Gautam Kotwal is the Chief Technology Officer at Data Axle. As CTO, Gautam uses his industry expertise to drive growth in engineering and infrastructure to bolster Data Axle’s position as the cloud data company of the future. Gautam oversees the company’s comprehensive dataset and solutions capabilities and he is directly responsible for Data Axle’s global technology strategy and developing the data platform to drive next generation innovation.
Gautam has over 20 years of Silicon Valley experience and leadership roles in data analytics, and machine learning. Prior to Data Axle, he was most recently VP of Data Science and Engineering at Cisco. Prior to Cisco, Gautam served as Chief Data Officer and head of data science and engineering at Gojek, an on-demand multi-service platform and digital payment technology group based in Southeast Asia. He was also the VP of analytics, data platform, and data science engineering for retail giant Kohl’s, where he helped design and develop a series of data science products that improved customer experience and delivered business outcomes. Before that, Gautam spent nearly half a decade at the cutting edge of the streaming revolution as an engineering director at Netflix, where he helped launch streaming platforms – Apple, Microsoft Xbox, Wii, Smart TVs, services and infrastructure, and assisted in the growth of the customer base from 100,000 subscribers to 35M.