Innovation at Amazon: Pizza, Failure, and the Need for Speed
VP, Global Innovation Policy & Communications
Paul Misener is Amazon.com’s Vice President for Global Innovation Policy and Communications. An Amazon veteran with more than 16 years at the company, he previously was VP for Global Public Policy. Both an engineer (B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Princeton University, 1985) and lawyer (J.D., George Mason University, 1993; Distinguished Alumni Award, 2001), Paul oversees the development of Amazon’s public policy positions worldwide, serves as the company’s most senior policy spokesperson, and helps explain the technology behind its pioneering, customer-focused innovations. Formerly a partner in the law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding, Paul also served as Senior Legal Advisor to a Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Prior to this government service, he was Intel Corporation’s Manager of Telecommunications and Computer Technology Policy, and leader of the computer industry’s Internet Access Coalition.