Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Parag Agrawal, Dantley Davis, Vijaya Gadde & Kayvon Beykpour

CTO, Twitter & Global Lead of Legal, Policy and Trust, & Safety, Head of Design and Research & Twitter Head of Product

Parag Agrawal has risen in the ranks over the past 8 years at Twitter and is now the CTO. As CTO, his responsibilities include leading efforts to increase the relevance of tweets in Twitter users’ timelines and preventing abuse on the social network using AI. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) and his PhD in computer science from Stanford University. Prior to Twitter, Parag held various research roles at Microsoft, Yahoo!, & AT&T Labs.




Dantley Davis leads design and research at Twitter. Prior to joining Twitter, Dantley was at Facebook, where he led product design for Stories, News Feed, and Video. He spent seven years at Netflix, where he was responsible for design and product strategy for television and mobile experiences. His work transformed streaming user interfaces across the SVOD industry. Dantley received his undergrad degree and MBA from the University of San Francisco.




Vijaya Gadde is the global lead for legal, policy, and trust and safety at Twitter. At Twitter, Gadde has made privacy and opposing the censorship of twitter internationally policy priorities, notably by filing suit to oppose the 2014 Turkish ban of Twitter. She has also announced Twitter’s hiring of researchers to study the health of discourse on the platform.

Before joining Twitter in 2011, Gadde spent nearly a decade working at the Silicon Valley law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, then spent time as Senior Director in the legal department of Silicon Valley technology firm Juniper Networks.While at WSGR, Gadde worked on the 2006 $4.1 billion McClatchy Co.-Knight Ridder Inc. acquisition and acted as counsel to the New York Stock Exchange’s Proxy Working Group and Committee on Corporate Governance.

Vijaya was originally born in India, but eventually moved to Beaumont, Texas at the age of 3. She received a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and her JD from New York University’s law school.




Kayvon Beykpour is the Head of Product at Twitter where he oversees all of the social platform’s product vision, innovation, design, development, & execution.


Kayvon graduated from Stanford in 2010 and while there, he interned at Autodesk, did freelance web development and strategy, and cofounded Terriblyclever Design. After Terriblyclever was bought by Blackboard, Beykpour joined their team as general manager of the mobile division and also served as a senior executive of Blackboard Mobile. After he left, he cofounded Periscope, an app that allows anyone to capture or watch a live video broadcast. It was bought by Twitter before it even launched—and garnered more than 1 million people registered in the first 10 days after the official launch.