Shin Kato

Staff Technical Product Manager @



Shin, currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, serves as a Staff Technical Product Manager for Autonomy Performance at Cruise, a driverless technology startup. Commencing his career as a Front End Engineer at a Japanese startup post-graduation, Shin later worked as a technology consultant at Accenture Tokyo office. After obtaining an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2012, he contributed significantly to the growth of retail and digital businesses at Amazon Japan, where he launched Prime Music, transforming it into the leading music streaming service, and introduced Alexa to Japan in 2017. Relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2017, Shin assumed the role of Principal Product Manager at Amazon, overseeing the development of new AI-powered experiences and essential infrastructure like the Data Platform at Amazon Music and AWS AI. Joining Cruise in June 2022, Shin now focuses on building crucial products to expedite the validation of simulation-based ML models and tech stack. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Waseda University.

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