Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

'Father of Indian IT Revolution' Speaks Monday

February 26, 2010

Global business leader N.R. Narayana Murthy, considered to be one of the fathers of India’s information technology revolution, will deliver an Ogden Lecture on Monday, March 1. His lecture, titled “Global Economic Future and the Role of Indian IT,” will address India’s national strides, its powerful new international position, and the role technology has played.

N.R. Narayana Murthy is the founder and chairman of Infosys Technologies Ltd., a global software consulting company headquartered in Bangalore, India. He is widely considered one of the most powerful and influential CEOs in the world. Murthy founded Infosys in 1981, and under his leadership it was listed on NASDAQ in 1999. Murthy designed and implemented the global delivery model that became the foundation for the huge success of information technology services outsourcing in India. He has led corporate governance initiatives in India and is an IT advisor to several Asian countries.

On the occasion of Brown's Year of India program, this event is sponsored by the 82nd Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs.