As Chief Scientist, Mok Oh contributes to PayPal’s ongoing product innovation through the collection and analysis of a range of customer insights. For well over a couple of decades, he has been involved in researching and building technologies, products and businesses that help connect the offline and online worlds. Oh comes to PayPal from Where, which was acquired by eBay in April 2011. As Where’s chief innovation officer, he oversaw the development of the “Atlas Project,” which aims to better digitize the real (offline) world, better connecting it to the online world, and ultimately making the commerce ecosystem better as a result.
Prior to Where, Oh founded, a data visualization company called EveryScape that generated revenue streams from various markets: travel, local search and mobile. He’s played a multitude of roles throughout his career ranging from including data architecture and product management to intellectual property strategies and business development. Prior to founding EveryScape, he worked for Accenture as an information systems analyst.
Oh holds a Ph.D. in computer graphics from MIT; an M.S. in computer science from University of Pennsylvania; and computer science, art history and studio art degrees from Oberlin College.
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows people to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With 110 million active accounts in 190 markets and 25 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global e-commerce. PayPal is an eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY) company and is made up of three leading online payment services: the PayPal global payment service, the Payflow Gateway and Bill Me Later. More information about the company can be found at PayPal.com. PayPal is headquartered in San Jose, California, and its international headquarters are located in Singapore.