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October 31, 2009
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Nikesh Arora, President of Global Sales Operations and Business Development at Google (covered here earlier), spoke at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on October 30th.


Click here to read the HT article on his views shared at the Vision: 2020 HT summit.

Click here to see the video of his interview.


Text from the HT article reproduced below:

High Internet penetration revolutionising the world: Nikesh Arora

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, October 30, 2009

One of the Internet’s most influential figures on Friday painted the details of the humongous technological force unleashed on the planet, only to suggest that the revolution his company, search giant Google Inc, was spearheading beyond its own imagination.

“Sometimes, even I am surprised what we can do!” Nikesh Arora, president, global sales and business development at Google, told the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, on being asked if his company could possibly control everything that moves on the earth with the kind of personal information that is available to it.

Google specialises in software that helps users organise and sift through information – dramatically easing intellectual work but raising concerns on privacy.

On being asked whether Google’s Web-based operating system will be able to take on the preloaded operating systems on desktop popularised by Microsoft Corp, he said “The existing operating systems (OS) were designed for the times when we were not connected. We have already announced Chrome OS (Web-based) but I do not know if that will replace the existing OS. That’s for users to decide.”

High Internet penetration, low cost of computer storage and the creation of content from any corner was revolutionising the world, said Arora, a graduate of Varanasi’s BHU Institute of Technology in the 1980s now running a key aspect of the company that now purveys online videos, social networking, mobile telephony software and Web-based applications.

“Internet is the world’s largest communication, information and distribution network,” he observed, throwing numbers that showed the impact that has only just begun. There are 3 billion searches every day on Google, while 250 million people are on social networking site Facebook, while billions of emails zip across cyberspace everyday.

“Newspaper subscriptions are falling because of Internet. TV channels are registering fall in viewership. Therefore, Internet is disruptive force,” said Arora.

India was still to catch up on Internet infrastructure in a world where even Rwanda, the impoverished African country, is investing billions of dollars in providing broadband links, he said.

We at the alumni association are proud of the achievements of our fellow ITBHU-family member, and wish him more success in the future.

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October 22, 2009
IITBHU Global Editor @ 09:51 AM

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October 11, 2009
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