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Thomas Arend, Ph.D.


CEO and Co-Founder of Savvy

Dr. Thomas Arend was Airbnb’s Head of International Product before he started his own business in early 2014. Prior to joining Airbnb, Thomas led Twitter’s International Product, drove Mozilla’s mobile effort and ran strategic initiatives at Google. Thomas changed the face of the Google homepage for hundreds of millions of users. Previously, Thomas was at the IBM Research Center and at SAP, where he launched the world’s first mobile business application for a Tablet and worked in the office of the CEO. 

Thomas holds a Masters degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin). He earned his PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction in 2003.