Suhas Manangi is the product head of the AI/ML Defense Platform team at Airbnb, where he leads work on accelerating the use of AI and machine learning in fighting fraud and abuse to ensure trust and safety in the online marketplace. Before joining Airbnb, he spent many years working with trust and safety teams at Amazon, Lyft, and Microsoft. Manangi is also active in the Product Management community, helping product managers transition to using AI/machine learning in their products.
Tech security and business Product Management have long been the focus of Suhas' life. Studying in his native India, he earned a B. Tech from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka for his work on elliptical curve cryptographic security. In 2015 he started a Technology and Business Consulting MBA from the University of Washington Bothell. He's furthered his academic interest by sitting on editorial and review boards for tech-security journals and conferences.
Life hasn't been all academics for Suhas, though. During his undergrad studies, he interned with Bosch developing software for three months. Following his degree, Suhas was hired by Microsoft in May 2010. During the eight years, he worked with the tech giant he held titles throughout Security Product Management departments. Among them were: Program Manager-Windows User Experience Team, Program Manager-Security and Identity, Program Manager-Core OS Security and Senior Program Manager - Identity Services Tools.