Amir Rao

Director, Product Management, EC2 Edge & Telco, Amazon Web Services

Amir Rao

Speaker Bio


Amir Rao is Director of Outbound Product Management for EC2 Edge Services at AWS. Prior to his current role, he was GM of solutions portfolio at AWS for telecommunications vertical. His global team focuses on adoption of AWS EC2 Edge services by customers across multiple industry verticals with a key focus on Telco. From a telco solutions perspective, his team focused on 5G network transformation and monetization leading to Digital Transformation. This includes 1/ driving engineering relationships with strategic customers and key ISVs to drive 5G Edge Cloud adoption/build, and 2/ leveraging AWS services such as outposts, local zones, and wavelength zones for network cloudification across the topology of the network and the value chain of Telco business. Amir possesses 20+ yrs of global work experience with tier 1 technology providers such as AWS, Motorola Solutions, Huawei, Nokia, and Microsoft. Throughout his career he has been involved in new technology introduction in global markets, such as CDMA in 2005, WIMAX in 2006, LTE in 2012, 5G MEC (Wavelength Zones) in 2019, AWS Outposts as NFVi in 2019, and very recently 5G Network on AWS cloud with Dish in 2021. Amir is well versed with the technology landscape of Telecom/ Cloud infrastructure and associated business models.  He is a Stanford GSB and London Business School alumni, and has worked across APAC, EMEA, and North America regions.