Dr. Pandurang Kamat is Chief Technology Officer, responsible for advanced technology research focused on unlocking business value through innovation at scale. He is a seasoned technology leader who helps customers improve user experience, optimize business processes, and create new digital products. His vision for Persistent is to be an innovation powerhouse that anchors a global and diverse innovation ecosystem, comprising of academia and start-ups.

Pandurang joined Persistent in 2012. Prior to Persistent, he was the Director of Analytics for Ask.com’s search and content businesses, where he led a global team to manage Ask’s analytics platform. Before that he helped build secure communications and digital media products at Bell Labs and HP Labs and an award winning wireless research platform at Rutgers University. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Goa University and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University. He is a well-published author with several international research publications, an ACM-India Eminent Speaker, serves on the board of studies at universities, and mentors technology start-ups.