John Teeple

Global Partner Leader, Agriculture, Amazon Web Services

John is the Global Partner Lead for Agriculture at Amazon Web Services where he leads strategy and engagement with leading agriculture startups, technology and consulting companies. John spent 23 years at John Deere in senior leadership roles including Manager New Tractor Programs, Director of Corporate Strategy and Director of Technology where he led Precision Ag R&D, the acquisition of Blue River Technology and the startup of John Deere Labs. Prior to AWS John served as Chief Operating Officer at Sukup Manufacturing and Senior Vice President of Agriculture at DTN. John serves as an advisor for several technology startups focused on the application of AI, data science, robotics, and autonomous solutions.

John has been involved in production agriculture throughout his life. Growing up in northeast Iowa, he spent his youth working in a family business serving farmers. He graduated from Iowa State University, with a BS in Industrial Technology and later with an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Today, John and his family remain actively involved in a family farming operation and also manage prairie habitat, food plots and timber to support their passions for whitetail deer and pheasant hunting.