eBay’s Transformation to a Modern AI Platform
How the AI transformation at eBay was powered by a modern AI platform with a unified and open approach.
Ashok Ramani leads vision, strategy and execution for eBay’s work in Computer Vision, Machine Translation and AI Platform. This includes managing the lifecycle of eBay’s AI, managing the AI applications on top of the AI platform including computer vision, machine learning and machine learning translation and serving as product lead for eBay’s Virtual Architecture Team and AI Strategy Team. Since first joining eBay in 2013, Ashok has created new business opportunities and disruptive innovations from the massive commerce data sets across eBay, PayPal and eBay Enterprise, and led rollout of innovations into top retail e-commerce experiences across multiple channels including display, site personalization and email. Prior to joining eBay, Ashok led Product, UX and Engineering teams globally at Yahoo!, IBM and various Silicon Valley startups. Ashok earned his M.B.A at Arizona State University.
Favorite eBay Experience:
From a professional standpoint, I have really valued opportunities like present to the executive leadership team and discuss the AI platform, the journey and the factors that made it possible. My real key takeaway, however, I think has been building the AI platform journey. It’s been a big collaboration and we failed and succeeded multiple times. It was a complete evolution of thinking that I’ve been able to see through.