BiographyMax Amordeluso is the head of Amazon's Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) team in Europe. Max leads the organization responsible for adding new skills to the Alexa Voice Service, working with third party developers to ensure that new skills provide the most natural and delightful voice customer experience possible. During a career spanning over 15 years Max has held several technical leadership roles, and, prior to his current role, spent two years leading the Solutions Architects team for Amazon Web Services in Europe. Max holds an MBA from University of Miami and is passionate about topics including Human Computer Interaction, the Internet of Things and the realization of science fiction predictions.
Amazon Alexa, the voice engine that powers Echo, provides "skills" that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Examples of these skills include the ability to play music, answer general questions, set an alarm or timer and more. Alexa is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more customers use Alexa, the more she adapts to speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. With Alexa, developers can build new voice experiences and take advantage of learning new technology early, reaching more customers, and building skills quickly.Sign up for DIS2020