>Swati Karkun Sen

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Swati Karkun Sen

Swati Karkun Sen is Senior Vice President, Product & Strategy for NBCU News Group. In this role, Swati drives strategy, product vision, technology and innovation, and executes cross functional initiatives across the News Group, which includes NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. A transformational business leader, Swati has driven a portfolio of successes in enterprise-wide media strategy, technology and operations. She has also been recognized as a visionary and change leader, and has most recently been involved in implementing initiatives to support growth, streamlining, and efficiencies in a hybrid, collaborative and dynamic environment. Prior to her current role, Swati was VP of Strategic Initiatives at NBC News where she drove the restructuring of the News technology & engineering organizations, self-serve research for archives, artificial intelligence/machine learning in transcription and logging workflows, vendor image acquisition, and the DC bureau move. Before that, Swati was Director, Digital Media Ingest Operations where she led a team of operators responsible for ingesting feed and tape content for News, and digitizing archives. Her team captured over 900 hours of feeds daily into multiple platforms 24*7, and digitized over 100,000 hours of rich NBC News archival footage. Swati has also led the PMO (Project Management Office) across her group. Swati began her career at GE as part of the Information Management Leadership Program (IMLP). During this 2 year program, she assumed various leadership roles across GE Contractual Services, Wind Energy, Technology Services Group, and Capital, and ultimately joined NBC News in the summer of 2007. Swati graduated from the Indian School of Business with a Master of Business Administration degree, double majoring in Finance and Information Technology. She also has an undergrad degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Swati is passionate about mentoring and is currently a mentor at the New York Chapter of WICT (Women in Cable Telecommunications). Originally from New Delhi, Swati now resides on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with her husband, 2 daughters, and 2 dogs.