IT firm ShortTok appoints Jayan Eledath as Chief Technology Officer to Enhance Innovation and Drive Growth

CIOTechOutlook Team | Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 03:25 IST
Jayan Eledath will become the next CTO of ShortTok, an early-stage software business creating automated visual storytelling technology.
 
Jayan Eledath is coming from Amazon, where he oversaw the applied science teams that created the AI for AWS' Just Walk Out Technology for the previous seven years. He oversaw efforts in visual media reasoning, automobile safety and driver awareness, self-driving, and commercialization of computer vision technology at SRI International before joining Amazon.
 
"I am delighted to welcome Jayan Eledath to ShortTok as our CTO," said Vikram Nagrani, Founder & CEO at ShortTok. "ShortTok is at a pivotal stage in our life cycle, as we introduce our automated storytelling technologies to content and media partners to power novel and engaging visual experiences across their platforms. Jayan has the vision, skills, experience, and leadership qualities to drive the next stage of development and growth at ShortTok."
 
"This is an exciting time to be at the intersection of AI and video understanding. I love ShortTok's vision of building responsible automation that enables our customers to tell rich visual stories that are both entertaining and factual. I am eager to get started and work with the world-class team that Vikram has assembled. On a personal note, ShortTok's strong University of Texas at Austin connections also makes this sort of a homecoming."
 
At the University of Mumbai, Jayan earned a bachelor's degree in engineering, and in The University of Texas at Austin, he earned a master's degree in electrical and computer engineering.
 
ShortTok announced funding from Info Edge Ventures in October of last year. This financing is a part of ShortTok's pre-seed round and will support further investments in R&D, commercial development, and operations.
 
The technological teams for ShortTok are located in Princeton, Austin, and Hyderabad, India. The company is headquartered in New York and will soon have an office there.