Regional Technology Director, North America
Ankur leads Fjord Technology within North America and is responsible for bringing together design, technology and innovation to infuse and inform all of Fjord’s work.
Ankur’s has been helping clients across industries drive business value and new experiences by leveraging large-scale mobile / IoT systems for two decades, and he passionately believes that the next battleground for service design will not revolve around screens but how the user’s environment adapts to empathize, personalize and pre-empt their needs.
Ankur believes that break-through innovation requires a culture in which “controlled failure” is acceptable and he works to cultivate an environment within Fjord where experimentation is encouraged and teams “actively learn” from their experiences. He has demonstrated a proven ability to work with clients to drive disruptive innovation, and he has recently been responsible for conceiving, incubating and launching a startup within Accenture that leverages IoT, machine learning and drones to help farmers make better operational decisions.
A graduate of Loughborough University (U.K.), Ankur holds a 1st Class Mechanical Engineering degree, is credited with 10 patents and is firmly believes in giving back to the local community through serving his second term on the board of Chicago Cares. Ankur lives in Lincoln Park, Chicago with his two sons and amazing wife. Ankur’s passion for design and technology extends into his personal life where he enjoys building furniture from reclaimed materials, drone racing to get back to his engineering roots and relaxing on the lake with the family to ground himself in what’s truly important.