Ting Cai

Chief Data Officer, Group Senior Managing Executive Officer, Technology Services Division

Rakuten Group, Inc.

Ting Cai is a senior technology executive passionate about creating products and technologies that users have come to love. He has built and grown several successful products across search, commerce and network communications. At Rakuten, Ting is the Chief Data Officer and Group Senior Managing Executive Officer of the Technology Services Division. He is responsible for Data and AI strategy, services, engineering and research.

Prior to Rakuten, Ting served as a Senior Director for Geo Search and Assistant at Google, responsible for billions of local queries on Google Search, Map and Assistant.

Before Google, Ting was the General Manager for Microsoft's News & Feeds team. His team created the newsfeed on Bing and Edge with machine learning technologies and editors worldwide. He led the Search and Speech team in the Search Technology Center Asia, where the team provided various critical services on news search, multimedia search, ranking, mobile apps, speech recognition and text-to-speech. Ting loves shopping and has taken up various leadership roles in Bing Cashback and Bing Shopping in the US and Europe.

Ting started his career as a software engineer in network communications, where he worked on kernel drivers in Windows and created network protocols at Microsoft and a startup, Terabeam Networks.

Ting graduated from Dartmouth College with a master's degree in computer science and holds an MBA from the University of Washington. He is a member of the Guarini Board of Advisors at Dartmouth College. He holds several patents on user understanding, content recommendation, network communication and secure hashing algorithms.