Waleed KadousEngineering Strategy Lead, Office of the CTO at Uber
Waleed Kadous leads Engineering Strategy in the Office of the CTO at Uber. He leads the definition and coordination of Uber's software platform across the organization, ensures Engineering has a healthy culture, and maintains its edge by accelerating adoption of critical new technologies (like proximity technology, 5G and mesh networks).
Prior to that, Waleed led the Sensing, Location and Computer Vision Platform teams, significantly improving key business metrics like cancellation rates, safety and costs. Simultaneously he helped define and drive Uber's machine learning strategy, culminating in key acquisitions and their integration.
Waleed joined Uber after 8 years at Google where he helped it make its own maps and drove significant advances in Android's location and sensing systems.
Waleed has an academic background with a PhD in machine learning. He has more than 30 patents and papers.