Clive Charlton

Head of Solution Architecture – Sub-Saharan Africa
Amazon Web services

Clive Charlton leads a dynamic team of solutions architects, bringing the latest in disruptive, cutting-edge cloud computing technologies to bear on the difficult cost and agility problems facing public sector customers and the surrounding ecosystem of ISVs, systems integrators and resellers.

Clive’s team of solutions architects supports a sales and business development team that covers public sector in sub-Saharan Africa. With over two decades of experience, Clive is a hands-on leader who leads by example with experience in building and managing high-performance teams that help accelerate the growing AWS business. He leads and mentors a team of highly talented solutions architects, helping them to set and surpass their own goals and to develop their talents and careers. Clive is a hands-on, detail-oriented, “roll-up-your-sleeves” leader with a passion for innovation and an ability to deal with ambiguity as well as an ability to scale and influence broadly.

As a head of solutions architecture for the AWS public sector in Sub-Saharan Africa, he has the opportunity to shape and deliver on a strategy to a new business unit to help customers succeed with workloads on AWS. Clive’s responsibilities include supporting all public sector teams via hiring, developing and managing a team of technical SAs, to promote AWS as the best place to run these workloads, building on his broad background and technical breadth and depth in security, networking, operating systems and application architecture and a deep understanding of how applications and services are best built and operated on the AWS platform.

In addition to Clive’s responsibilities as a solutions architect manager, he is an AI and machine learning specialist, acting as an expert advisor to the Council for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR) in South Africa. He is the technical lead for aerospace in the Middle East & Africa. Clive is also an experienced presenter for Amazon at events in South Africa and on a world stage.


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