- President, Palantir Technologies, USA
BSc, Electrical & Computer Eng., Cornell; MSc, Mgmt Science and Eng, Stanford. Former Director, Business Dev., Xoom Corp. With Palantir: currently, President; oversees customer engagements worldwide and manages day-to-day ops; developed the Forward Deployed Engineering approach, in which technologists work directly with the world's leading government, commercial, and philanthropic institutions to solve their most critical data challenges. Speaker, int'l events. Writes at www.shyamsankar.com about tech., entrepreneurship, global issues; contributor, World Economic Forum blog.