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Republic appoints Chauhan, to set up global innovation centre in Bengaluru

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MUMBAI: Jay Chauhan has joined Republic as COO for the digital venture and CTO for broadcast news.

With 20 years of experience spanning television, digital and healthcare, Chauhan will be responsible for setting up and establishing market leadership for Republic’s global digital properties. Additionally, as CTO, he will be introducing innovation into news gathering as well as mobility solutions into technical operations for broadcast.

Prior to joining Republic, Chauhan was CIO at NDTV Worldwide where he built two healthcare start-ups. Chauhan has led engineering teams leading to the launch of NDTV’s flagship channels, led the technology consulting division and successfully driven high-margin sales initiatives across the APAC region.

A key focus area within Republic’s digital strategy will be 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.

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."

Chauhan added, “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.”

“Jay is a digital native and technology enthusiast and brings immense experience and value to Republic while we together build this business in a digitally active and screen-agnostic environment,” said Republic CEO Vikas Khanchandani.

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