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CTO, Head of Engineering at Uber

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Thuan Pham has a BS, Computer Science and Engineering from MIT in 1990 and a MS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1991. Thuan was Vice President, R&D -- Cloud Management Platform at VMware, and Vice President, Engineering at Westbridge Technology, Inc. Thuan Pham joined Uber in 2013.

It was in 1979 that Thuan Pham left on a refugee boat from Vietnam, a country torn by a two-decade long war. On the 60-meter boat were 10-year old Thuan, his mother, a young brother, and about 370 other people, with no life jackets.

When they landed in Malaysia, Thuan and his family were rejected as refugees. Unwilling to go back to war-ravaged Vietnam, Thuan’s mother decided to take her two kids on another boat, to the island of Letung in Indonesia, where they spent 10 months.

The young Thuan used to swim to the nearby town to buy candies. His mother would then sell those candies in the refugee colony to earn bread for her kids.

After landing in Indonesia, Thuan’s mother applied for asylum in the US. The family’s application was approved and they landed in Maryland, where his mother worked as a ledger keeper at a gas station during day. In evening, she would work as a grocery packer at a supermarket.

Thuan was enrolled in a school in the US. On weekends he would work at a car wash station. He used to wear donated clothes and shoes. “I remember wearing girl socks for almost two years in oblivion, until someone pointed.”

Thuan was admitted to a bachelor’s program of computer science at MIT in 1986, and graduated in 1991, when the internet was just emerging.

From MIT, the boy from Vietnam went on to work at HP Labs, Silicon Graphics, DoubleClick, and VMWare. He joined Uber in 2013, when the company was present in 60 cities and employed about 200 people. Now, its present in about 400 cities.

At Uber, Thuan has rebuilt its architecture in such a way, that even if something goes down somewhere, the platform will still run.

The Uber CTO is introducing a hybrid scalability model for the taxi app company. Uber is building its own server farms as well as relying on third party vendors such as Amazon Web Services to manage the load.

For some countries such as China, the requests are bounced off local servers, which makes the app more responsive.

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CTO, Head of Engineering at Uber

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Thuan Pham Biography

Thuan Pham has a BS, Computer Science and Engineering from MIT in 1990 and a MS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1991. Thuan was Vice President, R&D -- Cloud Management Platform at VMware, and Vice President, Engineering at Westbridge Technology, Inc. Thuan Pham joined Uber in 2013.

It was in 1979 that Thuan Pham left on a refugee boat from Vietnam, a country torn by a two-decade long war. On the 60-meter boat were 10-year old Thuan, his mother, a young brother, and about 370 other people, with no life jackets.

When they landed in Malaysia, Thuan and his family were rejected as refugees. Unwilling to go back to war-ravaged Vietnam, Thuan’s mother decided to take her two kids on another boat, to the island of Letung in Indonesia, where they spent 10 months.

The young Thuan used to swim to the nearby town to buy candies. His mother would then sell those candies in the refugee colony to earn bread for her kids.

After landing in Indonesia, Thuan’s mother applied for asylum in the US. The family’s application was approved and they landed in Maryland, where his mother worked as a ledger keeper at a gas station during day. In evening, she would work as a grocery packer at a supermarket.

Thuan was enrolled in a school in the US. On weekends he would work at a car wash station. He used to wear donated clothes and shoes. “I remember wearing girl socks for almost two years in oblivion, until someone pointed.”

Thuan was admitted to a bachelor’s program of computer science at MIT in 1986, and graduated in 1991, when the internet was just emerging.

From MIT, the boy from Vietnam went on to work at HP Labs, Silicon Graphics, DoubleClick, and VMWare. He joined Uber in 2013, when the company was present in 60 cities and employed about 200 people. Now, its present in about 400 cities.

At Uber, Thuan has rebuilt its architecture in such a way, that even if something goes down somewhere, the platform will still run.

The Uber CTO is introducing a hybrid scalability model for the taxi app company. Uber is building its own server farms as well as relying on third party vendors such as Amazon Web Services to manage the load.

For some countries such as China, the requests are bounced off local servers, which makes the app more responsive.

FAQs on booking Thuan Pham

  • How to book Thuan Pham?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Thuan Pham for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Thuan Pham, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Thuan Pham or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Thuan Pham?

    Booking fees for Thuan Pham, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Thuan Pham, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Thuan Pham?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Thuan Pham for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thuan Pham for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Thuan Pham or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Thuan Pham or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Thuan Pham is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Thuan Pham for your event is available upon request. Thuan Pham generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Fengmin Gong, Avi Rubin, Mike Matas, Sam Cassatt and Hiroki Takeuchi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Thuan Pham for an upcoming event.

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