Miles Ward

Chief Technology Officer

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As Chief Technology Officer at SADA, Miles Ward leads SADA’s cloud strategy and solutions capabilities. His remit includes delivering next-generation solutions to challenges in big data and analytics, application migration, infrastructure automation, and cost optimization; reinforcing our engineering culture; and engaging with customers on their most complex and ambitious plans around Google Cloud.

Previously, Miles served as Director and Global Lead for Solutions at Google Cloud. He founded the Google Cloud’s Solutions Architecture practice, launched hundreds of solutions, built Style-Detection and Hummus AI APIs, built CloudHero, designed the pricing and TCO calculators, and helped thousands of customers like Twitter who migrated the world’s largest Hadoop cluster to public cloud and Audi USA who re-platformed to k8s before it was out of alpha, and helped Banco Itau design the intercloud architecture for the bank of the future.

Before Google, Miles helped build the AWS Solutions Architecture team. He wrote the first AWS Well-Architected framework, proposed Trusted Advisor and the Snowmobile, invented GameDay, worked as a core part of the Obama for America 2012 “tech” team, helped NASA stream the Curiosity Mars Rover landing, and rebooted Skype in a pinch.

Earning his Bachelor of Science in Rhetoric and Media Studies from Willamette University, Miles is a three-time technology startup entrepreneur who also plays a mean electric sousaphone.

What I'm up to

Cloud skills training: How businesses can stay ahead of the curve

Reprinted with permission from Training Industry. The cloud is revolutionizing the way we work, but it’s not just about technology. It’s about the people behind the technology. It’s critical for workers to be agile and adaptable in their day-to-day jobs. As cloud technologies continue to evolve, it’s essential that your team stays up to date […]

Google I/O 2023: generative AI takes center stage – Miles Ward’s Take

I think I watched a different Google I/O than most of you did. Generative AI, a foldy phone, Generative AI, Chloe’s Rainbows, also Generative AI, and in addition Generative AI, and certainly also Generative AI were front and center on stage at Google I/O 2023. But you know me, I’m easily distractible and often thinking […]

5 science fiction and business book pairings from SADA CTO Miles Ward

The pace of technological development is accelerating so quickly that ideas which would have been considered science fiction just years ago are now the basis of real products and businesses. I know I’m not alone in looking to speculative fiction for inspiration when it comes to getting a fresh perspective on what’s coming, what’s next. […]

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