Yandex Technologies, CEO
CEO of Yandex Technologies. His team is responsible for: machine learning technologies from scientific research to service applications; reliability and performance of base search and ad tech; keeping the uptime of Yandex at large at 99.99%. One of the tasks he’s currently working on is implementing data-heavy neural networks and high-performance GPUs to improve the quality of services.
Pyotr has been part of Yandex since 2009 and worked his way up from developer to CEO. He studied at Moscow State University’s Department of Mechanics and Mathematics and, in 2003, defended his candidate dissertation on algebraic topology. In his leisure time, he plays ping-pong and follows esports.