Google CEO Sundar Pichai Delivered Message to Class of 2020
Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivered his commencement speech to the Class of 2020 at YouTube’s Dear Class of 2020 virtual graduation ceremony, according to moneycontrol.
Pichai joined Google in 2004 and then worked on Android. In 2015, he was announced as the CEO of Google.
Pichai shared the challenges he faced when he left India for Stanford. “My father spent a year’s salary on my first flight ticket to US,” said Pichai. He said it was his first time ever on an airplane.
Pichai told the graduating class of 2020 that they will prevail. He urged students to be open, impatient, and hopeful while facing unprecedented challenges at this time.
Pichai said “there are probably things about technology that frustrate you and make you impatient. Don’t lose that impatience. It will create the next technology revolution and enable you to build things my generation could never dream of. … Be impatient. It will create the progress the world needs.”
Pichai also advised students to be open-minded and passionate about what they loved. “Believe me when I say I saw none of this coming when I first touched down in the state of California,” he said.
Former US President Barack Obama, his wife and ex-first lady of the US Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and other famous personalities also attended the virtual ceremony.