Dr. Gopichand Katragadda is the Group CTO and Innovation Head for Tata Sons. In this role, Gopi drives technology and innovation for the Tata Conglomerate leveraging cross-company synergies. He is a director on the boards of Tata Elxsi, Tata Communications, Tata Teleservices, Tata Autocomp Systems and Flisom AG.
Gopi provides the voice of technology for various industry bodies in India including CII and NASSCOM. He is the India Chair for the Technology track of the Indo-UK Joint Economic and Trade Committee, which facilitates the Government to Government negotiations on market liberalization. Gopi is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He is on the India Council for the Anita Borg Institure. He is a GE 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.