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Sportskeeda elevates Sankalp Sharma to Chief Technology Officer

Sharma has been with the company for the past seven years and was earlier the Vice-President of Technology

Sankalp Sharma

Sports and esports news website Sportskeeda has promoted Sankalp Sharma as Chief Technology Officer.

Sharma, who was earlier the Vice-President of Technology, has played various roles in his almost seven-year journey with the company.

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Speaking about his journey, he said, “We have had really humble beginnings and I have had the good fortune of being a part of the team and seeing the company blossom from Porush Jain’s (Sportskeeda's CEO and Founder) passion project to one of the best multi-sports platforms in the industry. We've come a long way since, but our core philosophy has stood the same – deliver comprehensive content for the hardcore sports fans and prioritising the user at every facet.”

“When I joined Sportskeeda about seven years ago, we inherited a lot of legacy technology. So my first order of business was to bring order from chaos. Streamlining how we analyse, build, ship products is what I've focussed on since then. We now use state-of-the-art tools and processes, and our early investments in good engineering practices have paid off compounding with time, giving us the ability to ship new versions of our services across geographies, within a few minutes instead of a few weeks, if need be,” he added.

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Talking about his vision for Sportskeeda, Sharma said, “The framework is set, and we've proven time and again that it is a robust and resilient one. We internally believe we have only reached about 2% of our potential. Content, collaboration, and community are going to be the cornerstone of the remaining 98%. Sports has this uncanny ability to unite people across boundaries, which, as we've seen this year, is the need of the hour. By making large leaps in technology, rapid A/B tests, data analysis, and design iterations, we intend to build products and tools, which can help this global community across all sporting verticals to connect, engage, and celebrate the spirit that sports represents.”

Prior to his journey with Sportskeeda, Sharma had worked with Tata Consultancy Services and Pheuture Studio.

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