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The discussion will be led by Dave Lakshmanan, CTO of Quidsi (a subsidiary of Amazon).
Dave Lakshmanan has extensive, hands-on expertise in new growth business initiatives, developing and supporting major-scale customer-facing applications across the iOS, Android, and web environments.
As the current Chief Technology Officer for Quidsi, Inc. (a subsidiary of Amazon), Mr. Lakshmanan leads product design and engineering for all Quidsi brands – including Diapers.com, Soap.com, and Wag.com – accessed via mobile app, mobile web, and desktop platforms. Prior to joining Quidsi, he served as the Vice President of Software Engineering at Audible, a fellow Amazon company. There, he built and led a 100-person team and managed consumer-facing mobile and web applications trafficked by 20+ million users worldwide. His key contributions at Audible included re-architecting the company’s mobile site, generating $50 million in additional revenue within the first month of launch; re-architecting the application stack to improve efficiency by thirty percent; and leading the architecture and funding needs for a predictive analysis platform. Based on his forward-looking methodology and record of project success, he was promoted to the Global Head of Software Development at Audible.
Mr. Lakshmanan has also served as Vice President of Architecture and Development at Experian, Head of Technology Strategy for Bloomberg Financial Markets, and Senior Vice President of Bluestone Capital Partners over the course of his accomplished career.