Khai YANG   张开通

Technology Strategist
Allstate Insurance


As a technologist at Allstate Insurance, Khai is responsible for the customer data strategy program execution to drive data insights that enable an outstanding personalized customer experience. I have a strong passion for mentoring, giving back to the Asian American community, and advocating for more women in technology. My purpose is to help others think differently so they can connect the dots and collaborate to create positive change.

What was your first job, and how did it shape your life?

My first job was a radio sports reporter in high school. As a cheerleader, I went to every game. I would give a 5 minute report on the football or basketball game scores and share game highlights. I got paid $20 per game. I learned how to pay attention and tell stories.

What keeps you awake at night?

Binge watching Netflix. Mozart in the Jungle was my latest binge.

What books are currently on your bedside table?

How to Create Products Customers Love by Marty Kagan

When do you feel most free?

Doing arts and craft with my kids. I think I enjoy it more than they do sometimes.


What was the last gift you received?

Red envelope for Chinese New Years. My parents still give me red envelopes even though I am married and with kids.

What is your view on money?

Money gives you choices. It’s still up to you to make the right choices to use it to do good.

What is an extraordinary place you have recently traveled to?

Honolulu, Hawaii. We took a party bus around the island with my family (18 of us) to celebrate my birthday last year.

You can’t beat the beautiful blue watered beaches and tasty Asian inspired food and awesome company.