Phil Wilson

For the talk I was considering quick treatment of three topics:

  1. How an e-commerce platform evolves architecturally as scale grows.
  2. Computing product recommendations.
  3. Improving warehouse efficiency with better algorithms.

Short bio:  I began my career on Wall Street building trading and financial analytic systems in C++.  I left that world after several years to join Amazon.com, working in areas including order processing and, after moving to England,  product catalogue production.  Since then I led engineering organizations for Gumtree and Last.fm before returning to e-commerce at THG where I have had several roles in the technology organisation.