Sky hires Prasanna Gopalakrishnan as CTO following global search

Sky Group has announced the appointment of Prasanna Gopalakrishnan as its chief technology officer.

The Comcast owned broadcaster and pay TV operator said that the hire comes at the end of a global search, with Gopalakrishnan joining Sky in September.

Gopalakrishnan will succeed Mohamed Hammady, current Group CTO, who announced his planned departure at the end of 2020. She will be charged with overseeing Sky technology teams across its markets.

The exec is currently the managing director and CIO of Consumer Tech Business Operations at Bank of America, and previously served as EVP and chief digital and information officer at Boston Private with other positions at Harvard University, Fidelity Investments, Thomson Reuters and State Street Bank.

Gopalakrishnan will report to Sky CEO Dana Strong, who said: “Prasanna brings a unique combination of expertise across digital transformation, cyber protection, and secure telecoms networks.  She is a known and respected leader in her field, and we are looking forward to having her on the team at Sky.”

Prasanna Gopalakrishnan said: “Sky’s focus on customer experience has always impressed me. It’s an iconic brand well known for putting customers first and leading with technology innovation. Sky has a vibrant and admirable culture and there’s no better time to join – the entire industry is being disrupted and we can help drive the customer experience forward. I’m very excited and thrilled to join an incredibly talented team.”

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