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Avi Saxena

Chief Technology Officer

Avi Saxena serves as Chief Technology Officer for Ժ, where he is responsible for the technology that serves the company’s consumer products globally, including Max, Ժ’s enhanced streaming platform that launched in the U.S. on May 23, as well as HBO Max in global markets, and discovery+. 

Saxena also oversees all 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. He 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.

Prior to joining Discovery, Inc., Saxena worked for Amazon in a variety of roles, most recently as VP 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.

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.