DIRECTOR, GLOBAL DATA SERVICES, PAYPAL
Anita Rao has 15+ years’ experience in various Data, Product, Business, Operations and Technology leadership roles across Hi-Tech, Financial Services and Payment Cards industries. She is currently at PayPal as Director of Global Product Data Services that delivers optimized Big Data services through leading edge platforms for strategic initiatives. Prior to that, at eBay Inc. Anita was the Chief Product Owner for Global Platform Services that included 24 SaaS and Big Data Platforms. She was also the Vice President and Head of Global Finance Systems at Visa Inc. where she delivered the strategy and development of Systems during Visa’s IPO. Anita has also held senior roles at Garage Technology Ventures, and Oracle. She earned a M.B.A. from Rutgers University, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. From UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, she completed her certification in Product Management and from Stanford her certifications in Data Science and Design Thinking. She has five patents pending in the Data realm.