Ken is the VP of Analytics and Platform Technologies at Zynga, where he’s focused on ensuring that Analytics is a key strategic asset for Zynga, and is responsible for managing Zynga’s massive analytics platform and generating key insights that drive Zynga’s strategy. In addition, he’s also responsible for delivering key social, communication, and personalization technologies which power Zynga’s games and act as the foundation for one of the world’s largest social gaming platforms.
Previously, Ken was the founder and CEO of LucidEra, a company that pioneered the creation of the on-demand analytics market. Before founding LucidEra, Ken was VP and General Manager of Siebel CRM OnDemand at Siebel Systems, where he created and successfully launched Siebel’s highly rated hosted CRM solution. Prior to that, Ken was VP of Marketing for Siebel Analytics (now Oracle Analytics), where he helped Siebel become the industry’s largest provider of analytics applications. Before Siebel, Ken served as Senior VP of Products for Salesforce.com, where he spearheaded all development and product marketing functions. In parallel, he also served on NetSuite’s advisory board. Before Salesforce.com, Ken was co-founder and CEO of Emergent Corporation, a consulting company focused on building large-scale data warehousing solutions for Fortune 500 companies which was acquired by Keane, Inc. in 1999. Ken started his career at the Scalable Systems Division at Oracle, where he helped pioneer the use of highly parallel hardware and software technology for large scale data warehouses.
Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering from Harvard University and a master’s degree in business from Stanford University.