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These Indians made IT happen: DataQuest

Mumbai February 14, 2012: Leading Indian IT magazine, DataQuest has suggested the top 20 Indians who are making a difference to Information Technology worldwide. 
The list is dominated by multiple Indians who are part of the global search giant, Google (Amit Singhal, Google fellow; Nikesh Arora, chief business officer and Sundar Pichai, Senior VP, Chrome) and Hewlett Packard (Prith Banerjee, Senior VP Research and director, HP Labs and Vyomesh Joshi, Executive VP, printing & imaging).

Also in the list are those charged with building the technology roadmaps for the world's top software companies: Vishal Sikka, Chief Technologist of SAP; Thomas Kurian, in charge of the product roadmap of Oracle (the company with broadest range of software products) and Satya Nadella, the low-profile president of Microsoft's servers and tools business.
The list also includes theUS government's first federal CTO Aneesh Chopra (who stepped down on February 8), McKinsey consultant Dilip Wagle, and blogger Om Malik of GigaOM whose words are followed in Twitter by some of these big executives themselves.
Cisco's CTO Padmasree Warrior is the only woman on this hallowed list. The two CEOs on the list are Sanjay K Jha, chairman & CEO, Motorola Mobility, and Shantanu Narayen, CEO, Adobe. (Ms Warrior will be addressing the Nasscom India Leadership Forum in Mumbai which starts on February 14.)
Most of those on the list are engineers, with a majority from the IITs atDelhi,Madras, Kharagpur,Kanpur, Roorkee. There are people from other colleges too: IT BHU, MS University, Osmania, and Manipal. The sole non-engineer in the list—Om Malik--comes from St Stephens,Delhi. He is the odd one out. A journalist turned blogger, he is actually one of the few in the list who have actually worked inIndia for some time. IT Trainer NIIT also lists Malik amongst its alumni.
With over a dozen in this list being in their 30s and 40s, Dataquest editors expect them to move to CEO roles in the coming few years to play an even more significant role in shaping the technology.
The Dataquest list of 20 Technologists who will influence Technology
(In alphabetic order)

1 Abhijit Talwalkar, 47, CEO, LSI

2 Amit Singhal, 43, Google fellow, Google

3 Aneesh Chopra, 39, federalCTO,USGovernment

4 Arvind Sodhani, 57, EVP & president, Intel Capital, Intel

5 Dilip Wagle, director, McKinsey & Co

6 Nikesh Arora, 44, chief business officer, Google

7 Om Malik 45 blogger, investor, GigaOM

8 Padmasree Warrior 51 SVP, Engg & CTO, Cisco

9 Prabhakar Raghavan, 51, chief strategy officer, executive vice president

Yahoo! Labs

10 Prith Banerjee, 51 SVP, research, and director, HP Labs Hewlett-Packard

11 Sanjay K Jha, 48, chairman & CEO. Motorola Mobility

12 Satya Nadella 43 president, servers & tools business, Microsoft

13 Shantanu Narayen, 48, CEO, Adobe

14 Sundar Pichai, 39 SVP, Chrome Google

15 Thomas Kurian 44 EVP, product development, Oracle

16 Vinod Khosla, 56. founder, Khosla Ventures

17 Vishal Sikka, 44, CTO & member, exec board, SAP

18 Vivek Kundra, 37 EVP, emerging markets, Salesforce.com

19 Vivek Ranadive, 54, CEO, TIBCO

20 Vyomesh Joshi, 57, EVP, printing & imaging, Hewlett-Packard




    


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  "Matt can not really say anthiyng to this. I met Vivek at PdF09 this year and he was an engaging, intelligent person. As for an $18M website that is surprising which has me wondering where the costs come from. But I have heard many times how government always pays a higher rate for all services which I never fully understood.When Vivek and I spoke he was looking for people who could take project management skills and apply them to government while keeping true to cost issues and the original remit. The challenge about DC is there is a very tight network of people who support each other.When I did the Kerry Campaign, the first issue I addressed was the incredible cost of internet bandwidth we were paying to Akamai at the time. In 2003, they were charging us $1600/M with overage after 3M. Compared to a commercial rate of $400 (or so) / M this was outrageous. I found out later, after negotiating them to a $360/M deal for the campaign, that the reason for the price differential was that it was through the government sales office which has different expectations on performance (e.g. better than 5-nines performance). While I appreciate the concept, it is not what government always needs. There is such a thing as a tradeoff in business and engineering and I know there is in government.As for Vivek I know nothing gets really rolling at least for a year. Give the man the time to breathe. His background is one thing his performance as the CIO of DC is another."
     
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