Rajat Nigam

Network18 Media
Group CTO

Rajat Nikam is currently the group CTO at Networking18 Media. He is a media technology professional with a unique domain enveloping traditional and digital media nuances. Nikam has rich hands-on experience on wide gamut from international sports field and studio production; live news operations; satellite communications; content IP and IT network solutions; digital media enveloping OTT; and publishing. He previously worked at The Times Group, Times Global Broadcasting Company, and DDI.

Nikam currently leads a large-sized media technology and operations team managing technology verticals including enterprise IT, cybersecurity, digital transformation, and innovations.

He is a respected industry thought leader and speaker; a Blockchain certificate holder from the Blockchain Council; and is edX certified on generative AI for business leaders. Nikam has many recognitions, including:

  • A Top 5 Innovative CTO at the Global Level by The CIO Today in 2023
  • CIO of the Year as part of the CIO Excellence Award Ceremony by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in 2023
  • Top 23 CTO of 23 by the HR Association of India, in addition to being recognized as a Technology Pioneer
  • The Hall of Fame award by Digital Studio ITP Publications in 2021
  • Power CIO, Technology Icon, and Data Centre Icon as awarded by Core Media in 2018 and 2020
  • Featured in the Top 100 Most Influential Media Professionals (TV, Film, Radio, OTT) over successive years
  • Won VP Nanda BES Award in 2009 for Outstanding Contribution to Indian Media