Sportradar, the leading provider of sports data services globally, announced today that Ashok Balakrishnan has been named Senior Vice President of Technology and Product Management for the U.S. market. Mr. Balakrishnan brings expertise in consumer digital products in the wearables, mobile, gaming and real-time analytics areas as well as 3D, AR and VR technologies.
Mr. Balakrishnan will oversee Sportradar’s Product Management teams in New York, San Francisco and Minneapolis, while being responsible for developing advanced analytics and data science capabilities that will be used to design and develop innovative technology driven products and solutions.
“We could not be more pleased to have Ashok join Sportradar at this very exciting time,” said Sportradar founder and CEO, Carsten Koerl. “In the past few years, Sportradar has made tremendous investments in unique sports information assets such as player tracking data. Ashok’s energy, expertise and drive will help us transform the way these rich data sets are visualized and understood.”
Mr. Balakrishnan spent the previous 10 years at Nike, Inc., where he led agile product development teams and helped create compelling and innovative consumer digital products as well as transformative technologies for the enterprise.