Michael Piccuirro
Senior Technical Director, Prototype Studio, R/GA

As Senior Technical Director, Michael manages R/GA’s Prototype Studio, and AI & Data Science capabilities, partnering with a team of data scientists, technologists, and designers on solutions for data-derived concepts for clients across the company. He helps to position R/GA and its clients at the forefront of innovation and technology by validating ideas through the prototyping process, delivering functional software as a means to compete in an evolving technological landscape.
 
For nearly 15 years, Michael has worked at R/GA to develop creative technical solutions for clients such as Nike, MasterCard, Google and Coke. He joined the company as Technical Lead and Java developer in 2005 to help launch the Nike+ platform in 2006. Prior to this role, Michael worked for the City of New York on nyc.gov during which he helped the launch of the 311 system.
 
Michael studied at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey earning a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He remains an active as a developer, building applications in iOS, Android, node, HTML/JavaScript.