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Indian American Vineet Khosla Joins The Washington Post as Chief Technology Officer

Indian American Vineet Khosla Joins The Washington Post as Chief Technology Officer

  • In his new role, the former Uber and Apple executive will lead the daily’s engineering team and innovation strategy.

Former Uber and Apple executive Vineet Khosla is joining The Washington Post as Chief Technology Officer. In his new role, starting July 31, the Indian American will serve as a senior advisor to the CEO and “will lead The Post’s engineering team and innovation strategy, helping to drive the company’s overall vision for its technology goals,” the daily said in a July 11 announcement. 

In a LinkedIn post announcing his new position, Khosla wrote that he is “equal parts humbled and excited by the task ahead of me at Washington Post.” Describing The Post staff as “a group of mission driven people who came in every day to solve a real world problem,” he said he was “honored to be part of this storied institution that sets a high bar on truth and democracy.”

Khosla has nearly 20 years of experience in the technology industry, including being the first engineering hire for Siri’s natural language engine at Apple and managing the maps routing team at Uber. He has been working with artificial intelligence since 2005 after graduating with his Master’s in AI from the University of Georgia.

In a statement to The Post, Khosla said he’s “honored” to join the daily and is “eager to connect with teams across product, engineering and the newsroom as we work together to drive The Post’s digital endeavors.” He said his “goal is to build a transformative user ecosystem that enhances the reader experience and provides opportunities for growth.”

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According to The Post interim CEO Patty Stonesifer, Khosla’s “extensive background in technology, including artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud computing, makes him an excellent fit to lead the publication through our next phase of innovation.”

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