Daryl Manning

dwm@wakatara.com
+65 8315 0747
Singapore

I build technology products, teams, and companies. Mostly with code and data science. Usually successfully.

Summary

Engineering, data science, and venture executive. 20 years, 7 countries, 4 continents. Built several successfully-exited and acquired technology companies. Deployed mission-critical, scalable, production engineering and ML capabilities in complex verticals: delivery, travel, fintech, online gaming, and campaigning.

Highlights

Notable Experience

Vice President, Data

Delivery Hero | Berlin/Singapore | Oct 2020 - present
World’s largest on-demand delivery network: 49 countries, 4 continents, 800k+ restaurant partners, ~25k staff, and 5M+ daily orders. Leading 3 continent team covering global Data Platforms, Data Science, and Machine Learning and tackling cross-domain and global business problems. Responsible for global Data Mesh, CDP, Experimentation, and ML Platforms.

Vice President, Data

Traveloka | Singapore | Oct 2017 - Apr 2020
SE Asia’s travel unicorn: 10M+ monthly customers, 8 countries, $5B USD valuation. Led Data Science, ML, Analytics, Platforms, Data Lake, DWHing, and BI.

Managing Director

Pivotal Labs APAC (formerly Neo Innovation) | Singapore | Sep 2013 - Jan 2017
Neo was Pivotal Labs’ APAC lauded venture builder practice acquired by Dell/VMWare in Feb 2016. Led pre-acquisition turnaround in under 2 years: 25+ billable staff, $10M+ USD in ARR, industry leading margins and utilization rates.

Director of Information Technology

Amnesty International - International Secretariat | London | Oct 2006 - Oct 2009
AI is the world’s largest human rights NGO. Awarded Nobel Peace Prize. 7M+ members worldwide supported by 70+ offices. Led global technology: Development, Corp IT, NetOps, and Field and Secretariat Support.

Directeur Technique

MDIB | Paris | Apr 1999 - Dec 2002
MDIB is France’s 5th largest private M&A investment bank. Led technology for bank and its VC incubator.

Managing Director, Wakatara Heavy Industries | Hong Kong/Sydney | 2011-2013
Director of Online Campaigning and IT, GetUp! | Sydney | 2009-2011
Director of Analytics and BI, Lancashire Finance | Vancouver | 2003-2006
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
Go Gin, Fiber
Go DSci/ML golearn, gonum, goml, gorgonia, goro, gold
Python Flask, some Django
Python DSci/ML numpy/pandas, scipy, sklearn, matplotlib/seaborn/bokeh, LightGBM/XGBoost/CatBoost, tensorflow etc
JS/Typescript Node, Vue, React, Serverless.js, D3, some Deno
Ruby Rails, Sinatra, Padrino

Technology Stacks

Volunteer Experience

Amphibian Ark International | Australia/USA | 2013-2019

Built tracking system to globally coordinate zoo and conservation organizations' species survival programs and save or reintroduce endangered amphibian species.

DataKind | Singapore | 2014-2016

Co-founder of 1 of 5 global hubs for DataKind, the data-science-for-good NGO. Director of Operations for DK SG.

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