Kathy Pham is a computer scientist, product leader and serial founder who has held roles in product management, software engineering, data science, people operations, and leadership in the private, non-profit, and public sector.
Her work has spanned Google, IBM, Harris Healthcare Solutions, and the federal government at the United States Digital Service at the White House, where she was a founding product and engineering member. She is the founder of the Women in Product Boston, the Cancer Sidekick Foundation, Team Curious, and Unite for Sight southeast. Kathy serves on the advisory boards of the Anita Borg Institute and the “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck” initiative. She also advises startups, conferences, and non-profits on hiring, building teams, and community inclusion.
As a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center, Kathy co-leads the Ethical Tech Working Group and focuses on ethics and social responsibility with an emphasis on engineering culture, artificial intelligence, and computer science curricula. Kathy also is a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she teaches Product Management and Society: Product Management and Society: Building Technology in Government and Beyond.
Kathy has been recognized as Nguoi Viet’s 40 under 40, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Guest to the State of the Union Address, a finalist in the StarCraft II After Hours Gaming League, the Georgia Tech Greek Hall of Fame, and worldwide champion at the Imagine Cup Technology Competition. Kathy holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Supelec in Metz, France. Her work has been featured in Wired, Politico, TechCrunch, NPR, VentureBeat, Nguoi Viet, and the Huffington Post.