Mani Thiru

  • Centre Advisory Board
  • Amazon Web Services Asia Pacific
  • @manithiru

I have great appreciation for Walter Isaacson’s observation that innovation will come from people who are able to link beauty to engineering, humanity to technology, and poetry to processors. The creative, eclectic, non-linear is as necessary as structure, discipline, rationale – and I bring the best of both worlds with my lateral thinking drawn from a background in science, business consulting and technology to your challenges.

My early background is advisory to boards and CxOs in the corporate on growth strategies; new product development, customer experience, business development and market opening – with digital innovation and technology transformation as primers.

Today I’m working with an intrepid cohort of AWS customers and partners focused on building and accelerating their space missions with cloud technologies while supporting the broader APJ space industry community to further economic and sovereign capability development through space and satellite innovation.

Diversity & inclusiveness covering women, indigenous participation and being a visible advocate for STEM, the next generation of talent and sustainable earth and space practices are topics close to my heart. I mentor and speak extensively on diversity and inclusion. For these efforts, I was recognised by Women’s Agenda in Australia as an Emerging Leader in 2020 and awarded the Female Entrepreneur of the year across Asia Australia by Stevie Awards in 2021.

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