Sam Pitroda (Scientists and Engineers)

Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda popularly known as Sam Pitroda is an Indian engineer, business executive and policymaker. He is advisor to the Prime Minister of India on public information infrastructure and innovations and the chairman of National Innovation Council. Pitroda served as chairman of the National Knowledge Commission (2005–2009), a high-level advisory body to the Prime Minister of India, to give policy recommendations for improving knowledge related institutions and infrastructure in the country. During its term, the National Knowledge Commission submitted around 300 recommendations on 27 focus areas. Pitroda holds around 100 technology patents, has been involved in several start ups and lectures extensively