Indian-American selected for US Council on Competitiveness

Indian-American selected for US Council on Competitiveness


Pradeep Khosla

Khosla, an IIT Kharagpur alumnus has been selected to join the Council on Competitiveness -- a select group of corporate CEOs, university presidents and labour leaders to evaluate economic challenges and guide American competitiveness in this globalised world.

"An internationally recognised authority on robotics, embedded systems, technology education, innovation and cyber security, Carnegie Mellon's Pradeep K Khosla is an outstanding addition to our newly formed Technology Leadership Strategy Initiative," said Deborah Wince-Smith, president of the Washington, DC-based council.

He was also recently appointed for a second five year term as dean of the prestigious Carnegie Institute of technology, in recognition of his leadership in research and education initiatives both within the university and internationally.

He will join an elite group of academic researchers and business leaders tapped to serve for the next three years on the Technology Leadership Strategy Initiative (TLSI), a collaborative effort designed to chart the most promising frontiers of technology and competitive advantage arenas for the United States. 

The council estimates that technology jobs are growing five times faster than any other jobs worldwide, and 90 per cent of the fastest-growing jobs in America require post-secondary education. Khosla is founding director of Carnegie Mellon CyLab, one of the largest university-based cyber security research and education centers in the world.

The new initiative will be co-chaired by Ray Johnson, senior vice president and chief technology officer for Lockheed Martin Corp, and Mark Little, senior vice president and director of GE Global Research.

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