Konark works as a Tech lead with Cliqz GmbH – developing privacy-focused search engine and browser technologies under the Cliqz and Ghostery brands. Helping Cliqz GmbH in making privacy a mainstream topic, Konark works on projects ranging across Privacy by design, Anonymous Data collection like Human Web, Human-web proxy network, Anti-Tracking etc.
Prior to Cliqz, Konark was working with one of the largest e-commerce website in India(Makemytrip.com) in data platform and security team, solving interesting challenges related to data warehousing, business intelligence and data security.
As an active member of the community, he loves contributing and getting involved at various fronts in whatever way he can - be it through organizing conferences for like-minded people or just disrupting social causes through technology.
His recent personal projects, in an endeavor to find and help organizations fix vulnerabilities have spanned across web browsers, health trackers, Government services, travel mobile apps to name a few.
Konark has been a speaker and presenter at numerous international conferences like Privacy Week, MRMCD, Apache Big Data, Berlin BuzzWords to name a few.
Uncovering Twitter troll armies by monitoring and analyzing millions of tweets using Python to identify suspicious entities that intended to skew online conversations and spread misinformation.
Organizations with digital products that lack even the most basic data security practices are living in a utopian world where people leave their safe open and never expect a burglar to walk in.