Faqir Chand Kohli is a visionary and early pioneer of the Indian Software industry. During his years with Tata Electric Companies, he introduced advanced engineering and management techniques and usage of digital computers for the design, control and operation of power systems. Later at the helm at TCS, he pioneered India's IT Revolution and helped the country to build the IT Industry. Be it the propagation of computerisation in India at a time when no one realized its potential, or bringing the benefits of IT to India's rural masses through computer based Adult Literacy programme, Kohli saw IT as an instrument of national development. In 1968, Kohli introduced the Westinghouse digital computer at Tata Electric Companies to control the operations of the entire grid, which made India and the US the only countries in the world at that time to opt for digital controls of their utilities.Professional Career: Deputy Chairman of TCS, Director of Tata Electric CompaniesEducation: MS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.Sc. (Hons.) from Queens University, BA and B.Sc. (Hons.) from Punjab University- Government College, LahoreAwards/Recognition: Padma Bhushan, Dadabhai Naoroji Memorial Award, Fellow of IEEE US, IET UK, Institution of Engineers India, Computer Society of India, Doctorate in Engineering (Honoris Causa) from the University of Waterloo, Canada, IIT Kanpur & others.