I have been based in the US since 1985. Currently EVP & CTO of Time inc. (www.timeinc.com) responsible for global Technology & Product Engineering. Time Inc. is one of the largest branded media companies in the world reaching more than 130 million people globally each month across multiple platforms. With influential brands such as Time, People, Sports
I have been based in the US since 1985. Currently EVP & CTO of Time inc. (www.timeinc.com) responsible for global Technology & Product Engineering. Time Inc. is one of the largest branded media companies in the world reaching more than 130 million people globally each month across multiple platforms. With influential brands such as Time, People, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, Real Simple, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, and Wallpaper. Time Inc. is home to celebrated events and franchises including the Fortune 500, Time 100, People's Most Beautiful, Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year, Essence Festival in New Orleans and the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.
Prior to Time Inc. I led the Amazon Digital Store Platform organization, responsible for the Kindle book, periodical and magazine store and the technology that supports all Amazon digital content across web, Kindle and third party devices.
I joined Amazon in May 2006 to run the Website Application Platform (WAP) group. WAP provides the platforms, services and tools that power Amazon’s websites. I was also responsible for Builder Tools, the team that creates the software and services that enable Amazon’s software development community to turn revolutionary ideas into high quality code running on production systems.
Prior to Amazon I was CTO and EVP Engineering at VA Software where I had product and engineering responsibility for SourceForge Enterprise Edition and the technical operations of the company’s media properties. Prior to VA Software I held executive positions at Webgain, IntelliCorp and Micro Focus.
I attend and speak frequently at industry events including OSCON, OSBC, Open Source Think Tank, Grace Hopper Conference, NCWIT and WePAN.
I am a member of the board of trustees of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. http://anitaborg.org/
CTO & EVP @ From February 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Greater New York City AreaVP, Digital Store Platform @ Digital Store Platform (DSP) is the applications and services on which Amazon digital content is sold. DSP comprises the core shopping, rendering and commerce technology across all digital content stores executing on web, Amazon Kindle Fire and Kindle eInk devices and 3rd party devices including Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and other Android-based devices. DSP owns and operates the Kindle book, periodical and magazine stores. DSP owns persistence (RDBMS) solutions across the breadth of Amazon Digital offerings, compute and storage capacity and application scalability and availability (24x365) programs.
I'm the exec. sponsor of: Commit: Amazon’s annual database conference; Amazon Women in Engineering (AWE) and the AWEsome annual conference; WebDevCon: Amazon’s annual conference for website development staff; TPMCon – annual conference for Technical Program Managers.
I own the exec.relationship between Amazon and Oracle.
Since 2009 I’ve run Amazon’s annual engineering offsite event attended by engineers across all levels, countries and subsidiaries representing all lines of business; for brainstorming, product inception and networking. From March 2013 to February 2014 (1 year) Greater Seattle AreaVP, Website Application Platform & Builder Tools @ From targeted, personalized merchandising to systems that serve website content from distributed data centers around the world, the Website Application Platform (WAP) team builds the tools, frameworks and services that let users develop, assemble, deploy, and maintain world-class websites from boutiques like Endless.com to Amazon retail sites around the world.
Our hosting software ensures consistency and availability across thousands of hosts, responding in real-time to changes in traffic and load. Our email systems, including Amazon's Simple Email Service (SES), deliver billions of targeted emails, directly driving revenue to our sites. Through highly specialized content management systems, site development tools, and sophisticated experimentation software, the Website Application Team gives Amazon website owners the power they need to make their online businesses thrive.
Builder Tools creates the software and services that enable Amazon’s worldwide software development community to turn revolutionary ideas into high quality code running on production systems.
We help developers simplify the challenge of large-scale distributed software development. Our goal is to free teams to focus on innovating in their problem space and not worry about the “muck” of building software. By doing so, we allow Amazon software developers worldwide to focus on what they do best, whether that’s creating a new Amazon Web Service, inventing a better recommendation algorithm, opening a new eCommerce website, optimizing our fulfillment and distribution systems, or building the next generation of the Kindle platform.
Our teams are responsible for building the systems that every Amazon software developer around the world uses. Our challenges include those unique to Amazon and the global scale at which we operate, and those common to the industry. From May 2006 to March 2013 (6 years 11 months) Greater Seattle AreaCTO @ Responsible for the technology that runs VA Software's SourceForge Enterprise Edition and OSTG's technology web sites including SourceForge.net, Slashdot, Freshmeat, Linux.com and Thinkgeek. I joined VA when the company exited the hardware manufacturing business to lead the development of an enterprise SourceForge solution for application development and collaboration behind the corporate firewall. From October 2001 to April 2006 (4 years 7 months) Fremont, CACTO @ From 2001 to 2006 (5 years) CTO (VA Software) @ OSTG is the leading network of technology sites for today's IT managers and development professionals and provides a unique combination of news, original articles, downloadable resources, and community forums to help IT buyers, influencers and users make critical decisions about information technology products and services.
(Open Source Technology Group (OSTG) was the name adopted when VA Linux/VA Software exited the hardware business) From 2001 to 2006 (5 years) EVP Product Development @ WebGain was a jointly funded venture between Warburg Pincus and BEA Systems. The objective of the company was to acquire existing Java EE /Java programming language development tools and roll them together into a single application development environment: WebGain studio. Webgain Studio was conceived as the development toolchain for BEA Weblogic Server – a competitor to IBM Websphere. In April 2000, WebGain acquired the company The Object People, and their TopLink product-line. Webgain also acquired Visual Café from Symantec. Additional funding came from HP and Intel. From August 2000 to August 2001 (1 year 1 month) Cupertino, CAEVP Product Development / COO @ IntelliCorp (IC) is a software company that provides, develops, and markets SAP application lifecycle management, business process management and data management software for SAP customers and partners. IntelliCorp applications deliver automatic intelligent impact analysis of SAP systems and are SAP Integration Certified.
I joined the company to lead the development of LiveModel for SAP to reduce the time, cost and complexity of deploying SAP R/3. Development staff were located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the UK and embedded at SAP's headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. I built a strategic relationship with Deloitte Consulting ICS and acquired key technology to add to the IntelliCorp portfolio.
LiveModel for R/3 is a modeling tool that links the R/3 Reference Model directly to the SAP Implementation Guide (IMG). SAP implementation teams use the R/3 IMG as an on-line tool for performing customization of the R/3 System. From July 1995 to August 2000 (5 years 2 months) Mountain View, CA; Walldorf, GermanyVP Client -Server Development @ Micro Focus provides innovative software that allows companies to develop, test, deploy, assess and modernize business-critical enterprise applications.
I joined the company in the UK on 1984, relocating to the United States in March 1985. Originally a compiler back-end developer (AT&T WE32000, CCI VAX-compatible Power6, MIPS, HP PA (Spectrum), Sun SPARC, IBM Power PC, Thinking Machines) I founded the Silicon Valley team responsible for the UNIX-product line of IBM mainframe offload development tools and compilers and owned the technology relationships with EU, US and Japanese computer manufacturers that licensed our software. From June 1984 to July 1995 (11 years 2 months) London, United Kingdom; Palo Alto, CA
Computer Science @ Coventry University From 1980 to 1984 Colin Bodell is skilled in: Software Development, Cloud Computing, Open Source, SaaS, Technology Leadership, Agile Methodologies, Distributed Systems, Public Speaking, Enterprise Software, REST, Global Leadership, Algorithms, Perl, Start-ups, SOA, Web Services, Amazon Web Services..., Cross-functional Team..., Go-to-market Strategy, E-commerce, Mobile Applications, SQL, Linux, Software Engineering, Java Enterprise Edition, XML, Scalability, Strategy, Unix, Big Data, Data Center, Product Management, Java, Scrum, Databases, Software Project..., Product Development, Software Design, Program Management, Strategic Partnerships, Python, Mobile Devices, Agile Project Management, Web Applications, Ruby, Hadoop, Leadership, Team Leadership