November 14, 2022
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Hello and welcome to Protocol Enterprise! Today: AWS CEO Adam Selipsky talks product strategy for re:Invent 2022 and how customers are coping with economic uncertainty, and the latest venture capital funding rounds for enterprise technology startups.
How enterprises can successfully mine the reams and reams of data at their disposal will be a big focus this month at re:Invent 2022, AWS’ annual cloud computing conference in Las Vegas.
Many customers are drowning in their data and don't know how to use it to make decisions, AWS CEO Adam Selipsky told Protocol in a recent interview.
Global economic uncertainty has resulted in an uptick of AWS customers focused on controlling costs.
AWS is also expected to dive deeper into industry-specific services at re:Invent, targeting customer segments such as automotive, health care, and financial services, as well as cross-industry products such as Amazon Connect, its customer contact center service.
Read Protocol’s full report on its interview with Selipsky here and stay tuned for an upcoming Q&A with the AWS CEO in the coming days.— Donna Goodison (email | twitter)
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Ordergroove raised $100 million to build subscription management software for retailers.
Keka raised $57 million to help automate HR functions.
Laika raised $50 million to automate security compliance.
An epic pivot: Google Cloud has signed an agreement with Epic, one of the largest electronic medical records companies in the country, that will allow health care organizations to run their Epic workloads on Google Cloud Platform.
Twinning: Nvidia and Lockheed Martin are partnering on a digital twin of Earth for a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate simulation tool for researchers.
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