As Jeff Bezos prepares to give up the CEO position of Amazon to become the company’s CEO in the third quarter of 2021, the big question now is what the dominant cloud and online retailer will look like under new CEO Andy Jassy becomes.
Bezos, 57, announced his intentions on February 2 (Tuesday) when Amazon announced its fourth quarter financial results. A sample of IT analysts left a wide range of reactions to the move expressed when they were contacted by EnterpriseAI.
Since Bezos and his team founded Amazon from scratch in 1994 as an online bookseller in the then emerging Internet, they have developed the company into the Godzilla of cloud and online retail and have usually beaten the competition.
Upon handing over the reins of the entire company to Jassy, who joined Amazon in 1997, Bezos said in a letter to employees that he would be focusing his attention full time on new products and early initiatives within the company. When taking over the …