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Shantanu Narayen
Shantanu Narayen is the current CEO of Adobe Systems. Prior to this post, he held the role as the President and Chief Operating Officer since 2005.
Business
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Francis Cleetus
Francis Cleetusis an Indian-American copywriter, art director,creative director,mural painter and tech cartoonist. A member of the National Cartoonists Society of America, Francis is the creator of the tech toon ''It's Geek 2 Me''. Francis has drawn hundreds of cartoons for the Pittsburgh Tech Council's TEQ magazine, Tata Consultancy Services' @TCS magazine and other publications. He has also created award-winning ads for HP, Philips, Maker's Mark, Nike and MTV.
Entertainment
Dr. Vijay Prashad, George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of Internati
Dr Prashadis an author of eleven books, most recently, The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World, which was chosen as the best nonfiction book of 2008 by the Asian American Writers' Workshop and won the 2009 Muzaffar Ahmad Book Prize.
Literature
Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar
Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar is an Indian mathematician known for his contributions to algebraic geometry. He currently holds the Marshall distinguished professor of mathematics chair at Purdue University. He is known for Abhyankar's conjecture of finite group theory.
Science
Sonal R. Shah
Sonal R. Shah is an American economist and public official. Since April 2009, she has been serving as the Director of the new Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the White House.Previously, Shah was a member of the Obama-Biden Transition Project and was the head of Global Development Initiatives, a philanthropic arm of Google
Politics
Mittali Perkins
Mitali was born in Kolkata, India, and immigrated at age seven to the United States with her family. Her award-winning books for young readers include Bamboo People, Monsoon Summer, Rickshaw Girl, Secret Keeper, and the First Daughter books.
Literature
M. Night Shyamalan
Manoj Shyamalan known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian-born American screenwriter, film director, and producer known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots that climax with a twist ending. Shyamalan gained international recognition when he wrote and directed 1999's The Sixth Sense, which was a commercial success and later nominated for six Academy Awards. HE later followed it up with Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002), The Village (2004), Lady in the Water (2006), The Happening (2008) and The Last Airbender (2010).
Entertainment
Subhash Khot
Subhash Khot ('99),an Indian-American theoretical computer scientist, best known for his "Unique Games Conjecture", has received the prestigious National Science Foundation's (NSF) $500,000 Alan T. Waterman Award for tackling some of the most challenging computational problems.
Technology
Mani Lal Bhaumik
Mani Lal Bhaumik is an Indian-born American physicist. He is a bestselling author,lecturer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
Technology
Vinita Gupta
Vinita Gupta is an Indian-born American businesswoman. She is the founder and chairman of Digital Link Corporation (now Quick Eagle Networks). She is credited with being the first woman of Indian origin to take her company public in the United States.
Business
Pankaj Ghemawat
Pankaj Ghemawat is an economist, global strategist, speaker and author.After a stint at McKinsey & Company, he spent 25 years on the full-time faculty at Harvard Business School, where, in 1991, he was appointed the youngest full professor in the school’s history.
Economics
Geeta Rao Gupta
Geeta Rao Gupta is a leader on gender, women’s issues, and HIV and AIDS. Currently she serves as Deputy Executive Director for UNICEF and the Vice Chair of the Board for the GAVI Alliance.
Social Service
Amit Bhatia, Founder and CEO of Aspire.
Bhatia's company, Aspire, trains high-school and college students, who come from rural and disadvantaged backgrounds, to become English-speaking, tech-savvy, problem-solving whiz kids ready for hire. The company then connects students to jobs, often in the technology and service sectors, at major corporations such as IBM, Accenture, Wipro, and Infosys.
Technology
Padmalakshmi
Padma Parvati Lakshmi is an Indian American cookbook author, actress, model and television host. Her cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two in 2006, for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. In 2010, Top Chef won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.
Entertainment
Vinod Khosla an influential personality in Silicon Valley
Khosla was one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems, where he served as its first CEO and Chairman in the early 1980s.
Technology
Vivek Wadhwa
Vivek Wadhwa is Vice President of Academics and Innovation at Singularity University; Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; and distinguished visiting scholar, Halle Institute of Global Learning, Emory University.
Academics
Geeta Menon
Geeta Menon is the 11th Dean of the Undergraduate College at New York University Stern School of Business and the Abraham Krasnoff Professor of Global Business. She has been a member of NYU Stern’s Marketing Faculty since 1990, where she served as Department Chair from 2004 to 2008
Management
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is an American neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine and associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia; - best known as CNN's chief medical correspondent
Medicine
Pranav Mistry, Research Assistant and PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab, Inventor of SixthSense
Pranav Mistry is the inventor of SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data.
Technology
Dinesh Sharma
Dinesh Sharma, PhD, is a cultural psychologist and marketing consultant with a doctorate from Harvard University. He is a columnist for Asia Times Online. He is also a senior fellow at the Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology at St. Francis College, NY. He is the author/editor of three books and many peer-reviewed articles.His book 'Barack Obama in Hawaii and Indonesia' has figured into the top 10 listing compiled by BookListOnline, the American Library Association.
Management
Preet Bharara
Preetinder S. Bharara known as Preet Bharara, is U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bharara has been engaged in a number of high-profile corruption cases including the one of insider trading against that of Rajat Gupta, former McKinsey head and a former Goldman Sachs director. He has made it to the cover of the prestigious Time magazine for his crusade against Wall Street corruption and irregularities, including insider trading.
Law
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