JP Rangaswami is Managing Director, Strategy and Innovation for BT Design – BT Group’s design and delivery business. BT Design has total responsibility for designing, building and implementing BT’s network, IT and business processes, systems, networks (non-Openreach) and technologies.
JP is responsible for defining and executing BT Design’s strategy, leading a team that explores how to make the art of the possible a reality. JP’s reputation for innovation and collaboration make him ideally suited to a role that encompasses the development of BT’s 21CN web services, BT’s growing Open Source innovation group and other initiatives seeing innovation at the edge of the network. He has extensive international experience and is passionate about delivering outstanding end-to-end customer experience.
JP joined BT from Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein where he served as Global CIO demonstrating recognised market leadership in the use of innovative tools and techniques. He is a compelling advocate for community-based “opensource” development methods and practices.
He is a fervent blogger (www.confusedofcalcutta.com), a frequent tweeter (http://twitter.com/jobsworth) and a regular speaker at industry events, particularly on collaboration, innovation and opensource. He was named CIO of the Year by Waters Magazine in 2003, CIO Innovator of the Year by the European Technology Forum in 2004, European Innovator of the Year in 2005, and was named as one of the 50 Global Agenda Setters in 2007 by silicon.com. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). JP is also a Freeman of the Information Technologists Company (a London City Livery Company, also known as the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists).
Passionate about education, he is chairman of the School of Everything (www.schoolofeverything.com), a startup focused on social action through education. He also serves on the management board of Kings Church International (www.kcionline.org) and on the board of trustees of Byte Night, (www.bytenight.org.uk), the IT industry’s annual sleep out in aid of the National Children’s Charity (NCH).
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