Akash Garg is the Director of Engineering for the Driver Team at Uber. In 2016, Akash led the Mobile and Web Platform teams that spearheaded a rewrite and successful launch of the core Uber Rider app. He was previously Senior Director of Engineering for Twitter’s Growth team from 2011-2015, where his teams delivered tens of millions of active users to Twitter. He also co-founded and developed a social networking site, hi5.com, that emerged as one of the largest social networking sites in the world prior to its sale in 2011. He holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from Stanford.