Roy Bahat is a multi-talented individual who is passionate about improving the future of work. He is a husband and father who has worked in several industries, including non-profit, professional services, city government, big media, video games, academia, day-zero startup, and investing. He has never been qualified for any position he has been hired for, but he used his strong passion for making work better to tie it all together. Roy is the Head of Bloomberg Beta, where he has the opportunity to build extraordinary technology, with special interest in machine intelligence companies.
Roy has an impressive educational background with a strong foundation, having studied at Abraham Joshua Heschel School, P.S. 87, and Stuyvesant High School. He then studied social studies at Harvard University and economics at Oxford University. He has taught media at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and he serves on the boards of the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Roy has a strong professional track record, having held positions such as Co-Founder and Chairman at OUYA Inc., President at IGN Entertainment, and Vice President at News Corporation. He also worked as the Director of International Strategy at NYC2012 and the Senior Policy Director at the Office of the Mayor, New York City. As an associate at McKinsey & Co., Roy worked at the intersection of media, technology, and economics.
Roy Bahat's career is an inspiration to us all. He has achieved so much and continues to make great strides in improving the future of work.