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 and service providers and vendors.
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 R/GA’s technology and creative teams and drives R/GA’s tech team to strive for engineering excellence in a way that improves the delivery of client projects.
Prior to joining R/GA, Kaustav was working at global consultancy firm Capgemini where he set up their Internet of Things special interest group and provided solution architecture consultancy across a number of public and private sector digital transformation projects. Kaustav has also worked across the industry at Publicis as head of technology, Cisco Systems Inc. where he leads 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 Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality 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 projects.
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.