Paul Misener is one of Jeff Bezos' right hand man for all things innovation and policy at Amazon. He is Amazon.com’s Vice President for Global Innovation Policy and Communications and was Amazon's first lobbyist. An Amazon VP for over 20 years where Jeff Bezos hired him personally in 1999, Paul remains passionate about Amazon’s history, culture, and methods of sustained, customer-obsessed innovation, especially in the context of Amazon’s Leadership Principles.
The founder of Amazon’s global public policy organization, Paul led the team and served as the company’s Vice President for Global Public Policy from February 2000 to May 2016. Paul has testified before the United States Congress over 30 times and many dozens of times before other policymaking bodies around the world.
Paul is both an engineer/scientist (Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Princeton University, 1985) and attorney (Juris Doctor, George Mason University, 1993; Distinguished Achievement Award, 2001). Since 1993, he has been a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia. He is an inventor named in three patents.
We will talk about all Amazon innovations in the past 20 years. Kindle, Alexa, AWS, Amazon Go and many more innovations.
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