Head of Amazon Web Services Solutions Architecture, Americas
Francessca is the Head of Amazon Web Services Solutions Architecture organization for the Americas. She and her team focus on enabling customer business outcomes and acquisition through prescriptive architectural guidance and a differentiated customer experience with AWS platform services. The team focuses on commercial markets with customers ranging from early stage startups to large scale enterprises across the US, Canada, and Latin America to help drive adoption, usage, and business innovation. She and her team design technology solutions across DevOps, security, IoT, database, analytics, artificial intelligence, and other core services while also delivering non-technical customer cloud transformations around people, process, governance, migrations, research and development.
She was formerly the Group Vice President of Oracle’s North America Cloud Infrastructure Solution Engineering team for commercial, government, and alliances. Prior to Oracle, Francessca was the Americas leader of Enterprise Solutions & Architecture at Salesforce. She’s a former Partner and Global Practice Leader at CSC (now DXC Technology) where she managed two global innovation centers and launched the “FuturEdge for Oracle Engineered Systems” platform modernization offering to drive infrastructure and cloud innovation. Her career also spans architecture roles at Sun Microsystems and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
She holds a M.Sc. in Science and Technology Public Policy from George Mason University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Lynchburg College. She is currently an active member of Lynchburg College’s Advisory Board for strategic planning and a past Vice President and Chair of the Technology Committee, Board of Directors.
She is an advocate of STEM programs and has worked with various programs and non-profits to inspire cultural inclusion and diversity in STEM related fields. Her non-profit affiliations and volunteerism includes: Genesys Works, Information Senior Management Forum (ITSMF),
Fairfax County Women in Math Society, Code.org, and the Hispanic IT Executive Council. In 2013, she spoke at the annual Congressional Black Caucus STEM Summit “Looking Ahead: Creating Opportunities for the Future” conference alongside representatives from Google, Microsoft, and members from NASA. She is also a supporter and advocate of Seattle-based Rainier Scholars, a 12-year program offering a pathway to college for low-income students of
color. She and her family reside in Seattle, Washington.