Full Name
Vishal Sharma
Job Title
Vice President
Alexa AI, Amazon
Brief Biography
Vishal Sharma is vice president of Amazon Alexa’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Information organization. In this role, he oversees the team that ensures customers’ Alexa experiences are insightful, bringing access to information across Amazon devices and services, including Echo products, Amazon Fire TV, and third-party offerings.

Vishal believes there are few things in the tech industry as promising as Assistance in transforming everyday human life. He and his team guide the user-experience, breadth of skills, and developer and partner enablement of Amazon devices and services to continue to break new ground in the industry. This includes bringing multimodal exploration and conversation in ambient contexts to millions of customers in intuitive ways, connecting them with information and actions that reflect their interests and needs.

Prior to Amazon, Vishal was vice president of Products, Intelligence, and Experience in Core Developer at Google and led a team focused on using AI to transform the creation and evolution of software. He also led YouTube Advertising and Google Assistant, including its first launch (Google Now) a decade ago that pioneered proactive and voice-driven assistance. Vishal has also served as corporate vice president of Knowledge and Conversation for Microsoft AI and Research, joining the company after its acquisition of Wand Labs, where he was founder and CEO.

He received his MBA from the University of Chicago, an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a BTech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Vishal Sharma