Umesh Shankar is the Chief Technologist for Google Cloud Security. In his 16 years at Google, Umesh has led a number of foundational security and privacy initiatives including the creation of the Data Protection effort at Google, building global infrastructure for key management, authentication, authorization, insider risk, software supply chain security, data governance, and Access Transparency, to keep users’ data safe across all Google’s products and Google Cloud Platform. He also previously led the Google Assistant Ecosystem team including its developer platform, identity, monetization, and discovery services.
Umesh has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an AB from Harvard University. He is an avid soccer player, mixologist, clarinetist, husband, and dad to three boys.