Joy Bhattacharya

Joy Bhattacharya

Managing director UK and Ireland

Accenture Interactive

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Bye-bye the decade with no name. What are you relieved to draw a line under?

Brexit uncertainty – hopefully.

What’s your biggest hope for the decade ahead?

Mars – where all our next-generation, AI-powered robots will be built for deep-space exploration (away from Earth).

And what’s top of your professional to-do list for the 2020s?

Continue doing more work at the intersection of purpose and innovation.

You have to job swap with someone in our industry for one month. Who would it be with and why?

Jeff Bezos – really want to check his plans for what's next.

Who is your best friend in the industry and why?

LinkedIn. Great way to be in touch with friends in the industry and share.

What do you think the Friday feeling is?

A cocktail at Cannes.

Who or what would you put into room 101 and why?

Currently my builder. While the work is worth the wait, the three weeks to three months slippage without any reason is not.

If you could uninvent one piece of technology, what would you choose and why?

Email on phones – the single source of killing moments after work.

In the spirit of embracing failure… What has been your biggest screw-up?

Missing my long-haul flight to host a client event I was organising, even after arriving and checking in at the airport two hours in advance.

What do you do to stay match fit?

Sleeping soundly with a recurring dream that happens three times a week and goes around in a two-hour loop – that I'm running a marathon every other day and completing it under two hours.

What would be your darts walk-on music and why?

The Top Gun theme  – it sums up my dart skills.