He has directed a Telugu film on treasure hunters, is the author of a well-acclaimed book called S.M.A.S.H Innovation, paints extensively, is a regular blogger on subjects as varied as carbon steel’s India connection, how to prevent flooding of lakes and health care for the masses. As if this isn’t enough, Gopichand Katragadda, the first chief technology officer (CTO) of the Tata group, has also been trying to decipher the Indus script. And, he can challenge anyone to a game of antakshari to show off his knowledge of Hindi film music, one of his favourite singers being Yo Yo Honey Singh.
His Telugu flm, Tokachukka is a thriller based on a hunt for the Kakatiya treasure. The Kohinoor, Hope, and Regent Diamonds were all from the Golconda region during the Kakatiya period.
Dr. Gopichand Katragadda, also known as Gopi, has been the Group Chief Technology Officer of Tata Sons Limited since August 3, 2014. Dr. Katragadda is responsible for technology at the group level and share his expertise in managing R&D operations, leveraging cross-company synergies, creating technology strategies for white spaces, and acting as an evangelist for innovation across group companies. He served as Chief Technology Officer of GE India Services Holding Limited