Gujarat-Born Pranav Mistry Becomes CEO Of Samsung’s Research Division

Harin - Oct 30, 2019


Gujarat-Born Pranav Mistry Becomes CEO Of Samsung’s Research Division

It is such a proud moment for all Indians out there as Pranav Mistry is now officially one of the Indian leaders of global tech companies.

Pranav Mistry was known as the one behind the Sixth Sense which is a gesture-driven system and a talented Indian working at the top engineering institute in the world.

And now he has achieved yet another accomplishment for becoming STAR Labs new president and CEO. For those who don’t know, STAR Labs actually belongs to Samsung Electronics, the tech giant from South Korea.

The update was posted on LinkedIn on Oct 26, 2019.

People mostly know about Pranav Mistry for “Sixth Sense” which is a wearable computer that can be controlled with gestures. Mistry developed “Sixth Sense” when he was at MIT.

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Pranav Mistry's Sixth Sense wearable computer.

In 2012, he joined Samsung, taking the position of the Director of Research.  He was one of the masterminds behind the first Galaxy Gear smartwatch of Samsung, which made its debut in 2013. Then in 2017, he got promoted and became Samsung Electronics’ vice president.

Mistry was born in Palanpur, Gujarat, on May 14, 1981. The Sixth Sense wearable computer which earned him the recognition was a device to be worn around one’s neck. There was a camera capable of detecting finger gestures and registered them as input for certain types of tasks.

In 2013, he received the Young Global Leader award. He used to work for NASA, Google, Microsoft, and many more.

However, Mistry is not the only Indian who is working at Samsung in a leadership position. With Samsung's recent acquisition of Harman, an audio-electronics brand, Agra-born Dinesh Paliwal was appointed as its president and CEO.

Harman is Harman Kardon, JBL, Infinity, and AKG’s parent company. The partnership between Samsung and Harman led to the South Korean giant upgrading its devices’ audio-tech.

It is such a proud moment for all Indians out there as Pranav Mistry is now officially one of the Indian leaders of global tech companies. Tamil Nadu-born Sundar Pichai is leading Google, Hyderabad-born Satya Nadela is making a revolution with cloud computing at Microsoft, and Shantanu Narayen is the famous CEO of Adobe.

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