Ishit Vachhrajani, Enterprise Strategist - AWS Enterprise Strategy
Ishit joined AWS in 2019 as an Enterprise Strategist. In this role, Ishit partners with enterprise executives to share experiences and strategies to increase speed and agility, drive innovation, and create new operating models using the cloud to enable more of a focus on their customers. Prior to joining AWS, Ishit was Chief Technology Officer at A+E Networks responsible for global technology across cloud, architecture, enterprise applications and products, data analytics, technology operations, and cyber security. Over his 6.5 years tenure, Ishit led a major transformation of the technology function at A+E moving over 85% of the applications to the cloud, implementing a unified global financial system, creating an industry leading data analytics platform, revamping global content sales and advertising sales products, and significantly reducing operational costs thru automation and managed services. Ishit also piloted the use of cloud native AI services to create innovative products around content discovery and monetization. Prior to being promoted as CTO, Ishit was head of global products, applications, and data at A+E Networks. He has previously held technology leadership positions at NBCUniversal and various consulting organizations. Ishit has been recognized with several awards including the CEO award called “Create Great” at A+E Networks. He is often invited to talk about change management, organizational design and emerging technologies in the media and entertainment sector. Ishit earned his bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation & Control Engineering with a gold medal for academic achievement from the Nirma Institute of Technology in India. He is also a graduate of the Executive Leadership Development Program from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.