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Neal Richter

Neal Richter
Director, Advertising Science, Amazon

Dr. Neal Richter has worked in the software industry since 1996 and since 1999 focused on data science, machine learning, and AI applications. He is currently Director, Advertising Science for Amazon DSP. He oversees a team of data scientists and engineers focused on RTB bidding algorithms and systems across display, mobile, audio, and video. Prior roles include Chief Scientist at SpotX, a streaming CTV ad platform; Chief Technical Officer at Rakuten Marketing; and CTO and Chief Scientist at the Rubicon Project.

Within Tech Lab, Neal has served on the Board going back to the initial incarnation as the IAB Ad Technology Advisory Council. He has been a contributor to the development of the OpenRTB protocol, the deal_id, OpenRTB Native, ads.txt, ads.cert, sellers.json, and other associated standards.

Neal grew up in a log cabin in a rural area of Montana and holds a PhD in Computer Science from Montana State University.

When not sifting through data or designing high-scale systems and learning algorithms, Neal enjoys fly fishing, skiing, and living in the Rockies in Salt Lake City Utah with his wife, four teenagers, and an extremely furry dog.