For building a phone "that can understand almost any language", an Indian software engineer has found a place in Time magazine's 2016 list of “Next Generation Leaders”.
• He is Umesh Sachdev.
• His new telephone allows the user to use internet almost in any language.
• Thirty-year-old Sachdev is co-founder and CEO of Uniphore Software Systems since 2008.
• The other co-founder is Ravi Saraogi.
• The Chennai-based startup produces software that allows people to interact with their phones and access services such as online banking by communicating in their native languages, Time said in its profile on Sachdev.
• Prior to Uniphore, Umesh co-founded Singularis Technologies, whose Mobile Theft Security product received global recognition.
• In 2009, Umesh was identified as an innovative entrepreneur by the Ministry of Science and Technology’s Technopreneur Promotion Programme (TePP), according to his profile in Uniphore.
• Through the software, Sachdev is building bridges and helping “hundreds of millions of people cross the divide between the digital and the real world by harnessing the power of speech.