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NDTV’s tech head Jay Chauhan joins Arnab Goswami’s Republic

MUMBAI: Former NDTV chief information officer (CIO) Jay Chauhan has joined Arnab Goswami’s media entity Republic as COO for the digital venture and chief technology officer (CTO) for broadcast news.

Chauhan will be responsible for setting up and establishing market leadership for Republic’s global digital properties. Additionally, as CTO for broadcast news, he will be introducing innovation into news gathering as well as mobility solutions into technical operations for broadcast.

Jay ChauhanA key focus area within Republic’s digital strategy will be the setting up of its global innovation centre in Bengaluru to house its team of data scientists, machine learning experts, developers and UX architects to build Republic’s sophisticated content platform.

Commenting on Jay Chauhan joining his team, Republic founder Arnab Goswami said: “A gifted tech leader guiding our digital venture is a strong statement of what Republic stands for and what it will become – a true media tech company. I am excited to have Jay onboard with us on this journey.”

Jay said, “It’s an exhilarating feeling being part of the Republic team’s vision of innovation and disruption on a global scale. I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves, deliver amazing digital content products for our global customer base and build a profitable digital business.”

Prior to joining Republic, Jay was CIO at NDTV Worldwide where he built two healthcare startups. Having been a part of the NDTV group for 20 years, Jay has been in charge of engineering teams leading to the launch of NDTV’s flagship channels.

Besides launching multiple television channels across the APAC region, Jay has won the AIB Awards in 2009 and the Commonwealth Broadcasters Award for Innovative Engineering in 2002, 2004 and 2010.