Mr. Sasha Ostojic is an Operating Partner at Playground Global, a venture fund in Palo Alto, where he works with portfolio companies on defining and executing technology and business strategies. Advisory Board positions include Samsung Electronics (smart machines and mobility), Zoox (autonomous vehicles), Deepen AI (intelligent data tools for autonomous systems), and Cognomotiv (AI powered vehicle reliability, safety and security).
Previously as Senior Vice President Engineering at Cruise Automation, an autonomous vehicle technology company owned by General Motors, Sasha guided the software and hardware teams in achieving an industry leadership position. Prior to Cruise Automation, Sasha spent close to 10 years at Nvidia where as Vice President Software he was in charge of some of the most strategic and mission critical initiatives that contributed to Nvidia becoming the undisputed leader in AI technologies and visual computing. Sasha was also an early pioneer in developing and deploying speech recognition and text to speech solutions at IBM.