Lauren Kisser

Director for AWS S3 based at Amazon’s Development Centre in Cambridge

    Lauren is Director for AWS S3 based at Amazon’s Development Centre in Cambridge. She leads a team of world class engineers working at the intersection of compute and storage.

    She is a champion for diversity and a STEM supporter. She is the executive sponsor of the Diversity Working Group at Amazon’s Development Centre in Cambridge, which aims to create and foster a diverse workplace. She was awarded the 2017 everywoman in Retail Ambassador of the Year award for her dedication to addressing the gender gap in retail and technology. Lauren has led outreach efforts to inspire girls to continue studying STEM subjects at school by inviting them to Amazon’s drone lab in Cambridge and regularly visited schools as a Prime Air STEM Ambassador.

    Prior to joining S3, Lauren was Director for Amazon Prime Air – a delivery system designed to safely get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones. Lauren led a global team of world‐renowned roboticists, scientists, and aeronautical engineers. In this senior role, Kisser led teams in flight operations, flight testing, product development, vehicle operations development and business operations. She holds two patents on automated fulfillment of unmanned aerial vehicles and multi-level fulfillment center for unmanned aerial vehicles.

    Having spent over a decade at the company, Kisser has also held multiple positions within Amazon’s information security and e-commerce teams. Prior to joining Amazon, Kisser drove security and compliance initiatives for Disney and Washington Mutual, and was director of information technology for the Cable Telecommunications Association for Marketing. Kisser earned both a Master of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver. She and her family live in Cambridge, U.K.