Women in Computing | Alumni | ECE Alumni Award Seminar
Fireside chat with Dr. Ruba Borno
Dr. Ruba Borno is a recipient of the ECE Rising Star Alumni Award.
Join a conversation with Ruba Borno, Vice President, WW Channels & Alliances at Amazon Web Services (AWS) regarding her insights as a leader in the tech industry. This fireside chat will be moderated by Dr. Ravi Pendse, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, University of Michigan. Attendees are encouraged to sign up to attend and submit questions in advance!
Ruba Borno is the Vice President, Worldwide Channels & Alliances for Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. Central to the success of AWS and its customers, Ruba leads the AWS Partner Organization (APO), a global team responsible for recruiting, enabling, buying and selling with over 100,000 companies in more than 150 countries, within the AWS Partner Network (APN). APO is customer-obsessed, providing the most innovative programs and services to its diverse partner community of Global System Integrators (SIs), Regional and National SIs, Solutions Providers, Distributors, Data Providers, Service Providers, Consulting Partners, and Independent Software Vendors to build and scale their businesses. She is also responsible for AWS Marketplace and AWS Data Exchange, helping customers move quickly and responsibly to the cloud by making it easy to find, subscribe, and govern third-party software, data, and professional services.
Prior to joining AWS, Ruba held several leadership positions over the course of her six-year tenure with Cisco, a leader in IP-based networking technologies: Vice President, Growth Initiatives and Chief of Staff to the CEO (2015-2018); Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Managed Services (2018-2020); and SVP and General Manager of Cisco’s Global Customer Experience (CX) Centers (2020-2021), where she led a team of 18,000 engineers to deliver Cisco’s full services portfolio including technical, professional and managed services, as well as customer success, and supply chain and logistics.
Before that, Ruba was a principal with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and a leader in BCG’s Technology, Media, & Telecommunications, and People & Organization practices. She is also a member of The Forum of Young Global Leaders, an organization that seeks to drive public-private cooperation in the global public interest in alignment with the World Economic Forum.
Ruba holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, where she was an Intel Ph.D. fellow at the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems. She has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Ruba has served on the Board of Directors at Experian since 2018.