OYO Launches Tech Development Centre in Hyderabad
OYO – India’s largest hospitality company – has launched its first remote Tech development centre in Hyderabad, significantly strengthening its technology leadership. The development aligns with the company’s vision to build cutting edge in-house technology to solve supply-demand imbalance in real-estate and hospitality. Primarily an engineering centre, it will focus on developing innovative products for customers, partners and employees.
OYO has appointed Priyank Choudhary, who joins as Vice President – Engineering for leading the Tech Development Centre. Additionally, Priyank will lead Micro Markets and New Products technology.
Elaborating on the development, Anil Goel, CTO, OYO said: “In a short span of four years, OYO has emerged as the largest hospitality company in India – technology has been the biggest driver for OYO and its partners. We have created value in all aspects of hospitality operations. Our new Tech Development Centre in Hyderabad will drive our operations across the country and internationally. It will serve as the COE for machine learning and artificial intelligence initiatives of OYO. Our focus will also be on developing effective customer engagement strategies, understanding their behavior better and offering a personalized and superior experience. I am thrilled that Priyank is joining us to lead the effort and wish him the very best.“
Priyank has extensive experience in various verticals in product development, information security and people management. Prior to OYO, he was Software Development Manager at Amazon, and previously worked with Adobe, CA Technologies and Oracle Financial Services. At Adobe, Priyank helped create security strategy for some of its most important products.
Commenting on his appointment, Priyank Choudhary, Vice President – Engineering, OYO said: “I am delighted to be part of OYO because technology is at the centre of its operations. This is THE place for engineers looking for an opportunity to solve multiple complex problems by building first-in-industry tech solutions.”
OYO will grow its engineering team based out of the development centre in the coming months. The management and development of various verticals, including holiday packages, sales technology along with products and solutions for corporate travel and travel agents will be based out of the center.