Warren Barkley joined Amazon in September of 2018 as the General Manager in the AWS Machine Learning group responsible for crowdsourcing. Mr. Barkley most recently served as the General Manager for Business AI at Microsoft where he worked on a variety of machine learning technologies. For 5 years Warren was the CTO for SMART Technologies a public company that was sold to the Foxconn Group in 2016. Before 2012, he held several key positions in Microsoft and was instrumental in the development of Microsoft Skype/Lync as the communication and collaboration software of choice for Fortune 500 companies. At Microsoft, he played a central role in establishing WiFi as a worldwide standard and building world class real time communications technologies used by hundreds of millions of users every day. He holds over 35 worldwide patents in networking, wireless and communications.
He holds advanced degrees from the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia.