Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Fantastico Indians in Tech-world

Source- www.column5.com
Today, most of the top-grade technology multinational companies of the world are headed and run by Indian immigrants. There's no doubt that technology world has always been a great means for Indians to bring their engineering and managerial skills in prominence. Indian graduates have been holding great positions in Silicon Valley with around 15% of Indian founded startups that are emerging rapidly. Their strides to success is commendable. 
The main reasons of Indians and American Indians for being the CEO's of the influential companies are that Indians have a good hold on English language and a deep understanding of business culture. Also, there is a great population of aspiring engineers in India and most of the companies openly welcome the coders to be their Executives since they'll have a better understanding of how the products work and are capable of bringing innovative ideas.

For all those who are unaware of these eminent Indian personalities, let's mention some of the most powerful and fantastico figures with Indian origin who excel in the tech-arena.

1. Sundar Pichai 
43-year-old, Mr. Pichai was born in Tamil Nadu, India and attained his graduation degree from IIT, Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering and also holds an M.S. from Stanford University. He was lately announced to be the top notch technology company, Google's next CEO. Pichai joined Google in 2004, where he led the product management of products such as Chrome OS, Google Drive and Google  Chrome and was announced as the CEO in August, 2015.

2. Satya Nadella
Nadella is an India-born American business executive. He attained a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, KarnatkaHe was appointed as the third CEO of Microsoft on 4 February 2014, after Steve Ballmer. This Hyderabad born man is the highest paid executive in the United States. Also, Forbes magazine recently ranked Nadella among the world’s 72 most powerful people.

3. Shantanu Narayan
Shantanu Narayen, born in 1963 in Hyderabad, India is a business executive and currently the CEO of Adobe Systems, which is one of the most colossal software companies. One of world’s top paid tech CEOsNarayen joined Adobe in 1998 as vice president of worldwide product research and was appointed as the CEO in 2007 at the age of 43.

4. Indra Nooyi 
India-born Indra has been consistently featuring in Forbes ‘The World's 100 Most Powerful Women' list in the last years. Indra was born in Chennai and attained bachelor's degrees in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from Madras Christian College and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. She is currently the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, the second largest food and beverage giant in the world. She was named the third most powerful woman in business by Fortune magazine. She joined the company in 1994 and was announced as the CEO in 2006.

5. Ajay Banga
Ajay Singh Banga is from Pune, Maharashtra and attained his degree from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University. He is the current president and chief executive officer of MasterCard. He began his career with Nestle in 1981 and then joined PepsiCo. Later, in 2010 he was appointed as the CEO of MasterCard at the age of 50. He was also appointed to serve as a Member of the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations by U.S. President Barrack Obama in February, 2015.

All the above success stories and achievements serve as a great inspiration and all the Indians must follow the path led by these fantastico figures to step into the field of success.


This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.
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