JP is the first-ever Chief Data Officer at Deutsche Bank, and is a non-executive director of Ribbit – “Silicon Valley’s first phone company”. Prior to this he was Chief Scientist at Salesforce and the BT Group, after having been the MD of BT Design (responsible for innovation at the Group) and orginally joining BT as CIO of the Global Services supporting large businesses and organizations across the globe. He was named to silicon.com’s “Top 50 Agenda Setters in technology” in 2007 and 2008 and was ranked 18th in Wired Magazine’s 2009 first UK100 list of Britain’s “top digital power-brokers.”
Regarded as something of a maverick and an innovator, JP Rangaswami is an outspoken advocate of open source and using emerging and disruptive technologies to improve information sharing, education and collaboration. He is also a keen blogger on his own Confused of Calcutta website. Rangaswami actually started his career as a ﬁnancial journalist in his home city of Calcutta. He only switched to IT when he ﬁrst moved to the UK in 1980, writing technical manuals.