Executive Technology Director EMEA
Kaustav is responsible for the growth and transformation of R/GA’s technology offerings across the EMEA region and forging R/GA’s strategic alliances programme with world class technology innovation firms, service providers and vendors. Areas of special focus include the development of blockchain business strategies, research and development in artificial intelligence and in-depth knowledge of delivering world class tech solution architectures.
As Executive Director for Technology, Kaustav directs R/GA’s approach to delivering and developing new revenue generating technology capabilities, actively promotes cross collaboration between technology and creative teams and ensures engineering excellence is delivered throughout all client projects.
Two parallel disruptions are rewriting the rules for platforms and experience design: AI and blockchain. They give unprecedented power to platforms that have huge sums of user data in order to optimize and personalize, whilst blockchain offers a new model for the decentralizing of data and incentive distribution for all participants. In this talk, Jen Heazlewood together with Kaustav Bhattacharya explore emerging issues and their implications for both the technology and the designer. You don’t want to miss out!
More about Kaustav:
Prior to joining R/GA, Kaustav was working at global consultancy firm Capgemini where he set up their IoT special interest group and provided solution architecture consultancy across a number of public and private sector digital transformation projects. Kaustav has also worked across industry at Publicis as head of technology, Cisco Systems Inc. where he lead sales engineering in Europe for a digital software platform built for the sports, media and entertainment industry. He is now focused on emerging platforms and technology related to to Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Blockchain and technology solutions for the Financial Services industry.
Kaustav has a formal background in artificial intelligence and software engineering. He has been involved in the field of web and mobile development, over the top video content delivery platforms, content management systems, CRM platforms, machine learning and eCommerce solutions.
In his spare time, Kaustav is an active amateur astronomer, an avid reader of science fiction, and a STEMNET ambassador, volunteering time to mentor young people into careers in science and technology.
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