COO & Head of R&D
The Product Management, Engineering & Development and Services teams at MediaKind are led by Gowton. His experience profile in the TMT industry spans both the operator and technology supplier domains with a drive towards P&L achievements.
In his past role as the Head of Strategy & Technology for Ericsson North America, he laid the foundation for several transformational elements covering Cloud-native business, 5G wireless and open-source based, agile development methodologies. His experience with building and scaling technology-related professional services business profitably is proven across continents. As the executive responsible for establishing and growing the Services business in North America, Gowton built a multi-billion dollar business with industry-leading margins. In a subsequent role as President of Ericsson’s India operations, he scaled the business profitably while building a team of professionals with high level of autonomy and accountability.
Earlier, as Chief Technology Officer of Powertel (acquired by TMobile in 2001), he was responsible for the design, vendor & technology selection, engineering, build and operations of one of the nation’s first GSM-based wireless networks in the United States. Prior to Powertel, he worked in various engineering and management roles at AT&T Bell Labs.
Gowton holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Auburn University.