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Speaker Bio

Sarah Greasley is the Director for Solutions Architecture for EMEA Amazon Web Services (AWS). She leads Solution Architects across EMEA supporting global startups, digital native companies, Independent Software Vendors, Small Midsize Businesses and Enterprises across all industries.

Prior to AWS, Sarah spent five years with Direct Line Group, as Group Chief Technology Officer, responsible for Technology Strategy, Architecture and Innovation, and leading the adoption of cloud technologies across the group. She also held several technical executive roles with IBM and was appointed a Distinguished Engineer in 2011. She is a Fellow of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.


Inspiring Leadership Journeys

Day 1 - 27 Feb, 2024

10:55 AM - 11:20 AM / GMT

Here be dragons ... The Story of a Journey Through Uncharted Waters.

This year marks 40 years since Sarah started her career journey in technology, and the presentation tells the story of her progress from a systems engineer in the 1980s writing assembler code to her current role within AWS leading teams of architects, currently focussing on generative AI initiatives and on the impact of new technologies on customers across every industry. Her presentation will focus on the decisions she made, the highlights of that journey, as well as the lessons learnt and the challenges.

  • The importance of resilience in your career
  • Key tips to maintain work life balance
  • Lessons learnt from a life in technology
  • The importance of building your network



Day 1 - 27 Feb, 2024

1:05 PM - 1:45 PM / GMT

Innovating Leadership: Empowering Women in Tech and Beyond

Carla Szemzo, Vice-Dean - IE Business School

Harmony Murphy Senior Head of Retail UKI Google - UK
Mellie Chow Venture Partner Archangel Axion Fund - Canada
Rubi Kaur Chief Enterprise Architect Lloyds Banking Group - UK
Sarah Greasley EMEA Director, Solutions Architecture Amazon Web Services (AWS) - UK