Born : 27 January 1962 (age 54)
: Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Residence : Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Nationality : Indian
Education : BSc Visual Communication
Alma mater : Madras College of Arts (1980–1985)
Occupation : Art director
Years active : 1990–present
Known for : Production design
Awards : National Film Awards
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Sabu Cyril is an Indian film art director. He has won National Film Award for Best Art Direction four times and Filmfare Award for Best Art Direction (including south) five times. His work in Enthiran won him international recognition. Over the years, he has emerged to be the most expensive and celebrated art director in the country.
From 1982 to 1988, he was a freelance graphics designer for companies such as Welcomgroup Hotels, the Taj Group of Hotels, and Madura Coats. In 1988, he began his art director career, and has directed more than 480 advertisements, 3 teleserials and 50 feature films in Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada and designed several stage shows. In 1996, he directed the stage design for the Miss World beauty pageant. He also worked as one of the 2nd unit directors in the 1990 film Iyer the Great.
He is the eldest son of Helen and Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, the largest retailer in the world. He became the Board Chairman of the company in 1992 after his father passed away.
Satya Nadella is an Indian engineer who has joined the league of technological wizards like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates by the virtue of his great work and dedication. Nadella’s educational background undoubtedly played a great role in shaping his technical and leadership abilities. After pursuing a degree in ‘Electrical Engineering’ from the reputed ‘Manipal Institute of Technology’ located in India, this tech wizard relocated to the United States. Here, he studied at esteemed institutions like the ‘University of Wisconsin’ and the ‘Booth School of Business’. Nadella’s life changed completely after he joined the IT giant ‘Microsoft’. Slowly but steadily he grabbed bigger opportunities at the enterprise and went on to manage several divisions of the company. One of Satya’s path-breaking accomplishments within the firm was to pave the way for the cloud computing technology, which later went on to become a trendsetter. Nadella even became an important stakeholder in the firm and owned stocks worth millions of dollars and earned a handsome salary, much higher than many engineers of his kind. He became a household name in 2014 after being crowned the ‘CEO’ of ‘Microsoft’. The tech wizard soon became popular amongst sections of the media across the world and is often invited as a guest speaker to many events across the United States.
After completing his education, Nadella joined the well-known firm ‘Sun Microsystems’. He worked in this company for a brief period and then moved to the Silicon-valley giant ‘Microsoft’, in 1992.
Nadella started climbing the corporate ladder steadily while working at ‘Microsoft’. He then went on to make important decisions in the interest of the firm.
He was one of the few employees who suggested the concept of cloud computing to the firm. Eventually the company dedicated lot of its time and resources to the development of this technology. The result was the germination of one of the world’s largest cloud based entities, named ‘Microsoft Azure’.
Satya was later given the responsibility to control the ‘Research & Development’ department, which belonged to the ‘Online Service Division’ and was even appointed as the senior vice-president of the same. He joined this department in 2007 and continued being a part of it for the next four years.
Nadella then moved to the Systems and Tools division of Microsoft and was even appointed its president. The annual turnover of Microsoft contributed by this segment of business alone is said to be around $20 Billion today.
He also guided ‘Microsoft’ to move many of their other projects such as the ‘Microsoft SQL Server’ and a few other tools to ‘Azure’.
Satya’s earnings from ‘Microsoft’ included stakes in stock worth $7.6 Million, as well as an annual salary package of 700,000, as of 2013.
After working in the firm for a period of twenty two years, Nadella was promoted to the designation of the CEO of ‘Microsoft’ in 2014.
She is the owner of Jindal Steel and Power Limited and JSW Steel in India. She served as the Minister of Power in Haryana until 2010. She was also a member of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, or the Legislative Assembly.
Scott Etzler is President of InterCall. He was named President in 1998. InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation, is a conferencing and collaboration service provider. Etzler holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Economics from Indiana University and a master of business administration degree from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Etzler serves on the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management Advisory Board, and on the Board of Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. He is also a member of the Economic Club, Big Shoulders Foundation and the Executives Club of Chicago.
He inherited Dassault Aviation from his father. He is now the Chairman and CEO of the Dassault Group, a company with interests in aerospace engineering, media and software. He is also involved in politics, having once served as the mayor of Corbeil Essones in France.
Full Name : Shantanu Narayen
Born : 27th – May – 1963
Zodiac Sign : Gemini
Birth Place : Hyderabad
Country : India
Education : Haas School of Business Berkeley, Osmania University Hyderabad, Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Hyderabad Public School Telangana, University of California Berkeley
Occupation : CEO, Businessman
Industry : Technology
Adobe is one of those ubiquitous software technologies that are everywhere, running literally everything. From the YouTube videos to the simplest of mobile apps, everything needs a touch of Adobe. The brain behind Adobe, the man who runs the company, Shantanu Narayen is much like Adobe itself. Quiet, intelligent and everywhere. Shantanu isn’t just the CEO of Adobe; he is also the board member of Dell Inc, and the board member of University of California. In 2011, he was even appointed as the member of the management advisory board of the President of the United States, Barrack Obama. He’s everywhere – IT, Internet, Universities and then Politics. If that’s not ubiquitous, then what is?
Narayen was born in Hyderabad, the City of Pearls in India. His father owned a plastics business. He studied in the local Hyderabad Public School and then went on complete his graduation in electronics from the Osmania University. He then immigrated to the United States getting both his Management and Masters in Computer Science from University of Berkeley and Bowling Green University respectively. Up until then, Shantanu Narayen’s life was pretty much like any other Indian immigrant.
Just like most great people who belong to the software or internet field of work, Shantanu Narayen started off his career at the Apple. Post that, after a stint as a director of the Silicon Graphics, he co-founded Pictra Inc., a company that was one of the first internet photo sharing companies of the world. Soon after that, he took up a job as the Vice President in Adobe. It was while trying to sell his Pictra to Adobe that he landed a job. No, he did not succeed in selling the company to Adobe though. While working at Adobe, he quickly climbed the ladder and was made the CEO within a span of just ten years.
Ever since, he has been the heart and soul of Adobe making it spread literally everywhere. Narayen was responsible for landing whole 350 deals for the company. Really big media firms like Viacom, CBS and PBS all play their videos with Adobe flash player today and all this is thanks to Narayen. While Chizen was the CEO, he was still playing a major role in all the deals that the company made and kind of the success that it achieved ‘behind the scenes’ as Chizen would always say.
“If you can connect all the dots between what you see today and where you want to go, then it’s probably not ambitious enough or aspiration enough.” – Shantanu Narayen
Shantanu Narayen promises that Adobe has got a lot more to offer us in the future. There is software that could recognize the dress of the person in the video, their brand and their colour and then software that could recognize speech and turn it into text; are all in the offing from Adobe. And under Narayen, the astute and shrewd businessman and an engineer who knows exactly what is right for the company, surely, it is going to reach great heights.
2010 – International Imaging Industry Association Leadership
He is the emir of Abu Dhabi and the President of the United Arab Emirates. He owns 66 acres of land in Seychelles where he is building a palace. He has contributed generously to Johns Hopkins University and the University of Wales.and has buildings named after him at those institutions.
He is the Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, parent firm of Venetian Macao and The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. His wealth can be traced through his involvement with COMDEX, the annual computer technology show. The money he earned in COMDEX was used to buy and raze down the legendary Sands Hotel to give way to The Venetian.
Shiv Nadar (born 14 July 1945) is an Indian industrialist and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. As of 2015, his personal wealth is estimated at $13.7 Billion. Nadar founded HCL in the mid-1970s and transformed the IT hardware company into an IT Enterprise over the next three decades by constantly reinventing his company’s focus. In 2008, Nadar was awarded Padma Bhushan for his efforts in the IT industry.Nadar, nicknamed by friends as Magus (Old Persian for Wizard), since mid-1990s has focused his efforts in developing the educational system of India through the Shiv Nadar Foundation. Shiv Nadar is the brother of famous tamil novelist Ramanichandran.
Early life and education:
Nadar was born in 1945 in Moolaipozhi village, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Tiruchendur in Thoothukudi district (present ), Tamil Nadu, India. His parents were Sivasubramaniya Nadar and Vamasundari Devi.Nadar’s mother, Vamasundari Devi, is the sister of S. P. Adithanar, founder of Dina Thanthi newspaper.
Nadar studied at Town Higher Secondary School, Kumbakonam. He got admission in the first form (Sixth Standard) on 29 June 1955 and continued his education in Town High School till 1 June 1957. Nadar received a pre-University degree in The American College, Madurai and degree in Electrical And Electronics Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
Nadar began his career at Walchand group’s Cooper Engineering in Pune in 1967. he soon gave it up to begin his own venture, in partnerships with several friends and colleagues. These partners were Ajai Chowdhry (Ex-Chairman, HCL Infosystems), Arjun Malhotra (CEO and Chairman, Headstrong), Subhash Arora, Yogesh Vaidya, S. Raman, Mahendra Pratap and DS Puri,
The initial enterprise which Nadar and his partners began was Microcomp, a company which focused on selling teledigital calculators in the Indian market. HCL was founded later, in 1976, with an investment of Rs. 187,000.
In 1980, HCL ventured into the international market with the opening of Far East Computers in Singapore to sell IT hardware. The venture reported Rs 1 million revenue in the first year and continued to address the Singapore operations. Nadar remained the largest shareholder without retaining any management control.
Awards and accolades:
In 2008, Government of India awarded Nadar with Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, for his contribution to IT industry.
In 2007, Madras University awarded him honorary doctorate degree (D Sc) for his contributions in promoting software technology. Nadar was also recognised as E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 (Services).
In 1995 he became the Dataquest IT Man of the year. In 2005 he was bestowed with CNBC Business Excellence Award. In 2006 received an Honorary Fellowship of All India Management Association-AIMA. In 2009 he was counted amongst Forbes 48 Heroes of Philanthropy in Asia Pacific. In 2010 received Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Award.