4 notable IIT Delhi Alumni who made it big in the Tech Space

By : |July 28, 2020 0

The IIT Delhi Alumni List has many notable people who have marked their presence in various industries. They have changed the way modern businesses work, and the definition of entrepreneurship. So, today, we are talking about 5 such IIT Delhi alumni, to get to know their contribution in the industry.

Here are 4 notable IIT Delhi Alumni that have changed tech entrepreneurship.

1. Shri. Ananth Krishnan

Mr Krishnan is the Chief Technology Officer of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and chairs the TCS Corporate Technology Board. Mr Krishnan was also in Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders and Infoworld’s Top 25 Global CTOs in the year 2007.

He is a member of the TCS Corporate Think-Tank since 1999 and has led several strategic initiatives.

He has formally retired from a successful career in Trivia and Quizzing (which includes the ‘Brain of IIT’ title and two ‘Cranium Cup’ titles at IIT and several years on the IIT Quiz team), public speaking, crossword puzzle solving and cricket.

2. Sachin Bansal

Sachin Bansal is the former Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Flipkart. Within a decade of its starting up, the company acquired about 40% of the market share of India’s e-commerce industry. Bansal also inspired many young entrepreneurs to experiment in that space. In the year 2018, Walmart acquired Flipkart for USD 16 billion.

Bansal has many awards to his name. Some of them are- Entrepreneur of the year- 2013. He was also the 86th richest person in India according to Forbes India. He has been in the “Most Influential Person” list, several times mainly due to his startup venture and becoming a powerful entrepreneur in the e-commerce sector.

3. Padmasree Warrior

Padmasree is an Independent Director on the Board of Microsoft and Member of the Board of Directors for Spotify Technology S.A. She was the Chief Executive Officer of NIO U.S, CTO-Motorola and CTO & strategy officer (later strategic advisor) for Cisco. In 2005, The Economic Times ranked Warrior as the 11th Most Influential Global Indian. In 2018, she also featured among “America’s Top 50 Women In Tech” by Forbes.

Fortune Magazine called her one of four rising stars on its Most Powerful Women list, placing her between the 10 “highest-paid” and the “Young and Powerful” categories. She later started her entrepreneurial venture, Fable, in September 2019 and is currently is Founder, President and CEO.

4. Vinod Khosla

Vinod Khosla is a co-founder of Sun Microsystems, the founder of Khosla Ventures and a leading venture capitalist of the world. He is also a member of the 2018 Midas List (Forbes). In 2014, Forbes named him amongst the 400 richest people in the world.

As a teenager, Khosla read about Intel in Electronic Engineering Times. This inspired him to pursue technology as a career. Further, this inquisitive nature led him to start Khosla Venture. Here he discussed the practicality of ethanol as a gasoline substitute. Thus, he has also invested heavily in ethanol companies, in hopes that people will adopt it.

Further, this IIT Delhi Alumni along with his wife, co-found CK-12 Foundation, which aims to develop open-source textbooks and lower the cost of education,

(Images were taken from IIT Delhi Alumni page)

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