Inspiring Indian Engineers Out in the World

Indian engineers have contributed immensely to the world of science & technology. While few have independent works to their credit, many others have been adding indirectly through their undeterred vision and prodigious technical knowledge.

Narinder Singh Kapany, who graduated as an engineer from Agra University is known as the “Father of Fibre Optics”. Fibre optics have paved the way for the development of high-speed internet and revolutionary medical & healthcare technologies around the world.

The important thing is to be a man of the world, that’s what I have tried to be, and to a small extent succeeded, but I like to do things for people.

Ajay Bhatt, one of the unsung I/O architects was instrumental in developing technologies for many chipset enhancements like the USB, AGP etc. He is an engineering graduate from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

I don’t do things for money. I did this to bring about a change. The invention of USBs has impacted everybody in a big way.

Arun Netravali, an electrical engineer from IIT Mumbai, developed HDTV technology in the late 1990s.

Little do people know that the developer of the acclaimed Intel Pentium Processor was an Indian born electrical engineer, Vinod Dham. He graduated from Delhi College of Engineering in 1971.

For several years, I worked on the technology that resulted in the invention of what we call “Flash” technology. I brought that experience with me to Intel where I worked for 16 years I moved on to other roles inside Intel, including microprocessor development for 386 microprocessors, 486 microprocessors and finally the Pentium.

The current CEO of Microsoft – Satya Nadela is an electrical engineer from Manipal Institute of Technology, India.

I always wanted to build things and electrical engineering was a great way for me to go discover what turned out to become a passion.

Shiv Nadar, the founder of HCL completed his degree in electrical & electronics engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

Education is and will be the most powerful tool for individual and social change, and we must do all that it takes to facilitate it.

Shantanu Narayen is the CEO of Adobe Systems, touted to be one of the world’s most diversified software companies. He graduated from the University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Being transparent about our plans enables us to get better feedback.

Padmasree Warrior, a chemical engineer from IIT Delhi, served as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at significant tech-giants and was listed as one of the 100 most influential women in the world by the Forbes magazine in 2014.

The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.

Anjali Joshi, who is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, is an accomplished technology personnel who has worked at various leading companies around the world. She currently serves as the vice president of product management at Google.

The former Vice-President of Twitter engineering, Nandini Ramani has been instrumental in laying down the engineering process for the social media giant. She was named among 43 powerful female engineers of the world in 2017 by Business Insider.

I really value women who code, I want to make sure that they have influence and impact.

It can be said that while others dream of changing the world, engineers have the potential to transform it into reality. Kudos to all the engineers who have contributed in a big way to make the world a better place to live in!

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