WORLDWIDE LEAD CULTURE OF INNOVATION,
AMAZON WEB SERVICES
Dan Slater oversees the Culture of Innovation program as part of AWS’ Digital Innovation team. Dan joined Amazon in 2006 to launch the company’s first direct-to-customer digital content offerings. He then joined the Amazon Books team to launch the first Kindle device, Kindle’s global content marketplaces, and Amazon’s self-publishing service, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). After overseeing the digital business of the top 60 trade publishers, Dan created the Author and Vendor Relations team and led content acquisition, engagement strategy, and demand generation for KDP. Prior to Amazon, Dan was a Senior Acquisitions Editor at Simon & Schuster and Penguin, and led sales for a publishing IT firm (Vista, now Ingenta). Dan holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.