Amazon is becoming somewhat of a leader in the IoT space with its cloud powering ever more impressive usage and their 'Echo' products a hit with consumers and developers alike. The head of Microsoft's IoT division in Australia, Lee Hickin, has switched allegiance to Amazon after over a decade with the company. In particular, Hickin will be joining the Amazon Web Services team for the Asia-Pacific region as the IoT business lead. According to LinkedIn, his responsibilities will include marketing, sales, and partner development around the AWS IoT platform in the region. Amazon revealed its IoT platform for AWS in October last year to enable devices to connect to Amazon's Lambda serverless computing, Kinesis streaming data, and S3 storage.