Jim Scharf is the Vice President of AWS Identity. He owns the services that enable AWS customers to manage and govern their identities, resources, and access across AWS in all regions around the globe. Jim was the founding leader of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), which launched over 10 years ago, and authenticates and authorizes all AWS API requests worldwide. Jim previously served as Technical Advisor to AWS Senior Vice President Charlie Bell. Prior to his current role, Jim served as the General Manager of Amazon DynamoDB, owning P&L, product, engineering, and operations for DynamoDB worldwide.