Chennai: Aquaconnect, India’s leading aquaculture technology platform, has appointed Murugan Chidhambaram as Head of Digital Transformation. He will be responsible for developing, implementing, managing and reviewing the startup’s digital strategy in line with organisational values, business objectives and priorities.
Murugan will be heading the engineering team and will lead all aspects of deep-tech platform innovation, development and capacity-building initiatives while ensuring the implementation of best tech practices to deliver maximum benefit to the aquaculture stakeholders. He will play a pivotal role in designing and execution of strategic tech solutions, driving operational performance and tech innovation at the startup thereby contributing to the improvement of the aquaculture value chain in India through technology. The appointment comes on the heels of Aquaconnect’s nationwide expansion as it further prepares to hire across key functions and double its engineering team by the end of 2022.
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Murugan is a veteran data platforms architect with over 17 years of experience in the telecom industry. He has worked with various leading industry players across geographies. Before Aquaconnect, he was actively involved in data science projects, data modernisation, developments, and operations in organisations like Vodafone and Prodapt. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications from the University of Madras.
Speaking about his journey with Aquaconnect, the newly appointed head of Digital Transformation, Murugan Chidhambaram said, “I am thrilled to be joining Raj (Rajamanohar) and the entire Aquaconnect team. With its unique technology offering, Aquaconnect has been at the forefront in disrupting one of the most important yet underrepresented sectors, Aquaculture! I hope to contribute towards accelerating the adoption of technology and innovation in the seafood value chain to improve the farm efficiency, market linkage and access to formal capital to the stakeholders.”
Rajamanohar, Founder & CEO, Aquaconnect said, “Murugan brings a fresh perspective to Aquaconnect. He is a seasoned professional and has achieved various milestones in his career trajectory with his expertise in the tech industry. We are looking forward to facilitating innovation and boosting our digital platform growth further with his expertise.”