Chief Technology Officer, Americas
Shiva Vannavada is the Chief Technology Officer for dentsu americas. In his role, Shiva is responsible for strategic direction of technology, operational excellence, business growth initiatives and innovative solutions – for both internal & external clients - that are powered by intelligent, data-driven AI solutions, grounded in forward-looking AdTech/MarTech stacks, delivered by modern processes and solid governance.
Previously, as the Global Chief Technology Officer of iCrossing, Shiva brings 20 years of experience in technology consulting, application development, product development, data platforms, and IT operations. He has proven his technology chops while delivering marketing solutions for an impressive list of global brands, including Toyota, Bridgestone, DIRECTV (AT&T), NBA, Humana, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Jim Beam, Hyundai, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Kia, Leo Burnett, LG, AAA, Adobe, Carlisle, Vail Resorts, CITGO, First Data Bank, Merrill Lynch, Mellon Bank, Chase, Marie Claire, Bermuda Department of Tourism and Mazda.
Shiva has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India and a master's degree in computer science from Long Island University, New York.