Talented Indians have poured into Silicon Valley in Northern California and have made breakthroughs, pushed boundaries and held positions of power in the world of technology and media. Almost all the big US technology companies have technology pioneers of Indian descent, including the fathers of the USB and technology blogging. For example- Satya Nadella replaced Steve Ballmer and became the chief executive of Microsoft, which instantly propelled him into the highest-profile slot, but he is by no means the first Indian to make waves in the technology industry.
Here we are discussing about some names, actually Indian Personalities who have made it big on Technology Front and made India proud in United States America.
Credited as being the father of the USB standard – something that almost every computing device uses today in some form or another. Ajay Bhatt, the computer architect is a pioneer in technologies. He holds 31 US patents under which he invented crucial standards in graphics and computer architecture. Ajay is chief client platform architect for Intel.
Intel for most of the times is famous for recruiting people from outside and Intel is not short of Talented Indians. The father of the famous Intel Pentium processor, Vinod Dham, originally hailed from Pune in India. Dham is a specialised in solid state electronics-found in every smartphone and worked on flash memory at NCR corporation and after he joined Intel, he led the development of the Pentium processor, as well as co-inventing Intel’s first flash memory technology, before rising to the rank of vice-president of microprocessors.
Vinod Khosla was inspired into a career in technology by reading about the founding of Intel. He gained a degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi before moving to the US to obtain a masters in biomedical engineering. co-found Sun Microsystems along with Bill Joy. Later he started his own venture, Khosla ventures which invests in clean technology and information technology startups.
Indian talent is woven into the core of the software technologies most people use every day and a perfect example is Sundar Pichai is the man who is overseeing Android, Chrome and apps at Google. In Google, Pichai led the development of the company’s software, including the Chrome browser, Chrome OS, Drive, Gmail and Maps.
Sabeer Bhatia, an Indian Technology talent who emigrated to the US and founded an pioneered Hotmail, the web service. Sabeer hails from Chandigarh. Previously he worked for Apple as a hardware engineer and later launched Hotmail along with a colleague. Hotmail became one of the biggest email providers in the world.
Another high-profile, Google engineer from India is Vic Gundotra, who is known as Google’s social tsar and the man behind the Google+ social network. A Microsoft man born in Mumbai. He also played a role in Microsoft’s strategy to compete with Google’s online services with its Windows Live services, including instant messaging and email. He is the Vice-President of Google +.
Google mostly seems to be occupied by Indian talent and this time this talent is Amit Singhal. Amit Singhal oversees Google’s core business of search. A function that people uses in everyday life. A Jhansi man who has earned computer science degree from IIT Roorkee. Previously in his career, Singhal worked for with the father of digital search, Gerad Salton. Singhal now oversees search for Google, responsible for the algorithms that deliver search results, and rewrote Google’s search engine.
Joined the social network earlier in 2005 is now the first female engineer in Facebook and break the taboo of male dominated engineering. Previously she worked at Oracle. Also at Facebook, Sanghvi worked on the News Feed department and later with her team, she was made principal product manager at Facebook, overseeing the company’s software platform as well as the News Feed. Currently. Sanghvi is the vice-president of operations of Dropbox.
Born in Vijayawada and has a degree in chemical engineering from IIT, Delhi. In her career, Padmasree Warrior is credited with working at Facebook as an engineer and as general manager for Motorola’s Energy Systems Group. Currently, she remains as the chief technology officer at Cisco Systems.
Shantanu Narayen hails from Hyderabad and currently serves at Adobe Systems chief executive; a software and services company the develops the world famous Photoshop among other products. Shantanu Narayen is a perfect example that Indian technology talent also sits at the top of the creative tools industry.
Born in New Delhi and earned a degree in chemistry. Started a writing career in news and then moved to New York where he showed his entrepreneurial spirit launching an events site for Indian emigrants called DesiParty.Com. Later, Malik went full time on GigaOM, transforming it from a one-man-band into a multi-writer news site. Om Malik is another shining example of Indian expertise at the forefront of technology.
Co-founder of SlideShare. A website for viewing and sharing Office documents online and converting PowerPoint slides into video. Rashmi Sinha grew up in Allahabad and earned a post-doctorate degree in cognitive neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley. Rashmi Sinha started SlideShare with her husband and was named as World’s Top 10 Women Influencers in Web 2.0.
Nadella hails from Hyderabad and has earned a degree and holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering in electronics and communication from Manipal Institute of Technology. The success of Satya Nadella is one of the biggest success story of an Indian in the technology space and is the highest paid executive in the US.
Sanjay Kumar Jha
Sanjay Kumar Jha who hails from Bihar is now the CEO of Global Foundries, the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry and is also the highest-paid Indian executives in the US. His previous work includes the working of chief executive officer of Motorola’s mobile devices business.
The vice chairman of SoftBank Corp and CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media Inc. previously he worked in Google. Nikesh, graduated as an Electrical Engineer from IIT-BHU, has an MBA from Northeastern University and also has a Masters degree in Finance from Boston College.
One of the youngest CEOs in the IT industry. Francisco D’Souza joined Cognizant as a co-founder and later took over as CEO of the company. Francisco, who hails from Goa, is a member of the Board of Directors of General Electric Company.
Dinesh Paliwal hails from Agra. He has been the chairman of Harman International, a leading provider of premium audio and infotainment systems for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. As CEO and chairman of Harman International, Dinesh Paliwal transformed Harman International into a customer-centric and innovation-oriented company.
Sanjay Mehrotra is co-founder, president and chief executive officer of SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions. Earlier, Mehrotra served as SanDisk’s president and chief operating officer. Mehrotra received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.
The CFO of Tesla Motors. Deepak was previously the controller for Ford’s small cars product development program, a strategic initiative to bring several fuel efficient cars to Ford’s lineup in the United States.
Pooja Sankar is founder and CEO of Piazza. Piazza is an online tool for students to get help from their classmates and teachers. Sankar studied engineering at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Today, Piazza counts more than 1 million registered users at schools across the country, including Carnegie Mellon, Duke, and Princeton.
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