Shampa Banerjee is Chief Product Officer at Silicon Valley-based Eros Digital, which is the digital arm of Eros International, the world’s largest integrated studio for Bollywood films. We were curious to find out how she developed an interest in math and science and came to work in Silicon Valley.
Growing up in India Banerjee developed a deep interest in science. Physics was her favorite subject. After doing her undergraduate degree in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kanpur, she came to the US for graduate studies. Banerjee was pursuing a post doctoral in physics when a chance conversation with a friend in Silicon Valley changed her career path. Banerjee knew how to write code, which was a much sought after skill in Silicon Valley in the 1990s. It was not her Phd and post-doc work in Physics that brought her to Silicon Valley, but her ability to code and write software programs.
SHAMPA BANERJEE, CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER OF EROS DIGITAL
As part of her work in the world of academia Banerjee had learnt to code. Coding was a tool, a means to an end for her research work points out Banerjee. Tune in to find out how Banerjee came to work in Silicon Valley and if she thinks differently from an engineer when she architects and writes code. What is her role at Eros Digital that streams Bollywood films and other Indian programs. Tune in to find out.
We sat down to speak with Shampa Banerjee for our Women in Science and Technology TV series. We were curious to find out how and why a trained physicist like her left a career in ivory tower and cross over to the business side of startups and technology? Banerjee has a Phd in physics and was pursuing a post-doctorate when a chance conversation led to a change in her career path and brought her to Silicon Valley. Banerjee has led engineering teams and defined product strategies for various companies in Silcion Valley. How is her perspective different from that of an engineer? Tune in to find out.
Banerjee is the Chief Product Officer of Eros Now, digital division of Eros International the largest integrated studio for Bollywood films. Eros Now is located in Silicon Valley.
Banerjee was drawn to science and math right from her childhood. She majored in Physics at IIT, Kanpur and came to study in America. She got a PhD in physics and was working on a post-doctorate when a chance conversation changed her life and career. It was serendipity that brought her to Silicon Valley and the world of startups. Banerjee is the Chief Product Officer at Eros Now, the digital division of Eros International the largest integrated studio for Bollywood films. How did a physicist become a Chief Product Officer? We have the answers for this and other question in our upcoming interview with Banerjee.
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