TheTechy

2014

Chaitanya Kanojia

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This tech wizard from India is giving a tough time to broadcast giants like Fox and Univision, with his revolutionary product Aereo that might change the way people watch television channels.# The man who is known for pushing beyond the conventional to discover breakthrough solutions, founded Aereo in 2010, a website that allows users to watch cable channels online.# Kanojia\’s revolutionary model of cloud-based antenna and DVR technology, which together allow users to view live or recorded HD broadcast television on any device is a big nightmare to many broadcasters.# When Chet Kanojia approached four broadcast television networks to tell them about his plan, their reaction was we\’ll see you in court. Apparently, all four broadcasters joined together suit against Aereo.# The court ruled in favour of Aereo which set a path for Kanojia to bring tech revolution in the television industry. He is now spreading Aereo fast to over 22 cities.# Chet holds a Master\’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Northeastern University and a Bachelor\’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Regional Engineering College,Bhopal.# After completing his education, Kanojia worked for various tech firms and found Navic in 1999. Later Kanojia sold this company to Microsoft for a reported amount of $250 million.# Aereo is backed by premier investors including broadcast tycoon Barry Diller, who also helped found Fox News.# Kanojia holds more than 14 patents in fields ranging from robotics to data communications systems.# He was recognized as a young executive making a lasting impact on his company and the cable and telecommunications industries in Multichannel News\’ 40 under 40.

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