Nelson Gonzales

Nelson González

Global Head of Impact Computing

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

For more than 25 years, Nelson Gonzalez has worked to leverage technology, entrepreneurship, public policy, research, and capital markets to drive social and environmental impact at a systemic scale. As Global Head of Impact Computing at Amazon Web Services, Nelson leads a team focused on applying predictive data analytics, machine learning, generative AI, high-performance computing, and modeling/simulation to social and environmental impact challenges. He manages go-to-market portfolios in Climate Risk Analytics, Circular Economy Solutions, Food Insecurity, ESG Analytics, Conservation & Biodiversity, and Healthcare Analytics via the Social Determinants of Health and leads the Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative.

Before joining AWS, Nelson was the co-founder of Declara, a venture-backed collaboration platform that accelerates professional learning using applications of machine learning. He was Chief Strategy Officer of the Stupski Foundation, where he designed a national network of education systems focused on personalizing learning at scale, which was used by the Obama Administration to design national education policy. He advised the Colombian President on IT innovation and poverty reduction strategies and founded Advent Strategy, where he led dozens of engagements with impact investing, philanthropic, corporate, academic, and international development institutions.