Vice President, Cloud Technology
Abel Cruz is vice president of cloud computing. Through his speaking, writing, and professional work, he helps people around the world understand, use, and make better decisions about new technology, particularly as it relates to cloud computing. Early in his career, Abel developed avionics software for the Boeing 777 airplane. He worked at Microsoft for 21 years, filling various technical, business, and leadership roles. Prior to joining Smith Technologies, Abel worked at Amazon Web Services, driving cloud adoption with customers in regulated industries. Abel holds a BS in electrical engineering, a minor in mathematics, and an MBA in management and strategy. Whether it’s performing his duties as a trustee of Bloodworks Northwest and a board member for the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) or engaging in community activities, Abel is 100% present. He enjoys being part of his community and spending time in the great outdoors with his family.