Lauren Kisser | Director of Alexa International Q&A, Amazon

Lauren is Director for Alexa International Q&A at Amazon’s Development Centre in Cambridge, U.K. In this role, she is ensuring that Alexa can answer any question ever asked in any language – globally.

She is the executive sponsor of the Diversity Working Group at Amazon’s Development Centre in Cambridge, which aims to create and foster a diverse workplace. In 2018, she was named Financial Times 100 Female Executives and 100 Women to Watch by Cranfield University and was awarded the 2017 Everywoman in Retail Ambassador of the Year award for her dedication to addressing the gender gap in retail and technology.

Having spent over a decade at the company, Kisser has also held multiple positions within Amazon’s drone delivery, web services, information security and e-commerce teams. Prior to joining Amazon, Kisser drove security and compliance initiatives for Disney and Washington Mutual, and was director of information technology for the Cable Telecommunications Association for Marketing. Kisser earned both a Master of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver.