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Azim Premji awarded by Dataquest

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Software industry veteran,Saurabh Srivastava, Chairman Emeritus of TiE Delhi

(left) and CyberMedia Chairman and President,TiE Delhi Pradeep Gupta (right)

present the Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Award 2009 to Chairman of Wipro, Azim

Premji. Premji asked the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru to work

out design options for a computer that Wipro could manufacture and decided to go

along with IISc's recommendation to build Intel's 16-bit 8086 architecture, when

others were still toying with 8-bit systems. The rest is history. The 17th

Dataquest awards was held on Sep 17, in Delhi.

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