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Avi Saxena is Chief Technology Officer for Warner Bros. Discovery and is responsible for all the technology that serves WBD’s consumer products globally, including HBO Max, discovery+ and the company’s enhanced streaming product, planned to launch in the Spring that will bring together the two platforms’ content catalogs in one unified user experience. Mr. Saxena also oversees all WBD direct-to-consumer News, Sports and Entertainment products such as CNN, Eurosport, GolfTV & Golf Digest, Bleacher Report, March Madness, NHL, Harry Potter Franchise, DC Comics, MotorTrend, Magnolia, TNT, TBS and numerous other entertainment products.
While based in the Warner Bros. Discovery Seattle office, Mr. Saxena is responsible for a global technology organization that spreads across Seattle, New York, San Francisco, Ottawa, London, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Budapest, India and many other global locations.
Mr. Saxena has more than 30 years of technology experience, about half of that with Amazon in a variety of roles, most recently as Vice President of Technology for Amazon Marketplace. He also held leadership roles at Microsoft and several internet infrastructure startups, where he created content delivery networks and other technologies to transform how businesses leverage internet technology.
Mr. Saxena holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University, an M.S. in Computer Science from University of Texas, Dallas, and a B.S. in Computer Science from SGS Institute of Technology and Science.