WWW10 Keynote Speaker


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N. R. Narayana Murthy

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Infosys Technologies Limited

Keynote Speech: The business scenario for the 21st century and software development strategies

Mr. Narayana Murthy was born on August 20, 1946 in Karnataka, India. He obtained his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (B.E.) from University of Mysore in 1967 and his Master of Technology (M.Tech.) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur in 1969.

He founded Infosys in 1981 along with six software professionals. He is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Infosys.

He was a member of the operating system team that designed real time operating system for handling air cargo for Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris. He was the President of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) from 1992 to 1994.

Mr. Murthy is a member of the National Information Technology Task Force of India, and also of the Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry. He is a Director on the board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Mr. Murthy has received several honors and awards :

Today, Infosys is acknowledged by customers, employees, investors and the general public as a highly respected, dynamic and innovative company. In March 1999, Infosys Technologies became the first India-registered company to be listed on an American stock exchange (NASDAQ: INFY).