Cassie Kozyrkov founded the field of Decision Intelligence at Google where she serves as Chief Decision Scientist, advising leadership on decision process, AI strategy, and building data-driven organizations.
In almost 10 years at the company, Cassie has personally trained over 20,000 Googlers in data-driven decision-making and AI and has helped over 500 projects implement decision intelligence best practices.
Before her current role, she served in Google's Office of the CTO as Chief Data Scientist. The rest of her 20 years of experience was split between consulting, data science, lecturing, and academia.
She hails from South Africa, where she began her undergraduate studies in statistics at age 15 at Nelson Mandela University before moving to the United States to complete a degree in economics at the University of Chicago. She then earned graduate degrees in mathematical statistics, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience from Duke University and NCSU.
Cassie is also a top keynote speaker and a beloved personality in the data leadership community, followed by over half a million tech professionals. If you've had a good chuckle while learning about AI, statistics, or decision-making, chances are you've encountered her writing, which has reached millions of readers. She has been honored as a LinkedIn Top Voice for 3 years and as a #1 Artificial Intelligence writer on Medium for 5 years.
These days, she calls New York home. When she’s not working, you’re most likely to find Cassie at the theater, in an art museum, exploring the world, or curled up with a good novel.