Julien Simon

Hands-on technology executive. Expert in web architecture & infrastructure. Scalability addict. Agile warrior.

Current position

Amazon Web Services

Principal Technical Evangelist

My job is to help customers understand and adopt AWS.

I spend most of my time presenting and demo’ing AWS services to developers, executives, investors or journalists.

Happy to discuss any speaking opportunities at meetups, conferences, etc. Please get in touch!

Previous positions (2003-2015)

Technology Executive

Chief Technology Officer / Vice President Engineering at :

R&D Director at Oberthur Technologies (smartcards).

Managed up to 150 people.

Skills

  • Startups
  • Agile methodologies
  • Hiring & organizing tech teams
  • Software Engineering
  • Big Data (Hadoop, NoSQL, etc)
  • Infrastructure & data centers
  • DevOps
  • Cloud computing
  • Security
  • Above all, Getting Shit Done!

Talks

In addition to speaking at AWS events, AWS User Groups and technical meetups, I frequently speak at 3rd party conferences, such as: Velocity Conf, API Days, TIAD, Devops D-Day, DevOps Days Istanbul, Infosecurity NL, Devoxx France, DataCloud Europe, Container Day, Capitole du Libre, IOT World, SIDO, Salon du Big Data.

All talks are available on Slideshare.

Video content

Cloud Native Meetup, Paris (2016)

DevOps D-Day, Marseille (2016)

DevOps Days, Istanbul (2016)

Velocity Conf, Amsterdam (2015)

AWS Startup day, Paris (2015)

MongoDB Days, New York City (2013)

Big Data chez Criteo, IDC, Paris (2011)

More videos on YouTube.

Consulting

I have limited availability for consulting, such as technical due diligence on behalf of private investors and VCs.

Other forms of short-term, high-impact engagements may also be possible.

Please contact me if you’re interested. Strictest confidentiality is guaranteed.

Favorite quote

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary” - Steve Jobs, speech at Stanford University, June 2005