AG Gangadhar is the chairman and acting CEO of Digital Asset, the blockchain and digital ledger technology company. He was appointed to the role in December 2018, replacing Blythe Masters, who stepped down from that role after 3 1/2 years.
Gangadhar joined Digital Asset's board in April 2018, and worked on the firm's engineering and product strategy. He is also responsible for helping the company scale its technology and global operations for digital ledger technology for financial services, healthcare, supply chain and other industries.
Gangadhar has had a wide and varied computer engineering career, working for tech giants such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Uber and General Motor's self-driving division Cruise.
He joined Digital Asset after a short stint as chief technology officer at Cruise, from August 2017 to March 2018. Prior to that, he served as head of core engineering at Uber, heading the firm's storage, data systems, machine learning and infrastructure teams from August 2015 to July 2017.
Before that, Gangadhar was senior director, infrastructure and cloud engineering at Google, where he managed Google's cluster compute products from March 2010 to August 2015. He was an engineering director at Amazon Web Services, launching the Cloud Database business from September 2009 to November 2010 and held a variety of engineering roles at Microsoft from June 2001 to July 2007.
He earned his bachelor's degree in engineering and computer science from the University of Mumbai and a master's degree in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
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