Graeme Smith

Managing Director, Amazon Development Centre Scotland

Biography

Graeme is a technologist at heart with a business head. He leads a team of 125 inventors at Amazon’s Development Centre in Edinburgh, which was the company’s first dedicated R&D facility outside of America. Teams in Edinburgh work at high scale and complexity, inventing features such as intelligent advertising and personalised online shopping recommendations, benefitting Amazon customers worldwide. Joining Amazon in 2006, Graeme held several roles before becoming MD in 2010. Prior to this, he held software engineering and leadership positions in a startup along with investment banking, retail banking and consultancy businesses. Whilst a student, he invented the world’s first commercial source code metrics tool for Java.

Amazon Development Centre: https://amazondc.com/
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