April 18, 2022

For the $8-billion sports technology company Dream Sports every Indian Premier League season in recent years has been a stepping stone to enhancing scale. Amid a busy schedule at the start of the season, Dream Sports (Dream11’s parent company) Chief Technology Officer Amit Sharma talks to Deepsekhar Choudhury about the challenges of scale, deploying artificial intelligence and machine learning to protect users from bad behaviour, and more. Edited excerpts:

What are currently your biggest tech challenges?

We recently took up the mammoth task of migrating the Dream11 app to a React Native implementation and soon will be rolling it out to our users. With React Native, we can share code between Android and iOS platforms. This will enable us to further scale the platform through quicker development and deployment of features that our users love, while maintaining consistency across platform