Founded in 2008, Amagi is the leader in cloud-managed broadcast services and targeted advertising for TV and OTT. Amagi has deployment in over 40 countries and delivers more than 80 feeds to audiences worldwide. Amagi has offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, and a broadcast innovation lab in Bangalore.
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A technology enthusiast, Baskar leads business strategy, investment and research and development at Amagi. Amagi is Baskar’s second venture with Srini and Srividhya after Impulsesoft. As Chief Technology Officer at Impulsesoft, a Bluetooth audio solutions provider, he was responsible for designing products and systems. Dividing his time between technology design and business strategy, Baskar ensures Amagi’s growth is in line with its vision of revolutionizing TV advertising in India. Baskar has a number of patents to his name and regularly mentors various start-ups and businesses. He holds a Bachelors degree in Technology from the Government College of Technology (GCT), Coimbatore.
KA Srinivasan (Srini) is a technology entrepreneur with two decades of experience in building innovative products and solutions, and taking them to global markets. Srini has led Amagi to be one of the fastest growing cloud-broadcast company in the world. Before Amagi, Srini co-founded Impulsesoft, which went on to become a market leader in wireless audio, and was later acquired by semi-conductor major SiRF.
At Amagi, Srini leads the media technology business division, and has been instrumental in conceptualizing cloud-based broadcast model, simplifying TV and OTT channel operations. Under Srini’s leadership Amagi has reached significant milestones, such as becoming the largest TV ad network in India, and successfully deploying cloud-based feeds in more than 40 countries.
As an established OTT and cloud technology evangelist, Srini regularly speaks in marquee broadcast events about how machine learning and cloud can reinvent video entertainment and advertising.
Srividhya Srinivasan is a technology entrepreneur with nearly two decades of experience in solving complex application engineering problems through world-class product innovation. At Amagi, as Chief Technology Officer, Srividhya is responsible for building next-generation cloud technologies for broadcast and advertising across traditional TV and OTT platforms. She has guided Amagi deployments in over 40 countries for industry leading broadcast clients.
Prior to Amagi, Srividhya co-founded Implusesoft, a company focused on bluetooth wireless technology products, which was later acquired by SiRF Technology, Inc, a pioneer in commercial use of GPS technology for consumer applications. Srividhya started her career at Texas Instruments as a software engineer, after graduating from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. She regularly speaks at industry events, and is based in Bangalore where Amagi’s R&D center is located.
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