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Kian Katanforoosh

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Personal bio
Kian Katanforoosh is the CEO and cofounder of Workera, the skills intelligence platform helping people and organizations define, understand, and measure their skills precisely. The company empowers many Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies and their employees to upskill and stay ahead by unlocking the skills data needed to drive innovation and data-driven talent strategies. They get an objective pulse of their innovation skills through a configurable skills ontology and AI-powered measurement of skills at an atomic-level. Workera focuses on innovation skills for all levels across data, AI, software, cloud, and cyber. Kian also co-created and taught the Stanford Deep Learning class (CS230) in the Computer Science department with Prof. Andrew Ng. He has been acknowledged for his teaching excellence by Stanford with the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford’s highest teaching award, and the Centennial Award for Excellence in teaching. Additionally, Kian is a founding member of deeplearning.ai and he co-created the Deep Learning Specialization on Coursera with Andrew Ng. From 2014 to 2016, Kian co-founded and co-led Daskit, a French start-up developing in-classroom ed-tech solutions for universities. Kian holds a Masters degree in Management Science & Engineering (CS track) from Stanford University and a Masters of Applied Mathematics & Engineering from Ecole CentraleSupelec (formerly Ecole Centrale Paris). His family migrated from Iran to France, and he grew up next to Paris.

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