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Sr. Director of Engineering in Software, 51 - 200 employees
AWS being the oldest cloud infra offering is full of features that can help build applications fast with minimal use of taking care of setting things up. The offerings are world class, diverse, auto-scalable, reliable, cost effective, automable and SECURE as well. 

The AWS security center offers end-to-end security measures implementations across physical, operational and software realms. The application core security and compliance requirements like data locality, protection and confidentiality are taken care by AWS comprehensive set of features and offerings.
VP of Engineering in Education, 10,001+ employees
The key points in favor of AWS are: 
* Oldest offering: That means most use cases and most experience
* Eating own dog food: Amazon itself runs on AWS. 
* Variety: More choices.
* Global reach. 
Chair and Professor, Startup CTO in Education, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
AWS is the most mature cloud and is more secure than any other cloud service. It is cost effective and needs minimal effort to migrate. 
CTO in Healthcare and Biotech, 2 - 10 employees
Think about what they care about. Security, availability, automated compliance, a slider for cost via increasingly managed services, all of these are of paramount importance to the cio. Having a concrete plan and architecture that utilizes aws to promote specific capabilities and design choices is always the way forward. 
Chief Technology Officer in Healthcare and Biotech, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
I'd approach it by appealing to the CIO agenda, namely they want to innovate, but they also have to maintain systems. Ideally, it'd be 80% innovation and 20% maintenance, but the reality is that will be inverted - i.e. 80% maintenance. And, of course, during a cost crunch it's the innovation stream which suffers.

By contrast, if the CIO adopts cloud technologies they change the game. All the effort spent on buying, owning, running servers goes away. They can spin up machines as needed and tear them down. They can experiment and 'fail fast' and shut down infrastructure. They can change the IT team from running boxes to working on business projects.

Additionally, what are the things on your CIO's roadmap? What do they want to achieve? Invariably, these things become more possible with cloud technologies.

So - that's my view; appeal to the CIO agenda in general and appeal to the CIO's roadmap specifically.
CTO in Finance (non-banking), 51 - 200 employees
Oldest cloud offering with data localization capabilities in pretty much all known regions
Chief Techical Officer in Software, 11 - 50 employees
Most mature platform with the most flexibility, availability of highly qualified staff plus always available AWS support staff to help you with anything you need. If you want to move to the cloud it would be hard to go wrong.
Solutions Architect in Software, 501 - 1,000 employees
Compare with the other top 2 cloud providers (Azure and Google Cloud) in following categories, applied to your particular use-case:

- Establishment
- Availability zones
- Market shares
- Services
- Estimated Costs
Vice President Global Head of Value Engineering in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
I would pitch AWS as a key pillar that aligns to the strategic objectives of the company and attains the business outcomes important to CIO. Focus on how AWS can:
1. Scale systems for growth
2. Accelerate & automate proceses (less mundane more value-add tasks)
3. Shift IT & domain area capabiity to more analysis & business partnering
4. IT to focus less on support and more on future proofing solution
5. Reduce overall TCO by outsourcing various aspects of current IT complexity (e.g. upgrade cycles, security, disaster recovery, customisations etc)
Director of Engineering in Media, 10,001+ employees
Few things that can help ptich AWS to the CIO
1. What is the current state and how AWS will help solve the problem
2. All in one solution. The cloud, the storage, and web and compute.
3. Scalability and customization.
4. Security features 
5. Well known organization and reputation

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