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N. R. Narayana Murthy

Founder and Former Chairman, Infosys

N. R. Narayana Murthy is the founder and Chairman of Infosys, the third largest Indian IT company. Fortune Magazine listed Mr. Murthy among the 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time. His Global Delivery Model is the foundation for the success in IT services outsourcing from India. Mr. Murthy has donated generously to various charitable causes and works to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation to progress development in India.

 The platform of Development Dialogue is extremely important for India to find solutions to the problem of poverty through empowering people to become entrepreneurs and create jobs not just for themselves, but for a large number of people.  
– Mr. Murthy’s prologue to DD 2015

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Phanindra Sama

Co-founder redBus.in and Chief Innovation Officer, Govt. of Telangana

Phanindra Sama is a co-founder redBus.in India’s first online bus ticket booking service. Started in 2005 , today Redbus is the largest online bus ticketing company in India; it has the largest network of bus operators, 350+ and growing. Mr. Sama is ranked #3 amongst India’s Most Promising Entrepreneurs by Business World.

Prior to Redbus, he worked at ST Electronics and Texas Instruments as a Senior Design Engineer. He is one of the founding patrons of the Kakatiya Sandbox in Nizamabad that helps locals work on solutions to pressing issues.

The biggest thing is to just show up. When we started redBus, we did not have any experience in setting up a company, but we were determined and our mentors helped us scale up. I didn’t know exactly what we were going to do with the Sandbox, but we started and it is now having a real impact – Mr. Sama on “Replicating the Ecosystem” at DD 2014

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Raju Reddy

Founder and CEO, Sierra Atlantic

Raju Reddy is the founder and CEO of Sierra Atlantic, a company that grew to be the best-in-class global services company over a period of 17 years. Under his leadership, Sierra Atlantic grew from a startup to one of the top 75 most admired companies in Silicon Valley. Mr. Reddy is devoted to making a difference in India, so in 2014 he co-founded the Kakatiya Sandbox in his hometown of Nizamabad.

The platform of Development Dialogue is extremely important for India to find solutions to the problem of poverty through empowering people to become entrepreneurs and create jobs not just for themselves, but for a large number of people.
– Mr. Reddy on “Envisioning the Future” at DD 2017