OTT platform ALTBalaji has appointed Shahabuddin Shaikh as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new role, he will be responsible for designing a strong tech-driven ecosystem that seamlessly aligns with the brand’s tech vision and leading their overall technology transformation goals. Shaikh will directly report to ALTBalaji, CEO and Group COO Balaji Telefilms, Nachiket Pantvaidya.
With an experience of 20 years in technology infrastructure, Shaikh’s expertise lies in envisioning solutions that propel product development. His in-depth knowledge of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, internet of things, big data, among others will help in expanding the company’s growth. Prior to this, he worked with brands such as Vuclip Pvt. Ltd., Mauj Mobile, Orios Ltd., Informatic Systems among others.
Shaikh launched the VIU app to support its 21 million active user base and generate 2.3 billion video minutes a month with increase in revenue by 2.5 million. During his stint with Mauj Mobile, Shaikh was responsible for expanding and stabilising growing MVAS content management platforms.
Pantvaidya said, “We at ALTBalaji have been working towards building a strong application that’s supported by a talented team and flourishing technology. Shahabuddin has an impeccable record of building and aligning technology organisations with business objectives, to achieve results. We welcome him to our organisation.”
On his appointment, Shaikh said, “I am elated to be undertaking a new responsibility with a leading OTT brand like ALTBalaji. I look forward to working towards building a more seamless and engaging experience for the customers while meeting the tech needs of brands.”