Carlos Escapa is an IT business executive specializing in building global operations for software and cloud companies. He is currently a Senior Principal of Business Development at Amazon Web Services where he leads the global consulting partner network for Machine Learning and Data Science. Prior to that he was co-founder and CEO of VirtualSharp Software, with a successful exit to Unitrends Inc (Insight Venture Partners). Before that venture, Carlos was the General Manager of Southern Europe at VMware, Vice President of Channels at CA Technologies in Europe, and Business Development Director at Sterling Software Japan. Carlos has a Master of Science degree from Virginia Tech in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University.