I'm a digital generalist- a balance of technical & functional with strong design skills. I thrive solving challenging problems at the intersection of emerging tech, design, art and business.

digital strategy

My base skills are complemented by strong communication and leadership skills, with a demonstrated ability to act as an interface and bridge between different verticals. I appreciate the interplay and strengths of each medium (emerging & established), enabling me to create user-centered solutions to problems at the intersection of tech, design and business.

PRODUCT DESIGN

I'm proficient in the end-to-end product lifecycle. Ideation, UX research, wireframing. Solid visual design (Sketch, Photoshop) and interactive design skills (After Effects, Axure RP). Ability to code front-end aspects of my design in HTML5/CSS3/JS. My Bachelor's in Computer Science gives me a solid foundation in back-end technologies and technical frameworks.

3D, FILM, VFX, VR

The CGI bug bit me early. I bring a decade worth of hands-on experience in 3D animation and visual effects pipelines, specializing in combining CGI seamlessly with live-action footage. Beyond traditional content, it now applies heavily to the creation of passive and interactive augmented & virtual reality experiences - both live-action capture and game-engine content.

VR / AR Consultant

game-engine | stereo & Mono 360 video | active & Passive  

December 2015 - Present

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Deloitte Digital

Digital Business & Strategy Group

July 2014 - October 2015 (1 year 4 months)


Deloitte Consulting Innovation (DCI)

Emerging Technologies Group

February 2014 - July 2014 (6 months)


Deloitte Consulting

Information Management Group

June 2012 – August 2012 (3 months)


KPMG Advisory

Business Performance Services

May 2010 – July 2010 (3 months)

Need help with VR?

 
 

I focus in taking Virtual Reality (VR) initiatives from concept to completion. Whether you're a startup, brand, non-profit or enterprise, whether it's early-stage evangelism, a cross-platform experience or just a VR primer, I strive to be hands-on, playing multiple roles at production proficiency, enabling thoughtful management, quick turn-around, leaner staffing plans and quality results.

It's apparent that VR falls under complex, uncharted territory. Not only are there no real standards for building these experiences, there's a slew of platforms and devices in the market place with their own pros and cons. Envisioning VR-first experiences is challenging, let alone architecting experiences that degrade gracefully across a spectrum of devices with drastically different input and compute capability.

 
 

Whether it's live-action, game-engine driven or a combination. Whether it's sitting, standing or room-scale... Whether it's subscription, DLC or PPV. Whether it's multi-channel or exclusive. Whether you're an enterprise, agency or non-profit...

 
 

After working on range of VR experiences for a range of use cases, it's clear that even the most non-traditional team harness the power of VR and ship great experiences, as long as each stakeholder has a clear understanding on why VR the right for the job at hand- how else can we leverage the unique qualities of this medium? From there, it's critical to understand (at least in an abridged form), how everything comes together to create the desired type of VR. Lastly, an appreciation for the artistic and technical strengths and limitations of each platform and tool inside the rapidly growing VR ecosystem.

I strive to provide each stakeholder with that understanding, to frame VR in the language you and your team best understand - that of your current role and abilities. I provide professionals with a clear path on how you can best jump into the VR ecosystem, leveraging relevant skills you already posses and the assets at their disposal. On-boarding a VFX compositor to Unreal looks very different than on-boarding a CMO to 360 analytics, just as introducing a DOP to stereo 360 capture looks different from a mobile UI/UX designer to Unity development. 

 
 

My goal is to help you maximize ROI on your VR initiatives by tailoring the strategy, stack and experiences to your creative and business objectives. The net result is experiences and initiatives that push of the boundary of the medium, while moving the needle for you and your organization.

Let's chat to see how I can assist you on your VR journey. 

University of Southern California

B.S., Computer Science/Business Administration

2009-2013

Activities and Societies: 

Delta Sigma Pi (VP of Marketing, Assistant Pledge Educator, VP of Professional Activities), Viterbi/Marshall Dean's List, USC Building Government, USC Entrepreneur Club


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Oregon Episcopal School

HIGH SCHOOL

2005-2009

ACTIVITIES & SOCIETIES: 

Model UN, Lemelson-MIT Inventeam, Boarding School Prefect, Student Government, Discipline Committee Representative

The DU VR project has been a challenging both from a technological, experience and client relationship standpoint. There have been significant improvements from the beginning of the year in client relationships, thanks to quality of deliverables and consistently met commitments. Bilawal has been exceptional on the quality of work he produced as part of this project... His VR designs are top notch, and his 360 videos are basically the talk of the town at Deloitte. His ability to think outside the box and come up with a unique design has been the biggest strength to this project.
— Mahesh Chandramouli, Senior Manager, Deloitte Innovation
It is his ability to mingle and gel in with any kind of people around him, that make him a great team player. He has the questioning attitude, the energy and inquisitiveness of youth but a humility of interacting with seniors, that does not offend. He is very open to feedback, listens to criticism and takes it in the right spirit, even owning up to his mistakes that creates a feeling of warmth and comfort in discussions than make it a one-up-manship duel with seniors... Extremely Dependable, high quality work is his baseline. Doesn’t settle for anything less.
— Sameer Bhatnagar, Associate Director, KPMG Advisory
Bil’s effort was exemplary and the video produced is our primary sales tool to introduce clients to wearable technology… We will continue to work with Bill as the need arises to further demonstrate wearable capability. I would recommend Bil to anyone looking to create a visual masterpiece to convey a message.
— Joe Fitzgerald, Senior Manager, DCI
Bil did a great job balancing both ambitious requests of our leaders and more practical realities and solutions that would be available throughout the course of the project. Without this, our team really would have struggled and ‘spun’ quite a bit, so he did this exceedingly well and saved the team a lot of time. He will continue to do really well at Deloitte with this combination of skills and attitude.
— Laura Beres, Manager, Monitor Deloitte
For an analyst he demonstrated strong command of the content and visual/user experience design. I was also impressed with his professional maturity... I can see him having a larger presence as a go-to resource on future projects and impacting the program across different areas.
— Rob Kasegrande, Director, DC S&O
Bil has been a strong performer from day one of his stay with this project… He quickly became the go-to person in this area [UI/UX] even in relative comparison to individuals beyond his current level. I appreciate Bil’s quality work, commitment, and his presence on the project. He has clearly been operating at a consultant level during his time on the project. We’ll truly miss him as he moves on for bigger things!
— Hank Chin, Senior Manager, DC Tech

Interests & Hobbies

Learning new adjecent and unrelated stuff

Philosophy, politics or particle dynamics - I've been lucky to be able to throw my net interests far and wide (thanks Mom, Dad and Interwebz!). Over the years, I've built a love for (and some cases working knowledge) in modern physics, 3D printing, music scoring, cosmology, nutrition science, human factors, teaching, OCM, science fiction, public speaking, world cultures, religions, philosophy, personality typology, acting, rapping, neuroscience, internet of things and artificial intelligence. 

Mediating every single day of the week

Whether it's for 20 minutes or 3 hours. No other practice has impacted my life as deeply as meditation. If the world is in constant flux, then meditation keeps you constant. I meditate in a group setting every Saturday and use Insight Timer to get some headspace in during the week. If you're looking to start, I highly suggest getting Headspace's 10 day trial - it helped me kick start this habit about 2 years ago. Just do it! It's FREE and you don't need any equipment. You'll be surprised how blissful it becomes once the monkey that is the mind learns to sit still.

Shredding on the electric guitar

I like all kinds of music but I love electric guitars, especially the 7 and 8 string variety. My collection consists of an Ibanez RDG7UC (extended scale with BKP pickups), a rare Ibanez RG2027x (7 string with floating tremolo + piezo out and a Music Man JP6 BFR (because John Petrucci). On the rig side, I'm running a Zoom G9.2tt through a 50W Atomic tube power amp but off late I've been digging Guitar Rig and BIAS FX through a DAW a lot more.


Travel Experience

  • Grew up across the north Indian state of Punjab
  • Spent 2 years in Manchester, UK 
  • Attended boarding school in Portland, OR
  • 2 years consulting fortune 500 clients across the US 

Languages

  • English - Native Fluency
  • Punjabi - Native Fluency
  • Hindi - Native Fluency
  • Urdu - Conversational

Whether you're after a professional consult, a speaker for a panel, feel like we could collaborate, or just want to find out more, shoot me a note below and I'll get back to you.

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