Kaushal Kurapati is a Group Vice President of Products within Oracle’s Marketing Cloud division. He oversees a broad product portfolio that includes social listening, real-time analytics, and testing and personalization products.
Kaushal has vast experience in Technology and Product Management spanning areas such as Web Search, Personalization, Search advertising, Small Business, and e-commerce. Most recently he was VP of Product Management at MasterCard building a platform to deliver targeted ads or personalized card-linked offers based on past user transaction behavior. Prior to that he spent 6+ years at Yahoo in its Search and Small Business units. As head of product for Yahoo Small Business he managed an e-commerce platform and developed services for simplifying online marketing for small businesses. In Search, he was responsible for user experience for hundreds of millions of users over the core web search page and all vertical search platforms (image search, video search, local search, etc.) worldwide. Earlier in his career he developed recommender systems for TV, embedding machine learning based personalization algorithms into consumer set-top boxes while at Philips Electronics Research in New York.
Kaushal is an active participant in hackathons and is a three-time winner at MasterCard, including a grand global prize there couple of years ago. He holds 24 patents issued to-date and 50+ filed so-far, in the areas of Personalization, Payments, and Search Ranking. He is also a winner of the Yahoo Super Star award, a founders' award at Yahoo given to select-few worldwide. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Delaware. Kaushal holds an MBA from NYU's Stern school of business along with Masters degrees in Computer Science & Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland Baltimore County and University of Delaware respectively. He is originally an Aerospace Engineer from IIT-Madras in India.