Product Lead, API.AI, Google
Ilya leads API.AI product development and strategy as its product manager at Google. Ilya co-founded API.AI and served as its CEO before Google acquired the company in September 2016. Prior to API.AI, Ilya co-founded and led several startups and also worked on research projects in natural language understanding and conversational UX areas, where he holds several patents. Ilya earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Novosibirsk State University in Russia and an MBA from the University of Brighton in the UK.