Part-time Prasar Bharati board member Vempati is its new CEO

first_img(Eds: With additional inputs)New Delhi, Jun 2 (PTI) Shashi Shekar Vempati, a part-time member of the Prasar Bharati Board, was today appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the public broadcaster for a period of five years.A three-member committee, headed by Vice President Hamid Ansari, had cleared his name for the post, an official statement said.Vempati previously worked with Infosys and now heads an online media company.Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu tweeted to congratulate Vempati on his appointment. He hoped that the public broadcaster will scale new heights under his leadership.Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash said Vempati had played an active role in a committee formed to explore the setting up of a digital platform.An alumnus of IIT-Bombay, Vempati has over two decades of experience as a technocrat with specialisation in areas of corporate management, technology consulting and digital media.He will succeed Rajeev Singh, member (finance) of the board, who was serving as the interim CEO after S C Panda retired earlier this year.The previous CEO Jawhar Sircar had quit in October last year, a few months before his tenure was due to end, following which Panda, member (personnel), Prasar Bharati, was made the acting CEO.The committee also consisted of Press Council of India Chairman Justice (Retd) C K Prasad and Information and Broadcasting Secretary Ajay Mittal, who is the Presidents nominee.Vempati has been serving as a member (part-time) of the board since February 2016.He has served in the public broadcaster as chairman of the audit committee, member of the finance and accounts committee, the technology committee, the sports rights committee and the HR committee.advertisementVempati had worked with Infosys for more than a decade as a product strategist and digital innovator in the US.He holds two patents relating to real time business event monitoring, tracking and management of inventory of products.Vempati has also authored several books, including Broadcasting Technologies in India, National Digital Security Architecture in India and Creating a Global Media Platform out of India.Prasar Bharati, an autonomous body under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, has All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan as its arms. PTI MP TIR SC TIRlast_img read more


Police seek publics help in two separate shootings

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 4, 2017 – Police are seeking the public’s help in two separate shooting incidents that has left a man dead and two others detained in hospital on Friday 3rd February 2017.  In the first incident, shortly before 7:30pm, two men were sitting in a vehicle on Durham Street off Mount Royal Avenue, when two males armed with handguns approached and shot them before fleeing on foot. The two men were taken to hospital where one of them later succumbed. The other man remains in serious condition.In the second incident, shortly before 12:00midnight, a man was sitting in his Honda Civic vehicle on St. Cecilia Street, Chippingham, when a man armed with a handgun approached and robbed him of cash and a gold chain. The gunman then took the victim’s vehicle and shot him before speeding off. The victim was taken to hospital where his condition is listed as stable.Investigations are ongoing in both incidents.#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more


ALIV Assists in Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 13, 2017 – Nassau – ALIV, The Bahamas’ newest mobile network, has begun assisting those throughout the county affected by Hurricane Irma. Senior executives from the telecommunications company travelled to several of the affected islands once the “all clear” was given to assess the damage and see how best the company could assist.Chief ALIV Officer Damian Blackburn, said the company remains committed to quickly delivering on its mandate to assist Bahamians whenever they are in need.“We at ALIV stand for helping the people of The Bahamas in their time of need,” Mr. Blackburn said. “We will stand alongside the government to assist where and however we can. The people of The Bahamas are important to us and it is important for us to be there for them in their time of need. The restoration process throughout The Bahamas will take time, but ALIV remains committed to working with the government, our customers and communities to recover and rebuild.”Blackburn along with Chief ALIV Media Champion, Johnny Ingle travelled to Bimini on Monday and assisted Biminites by immediately giving out care packages. Chief ALIV Innovator Dwayne Davis travelled to Ragged Island and Chief ALIV Business Developer Gravette Brown travelled to Inagua, both making assessments and assisting where there was a need.Over the next few weeks, ALIV has made additional plans to assist those most affected by Hurricane Irma. Last week, ALIV began assisting evacuees from the southern islands by providing them with a care package upon their arrival to New Providence. The package included a free smartphone with a free phone plan for a week among other ALIV branded items.ALIV network and infrastructure assessments began immediately upon the ‘all clear’ and to date, no damage has been found on any ALIV-owned or operated equipment. Assessments are ongoing. Mr. Blackburn noted however, that ALIV customers experienced no service interruptions.ALIV currently has network service in New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco Eleuthera and most recently Bimini, and currently a total of 142 live towers throughout these islands. Through national roaming, ALIV subscribers can use their devices throughout the entire Bahamas.ALIV is planning to launch in all the major Family Islands by the end of 2017 and throughout the entire Bahamas by early 2018. Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more


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