Video: Werner Vogels (CTO on “Uncertainty”

Video: Werner Vogels (CTO on “Uncertainty”

Here is Werner Vogels’ keynote titled “Uncertainty” from The Next Web Conference 2008. Vogels shares with us that “everything fails all the time. We lose whole datacenters! Those things happen.” and “let us worry about those things, not you as a startup. Focus on your ideas.”. An interesting presentation whether you are considering using Amazon’s shared hosting solutions or not.

Werner Vogels (CTO at The Next Web Conference 2008 from Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten on Vimeo.

There is also a very detailed post about this keynote by Anne Helmond for, and you can listen to an audio interview with Werner given at the Next Web Conference to David Petherick about Amazon’s Kindle. The video also shows all the questions and answers from after the keynote. Also see our other Next Web Conference videos:

Gil Penchina (

Adeo Ressi (

Khris Loux (

Scott Rafer interviews Kevin Rose (

Nova Spivack “Making Sense of the Semantic Web”:

Leah Culver (Pownce): “Webapp in 5 steps”

Read next: Nokia loses top executive too, Mike Baker wants to seed startups instead