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Rainer Deutschmann - Chief Product and Innovation Officer

Reliance Jio, India

Rob Findlay, Next Money

Rainer Deutschmann is Chief Product & Innovation Officer at Reliance Jio, India’s largest 4G, fiber and digital services provider. Jio leverages India’s single biggest liberalized spectrum position and its all-IP network, covering 18.000 cities and 200.000 villages, as enabler to transform the lives of 1.2 billion Indians and businesses of all sizes. On this foundation, Jio provides leading edge digital communication, entertainment, cloud, ecommerce and payment/financial services.

Rainer has been part of Jio’s launch leadership team, driving the Alpha & Beta launches in Q1 & Q2 2016, followed by Jio’s commercial launch in September 2016. By crossing 16 million customers within the first month of operations, Jio has marked a world record in customer acquisition.

Previously, Rainer was SVP for Deutsche Telekom’s core product portfolio across DT’s 14 European markets, delivering annual double digit revenue and user growth for three consecutive years. He also was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Deutsche Telekom UK Ltd., and earlier led Deutsche Telekom’s Corporate Strategy Development. During his 5 years at McKinsey & Company, he served high-tech and telecommunication clients across Europe.

Rainer holds a Dr. rer. nat. in Physics of University of Technology Munich, worked as computation & neuroscience researcher at Caltech / USA, and shares a passion for customer experience management and reaping business benefits from analytics.