Tata Sons has announced that Gopichand Katragadda would join the company as Group Chief Technology Officer from August 3. He will report to Chairman Cyrus P Mistry. In this new role, Katragadda would be responsible for technology at the group level and share his expertise in managing research and development operations, leveraging cross company synergies, creating technology strategies for white spaces, and acting as an evangelist for innovation across group companies, the company said in a statement. Prior to joining Tata Sons, Katragadda has served as Managing Director of GE India Technology Centre, leading GE India's technology team of over 5,000 engineers and scientists. Katragadda holds MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
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