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August - 2012 - issue > CIO Insights

Innovation with speed

Raji Arasu
Monday, July 30, 2012
Raji Arasu
Raji Arasu is the CTO of StubHub, an online marketplace owned by eBay, which provides services for buyers and sellers of tickets for sports, concerts, theater and other live entertainment events. Headquartered in California, StubHub is a ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concerts, theater and other live entertainment events. As the CTO of StubHub, Raji is responsible for both Product and Engineering functions. She joined the organization in 2011, but has been with eBay for over a decade. She is a seasoned technology and product executive with 21 years of experience in software development, specializing in online commerce and payments business. In her previous role at eBay, she was Vice President of Engineering at MarketPlaces leading multiple organizations over the years. Raji was recently recognized by Business Journal Silicon Valley/San Jose as a Women of Influence for 2011.

The current role within the organization

StubHub is one of the properties within eBay Inc., and we are solely focused on entertainment business where we provide tickets to our fans for events, concerts, sports or theater. As the CTO and Vice President, I manage product and technology for StubHub and part of that is essentially trying to layout plans for the year in terms of deliverables, innovation and other experiences made on our website like mobile user experiences, and providing the engineering roadmap. I am also responsible for the running operations to make sure site is available and scalable for operating 24/7 mode. We also have architecture function which helps us design both the application architecture as well as enterprise architecture.

Technology trends

StubHub in many ways has directly impacted and helped in solving the same realm. There is a big wave that is happening in terms of social and the whole experience of social is transforming. Bringing that alive on our site as well as bringing pieces of our experiences alive in the social world, which is either experiences on Facebook or in other places where you see people talking about StubHub and event experiences in Twitter, many of that brings and connects fans in a big way.

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