Sundar Pichai

Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Senior vice president, Android, Chrome and Google Apps, Google

Born: June 10, 1972, Chennai, India

Education: BTech, metallurgical and materials engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; MS, Stanford University; MBA, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Early Marker: Won the prestigious Institute Silver Medal for being the top student of his IIT year.

Big Idea: The driving force behind Android integration across Google's products; adding Andy Rubin's former Android portfolio to his existing Chrome and Google Apps responsibilities may herald a merger of the Chrome OS and Android.

Wave of the Future: App economy, M-economy

Latest Special Reports

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    Americans are still shaken by the pandemic and the volatility of the markets. Many are working to manage the impact on their retirement and savings. The implications of the pandemic and economic volatility and changes in tax laws bring new considerations for individuals and especially those retirees planning for and managing future finances.

  • The Workforce Wire provides news and information on what employers and executives are doing to adapt to the ever-changing workplace.

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