Kevin Kelly is a senior technical education leader with over 35 years developing software, cloud infrastructure, software architecture, and aligning training and skills validation with global learner needs. He leads AWS Education Programs—AWS Academy and AWS re/Start—which help prepare diverse learners to pursue in-demand cloud roles. AWS Academy and AWS re/Start collaborate with higher education institutions, non-profits, and government organizations to assist students launch into cloud careers. He also leads AWS Tech U which launches the careers of Solutions Architect, Professional Services Consultants, and Technical; Trainers at AWS. AWS Education Programs are bringing new individuals to the cloud industry to help close the cloud IT skills gap.
Kevin's expertise spans leading integration and development of cloud infrastructure and web application solutions with a focus on open standards and Agile development practices. He is an experienced technical trainer, and is passionate about coaching and mentoring the next generation of cloud-ready talent, as well as helping customers solve complex business problems.
Specialties: Kevin holds five patents, three AWS Certifications, and is a published book author, skilled in complex long-term sales, cloud infrastructure, software development project management, software standards leadership and development, standards-based web development, and is Health Level 7 Certified, certified, and has been an instructor in the Rational Unified Process, OOAD, and requirements management with use cases.