Krishna Bhagavathula, NBA

Krishna Bhagavathula, Chief Technology Officer NBA.
National Basketball Association
Krishna Bhagavathula, Chief Technology Officer NBA.

As Chief Technology Officer for the NBA, Krishna Bhagavathula is responsible for setting the NBA's technology strategy and ensuring alignment with the league's objectives. He leads team that are delivering best-in-class applications, systems and infrastructure to support the various leagues (NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League), their teams, staff and fans.

Prior to joining the NBA in September 2017, Krishna served as Chief Technology Officer for NBC News Digital, where he led technology teams focused on developing web, mobile and OTT platforms/products for, MSNBC and shows including TODAY, Nightly News and Meet The Press. Before joining NBC News in 2013, he spent over eight years at WebMD, most significantly as Vice President of Engineering, where he led development teams responsible for WebMD's internet properties, mobile applications, content management and search/discovery platforms.

Krishna has also held management consulting positions with BearingPoint, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers after starting his career as a software developer at Convergys. He has extensive experience driving strategic and transformational digital initiatives that have deep organizational impact, as well as leading and implementing business and technology solutions across a wide range of enterprises, from startups to multi-billion-dollar corporations.

A frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences and events, Krishna is an avid sports fan (and cricket tragic!), news junkie and loves traveling, especially when it involves the outdoors. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Andhra University, India and a master's degree – also in mechanical engineering – from the University of Cincinnati. He lives in Princeton, N.J., with his wife and two daughters.