As a culture, India has contributed to the overall pool of futuristic knowledge several times. From Mysorean rockets used during Tipu Sultan’s rule to the microwave communications invented by Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, we have always forayed into the future with technology.
Today, in the age of Information technology, the intellectual dominance of Indians remains. Here is a list of 5 successful Indians who made it big and reached the peak of their job.
Their achievements will inspire you to reach your true potential.
1. Sundar Pichai, Google CEO
If there is any Google product you enjoy or even use, Sundar Pichai probably had a huge part to in it. His brainchild, Google Chrome, is probably the most popular browser in the world.
Sundar was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and was a brilliant scholar. He completed his B.Tech from IIT Kharagpur and then went on to get an MS degree from Stanford.
After completing his MS, Pichai got his MBA degree from Wharton. Having been one of the leading minds for Android and Maps, he also helped the company gain dominance in the browser space with Chrome.
He was named the CEO of Google in August 2015.
2. Shantanu Narayen, Adobe CEO
Adobe is the first choice for creators, videographers, graphic designers, and visual artists, worldwide. And you can pass on most of that credit to its Indian CEO since 2007, Shantanu Narayen.
Having joined the IT giant as the Senior Vice President of worldwide product research, he became the COO in 2005 and the Captain of the Adobe ship by 2007. Narayen completed his Bachelors from Osmania University in Science and pursued an MBA in Berkley and an MS in Bowling Green State University.
He had his big break when he co-founded an early photo-sharing app called Pictra. He also held product development roles at Apple before joining Adobe.
Fun Fact: Shantanu has five patents to his credit! He is also a recipient of India’s civilian honour Padma Shri and the Economic Times Global Indian of the Year award, among many others.
3. Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO
Satya Nadella steers the ship of one of the biggest IT companies and product manufacturers in the globe, Microsoft. He was appointed the CEO of the company in 2014. Having served as the Executive Vice President of the Cloud and Enterprise section of the brand, in many ways Nadella can be credited for the success of Microsoft Azure.
Born in Hyderabad, India, he has completed his engineering from the Manipal Institute of Engineering and his MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
4. Padmasree Warrior, Fable CEO
Padmasree holds as much prestige in the world of tech as her namesake award holds in India. Forbes listed her among the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World in 2014. She has previously served as the CTO of Cisco and Motorola during her career.
She held her first CEO role for Chinese electric car maker NIO’s American operations. Today, Padmasree heads the executive operations of Fable, a reading platform focusing on mental health, which she also founded.
Having completed her BS from IIT Delhi and MS from Cornell University, she was also named among America’s Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018.
5. Sanjay Mehrotra, Micron Technology CEO
Considered one of the pioneers in today’s memory and flash drive technology, Sanjay Mehrotra was born in the small city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. After co-founding Sandisk in 1998, he eventually took over as the CEO and President in 2011, until 2016, when it was acquired by Western Digital.
Since then, Mehrotra has been guiding Micron Technology, a big name in the United States for dynamic RAM, flash drives, and flash memory. He has also written articles on his expertise on the subject and is credited with several patents.
His 30 years of bona fide experience in the non-volatile semiconductor memory industry has made him one of the most successful names in the IT business.
When these Indian-born geniuses could carve their own way to leading global IT companies, then no dream is too big anymore. In the age of information, merit will eventually rule, and if you want to be like them, then we suggest you work hard and don’t compromise on your goals!
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