Jogia will begin the role in October
Ofcom has announced the appointment of Sachin Jogia as chief technology officer.
Jogia will join the regulator in October from Amazon, where he’s spent nine years and is currently general manager for Alexa Smart Home International.
He has also previously held senior technology roles at AOL and advertising.com.
Once Jogia joins Ofcom, he’ll work to support innovation across areas that Ofcom regulates including broadcasting, telecoms, wireless services and post.
He joins the regulator as Ofcom gets set to receive new powers to help keep people safe through the Online Safety Bill, as the Telecoms Security Bill will also extend its security responsibilities.
Commenting on his upcoming role, Jogia said: “I am honoured to join Ofcom to lead their Technology organisation at a time when it is more important than ever to ensure children, vulnerable people and adults are protected while using the technology they take for granted every day.
“The online safety bill is such an essential and pioneering measure, which will help technology flourish in parallel with implementing the right safeguards.”
Ofcom chief executive Dame Melanie Dawes added: “His experience as a technology leader, having developed new products for one of the major global platforms, will be invaluable as we take on the new challenge of regulating online safety.
“This appointment shows that Ofcom’s mission can attract the very best talent and I’m looking forward to working with Sachin to build new teams and skills as we secure a safer life online for everyone.”