Indians are the oxygen of silicon valley!
Twitter has observed the onset of another trend following Elon Musk’s tweet. His recent tweet was “USA benefits greatly from Indian talent”. It was his reply to Stripe CEO Pattrick Collins’s tweet-“6 American tech giants are now run by Indian-origin CEOs’.
This recent tweet has brought attention to the role played by the Indian engineers in the USA’s tech world. Well, this is how we Indians can take pride in, but wait! These words cannot sum up all kinds of roles Indian scholars play.
With the recent appointment of Parag Agrawal as the CEO of Twitter, we now have six tech giants led by Indian CEOs. At the same time, this also brings our attention to the support of the Indian education system. Parag Agrawal has been promoted from his previous position of CTO. With this, he has joined the list of the leading Indian CEOs at the helm of the US tech world.
Following his appointment as the CEO, Twitter’s shares have risen as much as 10%. It shows the level of trust that the US and the world put into Indian CEOs.
Along with Agrawal, the list of proud Indians includes Sundar Pichai at Alphabet Inc., Satya Nadela at Microsoft Corp., Arvind Krishna at IBM, Shantanu Narayan at Abode, and Ajay Banga at Mastercard. Let’s take a closer look at the roles played by some of the CEOs from India.
1. Sundar Pichai
It was in 2015 that Sundar Pichai was appointed the CEO of Google. In 2019 he was promoted as the CEO of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. Over time, his contribution led Google to be a leading tech giant globally. Well, even the organisation never failed to appreciate him for his involvement.
Pichai became a part of Google in 2004 and has worked on projects like Google Toolbar. He was also involved in developing the Chrome browser, which turned out to be one of Google’s biggest successes.
For his remarkable work on the chrome browser, he was named vice president of product development, and by 2012, the senior vice president.
2. Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella joined Microsoft in 1992, after which he moved Microsoft to Cloud Computing. His involvement also led to the growth of one of the world’s largest cloud infrastructures. He has worked as the vice president of the Microsoft business division and senior vice president of research and development(R&D).
The cloud server project led by Nadella raised the revenue of the firm from $16.6 billion in 2011 to $20.3 billion in 2013. Considering his continuous diligence, the board entitled him the position of CEO.
3. Arvind Krishna
Arvind Krishna has previously served as the CEO of IBM and is the chairman of the organisation. He embarked on his career in 1990, and since then, he has shown a remarkable contribution to projects like IBM cloud and cognitive software. Well, this is not all, as he has also led the IBM research division.
With his persistent efforts towards the organisation, he paved his way towards the position of senior vice president of IBM research in 2015. He also contributed to IBM with its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, which closed in 2019. Later on, he succeeded Ginni Rometty as the CEO of IBM.
4. Parag Agarwal
So, the name that made Indians a part of the conversations again, Parag Agarwal! He has recently become the CEO of Twitter at the age of 37. With this, he has become the youngest CEO of any S&P 500 firm.
Parag joined Twitter as a software engineer in 2011. Before that, he held leadership positions in Microsoft research and Yahoo research. In 2017 he was appointed as the chief technical officer (CTO) at Twitter, succeeding Adam Massinger.
He has been around every critical decision that turned Twitter around. On 29 November 2021, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey announced Agarwal to be the next CEO.
The Final Thoughts
The number of Indian-origin scientists and engineers in the US grew 85% between 2003 and 2013, says a report published by The Hindustan Times.
Approximately 9,50,000 Indian workers contribute to science and technology in America.
Be it the IT Industry, Telecom, Digital Marketing, Robotics or Space Exploration, the contribution of Indians in the growing US market is indispensable for which we as Indians are proud of. Along with that, we strive to strengthen every citizen to present their inventive thoughts in uplifting the tech world and many other fields. That is because we embrace the belief ‘better together than alone.’ With such a perspective, we aid every employee of our firm. We strive to bridge all kinds of the gaps between today and a thriving globe.
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