Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation solutions, today announced the appointment of John W. Etchemendy, Provost of Stanford University and Patrick Suppes Family Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, as an Independent Member of its Board of Directors.
Professor Etchemendy is also a faculty member of the Symbolic Systems Program and a senior researcher at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI). He has received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching (1988), and the Bing Award for Excellence in Teaching (1992). In addition, he is also the recipient of the Educom Medal for leadership in the application of technology to teaching. Professor Etchemendy received his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Nevada, Reno. He earned his doctorate in Philosophy at Stanford University. He served on the faculty at Princeton University for two years before joining the Department of Philosophy at Stanford as a faculty member.
Professor Etchemendy is the author of numerous books and articles on logic, some co-authored with several close collaborators. He has been co-editor of the Journal of Symbolic Logic and is on the editorial board of several other journals.
Speaking about this appointment Mr. K. V. Kamath, Chairman of the Board, Infosys said, "I am pleased to welcome Professor Etchemendy to the Infosys Board. We will benefit immensely from the global experience and insight he brings to the Board as we work towards building a next-generation services company."
Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys said, "Professor Etchemendy is an extraordinary teacher to me and countless other students. His joining our Board will help us strengthen, and indeed reinvent, our core foundation of learning and education. As we work towards a future where computing technologies greatly amplify human potential, and enable us to create purposeful solutions for businesses around the world, I am very excited that Infosys will have the guidance of this tireless researcher of the human-computer relationship."