In an attempt to improve its cloud performance vis-à-vis that of its competitors, namely Google and Microsoft, Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) has absorbed the vastly experienced Bill Vass into its cloud division of Amazon Web Services. While for the global retailer, this move is the third major development in a series of steps to make a mark in this field, for Vass it entails a shift from being a CEO at a company named Liquid Robotics Inc. However, his exact job description is yet to be made public and as of now the only comment from him on LinkedIn is –
“More to come on my new role later.”
Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s tryst with robotics began in 2012 when the Seattle-based online retail giant acquired Kiva Systems Inc and deployed machines in its warehouses in accordance with the concerned technology. Next was the idea of using drones to deliver packages and the most recent has been the hiring of Bill Vass. It was in May, 2014 that Vass officially closed his account with his previous company namely Liquid Robotics but so far neither him nor Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) spokesperson Leah Bibbo have spoken to the media pertaining to this issue.
Prior to having joined Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN), Bill Vass gathered his vast experience at several well-known entities in the technology industry like Sun Microsystems Inc, Pentagon and US Army. In all these organizations he has either served as the one in command or occupied a chair of significance. Liquid Robotics, which is based in Sunnyvale, California, represented his first stint as a pioneer wherein he had designed a system that would control partially autonomous robotic vehicles that would surf water bodies and feed the data into the system.
On its part, Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s web service provides users with resources based on information technology that can be rented on a world-wide scale.
This article has been written by Vinita Basu.