Recording- Ensuring vendors work well together- Ronak Shah, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Ensuring vendors work well together

Ronak Shah, PSA Retail & CPG, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

WIth a 20+ year technical career in the retail industry, experience moving a Fortune 500 company from monolith to MACH, and as a current Partner Solution Architect for retail and consumer packaged goods at AWS, Ronak Shah deeply understands the expanding role of CTOs and chief architects as commerce becomes more composable.

“It’s no longer a 25 piece puzzle, it’s a 100 piece puzzle,” says Ronak about the growing complexity of enterprise architecture. In his talk, he shares advice on how to evaluate vendors through both a technology and strategic lens to build a solution ecosystem that’s rich in the capabilities you need - and is evolving in the direction you want to go.

This presentation covers:

  • What to look for, beyond an RFP, to determine the strength and overlap of vendors relative to your needs.
  • Why having an ownership mindset in internal teams drives efficient partnership and high visibility with your vendors.
  • How to avoid common pitfalls when designing a composable commerce stack.