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Senior Director of Engineering @ Google TV | Technology Innovator | Global Media Visionary

Shobana Radhakrishnan

Global Media Visionary Shobana Radhakrishnan has made her mark at some of the world’s most influential technology and media giants, including Google, Roku, Netflix, and Yahoo. With an audacious spirit, she orchestrates the future of consumer experiences, crafting solutions that not only address present needs but also unlock untapped possibilities.

In her two-decade journey as a Technology Leader and Director of Engineering, Radhakrishnan has gleaned accolades such as the Women of Influence 2022 award presented by Silicon Valley Business Journal–an embodiment of her commitment to bridging technology and human connections. 

Currently, Radhakrishnan serves as the Senior Director of Engineering at Google TV. She brings strategic foresight and technical acumen to one of the world’s most innovative media platforms. Her leadership spans team management and project direction, ensuring seamless software deployment. With her contributions, Google TV has reached over 50 million users and is growing its reach by more than 30% each year.

In her past roles, Radhakrishnan led initiatives that drove innovation and fostered global inclusivity. Her tenure at Roku saw her leading large-scale services such as account management, user messaging and notifications, device provisioning, and firmware OS cloud services. At Netflix, she navigated scaling the company’s technology infrastructure, particularly in video metadata management. These experiences highlight Radhakrishnan’s exceptional ability to spearhead cutting-edge advancements in consumer technology while fostering solutions that resonate globally.

As a trusted voice in the tech industry, her authorship on prominent industry platforms offers transformative insights—ranging from detailed analyses of Google TV updates to discussions on workforce dynamics amid technological changes. Her detailed expositions on Netflix’s video metadata scaling and Roku’s platform advancements serve as guiding beacons for both tech enthusiasts and seasoned professionals.

Radhakrishnan’s tech and engineering prowess stems from her academic foundation. She holds a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor’s in Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy. Further amplifying her leadership skills, Radhakrishnan completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

An esteemed Executive Advisory Board Member at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, Radhakrishnan’s leadership extends beyond tech to impactful community roles. She’s championed arts in education with board positions at Starting Arts and Saratoga High School Foundation, collectively influencing over 18,000 students. With the Saratoga Education Foundation, she’s fostered a holistic learning environment for Saratoga’s youth, while her advisory role at Cloud-NOW underlines her tech industry prominence.

A native of India, Radhakrishnan navigates the world with an inquisitive mind, always eager to learn from new perspectives. Her two children inspire her commitment to pioneering a future filled with breakthrough innovations.

Radhakrishnan aims to redefine the media and entertainment industry with her leadership. Driven by a vision for identifying globally-inclusive solutions and inspiring others to embrace the unfamiliar, she stands at the forefront of a transformative tech future.

Transforming the impossible into the possible.

Leading Expertise:

  • Why the unfamiliar is key to intellectual liberation & empowered living

  • How interactions across cultures shape global perspectives

  • How to engineer synergistic solutions that drive high-performing organizations

  • Why global inclusivity is crucial for the future of consumer products

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