Person Overview

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Primary:
VP Engineering at Twilio
Past:
Director of Consumer Engineering at Skype
Education:
INSEAD, Estonian Business School

Detailed Description

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Ott Kaukver is Twilio's VP of Engineering.

Ott joined Skype as Technical Operations Manager in May 2004 when the company employed just 30 people worldwide. Within a month, Skype released its first paid offering and Ott began building a proper support organization around the engineering team. When he moved to his current position in late 2005, the Technical Operations team had grown to 75 people.

Ott joined Skype from Helmes, a Tallinn-based software development and IT-consulting company, where he helped turn a small loss-making group of programmers into a profitable 30-person team. Previously, Ott was instrumental in launching Xxl.ee, Estonia’s first internet portal, and has served as the Baltic IT manager for the retail research company Profindex.

Ott is a graduate of the Estonian Business School, with a degree in International Business Administration. Based in Tallinn, his passions include photography, cycling, triathlons and good food.

Experience (2)

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  • C01bfe638ddcaac9a59169cfc484d625

    Twilio

    VP Engineering
    Aug 16, 2013
  • Dcf6b22a6aa03162b52a654d61e58def

    Skype

    Director of Consumer Engineering

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Education (2)

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