Women in Tech 100 Top Speakers 2023

Sandy Carter

Sandy Carter

Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Development at Unstoppable Domains | Board Member at Altair

Fields of Expertise:

  • Business Development and Growth Strategy
  • Strategic Partnership Management
  • Cloud and Technology Innovation
  • Leadership and Education
  • Authorship and Communication

Country of residence: USA

Sandy Carter is the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Development at Unstoppable Domains, a platform for user-owned digital identity. As COO, she is responsible for driving growth and developing business strategies in pursuit of the company’s mission to provide user-owned identity for the world. Since joining Unstoppable, Sandy has successfully facilitated over 900 new partnerships for Unstoppable Domains, including collaborations with mainstream Web2 brands and traditional domain providers, allowing them to establish their presence in Web3 and the Metaverse while empowering their users to own their identities via Web3 domains.

She is also key in driving Unstoppable’s largest strategic initiatives like forming the Web3 Domain Alliance, a first-of-its-kind member organization dedicated to the advancement of blockchain domains. Previously, Sandy was the Vice President at AWS. In this role, she was responsible for creating a new divison for Enterprise and drove next-generation partnering in cloud, machine learning, IoT and blockchain. Her responsibilities include evolving partner models to intensify partner innovation, AWS cloud adoption and creation of mission critical cloud solutions with partners across the public sector. She grew the partner ecosystem over 45%, contributing significantly to the success of the business.

Before AWS, Sandy ran the Cloud and AI/ML Ecosystem on behalf of the IBM corporation. She was previously a founder and CEO of a Silicon Valley startup.

Sandy is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley and a prolific author, having published five books: “The New Language of Business: SOA & Web 2.0”, which won the Platinum MarCom Award in 2008, and “The New Language of Marketing 2.0: Social Media”, which won the Silver MarketingSherpa award in 2009, “Get Bold” in 2011, and “Extreme Innovation: 3 Superpowers for Purpose and Profit” released in 2017. Her fifth book, “The Tiger and the Rabbit: A Fable of Harnessing the Power of the Metaverse, WEB3, and AI for Business Success,” will be released in August 2023.

Additionally, Sandy sits on the board of Altair, a Fortune 500 AI company, and is the Chairperson for Girls in Tech.

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