Mar 15–18, 2020

Compass uses Amazon to simplify and modernize home search

Joseph Sirosh (Compass)
1:45pm2:25pm Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Location: LL21B

Who is this presentation for?

Non-technical or Business audience




Compass is changing real estate by leveraging its industry-leading software to build search and analytical tools that help real estate professionals find, market, and sell homes.

Joseph Sirosh details how Compass makes every home (listing) in the company’s catalog discoverable to consumers and Compass real estate professionals. You’ll examine how Compass scaled its search infrastructure and leverages other AWS components, including Amazon Elasticsearch Service, to deliver a complete, scalable home-search solution.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of data analytics

What you'll learn

  • Learn how AWS helps Compass simplify and modernize the real estate industry
  • Understand use cases of Amazon Elasticsearch Service
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Joseph Sirosh


Joseph Sirosh is the chief technology officer at Compass. Previously, he was the corporate vice president of the Cloud AI Platform at Microsoft, where he lead the company’s enterprise AI strategy and products such as Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Search, and Bot Framework; the corporate vice president for Microsoft’s Data Platform; the vice president for Amazon’s Global Inventory Platform, responsible for the science and software behind Amazon’s supply chain and order fulfillment systems, as well as the central Machine Learning Group, which he built and led; and the vice president of research and development at Fair Isaac Corp., where he led R&D projects for DARPA, Homeland Security, and several other government organizations. He’s passionate about machine learning and its applications and has been active in the field since 1990. Joseph holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin and a BTech in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Chennai.

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