Aquaconnect hires Murugan Chidhambaram as head of digital transformation
Aquaculture platform Aquaconnect has appointed Murugan Chidhambaram as head of digital transformation. He will be responsible for developing, implementing, managing and reviewing the startup's digital strategy in line with organisational values, business objectives and priorities.
In his new role, Chidhambaram will head the engineering team and will lead all aspects of deep tech platform innovation, development and capacity-building initiatives while ensuring the implementation of best tech practices to deliver maximum benefit to the aquaculture stakeholders.
Chidhambaram is a veteran data platforms architect with over 17 years of experience in the telecom industry, he has worked with various leading industry players across geographies. Before Aquaconnect, he was actively involved in data science projects, data modernization, developments, and operations in organizations like Vodafone and Prodapt. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications from the University of Madras.
His appointment has come on the heels of Aquaconnect’s nationwide expansion as it further prepares to hire across key functions and double its engineering team by the end of 2022.
"With its unique technology offering, Aquaconnect has been at the forefront in disrupting one of the most important yet underrepresented sectors, Aquaculture! I hope to contribute towards accelerating the adoption of technology and innovation in the seafood value chain to improve the farm efficiency, market linkage and access to formal capital to the stakeholders,” said Chidhambaram.
“Murugan brings a fresh perspective to Aquaconnect. He is a seasoned professional and has achieved various milestones in his career trajectory with his expertise in the tech industry. We are looking forward to facilitating innovation and boosting our digital platform growth further with his expertise," added Rajamanohar, founder & CEO, Aquaconnect.