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Dan Chu

Chief Product Officer, Waymo
Dan Chu is the Chief Product Officer at Waymo, a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. In his role, Dan leads all of product management, UX design, UX research, and technical program management for Waymo.

Prior to Waymo, Dan led the Google Maps platform product team, which reaches more than a billion active users every month. He also launched Google Coordinate and Google Hangouts.

Dan is keenly interested in the intersection of technology and social impact having worked on Benetech’s effort to improve human rights reporting technology, United eWay’s effort to streamline charitable donations, and Technoserve’s effort to accelerate socially impactful mobile apps including mobile payments in Kenya.

Before Google and Waymo, Dan led software engineering initiatives at early players in SaaS including Icarian (Kleiner Perkins), Catapulse (Benchmark) and Open Harbor (Menlo Ventures, NEA).

He holds a B.S. in Computer Science/AB in Economics from Stanford University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MPA in Technology Policy and Energy/Natural Resources from the Harvard Kennedy School.