Jay Chauhan has joined Republic, Arnab Goswami’s media entity, 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 for broadcast news, he will be introducing innovation into news gathering as well as mobility solutions into technical operations for broadcast.
A 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 Chauhan joining his team, Arnab Goswami, Founder, Republic, 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.”
"We are extremely excited to have Jay on board. He 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 Vikas Khanchandani, CEO, Republic
On joining Team Republic, Chauhan 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, Chauhan was CIO at NDTV Worldwide where he built two healthcare startups. Having been part of the NDTV group for 20 years, he 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.
Besides launching multiple television channels across the APAC region, Chauhan has won the AIB Awards in 2009 and the Commonwealth Broadcasters Award for Innovative Engineering in 2002, 2004 and 2010.