4 juin 2012 par Fred
Dali Kilani, Product Management leader at Zynga, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor
With a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary background, Dali has found a suitable new home in Silicon Valley for the last 12 years. Born in Tunisia to an entrepreneurial father and a small business owner mother, he grew up in a risk-taking culture that will define many decisions throughout his life and career. He moved to France after high school and attended Ecole Polytechnique leading to a degree in Electrical Engineering. The opportunity to pursue a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University came along and opened the door to a career in the heart of the most entrepreneurial region in the world.
Dali joined Zynga in early 2010. He is currently fostering the adoption of HTML5 at the company and owns the internally developed state of the art HTML5 technology stack enabling game development across web and mobile devices. Priori to that, he held various positions at Zynga including CTO - External Publishing supporting the recent 3rd party publishing engagements announced at the Zynga.com platform launch, and Head of Engineering for Farmville, the most successful social game ever, and this during its most aggressive growth phase (reaching 30+M Daily Active Users). On his watch, Farmville delivered record breaking revenues for 4 consecutive quarters and therefore validated the free-to-play social gaming business model that Zynga had pioneered. His Farmville operational responsibility included the largest single application cloud deployment on Amazon EC2 at the time, totaling almost 10 thousand servers.
Before Zynga, Dali held various technology and product leadership positions at multiple bay area companies including Ciena (Optical Networking), Nvidia (Graphics and Mobile Divisions), PanoLogic (Virtualization) and eBay (eCommerce). He also founded HappData (Big Data) in 2009. Dali is an active member of the silicon valley entrepreneurial community as an angel investor and an advisor.
La video de l'interview par Jean-Louis Gassee: