Shyam Sankar

Shyam Sankar

Chief Operating Officer, Palantir Technologies

A computer scientist, Shyam developed Palantir’s Forward Deployed Engineering approach, whereby technologists partner with leading government, commercial, and philanthropic institutions worldwide to solve their greatest data challenges and enable crucial outcomes.

Prior to working at Palantir, Shyam was the director of business development for Xoom Corporation, where he developed a global network of financial institutions providing low cost remittance services to immigrant communities in Africa, Southeastern Asia, India, and Latin America. Shyam has been profiled by media sources including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, National Public Radio, Bloomberg Business Week, and Forbes. He was a featured speaker at the 2013 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos, TED 2010, and TED Global 2012.

He received his MS in management science and engineering from Stanford University and his BS in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University.