Jul 6, 2021

Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO

Technology
Amazon
Bezos
CEO
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has stepped down as CEO and will be replaced by Andy Jassy, who currently serves as CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Jeff Bezos officially stepped down from his role as CEO of Amazon yesterday, handing over to Andy Jassy, the head of Amazon's cloud-computing division, Amazon Web Services. Jassy joined Amazon in 1997 and has led Amazon’s Web Services cloud team since its inception. 

“We chose that date because it’s sentimental for me, the day Amazon was incorporated in 1994, exactly 27 years ago,” Bezos said at Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting. He will be transitioning to a new position at the company as executive chair of the Amazon board. 

Jassy "is going to be an outstanding leader, and he has my full confidence," Bezos said.

"He has the highest of high standards, and I guarantee that Andy will never let the universe make us typical," Bezos added. "He has the energy needed to keep alive in us what has made us special."

Bezos, 57, founded Amazon in 1994 and has since transformed the online bookstore into a mega-retailer with global reach, selling items from gadgets to groceries to streaming. Amazon surpassed a $1 trillion market cap under Bezos’ leadership in January of last year, it’s now worth more than $1.6 trillion.

 

What is next for Bezos?

 

Bezos is stepping away from day-to-day Amazon management to spend more time on projects including his space firm Blue Origin,  which is set to take him into space later this month.

Jeff Bezos recently invited Wally Funk, an 82-year-old woman, as an ‘honoured guest’ to join him on the first human flight by his space company. Ms Funk underwent training in the 1960s and will become the oldest person to ever fly to space, joining the Amazon founder, his brother Mark and a mystery person who paid $28m (£20m) at auction for a seat.

The company plans to launch its passengers more than 100km (62 miles) above the Earth's surface, allowing them to experience microgravity.

He will also be focusing time on the Washington Post, which he purchased in 2013 for $250 million, the Day 1 Fund, a non-profit organisation with the goal of supporting homeless families and funding educational opportunities, and the Bezos Earth Fund which he founded in 2020 to help fight climate change.

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Aug 4, 2021

CoreFlex Solutions, Value-Based Transformational Outcomes

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TheTileShop
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Leveraging CoreFlex Solutions, The Tile Shop is on its way to extracting maximum value from Salesforce and SAP

CoreFlex Solutions is focused on providing the right solutions that address the needs and values of clients in 5 key areas: Salesforce, Digital, Integration, Testing and Operations. From project initiation and early onset thinking to defining requirements and execution, CoreFlex delivers transformational outcomes and have been a trusted, valued partner for The Tile Shop in executing Salesforce and upgrading SAP.

“CoreFlex has been very helpful. They know Salesforce, and they've made it very stable. They've been able to make improvements. But they also happen to be a great SAP offshore partner for us, and they're helping us with our SAP upgrade with QA and so forth,” said Christopher Davis, Chief Information Officer at The Tile Shop.

“The nice thing about CoreFlex is I've worked with them multiple times, over many different companies, and their leadership knows what they do well, can tell you what they will do and do it. But they also have that great thing about a partnership where they'll tell you what they don't do. And so when I go to them, I always know what I'm going to get. I'm going to get transparency, clarity, and good quality. “ 

 

Salesforce Implementations

Although Salesforce is a flexible platform that offers powerful capabilities and can be quickly implemented to support a myriad of business and customer-facing functions, many go wrong in their implementations and fail to extract optimal outcomes. Holding over 80 person-years of Salesforce experience, CoreFlex can help customers who struggle with adoption rates and underutilize Salesforce to improve effectiveness by offering services such as health checks, validations, pilots and Proof of Concepts (POCs).

 

SAP Services

CoreFlex offers a comprehensive portfolio of SAP service offerings to help you maintain your competitive advantage in today’s highly competitive and dynamic markets.

CoreFlex holds expertise in Consumer Products, Logistics, Healthcare and Software Engineering domains.

Find out more about their full suite of services that span the complete lifecycle of SAP enterprise solutions.

 

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