KEYNOTE: Scaling Engineering Hiring

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John Thimsen

CTO @ Qualtrics

John Thimsen is CTO & Global Head of Engineering for Qualtrics. He’s been with the company since early 2015, and has grown the Engineering organization from 50 to 350 in that time frame. Prior to Qualtrics, he spent 10 years at Amazon in various roles, most recently as an Engineering Director on the Amazon Echo team where he responsible for the Alexa software organization. Prior to Amazon, he worked at Microsoft, Openwave Systems, and Active Voice Corporation in hands-on engineering roles. A common thread in John’s career is building large-scale, web-based products. Working at Qualtrics is a continuation of that trend, as Qualtrics’ XM Platform helps companies manage the core experiences that matter. John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington.


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