Gavin Jackson, AWS UK, Ireland and Europe MD kicked off the 2016 AWS Summit in London by saying to the 5,000 strong audience that the best approach to Brexit is to "keep calm and carry on". He said Amazon’s own plan to open a UK region, later this year, is going ahead unchanged.
AWS currently has two regions in Europe, one in Ireland and the other in Germany. “Post Brexit vote, I wanted to reassure our customers we see the UK as a fast innovator, a huge talent pool and a fast adopter of technology trends. “We at AWS will continue to be an inward investor in the UK and will continue on a path to launch a UK region at the end of the year. “Our message is to keep calm and keep on innovating in the UK, in cloud computing and AWS,” Jackson said.