Shawn has spent the last 25 years building low-latency highly available systems across the US and Canada. Early in his career, Shawn lived in NYC building ultra-low-latency single dealer platforms for Wall Street's biggest banks, hedge funds, and exchanges. He then moved to AWS helping build the world's largest cloud computing platform, and designing planetary-scale systems for the likes of Comcast, NYTimes, Weather Channel, etc.
After moving back home to Canada and launching the first Canadian AWS Region, Shawn joined the Royal Bank of Canada as the Chief Digital Architect where he married AI with day-to-day retail banking. Building on this, Shawn rejoined AWS as the Head of AI Solutions before joining Shopify's latest growth initiative, Shopify Logistics.