Speaker: Vernon Germano

(He / him / his)

Senior Manager of Machine Learning Engineering @zillow

Vernon Germano is a Sr Manager of Machine Learning Engineering for Zillow. Vernon leads machine learning, software engineering and data engineering teams who create automated offers and automated pricing services for underwriting and resale of residential real estate nationally for Zillow Offers.

Before joining Zillow, Vernon spent eight years with Amazon leading ML science and engineering teams building deep learning infrastructures for retail and Prime Video. Vernon and his teams have authored multiple patents and papers using deep learning and computer vision and have created several novel Machine Learning technologies supporting intellectual property enforcement, anti-counterfeiting and automated ratings for Amazon. 

In his spare time Vernon is a passionate technophile and a volunteer Firefighter/EMT who enjoys traveling the world for Formula One and MotoGP racing events (Ducati and Ferrari, Viva Italia).