role enabling government and education customers to leverage AWS cloud solutions. Finally, Mr. Peterson is responsible for AWS’ Worldwide Contracts team that performs pre- and post-award contract management. 

Mr. Peterson is a public sector industry veteran with thirty years of experience. He joined Amazon Web Services in February 2012.  Prior to joining Amazon, he was Vice President and General Manager for Dell Federal Civilian and Intelligence Agencies. Before joining Dell in May 2007, Mr. Peterson held executive management positions at CDWG where he was Vice President of Federal Sales and Commerce One where he was Vice President of Public Sector Sales.  Among Mr. Peterson’s government IT accomplishments, at Commerce One, his organization was responsible for many e-government “firsts” such as Navy Seaport and GSA’s FirstGov.Gov citizen portal.

Mr. Peterson earned both a bachelor's degree in finance and master's of business administration in management information systems from the University of Maryland.  He is an active member of the Professional Services Council, a board member of the Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group and past board member of the Government Information Technology Executive Council.

Max Peterson Seminars

  • Delivering Lower Cost and Lower Risk in the Cloud Thu 6th Oct 11:40 - 12:10

    Delivering Lower Cost and Lower Risk in the Cloud

    Tom Patterson, from Unisys and Max Peterson, from Amazon Web Services, take the companies’ collaboration from the boardroom, onto the stage, to deliver an exciting presentation on best practice for delivering low risk, low cost cloud environments. The session will examine the risks and rewards of doing business in the cloud and how to build safe and simple paths to move workloads into the cloud, without giving up control. In addition the Dynamic Duo will also guide you through the benefits of adding microsegmentation to your cloud environments and the benefits of extending enterprise security and identities to the cloud.


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    Thu 6th Oct 11:40 to 12:10

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