Dr. Gopichand Katragadda is the Group Chief Technology Officer for Tata
Sons. In this role, Gopi is responsible for technology at the group
level and leverages cross-company synergies, creates technology
strategies for white spaces, and acts as an evangelist for innovation
across group companies.
Previously, as the Chairman and Managing
Director of GE India Technology Centre, he developed research teams,
facilitated funding of cross-business innovation, championed the
commissioning of new research labs, and helped build GE’s largest
R&D Centre – the John F. Welch Technology Centre (JFWTC).
joining GE, Gopi worked with Karta Technologies, San Antonio, Texas, as
Vice President of Research and Development. He also was an Adjunct
Professor at the University of Texas and served on the Board of
Directors for Texas Public Radio.
Gopi provides the voice of
technology for various Industry bodies in India, has been an invited
guest speaker at various international forums, and has been cited in
national and international media. Gopi was selected as a Fellow of the
Institute of Engineering and Technology in 2014. He is a Certified Six
Sigma Master Black Belt. Gopi has over 30 publications and 5 patents.
He has authored a book on innovation “SMASH,” published by Wiley.
Gopi holds MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.