In this role, Dr Katragadda drives technology and innovation for the Tata Group, leveraging cross-company synergies. He also serves as a director on the boards of select Tata companies.

Previously, as the Chairman and Managing Director of GE India Technology Centre, he facilitated funding of cross- business innovation, championed the commissioning of new research labs, developed research teams and helped build GE’s largest R&D Centre.

Dr Katragadda provides the voice of technology for various industry bodies in India, including the CII and NASSCOM. He has over 30 publications, 5 patents and has also authored a book on innovation; ‘SMASH,’ published by Wiley. Dr Katragadda holds MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Iowa State University.