Phil Calzavara

Engineer and Data Scientist

My name is Phil, and I'm an Engineer and Data Scientist. I'm currently a DS at Uber, where I help the team building a magical payment experience.

Before joining Uber, I was an early employee at kencko. During my tenure, I built and maintained the company's data stack and helped grow the business.

I majored in CS & Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan and Data Science at the PoliƩcnica de Madrid in Spain.

I've lived in 5 countries in 5 years. I speak four languages, and I'm fluent in SQL, Python, and Javascript. My favorite podcast is Masters of Scale by Red Hoffman.

March 2022

At Uber, I help stakeholders design products around payments and measure their success with randomized experiments.

With the Money team, I run experiments on products that impact 20M daily trips, equivalent to about $6B in monthly gross bookings.

My role is to ensure users can add payment methods and pay seamlessly using the app when requesting a trip.

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Sept 2019

At kencko, I was an early employee and the first Data Scientist. I built the company's data stack, ETL pipelines, and BI tools (GDS and Looker)

I was also in charge of designing the most strategic KPIs measuring the acquisition and retention of subscribers.

During my tenure, I've assisted the CEO with strategic data that helped secure $10M in Series A funding featured on Tech Crunch.

Feb 2019

At Geoblink I worked with geo-located datasets to build machine learning models estimating the unemployment and disposable income of Spanish households at a high level of granularity.

The project included the design of ETL pipelines on Airflow for fetching, transforming, and storing data in an S3 bucket and model development.

My work was awarded the highest grade at the PoliƩcnica de Madrid as part of my Master's thesis.