“In life you make the small decision with your head and the big decisions with your heart.”
One such big decision was taken by Gulzar Azad in 2006 when he joined Google India, the founding member of the business team launching the first set of Mobile Product partnerships for Search, Ads, YouTube, Android in India and APAC.
Having the vision of do betterment of society, In 2013, he began working on Railways WiFi, a partnership initiative between Google and Indian Railways to bring high-speed Internet access to 100’s of millions of people visiting train stations across 400 cities and towns in India. His initiative with the Indian government on Railways WiFi was instrumental in the Google Station product being extended to other parts of the world including Mexico, Indonesia and Nigeria.
More recently, Gulzar established the first carrier partnership for Google’s next generation data (4G/5G) packet core platform and led the launch of Google’s first Smart City connectivity project in India.
Prior to joining Google, Gulzar drove a series of early engineering innovations in mobile messaging, commerce and served as the architect of India’s first SMS gateway and location-based mobile service.
His vision to make India grow in terms of technology, development, and entrepreneurship skills inspires us all to be a self- made man like him.