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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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Rakesh Khurana
Rakesh Khurana is the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development in organizational behavior at Harvard Business School. After finishing his doctorate, Rakesh taught at the MIT Sloan School of Managemen and later at the Harvard Business School. His research focuses on managerial labor markets and the processes by which elites are selected and socialized. He is a prolific writer and thinker and has received awards at the highest level for his writings. He and Nitin Nohria are working with the World Economic Forum and the Aspen Institute to create a business oath, like the MBA Oath, that might be used globally.
Management
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Rudresh Mahanthappa is a New York-based jazz alto saxophonist and composer.Rudresh Mahanthappa's prolific contributions to contemporary jazz have earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, commissions to create new work from the likes of the Rockefeller Foundation MAP Fund, Chamber Music America and the American Composers Forum, and a win in the 2011 Downbeat international Critics Poll. The Jazz Journalists Association has named him Alto Saxophonist of the Year three consecutive times from 2009-2011.
Art
Rajiv Shah
Rajiv “Raj” Shah is the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He was confirmed by the Senate on December 24, 2009, making him the highest-ranking Indian American in any presidential administration.He has led USAID in efforts to provide relief to the earthquake victims in Haiti and to flood victims in Pakistan.
Politics
Mequitta Ahuja, a visual artist of international fame
Mequitta has been awarded a 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award!
Art
Mani Lal Bhaumik
Mani Lal Bhaumik is an Indian-born American physicist. He is a bestselling author,lecturer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
Technology
Krish Dhanam
Krish Dhanam is a recognized expert in the field of human engineering and human development. He is the author of ‘The American Dream from an Indian Heart’ and contributing author to ‘Top Performance’ written by Zig Ziglar. His current assignments include functioning as Vice President of Consulting and Business Development for Ziglar True Performance and Co-founder of Krish Dhanam Training International.
Management
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
Seth Godin
Seth Godin is an American entrepreneur, author and public speaker. Godin popularized the topic of permission marketing.
Management
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
Gunjan Bagla
Gunjan Bagla is an Indian-American author, blogger, businessman, and public speaker. He is the founder and managing director of Amritt Ventures,and a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs. His articles appear in Dataquest, Daily Variety, Businessworld, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and other publications in the United States and India. His book Doing Business in 21st Century India was published in 2008.
Management
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
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
Balamurali Ambati
Balamurali Ambati is a Tamil-American ophthalmologist, educator, and researcher, currently working at the University of Utah. In 1995, he entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's youngest doctor, at the age of seventeen
Medicine
Sundar Pichai, VP of Product Management for Google
Pichai joined Google in 2004 where he is currently responsible for overall desktop strategy and ensuring access to Google services for desktop users
Technology
Divya Narendra
Divya Narendra is an American businessman. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of SumZero. He also co-founded HarvardConnection (currently known as ConnectU) with Harvard classmates Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss.
Business
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
Atul Gawande
Atul Gawande is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He serves as lead advisor for the WHO's Safe Surgery Saves Lives program. He is also founder and chairman of Lifebox, an international not-for-profit implementing systems and technologies to reduce surgical deaths globally. He has written three New York Times bestselling books: Complications (2002); Better (2007) and The Checklist Manifesto. He has won two National Magazine Awards, AcademyHealth’s Impact Award for highest research impact on health care, a MacArthur Award, and selection by Foreign Policy Magazine and TIME magazine as one of the world’s top 100 influential thinkers.
Medicine
K. R. Sridhar
K. R. Sridhar (born c. 1960) is the founder and CEO of Bloom Energy. Before that, he was the director of the Space Technologies Laboratory at the University of Arizona where he was also professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Bloom Energy has launched a new energy-efficient and environmentally friendly fuel cell known as the Bloom Box in which Natural gas and oxygen are run through a stack of cells to produce electricity
Technology
C.K. Prahalad
Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad(8 August 1941 – 16 April 2010)was the Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in the University of Michigan. He is a co-author of "Core Competence of the Corporation" and "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid".On April 16, 2010, Prahalad died in San Diego, California.He was sixty-eight at the time of his death, but he left a large body of work behind.
Academics
Kal Penn
Kalpen Suresh Modi best known by his stage name Kal Penn, is an American film and television actor, producer, and civil servant and a son of Gujarati immigrants. As an actor, he is known for his roles in the television program House and Harold and Kumar comedy films. He also played a major role in the film The Namesake. Penn has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania as a visiting lecturer in the Cinema Studies Program. For a brief period during 209-2010 her served in the Obama administration as an Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement.
Entertainment
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