Dr. Shampa Banerjee
Senior Vice President Technology, Affinity
Shampa Banerjee joined the Affinity management team as senior vice president of technology in October of 2005, bringing more than 15 years of experience in managing and developing large-scale Internet-based information systems and e-commerce services.
Currently she directs the global companies' worldwide and localized technology efforts including product development and lifecycle management as well as leading all technology strategy and vision.
Most recently, Dr. Banerjee served as Chief Technology Officer at Ziff Davis Media, Games Group. During her two years with Ziff Davis, she launched the company's games information portal, 1Up.com and is credited with implementing successful technology and change management strategies, growing its audience more than 50 percent in a mere four months and reducing operating costs by 30 percent. For her work at Ziff Davis, Dr. Banerjee also received Application Development Trends Magazine's distinguished Innovator Award in the Open Source category.
Prior to joining Ziff Davis, Dr. Banerjee spent six years at AOL/Netscape serving in a number of strategic product and technology roles including senior director of AOL channels product, core manager for AOL travel products and manager, performance & QA for AOL Organizer.
She also has also worked in various technology roles at Quote.com/Lycos, Netgrativity and Animatics Corporation.
Dr. Banerjee received her BS in Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India, her MS in Physics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and her Ph.D. in Physics at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.