ALTBalaji, one of India’s leading homegrown OTT platforms, has appointed Shahbuddin Shaikh as the Chief Technology Officer. As the CTO, he will be incharge of creating a robust tech-driven ecosystem which aligns with the brand’s technology transformation goals.
Shahabuddin will be reporting to Nachiket Pantvaidya, CEO & Group COO, Balaji Telefilms. Shahabuddin’s expertise covers solutions to boost product development, and technology infrastructure. With more than two decades of experience in the tech sector, he has in-depth knowledge in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Internet of Things, Big Data, among others. Prior to joining ALTBalaji, Shahabuddin has worked with Vuclip Pvt. Ltd., Mauj Mobile, Orios Ltd., Informatic Systems, etc.
He has been instrumental in launching the VIU app that generated 2.3 Billion video minutes a month and was responsible as a product to raise the revenue by 2.5 Million. While working with Mauj Mobile, Shahabuddin’s role was crucial in expanding and stabilizing growing MVAS content management platforms.
“We at ALTBalaji have been working towards building a strong application that’s supported by a talented team and flourishing technology,” said Nachiket Pantvaidya, CEO, ALTBalaji. “Shahabuddin has an impeccable record of building and aligning technology organizations with business objectives, to achieve results.”
With Shahabuddin’s appointment as the CTO, it is clear that ALTBalaji is committed to focus on identifying technology gaps within the company and bridge them with a strong leadership at the helm. In the technology-driven era of the digital age, media companies investing in a tech-driven innovative approach is a sign that they are preparing to face the winds of change.