Indians have consistently migrated to America in great numbers. Several have become IT disruptors, some have powered Google & a person has even become Dean of Harvard. We take a look at some talented Indians who have helped make America great.
Jayshree Ullal: IT Disruptor
Jayshree was born in London and raised in India, she is a networking executive veteran.
She was called the 3rd "IT Industry Disruptor" by CRN in 2015, one of the "Top Executives" by Forbes in 2012, and one of the "50 Most Powerful People" by Network World in 2005.
Jayshree was the senior Vice President at Cisco Systems from 1993 till 2008, when she became the CEO of Arista networks and holds the position nine years later still. She has helped build a multibillion-dollar cloud networking business and has established strategic alliances with Microsoft, HP and VMware among others.
Amit Singhal: Google's Search Genius
Singhal was born in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh in 1968. Amit Singhal is Google's search genius. That means, all the ideas and features of the Google Search were designed, maintained and executed by Singhal and his team.
Singhal has a notable role in making Google the best search engine the past 15 years. His official designation at Google is senior vice president.
He is also the "Google Fellow", a title given to only the most distinguished engineers.
Singhal has re-written the original Google algorithm (created by Larry Page). He also developed the "search without searching", which has become the Google Android core now.
Ajay 'USB' Bhatt
Ajay Bhatt was born in Vadodora, Gujarat in 1957. He has co-invented a number of global technologies today, foremost among them the Universal Serial Bus (USB).
He has steadily succeeded with USB, AGP, PCIe, Touch, Sensors etc through multiple generations speak volumes about his vision.
Padmasree Warrior: Tech giant
Padmasree Warrior was born and raised in Vijaywada in 1961. Her professional career took off in 1984 when she started working for Motorola. She held various positions there in her 23 years of service for the company, the last being the Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
In 2007, she joined Cisco Systems as the CTO where she worked for seven years until July 2015. She is currently the CEO of NIO, a global start-up based in China.
However, that is not all for the tech woman. She is among the board of directors at Microsoft, NIO, Box, and Gap.
Vinod Dham: Father of the Pentium processor
Vinod Dham was born and raised in Pune, he immigrated to the US in 1975 to pursue Masters in Electrical Engineering. He joined the National Cash Register (NCR) at Dayton, Ohio in 1977 as a member of the memory design group. He quit NCR in 1979.
Vinod Dham is popularly known as the "Father of the Pentium processor".
Dham worked for 16 years in Intel, during which he developed the Pentium Processor in 1993. It made Intel world's biggest chip maker. He was the Vice President of the Intel's Microprocessor Products Group until he quit in 1995.
Next, Dham held the post of Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of NexGen, which was a start-up firm. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) acquired NexGen in 1996, and Dham saw through AMD's K6 Processor, which became world's fastest personal computer microprocessor.
Vinod Dham was the chairman, president and CEO of Silicon Spice, which was acquired by communications chipmaker Broadcom Corporation for $1.2 billion in stock in 2000.
Preet Bharara: 'Patriotic American and proud immigrant'
Preet Bharara is the former US attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY). He was nominated by Barack Obama in 2009, and served until 2017 when Donald Trump fired him after he refused to resign.
In 2000, he was chosen by the US Attorney for the SDNY Mary Jo White to serve as an assistant US Attorney in her office. Since then he has steadily built himself a strong foothold in the courts, serving as the chief counsel to Senator Charles E Schumer on the US Senate Judiciary Committee from 2005-09. He even aided the Senate?s investigation which led to the firing of several US Attorneys during President George W Bush?s second term.
He has attained recognition after handling some of the most high-profile cases in US history, such as the successful cases against terrorist Faisal Shahzad, arms trafficker Viktor Bout, and hedge-fund manager Raj Rajaratnam.
Bharara was born in Punjab in 1968 and migrated to the States with his family when he was a young child. He calls himself a patriotic American and a proud immigrant.
Vikram Pandit: Finance Guru
Vikram Pandit was born in Nagpur in 1957. He is a big name in the financial services and has been a key member in some of the biggest developments in the banking industry's recent history.
He is also the former CEO of Citigroup, serving from December 2007 till October 2012. He successfully led the company through the recession in 2008, the most challenging economic and financial crisis since the Great Depression.
In May 2016, Pandit along with Atairos Group founded Orogen Group, which identifies and leverages the unique opportunities created as the financial services landscape changes to accommodate new technology.
Pandit is a member of the Board of Directors of Virtusa Corporation, Fair Square Financial Holdings, JM Financial Credit Solutions Ltd, and Bombardier Inc.
Nitin Nohria: Harvard Dean
Nitin Nohria is the tenth dean of Harvard Business School (HBS) since 2010.
Born in Rajasthan in 1962, he pursued B Tech from IIT Bombay and did a PhD in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He is co-author/editor of 16 books. Nohria's intellectual interests centre on human motivation, leadership and sustainable economic human performance.
He sits on the board of directors of Tata Sons and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition, he serves as an adviser to the Piramal Group.