Ecommerce giant Flipkart has appointed Krishnendu Chaudhury as head of image sciences, reports ET. At Flipkart, Chaudhury will work towards developing Deep Learning Convolutional Neural Networks for object recognition in images and lead the development of computer vision and image processing technologies along with Peeyush Ranjan, Flipkart’s head of engineering. Previously, Chaudhury worked at Google as a part of Google Research’s machine intelligence team as well as with Advanced Technology Group of Adobe Systems.
Indian handset manufacturer Micromax has appointed Ganish Bahl as its digital marketing head, reports AdAge. Bahl will report to Micromax’s CMO Shubhajit Sen and be responsible for Micromax’s digital marketing activities, which will include mobile handsets, laptops, LEDs and tablets. Bahl worked with Philips Lighting as its digital market lead for 3 months before he joined Micromax. Prior to that, he worked as a digital marketing manager at Samsung India for over 2.5 years, a business development manager at TechMahindra for almost 2 years, in the same position at India Today Digital Group for over 2 years, Rediff for about 1.5 years and as a marketing executive at Bharti Airtel for a year.
Cricket news and info portal CricketCountry has appointed cricketer VVS Laxman as chief cricket mentor. Laxman will write columns, conduct video interviews and engage with fans via online chats. He will also provide comments for all matches of the Indian team. CricketCountry claims to have had over 133 million pageviews in the last year and is a joint venture between Penske Media and Zee Entertainment (ZEEL).
Singapore headquartered VC firm Jungle Ventures has brought David Gowdey on as Managing Partner on its board. He will lead Series A and B investments at Jungle, focusing on consumer internet. Gowdey has previously worked with TPG Growth, as a managing partner at Xplorer Capital for over 4 years, the head of international corporate development of M&A at Yahoo for over 12 years and as a national marketing manager at Minolta Australia and New Zealand for almost 3 years.