Rajeev Motwani, RIP
Rajeev Motwani, the Stanford University professor, who advised the founders
of search engine giant GoogleLarry Page and Sergey Brindied in a swimming pool
accident at his home in Atherton, California. Motwani was the winner of many
awards including the prestigious Gdel Prize for his excellence in theoretical
computer science in 2001.
Reliance CIO is Mumbai Indians CEO
Ashish Chauhan, group CIO of Reliance Industries has recently been appointed as
CEO of Mumbai Indians, the IPL team of the Reliance Group. After serving as head
of business and operations for the equities market in NSE, Chauhan began his
innings at Reliance joining Reliance Infocomm. He is credited with setting up
Indias first commercial satellite telecom network as well as screen-based
trading system at NSE.
Valluri Joins Ingersoll
Ingersoll Rand, a globally diversified industrial technology company, has
appointed Venkatesh Valluri as the president of its Indian operations. Valluri
will represent the India management board as its chairman. He will also join the
board of its publicly traded company, Ingersoll Rand India, as the non-executive
Raja Allocates Portfolios
The new Ministers of State in the Ministry of Communications and IT, Gurudas
Kamat and Sachin Pilot, have been allocated their portfolios by the Union
Minsiter, A Raja. Gurudas Kamat has been given Communication and Post &
Telegraph, while Sachin Pilot has been allocated IT.
Alexander is Technopark CEO
The Trivandrum Technopark has appointed Merwin Alexander as its CEO.
Alexander, who was earlier the director of postal services at Coimbatore, has
replaced Siddhartha Bhattacharya, the acting CEO. He has also worked as chief
vigilance officer in Cochin Shipyard, and Cochin Port Trust, and served as
consultant to the Asia Pacific Postal Training Center, Bangkok in the past.
Moorthy is Microchip COO
Microchip Technology, a provider of microcontroller and analog
semiconductors, has promoted Ganesh Moorthy to the rank of executive vice
president and chief operating officer of the company.
Google Executive Joins Facebook
The social cyberspace is again dominated by Facebook with Googles popular
advertising business unit AdWords losing its operations chief, Grady Burnett, to
Facebook. According to media reports, Burnett, who was the director, online
sales and operations at Google is quitting the search engine giant to head the
social networking portal in Palo Alto.
Prathivadi Replaces Nangia
Satyam Computer Serviceshas appointed Venki Prathivadi as the new country
manager for Satyam Australia and New Zealand. Prathivadi will be replacing
Deepak Nangia, and will direct all Satyam activities in the two countries,
including CRM, solution development, service delivery, sales and support.
Ciscos Subramanian on Wimax Forum
The WiMax Forum has added Cisco as a new member of its board of directors.
Sai Subramanian, director of marketing for the broadband wireless business unit
of Cisco, will serve as Ciscos representative on the WiMax Forum board.
Obama for Cyber Security
McAfee has welcomed the news that the US government at the highest level has
recognized cyber security of critical US public and private infrastructure as an
essential component of national security. The release of the Obama
administrations 60 Day Cyber Security Review provides the nations dedicated
approach to protecting critical assets from cyber attacks.