Ryo Katsuki joins marketing agency Artefact in London office

04 June 2019 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Artefact has unveiled Ryo Katsuki as the firm’s new Vice President of Data. The data-driven marketing consultancy made the appointment hoping Katsuki will enhance its authority in the AI and data space.

A digital marketing agency built on a union of marketers and engineers, Artefact works with some of the world’s largest brands to redefine the future of customer experience through new technologies. With 25 offices across 17 countries, and boasting a roster of more than 1000 employees, the firm provides over 600 clients with data consulting, digital marketing expertise and technology development, among other services. Since it was founded in 2015 by French Engineering School Polytechnique alumni Vincent Luciani, Philippe Rolet and Guillaume de Roquemaurel, Artefact has sustained a steady growth rate.

As the firm looks to enter a new growth phase, Artefact has appointed industry veteran Ryo Katsuki as a Vice President in the field of data. The move sees Katsuki heading up Artefact’s data analytics, engineering and data science teams in the UK, with a remit to improve the quality of Artefact’s data services to its clients, while enhancing its authority in the AI and data space. He will report directly to Artefact UK’s Managing Partner, Ashish Sidhra.

Ryo Katsuki joins marketing agency Artefact in London office

Katsuki brings over two decades of core technology leadership experience, and an additional ten years in big data problem-solving and distributed-computing solutions. Katsuki joins from B2B sales intelligence and machine learning company Whalr, which he co-founded in 2015 and served as CTO for four years. Earlier in his career, he held senior positions with Atos-owned Cambridge Technology Partners, software and services company Novell, and online city transit guide HopStop in the US; he has also worked with omnichannel analytics company Kontagent, and several UK startups.

Katsuki said of his new role, “I am excited at the prospect of unlocking the potential of data, devising data-driven processes, and unleashing AI's power with Artefact’s clients. The work Artefact is doing across the world is ingenious and exciting – I look forward to developing the UK office’s current portfolio and expanding the client list.”

Ashish Sidhra, Managing Partner at Artefact UK, added, “Ryo is a great addition to the UK leadership team – his significant experience in the data and technology space will provide a huge boost to our client programmes, building innovative AI and data solutions for them.”