Daryl Manning

dwm@wakatara.com
+65 8315 0747
Singapore

Summary

Senior engineering, data science, and venture executive of 20 years and 7 countries. Built several successfully-exited and acquired technology companies. Have deployed mission-critical engineering and production AI/ML capabilities in complex verticals: fintech/banking, travel, insurance, online gaming, marketing, SaaS, campaigning, and eCommerce.

Career Highlights

Work Experience

Vice President, Data

Traveloka | Singapore | Oct 2017 - Apr 2020
1 of 3 Group co-CTOs after technical co-founder departure. Led AI, Data Science, Analytics, and Data Engineering with 125+ team for one of Asia’s fastest growing travel unicorns: 10M+ monthly customers, 5 Business Units, 8 countries, $5B USD valuation.

Managing Director

Pivotal Labs APAC (formerly Neo Innovation) | Singapore | Sep 2013 - Sep 2017
Neo was Pivotal Labs’ APAC venture builder practice. Spun off in EMC’s 2012 acquisition, Neo was re-acquired 4 years later by Dell/Pivotal in Feb 2016 after becoming one of Asia’s most recognized and successful innovation studios. Full P&L, operational, strategy, and BD responsibility.

CTO and Managing Director

Wakatara | Hong Kong/Sydney | Apr 2011-Sep 2013
Wakatara Heavy Industries is an NGO sector-specific engineering and data science consultancy providing production builds and product management expertise to some of the world’s most prominent NGOs.

Director of Online Campaigning and IT

GetUp | Sydney | Oct 2009 - Apr 2011
GetUp is Australia’s independent, online organization advocating for progressive national political change in the areas of the environment, economy, human rights, and democracy.

Director of Information Technology

Amnesty International - International Secretariat | London | Oct 2006 - Oct 2009
Amnesty International is the world’s largest and most recognized human rights NGO. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for its work. AI has 7M+ members worldwide supported by 70+ offices and 5000+ staff.

Director of Analytics and BI

Lancashire Finance | Vancouver | Jan 2003 - Oct 2006
Lancashire Finance is a $500M USD/a entertainment conglomerate focused primarily on online gaming with diverse interests in music, television production, and restaurants.

Directeur Technique (CTO)

MDIB | Paris | Apr 1999 - Dec 2002
MDIB is France’s 5th largest private investment bank specializing in M&A in media, luxury, and premium consumer brands and venture capital incubation in select digital verticals.

Solution Architect, Bowne & Co | Toronto/New York | 1996-1999
Senior Information Manager, Kraft Canada | Toronto | 1995
Senior Knowledge Analyst, Cott Corporation | Toronto | 1994
Economist, Ministry of Treasury and Economics | Toronto | 1993

Technologies

Languages Frameworks
GoLang
DSci/ML
Fiber, Gonic
golearn, gonum, goml, gorgonia, goro, gold
JS/Typescript Node, React, Serverless.js, D3, some React Native
Crystal Kemal, Amber
Ruby Rails, Sinatra, Padrino
Python
DSci/ML
Flask, some Django
scikit-lrn, numpy/pandas, matplotlib/seaborn, tensorflow

Technology Stacks

Volunteer Experience

Amphibian Ark International | Australia/USA | 2013-2019

Architected and built global species assurance tracking system to coordinate zoo and conservation organization species’ survival programs and reintroduce endangered species.

DataKind | Singapore | 2014-2016

Co-founder of 1 of the 5 global hubs for DataKind, the data-science-for-good NGO, in Singapore. Director of Operations for DK SG until stepping down in late 2016.

Education

MSc Information Technology, University of Liverpool, 2003
BA Honours Economics and Political Science, Western University, 1992

Languages

English native, French advanced, Spanish proficient, Indonesian intermediate