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Sundar Pichai – CEO of Google

The full name of Sundar Pichai is Pichai Sundararajan. He was born on June 10, 1972. He is a business executive of India – America. Sundar Pichai is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Alphabet Inc. & its subsidiary company Google LLC.

Personal life and early life:

Sundar Pichai is born in Madurai of Tamil Nadu located in India. The name of his mother is Lakshmi she was a stenographer and his father is Regunatha Pichai he was an Electrical engineer at GEC, the British conglomerate. Regunatha also had a manufacturing plant for the production of electrical components. Pichai belongs to the house having 2 rooms apartment in Ashok Nagar, Chennai and had a Hindu upbringing.

He got married to Anjali Pichai nee Wiki a Chemical engineer from Kota located in Rajasthan. They were the classmates in the IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) of Kharagpur. They have 2 Children. Sundararajan likes football and cricket. At present his age is 48. He has the citizenship of the United States (U.S.). Sundar Pichai is titled as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Alphabet and Google. He the Board member of Alphabet Inc. and Magic Leap.

Educational Qualifications:

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Sundararajan completed his schooling in Jawahar Vidyalaya, a CBSE (Central Board of secondary Education) school in Ashoka Nagar. He completed his class XII from Vana Vani School in the IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Madras.  He acquired his degree from the IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Kharagpur in the metallurgical engineering. He studied M.S. from the Standford University at United States (U.S.) in Material Science and engineering. Further he attained an MBA in Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. From there he was given the name Siebel Scholar and a palmer Scholar.

Career:

Sundararajan began his career with the materials engineer. He started it with the Google in the year 2004. He worked for product management and innovation efforts for the Google’s client software products. It includes Google Chrome and Chrome OS and also worked on the Google Drive. He also worked for the applications such as Gmail and Google Maps.

Google Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai News Conference

In the year 2010 on May 20 he also introduced the open – sourcing of the new video codec VP8 by Google and established new video format WebMD. Sundar in the year 2012 release Chromebook he release for trial and testing in the year 2011 So it was publicly introduce in the year 2012. In the year 2013 on March 13 he added Android in the list of Google product on which he was working. Android was manage by Andy Rubin. He was the director of the Jive Software from April 2011 to July 30, 2013.

He recruite for the next CEO of Google on August 10, 2015. After appointing him as the product Chief by CEO by Larry Page. On October 24, 2015 he holds the new position in the Alphabet Inc. the new holding company for Google company family. Pichai has been suggest as a contender for Microsoft’s CEO in 2014, a position that was eventually given to Satya Nadella. So he worked in engineering and product management at Applied Materials and in management consulting at McKinsey & Company. On November 19, 2009, Pichai gave a demonstration of Chrome OS; Chromebook because of its success it was release for trial testing in 2011, and release to the public in 2012.

Sundar Pichai’s Career as CEO:

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In August 2017, Pichai drew publicity for firing a Google employee who wrote a ten-page manifesto criticizing the company’s diversity policies and arguing that “distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and … these differences may explain why we don’t see equal representation of women in tech and leadership”. While noting that the manifesto raise a number of issues that are open to debate, Pichai said in a memo to Google employees that “to suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suit to that work is offensive and not OK”.

In December 2017, Pichai was a speaker at the World Internet Conference in China, So there he state that “a lot of work Google does is to help Chinese companies. Because there are many small and medium-size businesses in China who take advantage of Google to get their products to many other countries outside of China.” In December 2019, Pichai became the CEO of Alphabet Inc.

U.S. Congress testimony:

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On December 11, 2018, Pichai testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on a wide range of Google-related issues such as the alleged, potential political bias on Google’s platforms, the company’s alleged plans for a “censored search app” in China, and its privacy practices. So Pichai, in response, stated that Google employees cannot influence search results.

He also stated that Google users can opt out of having their data collected and that “there are no current plans for a censored search engine” in China. So Wired’s Issie Lapowsky characterized Pichai’s appearance before the committee as one “major missed opportunity,” since, as she wrote, its members “staked out opposite sides of a partisan battle,” and presented to the public “a foreboding reminder of Congress’s continued technological ignorance.”

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