Monday, May 27

Tag: CTO

Flipkart on a Hiring Spree, Looking for CTO & CPO
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Flipkart on a Hiring Spree, Looking for CTO & CPO

Soon after co-founder Binny Bansal’s exit, the e-commerce giant Flipkart is on a hiring spree. The management is said to be in discussions with top headhunting firms to fill senior positions that have been vacant for a while, and thus, the company is looking for a new chief technology officer (CTO) and chief product officer (CPO). Flipkart’s CPO, Punit Soni left the company in 2016. In November last year, the e-commerce major had moved its chief of tech, Ravi Garikipati, to what it called the fin-tech department. Since then the tech team has been reporting to Krishnamurthy. Over the next two weeks, some expect Krishnamurthy to meet with some of the leading head hunters. Also, it was reported that the company had hired an HR head - Smriti Singh. The post was lying vacant for 18 months...
Rivigo Services Appoints Qasim Zaidi as the New CTO
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Rivigo Services Appoints Qasim Zaidi as the New CTO

Qasim Zaidi has been appointed at the Surface transport company Rivigo Services as its new technology head. Prior to this, he was the chief technology officer (CTO) at Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Tokopedia. Deepak Singh Ahlawat, co-founder of Purple Quarter confirmed this development. According to Ahlawat, the entire process, from identifying candidates to negotiating with them took about four months. Zaidi is believed to have joined Rivigo last month. “It’s (transport and logistics) a very exciting industry, and Rivigo has, obviously, stamped its presence in the space… Both, the top management and Zaidi, met a few times, and established a rapport, resulting in his decision to come aboard Rivigo,” Ahlawat stated. Zaidi has joined the company a few months after its previous CTO, Hema...
CTO Gopichand Katragadda Steps Down From Tata Group
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CTO Gopichand Katragadda Steps Down From Tata Group

Gopichand Katragadda, the chief technology officer (CTO) of Tata Group has expectedly stepped down from his role. He joined the company as the CTO on 3rd August 2014, reporting to the chairman Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry. In his role, Katragadda was responsible for technology at the group level and shared his expertise in managing R&D operations. Also, he looked after cross-company synergies, created technology strategies for white spaces, and acted as an evangelist for innovation across group companies. However, when the present chairman N Chandrasekaran brought in Aarti Subramanian from TCS as the chief digital officer, Katragadda’s future remained in a doubt. According to the sources, Katragadda has shifted back to Bengaluru. He was living in Mumbai during the tenure of his job as a t...
CTO of Bharti Airtel And  Reliance Jio Quit
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CTO of Bharti Airtel And Reliance Jio Quit

Chief expertise officers of telecom operators Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel have resigned from their respective firms. Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited is the most well-known Indian mobile network operator, owned by Reliance Industries and headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It operates a national LTE network with coverage across 22 telecom circles. It does not offer 2G or 3G service and instead utilizes voice over LTE to provide voice service on its network. Recently, the Chief Technology Officer of the Reliance jio group, Jagbir Singh,  had joined the company before the soft launch of 4G services. Antecedent to this assignment, Jagbir Singh was working with the one of the familiar company known as Samsung. Previously he had also worked with Airtel for a period of ten years. Acco...
Aditya Agarwal Promoted as a CTO of Dropbox
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Aditya Agarwal Promoted as a CTO of Dropbox

Aditya Agarwal, Dropbox current VP of Engineering, will be taking on the role of CTO, the file sharing company said in a press release. In this new position, Aditya will lead Dropbox, a file hosting service, innovation efforts while continuing to manage our world-class product engineering team. Arash Ferdowsi, the co-founder of the company, who’s served as CTO to date, will continue to focus his day-to-day activities on helping Dropbox scale as a company and business. Aditya Agarwal has played an instrumental role in building products like Dropbox Business, Dropbox Enterprise, Dropbox Paper, and Dropbox Infinite. He’s also scaled our engineering team from 20 to hundreds of people across multiple locations. Aditya joined Dropbox through the acquisition of Cove, a company focused on build...