Mitul Tiwari is the CTO and Co-founder of Passage.AI. His expertise lies in building data-driven products using AI, Machine Learning, and big data technologies. Previously he was head of People You May Know and Growth Relevance at LinkedIn, where he led technical innovations in large-scale social recommender systems such as “People You May Know” and “Related Searches”. Prior to that, he worked at Kosmix (now Walmart Labs) as a Lead Member of Technical Staff, where he worked on web-scale document and query categorization, and its application to vertical search, personalized newspaper, and tweets classification. Tiwari earned his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. His interests include natural language processing, data science, recommender systems, machine learning, and scalable systems. He has also co-authored more than twenty publications in top conferences such as KDD, WWW, VLDB, SIGIR, CIKM, and SPAA.