PARTICIPANT / Angad Chowdhry

  • Name Angad Chowdhry
  • Country India
  • Education PhD and MA from SOAS, the University of London
 

Angad is the founder and head of product at Quilt.AI – a technology firm aimed at enabling scale understanding and empathy between organizations/ institutions and the billions of people on the planet. Companies and Non-Profits leverage Quilt to better understand and connect with their customers. Angad has completed his PhD and MA from SOAS, the University of London. His academic interests are critical anthropology, Lacanian psychoanalysis and post-structuralism. His thesis was on the relationship between fear and society, with a focus on the entire spectrum of social phenomenon – crime scenes, police and crime reporting, advertising production and censorship, digital surveillance and panics. During his time in the UK, he taught cultural studies to university graduates at UCA Leeds, conducted phenomenological research for an international theatre festival, as well as edited a set of academic essays on the media in the region. Post his PhD, he worked with policing and security research, finally finding his way into the formal Market Research industry. He started his entrepreneurial journey in 2011, focusing on building out India’s only digital cultural research and OSINT firm – using internet data to conduct cultural and corporate research. Quilt.AI was founded in 2018.

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