Polly Allen

Polly Allen is a veteran technology executive with 20 years of experience developing software and building and leading software teams for some of the world’s most innovative companies. Most recently, she has been leading cross-functional science and engineering teams as a Principal Product Manager for Alexa AI at Amazon.  She is passionate about DEI in technology and AI, and empowering more people to understand, leverage, and participate in and benefit from the field. She is an experienced angel investor, corporate board member, and startup advisor. Polly speaks on panels and at conferences about Product Management for Innovation, Artificial Intelligence Ethics, and DEI in AI. She holds an M.Sc. in Software Engineering from MIT and the University of Victoria and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of British Columbia.