Twitter – Chief Technology Officer – Parag Agrawal
On Friday, Twitter appointed Parag Agrawal as new Chief Technology Officer. In 2011, Agrawal joined Twitter as Ads Engineer, putting efforts on scaling Ads systems of the organization along with creating and deploying a digital platform for online machine learning. Agrawal completed his PhD from Stanford University in Computer Science.
According to reports, Agrawal’s appointment as CTO (Chief Technology Officer) was internally announced last year only. His job responsibility as CTO will include focusing on scaling cohesive machine learning and AI approach across the target audience and will also handle revenue product and infrastructure teams.
Agrawal completed his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from IIT Bombay and then moved to US for pursuing PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. During his PhD program, he also held research positions at Microsoft, Yahoo, and AT&T Labs. Later in 2011, Agrawal joined Twitter as an Ads Engineer and looking at his working capabilities, he was promoted to a Distinguished Software Engineer.