Founder of Infosys
In the ever-evolving world of technology and business, certain names shine brighter than others, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape. One such luminary is N.R. Narayana Murthy, the founder of Infosys, whose visionary leadership and pioneering ideas catapulted Infosys into a global software services powerhouse. His journey is an evident to the power of innovation, dedication and unwavering commitment to quality.
In 1981, N.R. Narayana Murthy, along with a group of like-minded individuals, embarked on a remarkable journey by establishing Infosys in Pune, India. Little did they know that this modest beginning would lay the foundation for a technological revolution in India and the world. Infosys was founded with a vision to deliver superior quality software solutions to global clients and that vision soon become a reality under Mr. Murthy’s leadership.
The Global Diversity Model
One of Mr. Murthy’s most significant contributions to the software industry was the conceptualization and implementation of the Global Delivery Model (GDM). This innovative approach to software development was based on collaborative distributive principles, enabling Infosys to deliver top-notch software solutions to clients across the globe, consistently meeting deadlines and staying within budgets. GDM became the backbone of the Indian software industry, revolutionizing the way software services were delivered.
The 24-Hour Workday
Mr. Murthy’s forward-thinking didn’t stop at GDM. He introduced the concept of a 24-hour workday to the world, leveraging time zone differences to ensure round-the-clock productivity. This not only enhanced Infosys’s efficiency but also set a new standard for global business operations, demonstrating that innovation knows no bounds.
Leadership in Innovation
Under Mr. Murthy’s visionary leadership, Infosys became a powerhouse of innovation in various domains. The company excelled in technical advancements, managerial expertise, leadership training, software technology, quality assurance, customer-centricity, employee satisfaction and state-of-the-art infrastructure.
Academic and Philanthropic Engagement
Beyond his contributions to the business world, Mr. Murthy has been deeply involved in academia and philanthropy. He has served on the boards and advisory committees of numerous renowned universities and institutions, including Cornell University, Stanford University, Yale University and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, among others. His commitment to education and innovation is further exemplified by his role as a Trustee of the Infosys Science Foundation, which recognizes outstanding achievements in research and science through the Infosys Prize.
A Family of Accomplishments
Mr. Murthy’s achievements are complemented by his family’s contributions. His wife, Sudha Murthy, is a renowned author and together, they have nurtured the values of education, innovation and philanthropy in their children.
Awards and Recognitions
Mr. Murthy’s determination and achievement led him to receive several awards and honors, these are:
|2009||Doctorate of Science|
|2002||IET Honorary Fellow|
|2003||Ernst & Young World|
|2007||Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire|
|2008||Officer of the Legion of Honour|
|2009||Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship|
|2010||IEEE Honorary Membership|
|2011||NDTV Indian of the Year’s Icon of India|
|2013||Philanthropist of the Year|
|2013||Sayaji Ratna Award|
|2013||25 Greatest Global Indian Living Legends|
|2014||CIF Global Indian Award|