Mike Krieger is a software engineer and entrepreneur, best known for co-founding Instagram, the internationally successful social media site. Making one of the biggest contributions to the social networking field since in its history allows Mike to offer expert and bespoke advice to corporate audiences and business clients, wanting to replicate some of his industry defining strategies. As a speaker, Mike gives implementable solutions and unrivalled advice on technology, entrepreneurialism and computer science.
In 2010, alongside Kevin Systrom, Mike designed & developed Instagram the photo sharing social media application. Over the following eight years, Mike continued to expand the horizons of the company to what it is today, integrating the latest in trends and technology through features such as the chat function and ‘story’ sharing. Using his knowledge and future analysis to produce updates, expand the company and respond to the demand of millions of customers, Mike’s entrepreneurial venture is now valued at $102 billion. Though he resigned in 2018, Mike’s influence on the social media industry is history defining.
Moving to California in 2004, Mike kickstarted his business and technology career when he gained a place to study at the prestigious Stanford University. Stanford provided Mike with both academic and industry opportunities, between 2004 and 2008. After completing a degree in Symbolic Systems, he went on to achieve a Masters in the same subject, strengthening his knowledge in computer science, linguistics, and human-computer interaction. In 2007, Mike was one of twelve students selected to take part in Stanford’s high-tech entrepreneurship program, allowing him to further develop the skills required for his influential career.
Prior to Co-Founding Instagram, Mike established himself as an asset to the tech industry, through a number of key roles. Initially challenging himself as an intern, Mike worked for Microsoft as a program manager, improving features in the iconic Microsoft Powerpoint, as well as interning for Foxmarks implementing search engine features. In 2009 he took on the position of User Experience Designer and Engineer at Meebo, prototyping and designing new products. Throughout his career history, Mike developed the necessary skills to pair with his innovative ideas culminating in one of the biggest online platforms created to date. As an entrepreneur who has had an unrivalled impact on the technology industry, Mike Krieger will transform your company and corporate audience into an industry leading giant with his keynote speech.