Kushal is a proven data science leader, with 10+ years of experience in large-scale machine learning and data engineering (Amazon, UC Berkeley, etc.), 15+ years in leadership, and 20+ patents and publications.
Previously, Kushal led billion-dollar data science teams (Amazon), founded two high-growth, VC-backed startups (Vittana, TalentWorks) and originally made his bones in large-scale statistical models (UC Berkeley). He regularly advises CXOs through key organizational challenges involving data and has worked as a fractional senior data science executive at well-known companies, validating data strategy, proving new lines of data-driven business and building/up-leveling end-to-end data teams. He’s also been named one of Seattle’s Top 40 People Under 40, Social Innovator of the Year and TED Prize finalist. Kushal is a frequent speaker on using tech/data for good, has been profiled by the New York Times and LA Times and featured in everything from Fox News to USA Today to The Economist.
In his free time, Kushal races Ironman triathlons, trains guide dogs and dabbles in photography. He lives in the Bay Area with his pediatrician wife, 1-year-old daughter, 10-pound cat and 100-pound German Shepherd.