Amazon in Cambridge: the home of Alexa and more [Cambridge Network webinar]

Cambridge Network will welcome David Hardcastle, Site Leader for Amazon Cambridge as our next ‘tech’ event speaker, on 17th May. Join us on Zoom to hear about how Amazon came to be here and what goes on in the Cambridge Development Center.


Date Monday 17th May 2021
Time 11am
Venue Online
Cost Free for members | £10+VAT for non-members

Here are a few words from David:

“I am a Director in the Alexa AI Knowledge team, and also the Site Leader for Amazon Cambridge. In this talk, I’ll tell you a bit about the history of Amazon in Cambridge, from the acquisition of Evi (an AI startup) in 2012, through to the many Amazon teams and hundreds of tech roles we have in Cambridge today. I’ll tell you about what those teams are working, and how we innovate for global customers across such a diverse range of products, including Alexa, AWS S3, Amazon Scout, and more besides.

I’d also like to share some of the work we are doing with the wider community in Cambridge, through programs such as Amazon Future Engineer, and in partnership with non-profit organizations around the city.

Finally, I’ll tell you a bit about how we’re responding to big changes in our working environment, and why we remain confident that Cambridge remains a great place for us to innovate, and therefore a place we will continue to invest in for the future.”

Speaker: David Hardcastle, Director – Alexa AI, Knowledge, Amazon Cambridge Development Center. LinkedIn profile.


The session will take place at 11am - 12pm on Monday 17th May. Please sign up to take part! Participants will be sent a link to join via Zoom prior to the start time.

To attend:

Members: Any Cambridge Network member may attend free of charge (check for full membership in our Directory). Click on Book Now, then click the login link on the next page to receive your member discount. Alternatively, please drop an email and she will book you on.

Non-members: Non-members may also attend this session at a fee of £10+VAT. You may wish to join as a member from £50+VAT and come along to many other events for free or at member rates!


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When: May 17th, 2021 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
United Kingdom