Kofi Addaquay, also known as Konstantin, is a senior software engineering manager. As an engineer he has worked with companies like Hearst Magazines, developing on brands such as Oprah, Marie Claire, Bazaar, Esquire, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Elle, etc. He also worked for Scripps Networks, now acquired by Discovery Communications, on brands such as Food Network, HGTV, Cooking Channel, DiY, food.com, etc. He then moved into engineering management at Charter Communications (a fortune 100 company) overseeing development of the Spectrum brand, leading a large team building on the adobe experience manager platform. This journey then lead him to Harrys , where he lead a small-sized software engineering team, providing technical guidance and mentorship on Harrys brands (Flamingos and HeadQuarters). His engineering leadership roles include collaborating and assisting product owners, project managers, directors and CTO in identifying scope, as well as systems, subsystems, and interfaces, for upcoming projects and company initiatives.
He currently works at Warner Brothers Discovery (and joined after Warner Brothers and Discovery merger) as a senior software engineering manager in Ad Tech (advertisement technology). There he is leading a team of world class software engineers building next generation Ad Tech SDKs that run on Roku, Samsung/LG/Vizio TV, Desktop/Mobile Web, Chromecast, Xbox and set top devices like Comcast/Cox/Sky etc. His team is responsible for developing the SDKs that power the delivery of Ads to each platform (e.g HBOMax now MAX, Discovery, etc )
Kofi has an insatiable thirst for knowledge and is constantly training himself to further his mental and physical capabilities. His current passion for blockchain technology and machine learning, has aspired him get a masters degree in data science (Artificial Intelligence) in the upcoming future. In the meantime, he is involved in startup initiatives, where he leads technology aspects such as how to integrate machine learning and blockchain technology into the business model, etc.
Outside of work, you will find him in many activities. Learning a new classical piano piece, teaching and doing martial arts, writing poetry or self help notes (on the nature of life and reality), reading philosophy books, yoga, studying math, playing ping pong, etc. Fun fact: Kofi has not had a warm bath or shower in 3 years. He now takes only cold showers! You may or may not find him in the morning shivering, with teeth chattering.
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