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Former Amazon Vice President Tim Kohn takes on Technology and Product Advisor role at Akeneo

Product experience company, Akeneo, has announced the appointment of former Amazon Technology and Product Vice President, Tim Kohn, to Technology and Product Advisor. 

In this role, Kohn will serve as a mentor to Akeneo’s engineering team and will directly contribute to developing the Akeneo Product Cloud offerings.

“Tim is a tremendous technology and product leader, and we’re delighted that he’s joining Akeneo at the perfect time for the company to benefit from an industry veteran of his calibre,” says Nicolas Dupont, Co-Founder and CPO at Akeneo. 

“Tim’s expertise in scaling fast growing software solutions will help pave the way for Akeneo to further develop an elite team of innovators positioned to reimagine Product Cloud capabilities.”

Kohn’s career began as one of Amazon’s first 20 software developers in 1997 and he has since developed 1,000+ person teams during critical phases in the company’s rapid expansion. 

Kohn most recently served as Vice President of Video Experience Technology at Prime Video, responsible for the Prime Video app on all platforms, commerce, content discovery, personalised recommendations and content compliance. 

Prior to that, he operated as Vice President of Networking and Amazon Web Services, where he managed all aspects of the Amazon network, including network designs, hardware and software development, operations and network interconnection business development. 

Before his Vice President roles, Kohn worked for Amazon.com, having overseen product classification, product data auditing, and the development of algorithmic techniques for enhancing data quality.

“I’m impressed by how Akeneo Product Cloud activates experiences on all channels of the customer journey to ensure high conversion of browsers into buyers, increase revenue and margins, and decrease returns for both brands and retailers,” he says. 

“The hybridisation of commerce is accelerating, and brands must exploit more discovery, research, transactional sales and customer advocacy to unlock their business growth. This leaves me eager to support the rising demand for Akeneo’s world class product data and performance analytics software.”

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