Dr. A. L. Rao is a veteran technology visionary, renowned for his expertise in Technology strategies, Research & Development. In the initial stages of his career, he was involved in design and development of operating systems. He was one of the founding members of Wipro’s IT business and during his illustrious 26-year journey at Wipro, he played a pivotal role in shaping the technology roadmap for the organization, as the CTO and COO. He successfully seeded and scaled global IT services including Data Sciences, Engineering Services and Application Testing Services. He has been conferred “Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering” for his distinguished service to computer science & engineering. He is a PhD in Nuclear Physics from Andhra University, India. Beyond science and technology, he is actively engaged in spiritual pursuits and has served as the President of Sri Sri university.