From Grad Student to Cricket-Focused Media Mogul: Meet Vijay Srinivasan
Join Vijay Srinivasan, the founder and CEO of Willow TV, American Cricket Enterprises partner, and investor in USA Cricket. He will will hold an informal meet and greet with students here at Duke and share his story about progressing from a graduate student to a cricket focused media mogul. Students: this talk is for you, if you're interested in computer science or want to pursue a career in media and sports and entertainment.
If you plan to attend this special lecture, please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot!
Vijay Srinivasan earned his PhD in Computer Science from Duke University in 1995. He worked at IBM in Research Triangle Park in network architectures with a focus on standards. He was the founding Co-chairman of the IETF's MPLS working group and standardized a protocol now widely deployed across the Internet for traffic engineering and VPNs. After two successful startups in the networking space (Torrent Networking in NC/MD and CoSine Communications in CA), in 2002 he transitioned his career to the sports streaming and media industry and founded Willow TV, a company that broadcast the sports of cricket in North America. In 2010, the Willow television channel was launched on satellite and cable television and is now available in nearly 5 million homes across North America. Willow was acquired by The Times Group, India's largest media company, in 2016. Vijay's latest venture is American Cricket Enterprises (ACE), which he co-founded in 2019 to launch a professional cricket league in the United States.
Vijay has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2000 with his wife and two children.