Chris Cox

Chief Product Officer, Facebook (Festival Underwriter)

Chris Cox is chief product officer at Facebook, leading its family of apps: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger. He joined Facebook in 2005 after earning his bachelor’s degree in symbolic systems from Stanford University in 2004. As a software engineer, Cox helped build the first versions of key Facebook features, including News Feed. He then became director of human resources, setting the tone for Facebook’s culture. In 2008, Cox became Facebook’s first vice president of product, where he built the initial product management and design teams, before being promoted to chief product officer in 2014. 

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