Recently, ComputerWeekly, which celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year, conducted a poll to find out the most influential companies, people, hardware and software in the computer industry.
The list for the Most Influential People contains many household names — Bill G, James Gosling, Linus Torvalds, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee… I thought they missed out the Google guys. And one more person…
I came across the Top People Poll on your website. I would like to recommend to the list, Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys Technologies.
Mr. Murthy represents the growing face of Indian software. As a pioneer of the now-popular Global Delivery Model, Infosys Technologies (which incidentally, is the first Indian company to be listed on the NASDAQ) has spearheaded the Indian software services revolution, which has placed the country on the path of globalisation, development and speedy economic growth. Mr. Murthy, known worldwide for his adherence to values and the principles of corporate governance stands tall, as not just an entrepreneur who survived India’s tough pre-liberalisation days, but as a thought-leader, whose life and work are a source of inspiration to an entire generation of young Indians.
The name is yet to be added to the list, but I did receive an email from the Editor of ComputerWeekly that Mr. Murthy seemed a strong candidate.
And Mr. Murthy retires today, on his sixtieth birthday. Thank you, Sir, for your contribution to Indian industry. I salute you!
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