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Episode 86  |  05:32 min

Scale Tech Conference Preview: Chris Amen-Kroeger

Episode 86  |  05:32 min  |  11.25.2019

Scale Tech Conference Preview: Chris Amen-Kroeger

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This is a podcast episode titled, Scale Tech Conference Preview: Chris Amen-Kroeger. The summary for this episode is: On October 17th the Scale Tech Conference (www.scaletechconf.com) is happening in Toronto. Georgian Partners is co-hosting the event as part of our annual portfolio conference and Jon Prial, host of the Georgian Impact Podcast, sat down to chat with some of the speakers to hear a little more about them and what they’ll be talking about at the event. In this episode we meet Chris Amen-Kroeger, the VP of Ads Engineering at Twitter. Over the last several years, Chris has led world class engineering teams that focus on advertiser value by building machine learning driven multiformat (Display, Video, Search) monetization platforms such as Pinterest and Yahoo. Prior to joining Twitter, Chris served as the Head of Ads Engineering at Pinterest where he focused on building Pinterest's Search, Display and Video advertising products. While at Pinterest, Chris successfully spearheaded an overhaul of the ad platform which enabled a much more personalized and relevant ad experience for Pinners. Before joining Pinterest, Chris led the Display and Video Ads Engineering teams at Yahoo, which build and run the Yahoo DSP (BrightRoll DSP+), Exchange (BRX) and Premium Ads platforms ($1.6B revenue in 2016). In late 2014, Yahoo acquired BrightRoll, the premiere programmatic video platform, for $640M where Chris led the technology teams (Product, Engineering and Operations).
On October 17th the Scale Tech Conference (www.scaletechconf.com) is happening in Toronto. Georgian Partners is co-hosting the event as part of our annual portfolio conference and Jon Prial, host of the Georgian Impact Podcast, sat down to chat with some of the speakers to hear a little more about them and what they’ll be talking about at the event. In this episode we meet Chris Amen-Kroeger, the VP of Ads Engineering at Twitter. Over the last several years, Chris has led world class engineering teams that focus on advertiser value by building machine learning driven multiformat (Display, Video, Search) monetization platforms such as Pinterest and Yahoo. Prior to joining Twitter, Chris served as the Head of Ads Engineering at Pinterest where he focused on building Pinterest's Search, Display and Video advertising products. While at Pinterest, Chris successfully spearheaded an overhaul of the ad platform which enabled a much more personalized and relevant ad experience for Pinners. Before joining Pinterest, Chris led the Display and Video Ads Engineering teams at Yahoo, which build and run the Yahoo DSP (BrightRoll DSP+), Exchange (BRX) and Premium Ads platforms ($1.6B revenue in 2016). In late 2014, Yahoo acquired BrightRoll, the premiere programmatic video platform, for $640M where Chris led the technology teams (Product, Engineering and Operations).

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