Sayan Chakraborty is co-president and leads Workday’s product and technology organisation. In this role, he is responsible for the strategy, delivery, infrastructure and security of the company’s platform as well as its entire suite of solutions.
Since joining Workday through the acquisition of GridCraft in 2015, Sayan has held several leadership roles including executive vice president of product and technology, executive vice president of technology, and senior vice president of tools and technology. Before co-founding GridCraft and serving as chief operating officer, Sayan was vice president of software development at Oracle, where he led teams focused on next-generation collaboration products. Prior to Oracle, Sayan served in various leadership roles at several technology start-ups over the course of nearly two decades. At the start of his career, Sayan worked as an engineer on interplanetary spacecraft at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as well as on the early commercialisation of global positioning systems (GPS).
Sayan is also a current member of the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC), which is tasked with advising the president and executive branch on US government policy issues related to artificial intelligence.
Sayan holds a master of science degree and a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.