Gautam Sinha joined Times Group in 2007 as CTO, and is currently Director and heads all aspects of technology and eCommerce. In his capacity, he leads and drives the technology strategy, vision and execution for all the internet, mobile and telecommunication properties of the group. He has over 24 years of rich experience in technology innovation and execution, which includes a wealth of startup and industry expertise. He is a global executive with rich international experience. Most recently, Mr. Sinha was the COO/CTO of CashEdge Inc, where he worked since 2001 building and leading the company from startup to profitability.
Prior to CashEdge, he held senior management positions at Sevant, Aspect Communications, at the Neural Applications Corporation, and at the Ministry of Defence in India (DRDO). Mr. Sinha has been awarded US patents for his work done in telecommunication and financial services. His expertise includes highly secure and scalable enterprise software architectures, artificial intelligence and call center solutions. He holds a MS in Computer Science from the University of Iowa (USA) and a BS in Computer Science from Birla Institue of Technology.
Abhishek Gupta, currently leads the TLab initiatives at Times Internet limited. At TLabs, Abhishek is responsible for finding and funding startups in Technology, Internet and mobile space. Apart from day-to-day mentoring of startups in strategy, technology, product and marketing and connecting them to mentors, advisors and investors from the industry, he is also responsible for the management and execution of the program.
Prior to TLabs Abhishek as VP of Technology, Lime Labs India, built engineering and operations team (100+) and led the Product and Technology initiative of two Internet businesses LimeDomains(sold to NetFronts) and LimeExchange (sold to Freelancer). At LimeLabs he was involved in every aspect of creation and execution of a business – from establishing the overall concept, strategic blueprint, technology and financial planning; through team building, strategic partnering, product development, and M&A.
He hold a B.Tech degree in Computer Science and engineering from IT-BHU.
Abhimanyu is responsible for monitoring performance of the TLabs portfolio startups and providing advisory services across various functional areas. Before relocating to India he was working as a business consultant in London with experience across various industry sectors and cross-functional domains. Prior to this he obtained his masters degree from London School of Economics and first degree from IIT. He is passionate about applying his strategic and operational advisory skills in providing hands-on assistance to budding entrepreneurs in the start-up ecosystem. He can be followed at @abh1manyu