Dr. Shirshanka Das is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Acryl Data. Prior to founding Acryl Data, Shirshanka was the overall architect for Big Data at LinkedIn from 2010 to 2020, and responsible for creating the metadata and data management strategy at the company. As part of this, he founded the DataHub project and shaped its evolution to a metadata platform that powers productivity and governance use cases at LinkedIn. He is also a PMC and committer on the Apache Gobblin project which manages 100PB+ of data assets at rest at LinkedIn, and is deployed in production at other large companies like Verizon and PayPal. Prior to LinkedIn, Shirshanka worked on high performance serving systems at Yahoo and PayPal. Shirshanka has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA.