With nearly 20 years of Technology industry experience, Khosla will lead the daily’s engineering team and innovation strategy.
Former Uber and Apple executive Vineet Khosla is preparing to lead The Washington Post as Chief Technology Officer. In his new role, the Indian American will act as a senior advisor to the CEO and drive the engineering team and innovation strategy, to align the company’s technology goals with the overall vision of The Post, starting July 31.
Khosla announced in a LinkedIn post about his new challenge stating that he is “equal parts humbled and excited by the task ahead of me at Washington Post.” Highlighting the staff of The Post, as “a group of mission-driven people who came in every day to solve a real-world problem,” he said.
Further, Khosla said he’s privileged 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, to build a transformative user ecosystem that enhances the reader experience and provides opportunities for growth.”
According to Patty Stonesifer, The Post interim CEO, Khosla has an “extensive background in technology, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud computing, which makes him an excellent fit to lead the publication through our next phase of innovation.”
Khosla has proven experience of nearly 20 years leading in the technology industry, with the special exception of being the first engineering hire at Apple for Siri’s natural language engine and managing Uber’s maps routing team. He is a known expert in artificial intelligence and has graduated with a Master’s in AI from the University of Georgia.