Charlie Kindel currently leads product development for the Smart Home capabilities of Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo and other devices.

Prior to joining Amazon in 2013, Charlie founded several startups in the Seattle area and consulted for technology companies in Seattle, Boston, New Hampshire, and California.

From 1990 to 2011 he built and ran organizations at Microsoft, shipping Internet Explorer, Windows NT, Windows home networking, Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server, and Windows Phone 7.

He has a large social media following (@ckindel on Twitter) and blogs on various topics at

Charlie is a graduate of the University of Arizona, and holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering

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