From humble beginnings, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet Inc., will go down in history as one of the biggest influencers in technology. A mogul of innovation, his impact on modern technology includes the world-defining Google Chrome and Google Drive, both of which have become a staple of people's lives across the globe. A vocal advocate for equality, he is credited for Google's diverse range of employees, setting the standard for other companies. As a technology speaker, there are few figures with the experience and inspiring passion as Sundar. Having dedicated his life to technology, audiences of his speeches come away excited to further explore technological advancements. Profound and engaging, Sundar's topics offer event guests a unique insight into search engines, operating systems and product management, all of which integral to corporate success.
Sundar started his exploration of technology at the Indian Institute of Technology, in Kharagpur. Impressed with his knowledge and passion, Stanford University offered him a scholarship to move to America, where he graduated with a Masters in Material Science and Engineering. From there, he was accepted into the top business school in the United States, Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2004, Sundar was hired by Google as a Product Manager. Largely heralded as responsible for Google Drive and Google Chrome, he oversaw the development of both Gmail and Google Maps. In 2011, Sundar made the public debut of Chromebook, a product that changed the landscape of technology forever. Only 2 years later, Sundar became the leader of Android’s Operating System, proving that his technological advancements know no bounds.
From 2015, Sundar has been the CEO of the technology giant, Google. Showing no sign of slowing down, he also runs all of Google’s internal products, including YouTube, Google Play and its Google ads. Recent Google updates spearheaded by Sundar include speech to text translations, a Grow With Google IT professional certification and their strongest advanced protection program yet. Sundar was a speaker at the World Internet Conference in China, in 2017. During his speech, he reinforced the relationship Google has with small and medium-sized businesses in China. In the same year, he went back to the Indian Institute of Technology to give a speech to the young people studying there, Sundar shared his inspirational story of hard work and dedication, inspiring the thinkers of tomorrow.