Altbalaji appoints Shahabuddin Shaikh as its Chief Technology Officer


In a recent development, ALTBalaji, one of India’s leading homegrown OTT platform appoints 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.  Shahabuddin will directly report to ALTBalaji, CEO & Group COO Balaji Telefilms, Nachiket Pantvaidya.

With an experience of 20 years in the technology infrastructure, Shahabuddin’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 company growth. Prior to this, he has worked with brands like Vuclip Pvt. Ltd., Mauj Mobile, Orios Ltd., Informatic Systems among others.

Shahabuddin launched the VIU app. to support 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, Shahabuddin was responsible for expanding and stabilizing growing MVAS content management platforms.

Speaking on the appointment, Nachiket Pantvaidya, CEO, ALTBalaji and Group COO, Balaji Telefilms 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 organizations with business objectives, to achieve results. We welcome him to our organization.”

On his appointment, Shahabuddin Shaikh, CTO, ALTBalaji 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 brand’s tech needs.”

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