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February 9, 2016

Why 'T-shaped' Engineers Are Changing The World

Posted by Sudip Singh (View Profile | View All Posts) at 10:23 AM



Dr. Vishal Sikka discusses the merits of problem finding [Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyGsYV_t0Do]

I started my career with an engineering degree -- honestly, in part, because my parents saw being a doctor or an engineer as the most promising paths to career growth and financial security. Today's young professionals have more options, but I'm heartened to see so many still opting to be engineers for reasons beyond parental approval and financial security. They are driven towards this path to find and solve the world's most challenging problems. By this, I mean they are probing to dig beyond the stated challenge and unearth more significant, fundamental problems that can be real game changers. It's a great time to be in the engineering world.

At Infosys, we are nurturing this passion through Design Thinking. Through our partnership with Stanford's d.School and leveraging our own corporate university, we have already trained more than 70,000 young engineers (and their colleagues), and we're not done yet. Needless to say, they are taking to it like fish to water!

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