VP & Distinguished Engineer, Amazon Alexa
Amotz is a VP at Amazon Alexa, where he helps drive architecture and technical initiative for Amazon’s voice-base, AI-driven digital assistant and companion.
Prior to joining Amazon Amotz was the Chief Architect at Yahoo where he led Yahoo’s Technology Council and drove innovation and tech excellence. In his role as Chief Architect, Amotz was responsible for Yahoo’s technology strategy, architecture, and governance; including Yahoo’s private cloud platform, big data systems, and the overall infrastructure. Among other initiatives, Amotz led a sea change in engineering practices transitioning Yahoo’s engineering organization to fully automated continuous delivery and improving the speed of execution.
Prior to Yahoo, Amotz held several leadership roles at EMC’s Intelligent Information Group, building a successful new software product from scratch. Before that, Amotz spent a decade as an entrepreneur and leader in early-stage start-ups, including distributed software CDN, Online B2B e-commerce, and early-days web information portals. Earlier in his career, he held various technical and management positions at Applied Materials and several other start-ups.