Tina Kirkpatrick is a Sr. Business Development Manager on the Alexa Smart Properties team at Amazon. Tina works with marquee hospitality brands to help create visionary Alexa Voice experiences for guests via Alexa for Hospitality. Having worked in various hospitality capacities (Special Events & Catering Manager, VIP Concierge, Stadium Hospitality Suite Ambassador, Front Desk Agent, Housekeeper and Bell-Woman), Tina contributes first-hand experience and insights of “Back-of-House” operations to influence the Alexa for Hospitality program. Over the last 8 years with Amazon, Tina has focused on building new business models for customers that enhance their day-to-day lives. Her niche’ is the ability to bridge the gap between business and technology working to demystify technology innovation, making it more approachable to anyone looking to understand.
In a previous life Tina was a Production Buyer for the Oprah Winfrey Show, working on Oprah’s Favorite Things where she learned and grappled with the question “What do people really want?” Since then her career path has centered around answering that question by building experiences that (may) answer that very question.