Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan
Understand, imagine and create are the keys to change the world: Kris Gopalakrishnan
“Understand, imagine and create- if you are able to do this, you can change the world. That is the opportunity in front of you”, said Kris Gopalakrishnan as he was addressing the students of Kristu Jayanti College. The co-founder and executive co- chairman of Infosys who was hopeful about the progressive growth of the IT industry in the next thirty years opined that the fruitful, exciting and transformable growth of the industry would be to such an extent that by the year 2032 computers will be capable of doing anything that a human brain is capable of. Kris Gopalakishnan was in the college as part of Vichaarmanthan, the interactive programme to meet various global visionaries that is hosted by the college.
The former student of IIT, Madras also enlightened the students on the various changes that were brought about in our lives as a result of technological intervention like improvised communication strategies, access to education, database, broadband connectivity, e-banking and healthcare. He also introduced the students to the world of 3-D printing and instigated among them a spirit to participate in the development of technology rather than being a mere onlooker. Kris Gopalakishnan also quoted the example of the full floor main frame computer of the past getting reduced to the size of our pockets today to substantiate his statement that power of technology is increasing exponentially as is its decrease in price.
The co-founder of Infosys declined the fact that it is necessary to be a computer scientist to actually take part in technological advancements. Kris Gopalakrishnan also responded to a wide range of queries from the students of the college that had topics ranging from technological invasions to handling of e-wastes to automation and associated energy crisis.