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Amazon Engineering: Tech Talk, Networking, TNF Live-Stream

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11601 Alterra Parkway

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Amazon is building in Austin, TX – come meet the team and learn about new frontiers in the Amazon Advertising organization!

Amazon.com's Advertising team has an ever increasing focus in video initiatives ranging from new video products on mobile to living room devices (such as FireTV) and new programming initiatives. We are always exploring ways to improve the customer experience by providing the most relevant video advertising to our customers. Making decisions across large numbers of potential responses in a matter of milliseconds is a tough problem and requires complex high scale engineering both online and offline. This Amazon Austin team is also scaling video advertising on third party content, such as Thursday Night Football.


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• 5:00PM – 6:00PM – Arrival and Mingling

• 6:00PM – 6:45PM – Welcome and Tech Talks

• 6:45PM – 7:00PM – Tech Talk Q&A

• 7:00PM – 7:30PM – Networking with Amazon’s Engineering Team

• 7:30PM – 10:30PM – Live-streaming Thursday Night Football: Broncos at Colts



Tech Talk Speakers:


Building a Start-Up Business at Amazon

Nigel Pope, Senior Manager, Amazon Austin – Nigel joined Amazon in February 2006 as a Senior Technical Program Manager for Search & Discovery. Previous roles in Amazon have included Principal Technical Program Manager for Video Advertising, Senior Manager for Browse Technology (Search & Discovery), Senior Technical Program Manager for Browse Classification and Software Development Manager for Checkout Experience. Prior to Amazon, Nigel was with Sun Microsystems Professional Services as an Engagement/Project Manager working with clients to implement software and hardware solutions and also was a software developer and managed the APAC region for a small Austin start-up. Currently, Nigel is a Senior Software Development Manager for Advertising in Austin, building an organization to support our advertising customers (including for video advertising).


Amazon Advertising Platform

Saurabh Sharma, Director, Amazon Advertising – Saurabh leads WW programmatic advertising for Amazon. Advertisers and Media Agencies use Amazon’s ad programs to showcase their products to relevant shoppers across Amazon properties as well as across thousands of third party websites, mobile apps, and video content providers. Saurabh joined Amazon in 2009 and helped build out Amazon’s ad technology stack from the ground up. He started his career as an engineer and later engineering manager in a variety of tech companies ranging from Sun Microsystems & AltaVista to a variety of smaller startups.


Leadership and Growth at Amazon

Tim Craycroft, Vice President, Advertising Technology Tim has been at Amazon for 12 years and leads Amazon’s global Advertising technology organization. He recently moved to Boulder to help establish Amazon’s presence there. His responsibilities include Amazon’s core ad technology infrastructure for both advertisers (Amazon Advertising Platform, or AAP) and publishers (Amazon Publisher Services) as well as video advertising, analytics, and measurement of advertising effectiveness. Tim started his career as an engineer working on operating systems at Apple, web browsers at Netscape, and then went on to co-found and lead i-drive.com, an early leader in what we would now call “cloud storage.”


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• Free refreshments (food and drink) at the event

• Meet Amazon developers and team leads to learn about our innovative technology

• Qualify for a chance to win an Echo ***must be present to win***


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