Rekha Bachwani

Director, Disney+

Rekha is a Principal Engineer at Disney+ with expertise in machine learning, security and distributed systems. She leads the ML Engineering team that drives ML strategy for the services and engineering use cases. She has a PhD in Computer Science from Rutgers University, and has worked at Netflix and Intel Labs prior to joining Disney.

Past sessions

Summit 2021 Customer Experience at Disney+ Through Data Perspective

May 26, 2021 11:30 AM PT

Disney+ has rapidly scaled to provide a personalized and seamless experience to tens of millions of customers. This experience is powered by a robust data platform that ingests, processes and surfaces billions of events per hour using Delta lake, Databricks, and AWS technologies. The data produced by the platform is used by multitude of services including a recommendation engine for personalized experience, optimizing watch experience including group watch, and fraud and abuse prevention.

In this session, you will learn how Disney+ built these capabilities, the architecture, technologies, design principles, and technical details that make it possible.

In this session watch:
Rekha Bachwani, Director, Disney+
Martin Zapletal, Director, Disney+

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