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Sportz Interactive appoints Siddharth Raman as Deputy CEO, Sanket Sawkar as CTO

Sawkar, who will also continue in his role as Chief Operations Officer, has been with Sportz Interactive since its inception in 2002 while Raman joined the company in 2017 as chief business officer.

Sportz Interactive (SI), a sports-focused content and technology company, has announced Siddharth Raman as its new deputy chief executive officer while Sanket Sawkar will lead the development team as group chief technology officer.

Sawkar, who will also continue in his role as chief operations officer, has been with Sportz Interactive since its inception in 2002 while Raman joined the company in 2017 as chief business officer.

The two will continue to lead Sportz Interactive’s charge to revolutionize the sports fan experience as enshrined in the company’s vision statement.

Sawkar began his career at Sportz Interactive as a fledgling developer and, in a short span of time, grew to helm all development efforts at the company. He has led cross-functional teams over the years to build a solid foundation for all things tech that are critical to client success. Some of the notable projects he has spearheaded include the Cricket Simulator and Automated Match Highlights along with building Yahoo Cricket and Hotstar Play Along.

Raman, on the other hand, worked at DDB Mudra Group prior to joining SI where he worked on sports brands such as PUMA, Premier Futsal, FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 and Bengal Warriors. His sports marketing career kicked off first at UB Group with the Sahara Force India Formula One team and Royal Challengers Bangalore. At SI, he led the Content Management vertical, which includes digital marketing strategy, content solutions, social media marketing and even driving new business initiatives.

Commenting on his new designation and his journey with SI so far, Sawkar said: “The new role brings more focus on technology vision, growth and strategy. This also reaffirms my belief that we are poised for a big leap in our journey. I have thoroughly enjoyed being in this space where fans, sport and technology intersect. The continuous learning has been critical in shaping my personal and professional life.