Raffi Krikorian is director of Uber's Advanced Technologies Center, which is focused on building massive scale data and software platforms to change computing, transportation and the world with self-driving technology. Until August 2014, he was Twitter's vice president of engineering in charge of the Platform, the core infrastructure of Twitter. He managed 400 people who worked on, among other things, the business logic, scalable services, APIs, storage, core libraries and the internal development model of all of Twitter. Krikorian attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work involved creating a new kind of network for everyday devices called "Internet-0," an analogue to the Internet of Things.