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Deutsche Bank’s Chief Data Officer appointed Adjunct Professor by University of Southampton

Published: 6 November 2015

The University of Southampton has appointed JP Rangaswami, the Chief Data Officer at Deutsche Bank, as an Adjunct Professor.

Adjunct Professor is a new honorary title conferred to business and industrial leaders who contribute towards enterprise activities at the University. JP Rangaswami’s position as Adjunct Professor will see him working within the department of Electronics and Computer Science for a three year period to Summer 2018, with a particular focus on Web Science.

As part of the University’s Distinguished Lecture series, JP recently gave a talk to the Web Science Institute entitled "Mother's Home Cooking", using metaphors of ingredients, method and recipes to consider how we trust and consume data.

JP says: “‘When I first heard about Web Science I could immediately see the reason for this new approach and wanted to be part of it. We need multidisciplinary, multi-jurisdictional views, drawn from collaboration and working together across disciplines. If I were asked the one reason why the Web exists, I would say “collaboration”. Web Science must be about the ability to collaborate at a meta-layer, beyond disciplines, rather than augmenting and increasing the science in a single discipline. I look forward to working together with students in the Web Science Institute, as well as supporting the Web Science project in the future.”

JP Rangaswami is Deutsche Bank’s Chief Data Officer, responsible for enhancing the Bank's data quality and controls. Originally, an economist and financial journalist, JP has over 30 years of experience in information technology, primarily in the financial sector. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, JP was Chief Scientist at He was previously at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, he was named CIO innovator of the year by the European Technology Forum in 2004 and CIO of the Year by Waters magazine in 2003. He is a fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, a Trustee of the Web Science Trust and a Trustee of the Computer History Museum. He is also a venture partner for Anthemis Group and an advisory board member of Byte Night, a charity or young homeless people.

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