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Principal, New Product Development
Amazon Web Services



:: Corporate Bio ::

A product leader at the forefront of entertainment and technology. With a career spanning Apple, Lucasfilm, and Amazon/AWS, I have had the unique combination of marketing and product development, focused on bringing new ideas to life. At Apple, I directed developer relations and also managed Final Cut Pro, Logic, and Aperture. At Lucasfilm, I served as CTO, managing R&D, IT, and IS. With a more recent focus on AI, VR, and AR, I have given keynote addresses at nVidia GDC, Asia Broadcast, China Joy Expo, and multiple Apple WWDC presentations with the CEO. I am currently focused on new product development in the AEC markets for the AWS Thinkbox team.


I currently serve on the Bay Area Board of the Visual Effects Society and the Advisory Boards of OTOY (LA), Cerego (SF) and EMC (HI).


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Bay Area Board member
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