Mark Porter is chief technology officer for transport at Grab, a leading online-to-offline mobile platform in Southeast Asia. In this role, Porter oversees Grab's technology infrastructure and teams dedicated to its transport business, which includes private car hires, taxi-hailing, motorbike taxis, carpooling, multimodal services and more.
Based in Seattle, Porter leads and works with teams in Grab's R&D centers in Singapore, Seattle, Beijing, Bangalore, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City to deliver a reliable, safe, seamless and personalized transport experience for all of Grab's users.
Prior to joining Grab, Porter was a general manager for five years at Amazon Web Services, leading the Relational Database Service, Amazon Aurora, RDS for PostgreSQL, the AWS Database Migration Service and the AWS Schema Conversion Tool. He was also the director of engineering for the RDS platform.
Porter has been programming since he was 11, and professionally since he was 16. He has a deep background in databases, systems programming, video compression, system performance and scalability and is a named inventor on 11 patents.